Moissanite vs. Diamonds: Which is Right for Your Ring?

There is a nothing quite like the look and feel of a real diamond. It has long been one of the most cherished stones in human history. Owning a diamond is like a rite of passage for many men and women. It is something to be proud of and enjoyed, forever. There are few other materials that last as long as a diamond will last. But what happens when you want the look and feel of a diamond, but can’t really afford to take on that kind of expense? Comparing Moissanite vs. diamond rings will help you decide if it is worth investing in a real diamond, or choose the more economical Moissanite.





The Look

At first glance, you may not be able to tell the difference between a Moissanite stone and a real diamond. Once you know what to look for, it can be quite easy to spot the difference. But if the look of diamonds is more important than having actual diamonds, the Moissanite might be for you. Moissanite appears to have a much shinier sparkle to it; sometimes it can appear exaggerated in certain lights, especially if the stones are quite large. If you are opting for a Moissanite stone instead of a diamond, consider using a smaller amount in your ring so the difference is less noticeable.


The Strength

While diamonds are the hardest materials used in creating jewelry, their rarity and composition make them much more expensive than the trending Moissanite. Because Moissanite is a manufactured material, the cost of the gemstone is much less than a real diamond. In considering the everyday wearability of a diamond and Moissanite, they are quite close in durability. There’s only a .75 measurable difference on the Mohs Scale of Hardness (which is used to determine strength in gemstones and diamonds). So Moissanite is a close second to diamonds.





The Cost

Obviously, a diamond-look-a-like is going to cost much less than a real diamond, however, Moissanite is not just a look-a-like. Real Moissanite is also quite rare and can be just as expensive as real diamonds. Thankfully manufactured Moissanite is about 30% less than real diamonds. That is a significant savings when it comes time to purchase your engagement and wedding jewellery. Consider using a smaller sized Moissanite gemstone to reduce the visible differences between the look-a-like and the real thing. Only you will know for sure.

Perhaps you want to save money on diamonds to be able to pay for a custom ring instead: you can get the look of the diamond ring you are dreaming of without the cost associated with a real diamond. Comparing the differences between Moissanite and diamonds is important if you are considering an alternative ring design. Gerry The Jeweler can help you determine what is right for you and your budget when the times comes. He can walk you through the design process, or help you choose a ready-made diamond or Moissanite ring for your special occasion.

What are your thoughts on diamonds and Moissanite rings?


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How to Style Jewellery with Different Outfits

I love to look good, whether it’s a day trip shopping or an evening out. I love my accessories; I believe no outfit is ever complete without accessories. And when I say accessories, of course I mean jewellery. I’m not one to splurge extravagantly and tend to stick to a few high-quality pieces of designer jewellery as an investment. I then take these and style them in the best way to complement what I’m wearing.


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High class jewellery can elevate any outfit to the next level. No matter what gender you are, jewellery can add the perfect finishing touch to what you’re wearing. Here are a few ideas on how best to style your jewellery –

Complementing Not Competing

Even if you don’t tend to wear too much jewellery, a pendant or a necklace is a good choice as you can dress it up or down to match your personal style. However, it’s important to have a selection of different types of necklace as one size definitely doesn’t fit all.

If you’re wearing a V-neck top or dress, a slightly longer necklace can work really well – but make sure it’s not so long that it vanishes down your cleavage! A box, sweetheart or deep U-shaped neckline will need a much shorter necklace. If you want to show off a statement necklace or one of the modern layered necklaces, a roll neck or crew neck in a block colour will provide the perfect base.

Halter necks are the one exception: they don’t work well with necklaces. With all the emphasis on the neckline, there’s just too much going on for a necklace to be anything but a distraction. I see ladies break this rule everything and it looks horrible.

Consider Other Accessories

When you’re putting your outfit together, thinking about the colour and style of your clothing is common sense, but don’t forget about the rest of your accessories too.

Bags are a big feature point for most women and if you’ve chosen a large and chunky style, then delicate and understated jewellery will just be overpowered. You should also make sure that hair accessories such as bands and clips, plus belts, bags and shoes sync in style with your jewellery, and that the colours look good together as well.


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Keep an Arm Free

There’s something very powerful about a man wearing jewellery when it’s done without any sense of overt showiness, and carried off with an almost casual air.

Designer jewellery for men has come full circle and it’s once again in vogue, but now there’s a far greater variety of materials and styles to choose from. There are precious metals such as gold and silver, as well as very contemporary designs including leather, beads and braids. Most of the rules have gone out of the window: forget about not mixing beads and leather with a smart suit. You can now find luxury men’s bracelets in a wide range of styles and materials, so you can rock that suit jacket with a braided cord if that’s what you like.

The one rule that still applies is that you should try to keep it to just one wrist. If you usually wear a watch, you’ll need to pick a bracelet which works well next to it. Wearing accessories on both wrists is still a fashion faux pas that no man should make.

Classy and Contemporary

I like to think that no matter what kind of jewellery I choose to wear, I get my styling on point. Taking a few moments to think about your outfit in its entirety can make a big difference and help you to get the most out of the accessories you’re rocking.


How do you style your jewellery?


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A Ruby Jewellery Wishlist

Like most women, I love my jewellery. I won’t say I am a huge jewellery lover, but when I do shop for jewellery, I like to go for quality over quantity. I like to spend a tiny bit more to ensure I buy what would last me for years to come. I see jewellery as an investment.

I recently got a huge jewellery box from a high street store some days, and I am loving the huge space I now have for storing my jewellery. It feels good to have them stored properly, and all in one place. There is no point in spending some much money on jewellery, only to have them stored wrongly right?

I have been lusting after some amazing looking jewellery on the Diamond Treats website for some days now, and I am truly spoilt for choice. For those who don’t know, Diamond Treats is an online jewellery retail store by Satyan Jewellers, established since 1982, and they stock some of the most pretty jewellery I have ever seen.


I have been lusting after some many of the jewellery on the website, but here are a few that have really caught my eye –

 0.14ct Ruby Earrings with Diamond Halo 9K Yellow Gold


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I love these beautiful red ruby and diamond ear studs a lot. They feature stunning cut diamonds, that are delicately set to complement the featured red ruby, and are crafted in 9K yellow gold.
The size of these Ruby Earrings caught my eye. I like them small and delicate, exactly like these. I think they would sit pretty on my ears. I also like the fact that they come in 9K Yellow gold. That screams quality!
0.12ct Ruby Stud Earrings with Diamond Halo 9K Yellow Gold
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These Ruby Stud Earrings with Diamond Halo in 9K Gold is a beauty to behold. They feature brilliant cut diamonds, delicately set to complement the featured red ruby.
I think these earrings are really pretty. I love the shape of them. They look would be a great addition to my jewellery box.
0.45ct Ruby Pendant Necklace 0.05ct Diamond 9K White Gold

This Red Ruby Pendant Necklace in 9K White Gold is so lovely. The diamond pendant features a pear shaped ruby, which is perfectly complimented by the surrounding diamonds, and a beautiful mirror trace chain.
I love how glamorous this Ruby Pendant looks. I can clearly see myself grabbing this once I get the opportunity. It would be a great accessory to have and to cherish.
0.40ct Ruby Pendant Necklace 0.07ct Diamond 18K Yellow Gold
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So I saved the best for last with this elegant Ruby Pendant Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold. It features a round ruby which is beautifully complimented by the surrounding ring of diamonds, and a stunning gold mirror trace chain.
I really like this Ruby Pendant Necklace. It is so beautiful in a simple way.
If I had an unlimited bank balance, I would definitely grab all these and more. I love my jewellery and my jewellery loves me right back.
What do you think of these delicate beauties? Which is your favourite?
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