Black Sheep Bride vendor and Brooklyn-based ethical jewelry brand, Vena Amoris Jewelry, was the first to share with us the brilliant, ethical, goodness of Moissanite Engagement Rings. As we are in full swing for Engagement season, we are highlighting some of our favorite ethical and eco-friendly engagement ring favorites and would like to share some of these mine-free, diamond-alternative options for your purchasing process.
A French scientist, by the name of Henri Moissan, founded Moissanite in the 1890’s. He originally thought he discovered diamonds in the crater of a meteorite that had fallen to Earth, but later realized it wasn’t diamonds at all, because the crystals were composed of silicon carbide. Many years later in a research laboratory in central North Carolina, scientists perfected and patented the innovative process that creates silicon carbide crystals, for Charles & Colvard®, with such purity that it rivals any earthly gemstone for fire and brilliance. In these gems, which are more durable than diamond, sapphire, ruby, or emerald, this fire and brilliance will last forever.*
Without further adieu here are 5 Moissanite Engagement Sets we love from Vena Amoris’ Arete Collection:
Sources: Charles & Colvard