Buying an engagement ring is a major step in any relationship. It’s an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to one another and to invest in a beautiful piece of jewelry that will remain precious for the rest of your lives together. But with so many engagement rings to choose from, choosing just one can be a challenge. White gold moissanite engagement rings are one of the most popular types, combining beautiful stones with elegant metal.
In this post, we’ll help you choose the right white gold moissanite engagement ring for your partner, covering cuts, carat, and more.
Understanding the 4 C’s
The four C’s are a critical aspect to consider when buying an engagement ring — cut, color, clarity, and carat:Cut
When we discuss a gemstone’s cut, we’re referring to its proportions and symmetry rather than its shape. The term applies to the stone’s facets and the amount of light reflected through it. And the more light it reflects, the brighter the stone will sparkle.Color
While various stone colors are available (blues, pinks, etc.), colorless engagement rings are a common choice for couples. Colorless moissanite stones are a perfect match to the sophisticated shine of white gold.
A stone’s clarity depends on the number of inclusions (otherwise known as flaws) that occur within the stone. Moissanite gemstones feature inclusions as fine as needles, and are generally invisible to the naked eye. This means the “flaws” don’t actually affect the stone’s clarity.Carat
You may have heard or read that a stone’s carat refers to its size. Actually, it refers to the weight. When shopping for white gold moissanite engagement rings, pay close attention to the carat as this will affect the cost significantly. Some couples consider the carat of an engagement ring one of the most important aspects, while others focus on the cut and clarity instead. There is no right or wrong here.
Different White Gold Moissanite Engagement Ring Cuts
The following white gold moissanite engagement ring cuts are some of the most popular:
- Round cut — A circular shape with a rounded-off top, known for its bright light reflection
- Cushion cut — Rounded corners for bigger facets
- Emerald cut — Step-cut facets create higher clarity
- Oval cut — An oval, symmetrical shape helps to create the illusion of a longer, slimmer finger
- Pear cut — Teardrop shape that can make stones appear larger than they are
- Princess cut — Pointed corners and lots of eye-catching sparkle
Take the time to browse rings with each of these cuts to gain a clear overview of your options, and to make a well-informed decision.
What is Moissanite?
Moissanite is a gemstone known for being clearer than diamonds and reflecting more light. It’s more durable than sapphires and topaz, making it ideal for daily wear. Moissanite was discovered by Henri Moissan in 1893, in Arizona’s Canyon Diablo. This initial moissanite originated from a meteorite, but modern moissanite is lab-grown (as naturally-occurring moissanite is incredibly rare!).
We hope this guide helps you choose the right white gold moissanite engagement ring for yourself or your loved one. Explore our beautiful selection today and contact us for a custom quote!