Moissanite Inclusions | Impact on Look, Cost, & Durability

Moissanite Inclusions | Impact on Look, Cost, & Durability

The clarity of stones can help or hurt their value. Clarity involves the quantity, size, color, and position of any inclusions that are in the stone. But what about Moissanite? Does Moissanite have inclusions? Like diamond, and nearly all other gems, Moissanite often...

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When Does Moissanite Look Fake? | The 3 Main Giveaways

When Does Moissanite Look Fake? | The 3 Main Giveaways

Moissanite can be beautiful, and it’s FAR less expensive than diamond. If you’re wondering whether your ring will look fake to others though, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll cover the top clues that your Moissanite isn’t a diamond below. When does Moissanite...

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Wearing Moissanite in the Pool, Hot Tub, or Shower

Wearing Moissanite in the Pool, Hot Tub, or Shower

Moissanite is a durable stone that resists scratching, but how does it hold up to water? Whether you’re jumping in the pool, soaking in the hot tub, playing in the ocean, taking a shower, or caught in a rainstorm, your ring is likely to occasionally come in contact...

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The Cost of Lab Grown Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds

The Cost of Lab Grown Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds

When you’re shopping for a diamond engagement ring, cost is an important consideration. If you’re considering either lab created or earth created diamonds, we can help you figure out what your costs might be. How Much Do Lab Grown Diamonds Cost? Diamond cost depends...

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Loose Lab Created Diamonds | The Pros & Cons of Loose Gems

Loose Lab Created Diamonds | The Pros & Cons of Loose Gems

Many retailers display, and sell, rings with pre-set diamonds. They’re ready to purchase and wear out of the store if you wanted to. Another option is buying the diamond separate from the ring and mounting it later. There are several real advantages to this approach,...

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Hi, I’m Dave Greene. Twenty years ago, I was completely lost as I shopped for an engagement ring and tried not to look too clueless. I was a broke college student that knew nothing about gold or diamonds. I also didn’t know I had much less expensive alternatives. This blog exists to help you discover frugal ring options that don’t feel like sacrifices.