What are the Best Gemstones for Engagement Rings?

The top 3 gemstones for engagement rings are colourless. Although colored gemstones are also in demand for engagement rings, a colorless stone is the classic choice that never fades from jewellery fashion.

 

1) Canadian Diamonds

Fine diamonds are among the world’s most coveted gemstones. Canadian diamonds are known for their high quality of colour and clarity available. I source my Canadian diamonds from a Canadian diamond dealer who provides grading reports, mine origin, and certificate number for authenticity. All of the natural diamonds that I source are Kimberly mine certified to guarantee that they are conflict-free diamonds.

Benefits: Diamonds are the most durable stone, and are known for their brilliant sparkle. Diamonds will last a lifetime and more of everyday wear. Canadian diamonds are ethical and conflict-free. For some, natural diamonds are the only “real” stone, and they can’t accept lab-created stones. Natural diamonds will represent a special heirloom for future generations.

 

2) Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lab-Grown Diamonds are not simulants. Scientists create them in a lab. They start with rough crystals and are grown using HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) or CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition). 

Benefits: They will have the same durability and sparkle as natural diamonds. They are available in colourless and near-colourless options, for a more economic price than natural diamonds. Since there is no mining needed to create them, they are an environmentally friendly option. 


3) Lab-Grown Moissanites 

Natural Moissanite are even more rare than diamonds. Lab-grown Moissanites are grown from a slice of a mother stone of moissanite that they want to reproduce. They have the same qualities and chemical makeup as a natural moissanite.

Benefits: They have an amazing sparkle, because their high refractive index and dispersion gives Moissanite greater fire and brilliance than a diamond. Colorless and near-colorless options. They are more affordable per carat, so customers can get a larger Moissanite at a lower price than Diamonds of the same size. They are durable enough to last a lifetime, Moissanite ranks highly on the Mohs scale of hardness and easily stands up to everyday wear.

 

Comparisions

Pricing

 

Colour

Clarity

Cut

Price

Canadian Diamond 0.50ct

DEF

VVS-VS

Excellent

$5,500-5,900

Canadian Diamond 0.50ct

EF

SI

Excellent

$3,750-4,500

Canadian Diamond 0.50ct

EF

SI

Very Good

$2,750-3,000

Lab-Grown Diamond 0.50ct

DEF

VVS-VS

Ideal-Very Good

$1,700-1,900

Lab-Grown Moissanite 5.0mm

DEF

SI

Very Good

$390

 

Read more about the grading scale.

 

Longevity & Sparkle

Diamonds are the hardest and most durable stones known. They are the highest on the Mohs scale from 1-10. Their refractive index is higher than other colourless stones, except for Moissanite. Moissanite is more refractive, therefore it throws back more light, and that equals more sparkle (even in low lighting conditions). Moissanite also has a unique quality that makes it more “fiery” or “lively”. It throws back a slight prism effect that is only found rarely in other colourless stones.

Mohs Hardness

Refractive Index

Fire Dispersion

Canadian Diamonds

10

2.417

0.044

Lab Diamonds

10

2.417

0.044

Lab Moissanites

9.25

2.65-2.69

0.104

 

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Special ordering is available for Canadian Diamonds and Lab-Grown Diamonds. Please contact us for a quote or to book a viewing.

"Canadian Diamond" Small Round - VS

Canadian Diamonds

"Forever One™ Moissanite" Lab Created - Round

Lab-Grown Moissanite

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