Ok, so we all know about the traditional diamond engagement rings. But lately, I’ve been hearing more and more about moissanite rings. When I first heard about them, of course, I had to get my google on.

According to Wikipedia, “mineral moissanite was discovered by Henri Moissan while examining rock samples from a meteor crater located in Canyon Diablo, Arizona, in 1893. At first, he mistakenly identified the crystals as diamonds, but in 1904 he identified the crystals as silicon carbide. The mineral form of silicon carbide was named moissanite in honor of Moissan later on in his life.”

Did you read that? A rock that comes from a CRATER! Freaking cool. Another bonus to these cool little suckers, they typically cost substantially less than a similar diamond.

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beautiful square moissanite from LychenandLychee – $300

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65mm Forever Brilliant Moissanite in 14k gold from LouisaGallery – $800

And my personal favorite…

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bezel set cushion solitaire by NodeformWeddings – $875