For those who want the look of a stunning diamond without the astronomical price point, moissanite stones are a great alternative to consider. As a lab-created gemstone, a moissanite engagement ring is a sustainable option, and one that comes at a more affordable price point than natural diamond rings.
Another pro? Moissanites are pretty durable, landing at a 9.25 on the Mohs hardness scale (compared to a diamond's 10 Mohs hardness rating)—plus, they look remarkably similar to their diamond counterparts we all know and love. In fact, some moissanite engagement rings often have intricate patterns, allowing them to sparkle and shine even more than a natural stone.
With all this in mind, it's safe to say that moissanite is a great alternative if you want to spend less and still get a traditional-looking engagement ring. And to help you find the perfect piece, take a look below at some of the most beautiful gold moissanite engagement rings you can buy right now.
Brilliant Earth Moissanite Petite Elodie Solitaire Ring
The petite Elodie ring from Brilliant Earth is a classic and traditional option with a simple solitaire design. You can customize this to feature 18K yellow gold, 18K white gold, or 14K rose gold, with the option to also choose different cuts if you'd like.
Price at time of publish: $2,100
Zen Moissanite Jasmine Ring
This beautiful and classic ring features an oval center stone and a half-eternity band. However, what we love the most about this option is that you can customize it with your choice of metals, face patterns, and single or double prongs.
Price at time of publish: starting at $2,167
Gema & Co The Round Halo
This delicate ring features scalloped pavé moissanites, placed around a thin halo that accentuates the round center stone. Given the thin band and overall design, this piece would be the perfect choice for a vintage-loving bride.
Price at time of publish: $625
Kristin Coffin Anika Ring
For something more unique, opt for a stand-out grey moissanite stone. This made-to-order option features a starburst design, with a grey moissanite center stone surrounded by small lab-grown diamonds. The overall result is a vintage-inspired statement piece.
Price at time of publish: $3,500
Lily Arkwright Rosa Ring
If you can't decide between diamonds or moissanite, this ring is a good compromise. The oval center stone is a Forever One moissanite stone, and the halo and band feature lots of sparkling pavé diamonds.
Price at time of publish: $1,928
A Gilded Leaf Maren Marquise Moissanite Engagement Ring
Opt for a non-traditional engagement ring with this piece from A Gilded Leaf. It features seven marquise-shaped moissanite stones in various sizes, in addition to a thin, delicate band. It's an antique-inspired option that has a beautifully unique look to it, and it's budget-friendly, to boot.
Price at time of publish: $500
Olive Ave Jewelry Birdy Ring
This ring has a feminine vintage-inspired design that looks almost floral. It's also a great customizable option, as it provides you with the opportunity to choose between a moissanite, a lab-grown diamond, or a natural diamond, for either the center and/or smaller stones.
Price at time of publish: $1,770
Melissa Tyson Designs Josephine Ring
Melissa Tyson Designs's Josephine ring is a gorgeous take on a simple and minimalist style ring. Our favorite detail? The unique hexagon-cut moissanite center stone that's set upon a golden halo and a super thin band for an overall delicate look.
Price at time of publish: $3,490
Brilliant Earth Moissanite Willow Lab Diamond Ring
A feminine choice, this ring features an entwined metal band with both lab-grown diamonds and moissanite (the moissanite center stone is set in-between small diamond accents). It's also a very customizable option as well, so you can make it what you want to suit your personal aesthetics.
Price at time of publish: $2,440
Charles & Colvard Forever One Moissanite Classic Toi et Moi Ring
"Toi et moi" means "you and me" in French, which makes this stand-out ring feel extra special. It features both a round and emerald cut moissanite stone on a simple band for a lovely look.
Price at time of publish: $2,574.65
Gema & Co The Trillion Halo Pavé
Simple and dainty, this trillion-halo solitaire ring features plenty of sparkle. Three prongs and the cut make the center stone look almost like a heart, and lots of pavé moissanite stones add tons of shine.
Price at time of publish: $850
Zen Moissanite Harley Radiant Ring
This solitaire ring from Zen Moissanite is a simple piece that features an emerald-cut stone. From the side, you can see a delicate hidden halo that lifts it up, all while the thin gold band elevates the minimalistic design.
Price at time of publish: $1,889
Charles & Colvard Forever One Moissanite Signature Three Stone Engagement Ring
This three-stone engagement ring features an elongated cushion cut center stone flanked by two half-moon gems. It's shown on a 14K white gold band and, as you can see, exudes sparkle and shine.
Price at time of publish: $3,949
A Gilded Leaf Bridal Rose Emerald Moissanite Halo Engagement Ring
With an emerald cut center stone and gem-encrusted halo, this engagement ring from A Gilded Leaf has a regal look to it. Pair yours with a moissanite eternity wedding band to achieve an even more royally-inspired aesthetic.
Price at time of publish: $1,250
Kristin Coffin Artemis Ring
Although this ring was inspired by the Greek goddess of archery, it definitely has a more trendy look to it. The pear-shaped moissanite center stone is surrounded by lab-grown diamonds, which ultimately results in an attention-grabbing piece.
Price at time of publish: $3,500
Staghead Design North Star Oval Moissanite Engagement Ring
This oval moissanite center stone is surrounded by a diamond halo and diamond accents for a really interesting and unique shape. A tapered sparkling band only adds to the special look, which can all be seen on this Staghead Design engagement ring.
Price at time of publish: $3,909
Charles & Colvard Forever One Moissanite Curved Toi et Moi Ring
This special toi et moi ring has a romantic feel to it and a really unique overall look. Though the band is simple, two pear-shaped moissanite stones face each other to create a sweet symbolization of you and your partner's love.
Price at time of publish: $2,209
Zen Moissanite Lyndi Marquise Ring
The double band of this engagement ring is really what makes it stand out. Aside from the band design, though, this is a gorgeously simple engagement ring that we believe many brides-to-be will love.
Price at time of publish: $2,167
Olive Ave Jewelry Aries Wedding Set
This set comes with both an engagement ring and a matching band, and when paired together, both pieces form a floral design. It also comes in white gold and rose gold, if yellow gold isn't your top preference.
Price at time of publish: $1,790
Zen Moissanite Emily Oval Ring
Classic and simple, this oval-shaped moissanite center stone makes a truly elegant option. A halo of sparkling stones accentuates the center stone and the thin band is perfectly delicate.
Price at time of publish: $2,206
What to Consider When Shopping for a Gold Moissanite Engagement Ring
If you're shopping for a gold moissanite engagement ring, you want to keep the cut, clarity, and color in mind, just as you would with a diamond. And since moissanite is a man-made gemstone, you have a lot of flexibility in your options. Work with a jeweler who can help you find a good quality stone in the cut and carat size you want, and at a price point that works best for you.
Is moissanite a good stone for an engagement ring?
Moissanite is a great alternative to a lab-grown or natural diamond. This lab-created gemstone is high on the hardness scale, so it's pretty durable and can stand up to everyday wear. It is also a more affordable, ethical, and eco-friendly option.
What are the downsides of moissanite stones?
While moissanite has the ability to shine bright like a diamond, if you're looking for a piece with a white or clear hue, you won't get that from this gemstone (it features more of a rainbow light, instead). What's more, it doesn't retain quite as much value as a diamond would.
How much are moissanite engagement rings?
The price of a moissanite engagement ring can vary, but it is usually cheaper than a diamond ring. It depends on what type of metal you choose, the carat size of the moissanite, and whether any diamonds or other gemstones are on the ring.