15 Moissanite Engagement Rings for the Eco-Friendly Bride

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Moissanite

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but does that ring true for you? Pinterest’s 2018 Wedding Trends report reveals that the search for moissanite gems increased by 294%—and with good reason. This gem is an eco-friendly bride’s best friend.

“Moissanite is one of the best alternatives to a more traditional gemstone because it’s beautiful and conscientious,” says Suzanne Miglucci, CEO and President of Charles & Colvard, the original creator of moissanite. “While it’s hard to beat moissanite’s incredible brilliance, durability, and value, many brides and grooms are also drawn to the [gemstone] because it’s an environmentally and socially responsible choice.”

So, just what should you keep in mind when shopping for a moissanite ring?

Miglucci recommends evaluating color, cut, and clarity—no different from a diamond. “Similar to other white gems, moissanite stones can vary in color saturation,” she says. “Obviously, the less color the better and you’ll want the stone to be clear of inclusions that will detract from its sparkle.”

“Most importantly, be sure to choose a gemstone that aligns with your combined preferences and principles,” adds Miglucci. “Weigh beauty, price and social responsibility to determine what’s most important in choosing the gemstone that best represents your relationship and everlasting love.”

In honor of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up 15 of these eco-friendly beauties to sparkle on your finger.

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Olive Ave. Nora

nora

SHOP NOW: Olive Ave, $1,485

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Olive Ave. Lou

Courtesy of Olive Ave.

SHOP NOW: Olive Ave, $1,060

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Madeline Moissanite Ring

Madeline

SHOP NOW: Andrea Bonelli, $1,098

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Kobelli Round-Cut Moissanite Three-Stone Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Kobelli

SHOP NOW: Kobelli, $960 from $2,100

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Allurez Moissanite Engagement Ring with Side Stone Accents 14K White Gold

Courtesy of Allurez

SHOP NOW: Allurez, $1,090 from $2,100

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Forever One Marquise Colorless Moissanite Step Cut Baguette Side Accent Three Stone Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Charles & Colvard

SHOP NOW: Charles & Colvard, $1,419

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Custom Moissanite Linear Cluster Ring

Courtesy of Bario Neal

SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, price available upon request

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Brie Halo Moissanite Ring

andrea b

SHOP NOW: Andrea Bonelli, $1,248

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Womens White Moissanite 14K White Gold Round 3-Stone Engagement Ring

JCPENNEY

SHOP NOW: JCPenney, was $2,874.98

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Bel Viaggio Emerald Cut Colorless Moissanite Halo Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Bel Viaggio

SHOP NOW: Etsy, was $1,710

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Forever One Round Cut Moissanite Blue Sapphire Diamond Art Deco Engagement Ring

ICE

SHOP NOW: Ice, $1,962 from $2,297.72

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Fire & Brilliance Vega Asscher Moissanite Full Bezel Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Fire & Brilliance

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $1,275

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Charles & Colvard Forever One Round Colorless Moissanite Beaded Solitaire Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Charles & Colvard

SHOP NOW: Charles & Colvard, $2,769

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Brilliant Earth Moissanite Reverie Ring

Courtesy of Brilliant Earth

SHOP NOW: Brilliant Earth, $1,930

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Olivia Oval Moissanite Willow Leaves Ring

Oval

SHOP NOW: Kristin Coffin Jewelry, $2,050

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