Tuesday 5 March 2024

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Moissanite Engagement or Wedding Ring: Factors to Consider

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Choosing the perfect Moissanite engagement and wedding ring is a significant decision that symbolises your commitment and love, and a choice that you will hopefully get to cherish for the rest of your life. Picking your engagement and wedding rings will likely be two of the most important jewellery decisions you make - so it’s crucial to take your time with the decision, and work out what style of Moissanite or other gemstone you’re going to select for the big occasion.

With a plethora of options available from diamond jewellery to precious gemstones, it's crucial to consider various factors to ensure the rings you select align with your style, preferences, and budget to name a few. In this guide, we'll explore key considerations to help you make informed decisions when choosing these timeless symbols of love and hopefully find a ring you will cherish forever.


It can be easy to get carried away looking at beautiful rings and before you know it you have fallen in love with something out of budget and then it's hard to find anything to compare. That’s why agreeing and deciding on a budget is really important before you even start looking. Establishing a realistic budget not only means you’re both happy with what is being spent but it means when you look at rings you can only look at those within your budget. Determine how much you are willing to invest in both the engagement and wedding rings first, and save yourselves a lot of headache.

And when it comes to Moissanite, you’re in the money (so to speak) - because while it offers a really meaningful, stunning material for a ring, it certainly won’t break the bank.

Metal Type

Selecting the right metal for your rings is crucial. Common choices include platinum, gold (white, yellow, or rose), and palladium. Each metal has its unique characteristics, such as durability, colour, and maintenance requirements. It is important to do a little research first to see which metal might suit you and your lifestyle the best before committing. Consider your lifestyle and personal preferences when deciding on the metal type - as the last thing you want is a metal that’s going to tarnish easily (if, for example, you work with your hands a lot).

Ring Style

When it comes to choosing a ring there are lots of options to explore including shape, cut, style and metal to name a few. Ensure you take your time to view and try on different ring styles to find the one that resonates with your taste and personality. Classic solitaires, vintage-inspired designs, modern and minimalist bands – the options are vast. Discuss preferences with your partner to ensure both engagement and wedding rings complement each other.

Don't forget that if you choose a moissanite engagement ring with a large stone or that is an unusual shape, you will either have to find a wedding ring that fits around it, have one custom made or remove your engagement ring to wear your wedding ring (better to learn this beforehand!).

Choice of Gemstone

While many opt for a very standard, traditional ring, I personally love seeing different Moissanite and gemstones in engagement and wedding rings and think they are a really unique touch - especially Moissanite, which has really taken off both in the UK and abroad. But what is moissanite? Well, it’s one of the rarest naturally occurring minerals found in nature—it was discovered over a century ago at the site of a meteorite strike over in the US, and has a very similar look to traditional diamonds - but without the hefty price tag.

Not only does it serve as a great alternative to diamonds because it’s cheaper, but it’s also much more ethically sourced. The diamond industry is infamous for shady ethical practices - but Moissanite, on the other hand, comes with no human right violations or a huge carbon footprint that will be left behind.

Ring Size and Comfort

Choosing a ring isn't just about the look, but about how it feels, too. Your new moissanite wedding ring, for example, will be worn every day for the rest of your life - so ensure that the rings fit comfortably on your fingers, and move your hands around when trying any ring on. It's crucial to get the correct ring size to avoid discomfort or the risk of losing the rings. Factor in seasonal changes that affect finger size and choose a design that allows for adjustments if needed if you think this is an issue for you such as if your weight fluctuates etc.

Long-Term Durability

Wedding rings are meant to last a lifetime, so consider the durability of the materials. Platinum is known for its longevity and resistance to wear, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a durable option. If you opt for something like white gold be prepared to have to pay to have it redipped every few years to keep it looking its best so it is a cost to factor in when choosing your ring.


A wedding band is a symbol of love between you and your partner and some people like to have these engraved with a personal touch to make the band even more special. You could add a personal touch to your rings through engraving on the inside of the band so that whilst it might not be able to be seen when worn, you know it is there. Whether it's a special date, initials, or a meaningful phrase, engraving adds sentimental value and makes the rings uniquely yours.


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