How To Choose a Moissanite Ring: Our Top Tips

You have a world of options when buying affordable Moissanite rings. Moissanite is almost as strong as diamond, and with an even higher refractive index - but at a much lower cost. Plus, Moissanite is a synthetic gem, so it's entirely conflict-free. You can buy Moissanite with a clear conscience, which is why so many people are coming to see it as a better alternative to diamonds!

Whether you're looking for a small, subtle ring to accent your outfit, or a big signature piece to impress everyone who sees it, Moissanite is easy on the eyes and easy on the wallet.

If you need a little help finding the perfect Moissanite ring, that's what we're here for. Here are a few great tips for finding a great ring for yourself, or for someone you love.

How To Select The Perfect Moissanite Ring

1. Get measured correctly.

It's always a good idea to have your fingers measured whenever you're looking to buy a ring. Even if you've been measured before, fingers can change size fairly easily based on a lot of factors. Getting measured immediately before purchasing ensures you'll get a ring with a perfect fit.

A properly fit ring should fit snugly, without feeling tight or constrictive. It should have enough grip to stay in place, but not cut off your circulation. Resizing rings is generally possible, but it's best to buy the right size.

2. Decide what shape you want.

Moissanite gemstones come in a wide variety of sizes and cuts, just like diamonds - and like diamonds, the price generally goes up depending on how complicated the cut is. Pear and marquise cuts are a good compromise between price and beauty, while a classic round cut has facets to spare, but may add to your overall costs.

This is also a good place to compromise. If you want a large stone, consider getting a less-expensive cut to keep the price from exceeding your budget.

3. Pick a look that fits your style.

While Moissanite rings stand alone nicely, they should still coordinate well with your overall look, as well as your lifestyle. For example, the metal of the setting; sterling silver is hard and long-lasting, making it a good choice for a ring that you expect to be wearing frequently. Plus, silver matches with almost anything. On the other hand, yellow gold is traditional and always a crowd-pleaser, but the colors will need to be coordinated thoughtfully.

4. Decide how many stones you want.

You could get a ring with a single large Moissanite stone, two or three in parallel, or even surround the centerpiece with a halo of small-carat gems to frame it. This is another good way to compromise. Two or three smaller stones may be cheaper than one larger gem but add up to an even better overall effect!

We stock a wide selection of settings and styles specifically so that you can pick and choose the perfect option for your look and budget. 

5. Choose color, size, and clarity with an eye towards value.

As with all gemstones, Moissanite comes in a variety of colors and clarity levels - some higher, some lower. However, this does not mean you should feel obligated to buy the highest-quality gem you can find. Realistically, the top-quality gems have to be put under magnification to appreciate the extra level of quality. You can go down several steps in color, such as going from D-grade to J-grade, and the difference would be nearly imperceptible to the naked eye.

When it comes to the carat weight, something to keep in mind is that unusual weights are usually less expensive than popular ones - particularly if they are a little smaller than normal. A 1.9ct gem will be less expensive than a 2ct gem, while very few people will be able to tell the difference without weighing it.

Buy Affordable Moissanite Rings & Much More

We founded Moissanite Outlet so that more people can discover the amazing balance between beauty and price that Moissanite offers. No matter your budget, look, or style, we have Moissanite rings to fit everyone - and we deliver right to your door.

To see our full collection of fine Moissanite rings, just click here.