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5 Most Popular Engagement Stone Cuts

By Liz Weaver | Jul 19, 18
When selecting a stone cut for your engagement ring, there is absolutely no right or wrong answer! Couples should pick the cut that resonates and appeals to them the most. We've compiled a short list of our most popular cuts to help you narrow down your selection. 1. The Round Cut Our most popu...

How to see Moissanite In Person

By Liz Weaver | May 17, 18
Moissanite is a fantastic Diamond alternative that has gained a bit of interest in the last few years. Unfortunately, not many retailers carry Moissanite in physical stores which makes it difficult to commit to the purchase, despite the amount of research one can do online. We discuss a few reaso...

How To Choose A Moissanite For Your Engagement Ring

By Liz Weaver | Apr 21, 18
Shopping for an engagement ring can feel daunting with so many options on the market. There are numerous micro decisions and things to consider such as the type of gemstone, the shape, the cut, color, clarity etc. If you've selected Moissanite for your piece of jewelry, rest assured that the sele...

Why Moissanite is cheaper than Diamond

By Liz Weaver | Apr 05, 18
When it comes to choosing a gemstone for the classic engagement ring style, Moissanite and Diamond are usually the couple’s top two choices. During the researching phase for these two gemstones, the key difference between Moissanite and Diamond quickly becomes obvious: The price. Pricing psycholo...

Moissanite's durability and hardness

By Liz Weaver | Apr 04, 18
Durability is a big factor when considering the right gemstone for your engagement ring. It is a piece of jewelry that should last a lifetime after all.Fortunately, Moissanite is the second hardest gemstone on Earth (after Diamond) and is more durable and scratch resistant than other popular gems...

The Difference Between White Gold and Platinum

By Liz Weaver | Mar 14, 18
White gold and platinum are two of the most popular and durable metals used for engagement rings. While the appearance of the two metals are very similar, there are differences in the composition, wear, and care. White Gold Gold in its natural form (24 karat) is a yellow metal. It is unusual to...

The Difference Between Forever Classic, Forever Brilliant, and Forever One Moissanites

By Liz Weaver | Mar 09, 18
Gema&Co is proud to partner with Charles and Colvard, the leading manufacturer for the finest Moissanites available on the market today. Charles and Colvard carries a few types of Moissanites in their product line, including Forever One, Forever Brilliant, and Forever Classic. The differenc...

How Lab Moissanite Are Created

By Liz Weaver | Mar 07, 18
Lab created gemstones have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined gems. Lab created gems are produced in a controlled environment so that crystals can grow naturally: recreating the conditions in which gems grow in the Earth. The process of growing gem crystals in a laborat...

Moissanite is a choice. It’s not settling at all.

By Liz Weaver | Mar 05, 18
Diamond alternatives have traditionally gotten a bad rap. For example, when someone pictures a Cubic Zirconia engagement ring, negative associations often come to mind. Often, people picture a couple that is not able to afford a diamond so they “settle” for Cubic Zirconia. They feel sad about it ...

The 4 key differences between Moissanite and Diamond

By Liz Weaver | Nov 08, 17
While the center stone of an engagement ring is often a diamond, there are other options that can make an engagement ring just as beautiful. Another clear gemstones that is extremely durable is Moissanite. Let’s compare Diamonds vs Moissanite in color, hardness, brilliance, and price.Moissanite v...

Why most people haven't heard of Moissanite

By Liz Weaver | Jun 27, 17
Moissanite probably isn’t the first gemstone to come to mind when thinking about an engagement ring. It isn’t because Moissanite is a newly discovered gem, but Moissanite simply couldn’t become popular until recent years, due to its extreme rarity, they do not occur naturally on Earth and can o...