The Moissanite and Lab Diamond Blog

White Sapphire vs Moissanite: What’s The Difference?

By Liz Weaver | May 09, 22
Deciding on the right gemstone for an engagement ring, one that’s meant to last forever, is a very important choice. Diamonds are becoming increasingly problematic due to their exorbitant cost as well as environmental and ethical considerations. Common alternatives include white sapphire or moiss...

Diamond Substitute: The Best Alternative

By Liz Weaver | Apr 04, 22
Choosing a diamond substitute for engagement rings and other important jewelry is increasingly popular. The best diamond alternative is one that offers the brilliance and sparkle of a diamond, with benefits a diamond can’t offer: environmentally friendly practices and conflict-free sourcing. If y...

Best Cut For Moissanite: Round or Square

By Liz Weaver | Apr 04, 22
Picking out jewelry can be stressful. What shape should you get? Which cut will look best? Moissanite is an incredibly versatile option, and there are lots of choices that can make it hard to find the best cut for moissanite to fit your style.

What You Need to Know About Hypoallergenic Engagement Rings

By Liz Weaver | Feb 16, 22

The term hypoallergenic is often incorrectly used to mean something that is free of allergens. However, hypoallergenic actually refers to products that hold a low risk of giving you an allergic reaction. That said, an allergic reaction is still possible, even with hypoallergenic rings. But, if you have very sensitive skin, you are probably better off with a hypoallergenic engagement ring. 

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about hypoallergenic engagement rings and metals to avoid.

How to Choose a Gift for Wedding Anniversaries

By Liz Weaver | Feb 16, 22
It can be difficult to choose the right wedding anniversary gift for your spouse. The perfect present requires a lot of careful thought and planning. In this anniversary gift guide, we will discuss how to select the right gift for wedding anniversaries.

How Much Money Should You Spend on a Wedding Ring?

By Liz Weaver | Feb 07, 22

Are you trying to figure out how much money should you spend on a wedding ring?

While this is an age-old question with many marketing-based answers, it’s a financial decision that can have a long-lasting impact on you and your future spouse.

Fake Diamonds: Different Types of Mineral Alternatives

By Liz Weaver | Jan 19, 22
Whether you’ve inherited your grandmother’s jewelry and want to know if they’re authentic diamonds or you’re looking for a conflict-free and ethical engagement ring, you’ve probably stumbled across several varieties of “fake” diamonds. There are a multitude of imitation diamond variants. The type...

Cushion or Oval Diamond: What Diamond Cut Sparkles the Most

By Liz Weaver | Dec 27, 21
While James Bond fans might have heard that diamonds are forever, diamond cut styles seem to have less staying power. As time goes on, different cuts fall in and out of popularity. Currently, the top choice tends to come down to either cushion or oval diamond cuts. For the past decade, enthusiast...

$1500 Engagement Ring You’ll Absolutely Love

By Liz Weaver | Dec 06, 21
Diamond might be a girl’s best friend, but they are not your bank account’s best friend. As gratifying as it is to wear a giant rock on your ring finger, you may want to think otherwise. Today’s engagement rings average out at more than $6,000, but what if we told you that a $1500 engagement ring...

5 Tips for Finding Affordable Engagement Rings

By Liz Weaver | Nov 29, 21
An engagement ring is not just a piece of jewelry; it’s a symbol of love and commitment. Unfortunately, finding well-priced engagement rings is difficult. Love and marriage have become so overly commercialized that as of 2017, the average American now spends $6,351 on their engagement ring. In th...

Ring Settings 101

By Liz Weaver | Nov 15, 21
With so many different ring settings to choose from, it's often challenging to decide what's best for you. Understanding the basics of ring design and learning about the most popular ring settings may help you solve that riddle so you can find your forever fit. Understanding Ring Settings It's ...

Ring Size Guide: How to Determine Ring Size

By Liz Weaver | Nov 01, 21
Follow this handy ring size guide to measure your finger so you can start adding to your jewelry collection.