The Best Place to Buy Quality Moissanite

by Emmnauel Pabustan
(Chicago, Illinois)

Where is the best place here in Chicago Illinois or United States to buy or order a good moissanite 1 carat stone diamond and is moissanite better than Diamond Nexus for engagement ring purposes like being worn every day on a woman's finger?

Hi Emmnauel,

To answer your first question, the best place to buy moissanite engagement rings is definitely online. You'll find a wider selection of rings and if you stick with a place that offers a guarantee you can always return the ring if it does not fit or if the style needs to be changed.

If you decide to order a 1 carat moissanite engagement ring online, two of our top recommendations include:

Moissanite Bridal


Kristin Coffin Jewelry at Etsy

Moissanite Bridal uses Charles & Colvard moissanite - which is the only type of moissanite you'll want to buy for any moissanite jewelry pieces including wedding rings - and has a gorgeous selection of engagement ring styles.

If you are looking for creative handmade engagement ring styles, Kristin Coffin Jewelry is a terrific resource. She handcrafts her rings and uses Charles & Colvard in all her moissanite rings too.

Now for your second question: if Diamond Nexus is better than moissanite.

On our Diamond Nexus page you can see a more in-depth comparison of Diamond Nexus to real diamonds and moissanite, but to sum up this is really a personal choice.

Both Diamond Nexus simulants and moissanite stones are extremely strong and can hold up quite well to every day wear. But, if you are looking for a stone that looks most diamond-like, you will want to go with a Diamond Nexus stone which looks extremely similar to a real diamond.

Moissanite on the other hand, has a slight soft color tint that some people do not like (especially when searching for diamond-looking simulants) and moissanite is much flashier and brighter than real diamonds.

Another major pro for a Diamond Nexus engagement ring is that DN jewelry pieces, and the stones, all come with triple lifetime guarantees. And, you can find a huge selection of 1 carat DN stones in a variety of cuts plus a large number of engagement ring styles too.

So, the bottom line is that both moissanite and Diamond Nexus are wonderful diamond alternatives for engagement rings. And both Charles & Colvard moissanite stones and Diamond Nexus stones come with guarantees. However, an engagement ring made with a Diamond Nexus stone will be almost indistinguishable from a real diamond ring whereas a moissanite ring, while quite beautiful in its own right, will not look so much like a real diamond ring.

I hope this answers your questions, but feel free to write again if you have any additional questions. Best of luck with your engagement ring shopping and congratulations on your upcoming engagement!

Suzanne Gardner
Everything Wedding Rings

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