Forever One moissanite is a colorless gemstone that shines brighter than a diamond. Unlike white sapphires, moissanite is naturally found on earth but in such small quantities, that it’s not possible to cut gemstones from them. Moissanite is actually more rare than white sapphires and diamonds. Because of this, scientists conducted centuries of research to figure out how to grow moissanite (silicon carbide) in a lab. Today, we are able to offer the best quality lab-grown moissanite on the market today, Forever One.
Moissanite has an unravel eye-catching sparkle. According to brilliance refractive index and fire dispersion scales, moissanite outshines white sapphires and diamonds. As you can see in the chart above, Forever One moissanite’s fire (the way a gemstone splits light into its individual wavelengths – giving the stone a “rainbow” like effect when exposed to light) is over 5x greater than that of a white sapphire. Moissanite ranks slightly higher on the hardness MOHs scale than white sapphire and both stone’s toughness is “excellent,” meaning both can withstand the rigors of daily wear.
Forever One moissanite is not only the best diamond alternative, it’s a gemstone in its own right. Moissanite is lab-grown, which means no mining occurs in the creation process and it’s not involved in any conflict trade. We believe a gems beginnings are an important part of its unique story. At Charles & Colvard, we are on a mission to set new standards in the jewelry industry for eco-friendly and sustainable gems.
The rich and famous can provide inspiration when it comes to sapphire engagement rings for brides of any background. The U.K.’s Daily Record and Sunday Mail showcases a photo gallery of celebrity engagement rings, from iconic Hollywood actresses to British royalty.
Perhaps one of the most famous engagement rings in recent memory is that of Kate Middleton, who married Prince William in 2011. The gorgeous 18-karat sapphire engagement ring set off a royal frenzy when it was first unveiled. Brides can choose from several engagement ring settings accented by sapphires at Ziva Jewels.
If you are looking for sapphire engagement rings similar to Kate Middleton’s gorgeous ring, the Art Deco sapphire ring with moon-shaped stones and pave is available in 18k white gold. “Pave” is a setting where stones are set like a paved street. This is an incredibly popular trend in celebrity engagement rings. The technique is used for small stones, usually diamonds, which appear to float in an invisible setting because no metal should be visible between the settings.
Another popular setting when it comes to sapphire engagement rings is the double halo setting, which encircles a sapphire with two halos of diamonds. The sapphire ring with double halo (seen below) sets off a blue 1.5ct sapphire with a sparkling halo of diamonds for an unforgettable engagement ring sure to please any bride. The ring is available in 18K white gold.
For brides who prefer a traditional diamond engagement ring flanked by sapphires, Ziva Jewels features several rings with a dash of color to stand out from the crowd. The vintage pear shaped engagement ring with sapphire side bevel sets and pave trim showcases a center diamond with two sapphires for accent color.