What is moissanite and why would you want to buy a moissanite ring? Moissanite is a naturally occurring mineral, made of carbon and silicon, and one of the hardest known elements on Earth. It is very resistant to chipping, breaking, and scratching. Natural moissanite is rare, which means that a moissanite stone in a ring is usually produced by a laboratory.
Because moissanite can be cut in many shapes and sizes, it is a great alternative to diamonds in an engagement or wedding ring when you are searching for a more affordable price. The varieties are endless when it comes to the kind of metal (white gold, rose gold, platinum, or yellow gold) of a moissanite engagement ring. The same is true for the cut, meaning you can have a pear, marquise, radiant, or emerald cut moissanite as the stone in your engagement ring.