Moissanite is known for its stunning brilliance and for being sustainable, affordable and ethically-sourced. As a diamond alternative, moissanite offers even more sparkle, fire and heat resistance and almost the same durability. No wonder then that an increasing number of people are turning towards moissanite as an excellent alternative gemstone for engagement rings.
As many physical stores don’t carry moissanite, searching online will offer you the best prices, range and variety. But not all moissanite is created equal and it’s important to look for quality gemstones from a trusted and reputable source.
In this article, we cover our top places to buy a moissanite engagement ring online, basing our selection criteria on the quality of the stones, the track record of the retailer, customer reviews, after sales services and range of designs.
Here’s our list of the best online shops for moissanite rings:
Brilliant Earth is not a moissanite exclusive vendor but does offer various other gemstones, including diamonds. Their collection includes both loose moissanite gemstones and moissanite rings, however, and they are all of great quality and are reasonably priced.
From their site, you can choose between an extensive moissanite collection that can be easily filtered based on shape, cut, carat size and dimensions, color, origin, and price range. Their shop also offers 360-degree HD representations of their stones which can help you pick the right choice.
The moissanite rings on Brilliant Earth can also be customized in every which way – you can choose between many different types of gold and other metals and you can pick one of many different settings such as halo, pave, channel, solitaire, vintage, 3-stone, and others.
Brilliant Earth also has many showrooms throughout the U.S. if you want to visit them personally and even though they were founded in 2005, they’ve deservedly grown to be a major and reputable vendor in the industry. Shopping through them offers not only quality but also grants you free shipping both ways, free 30-day returns, a free lifetime warranty, and a lot of flexible payment options.
Charles and Colvard will likely be one of the first places you’ll come across when you start looking for online moissanite retailers, and that’s because they were the original makes of moissanite. While they’re patent for synthesizing moissanite has run out, they still remain the most well-known name in moissanite.
Charles and Colvard have been in the business since 1995 and they specialize in selling moissanite jewelry as a better, inexpensive and more ethical alternative to naturally-sourced diamonds. This means not only that you’ll find proven quality with Charles and Colvard but also that you won’t have to sift through dozens of different types of gemstones, confusing categories, and countless dropdown menus.
Instead, Charles and Colvard’s website is clear, elegant, and easy to navigate. On it, you’ll find their online shop, a blog, and a Why Moissanite? section that includes an educational video and comparison tables between moissanite, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.
In addition to rings, you can also buy loose moissanite stones from them as well as their world-famous and rare green moissanite stones. All their stones and rings, including their Forever One moissanite engagement ring collection, are of high quality and come in various different styles, shapes and cuts including radiant, trillion, heart, and others, as well as rings with halo, 3-stone and side stone, vintage or other settings.
Their rings selection can be filtered by price range, metal type, ring size, main stone shape, stone weight, and stone type but you can also search for additional extensive details. There’s also a great bridal set and all purchases come with various payment options, free shipping and returns, as well as a limited time warranty.
As is evident by their name, MoissaniteCo also specializes in moissanite gemstones and jewelry. A more recent addition to the jewelry market, MoissaniteCo was established in 2005 and has been an active and reputable vendor ever since.
MoissaniteCo offers two separate engagement ring collections – one of them is Charles and Colvard’s Forever One engagement ring collection (with some extra features that Charles and Colvard’s site lack) and another collection, which is MoissaniteCo’s own.
With these moissanite engagement rings, you can get a myriad of universal designs and settings as well as a lot of different moissanite gemstones. You’ll be able to choose from all the top gemstone cuts, including some specific cuts like the OEC, Rectangular Cushion and Antique Cushion. In addition to this, the ring settinsg are of exceptional quality, featuring yellow gold, white gold, two-tone gold or platinum. Some other options include customizing your rings’ prongs style and choosing matching bands.
MoissaniteCo’s wide collection of ring setttings give you extensive choice. We particularly liked their antique filigree rings, Celtic collection and Floral collection. With hundreds of quality products to choose from, MoissaniteCo’s website should be one of the first places you check out if you’re looking for a moissanite engagement ring. Each of MoissaniteCo’s engagement rings comes with ring size guide, an actual stone size chart, moissanite educational materials, and a Gold & Palladium guide.
Probably best of all, MoissaniteCo’s site offers 360-degree HD clips for each of their products which is excellent when you’re shopping online. Their shop also offers various payment options, repairs and ring resizing, a limited time warranty and insurance, as well as layaway.
You’ll find most of the top moissanite retailers already selling their products on Amazon, plus plenty more, which makes Amazon one of the best places to search for moissanite loose stones and rings. Apart from the ease of comparing between vendors on the same platform, Amazon also often features very good deals and if you’re a Amazon Prime member, you’ll be able to avail yourself of all the benefits that this brings, like quick shipping.
However, moissanite is a valuable stone and it’s important to purchase from a trusted source. If buying from a lesser known vendor, do your due diligence and vet the quality and reputability of the vendor to avoid getting ripped off. As always, check the returns policy, reviews and credibility of each vendor and always keep an open line of communication to ask about their products.
5. Lily Arkwright
Lily Arkwright are a luxury jewelry brand that operates chiefly online, specialising in engagement and wedding rings made from ethical gemstones including moissanite and lab-created diamonds, emeralds and rubies. The company’s founding philosophy is to provide high-quality, responsibly sourced jewelry at competitive prices.
Although they’re not an exclusive moissanite dealer, they offer a wide range of moissanite jewelry at competitive prices. Their moissanite collection feature a range of ready-made engagement rings and bridal sets, but you can also have a bespoke ring customised for you. The company has partnered with Charles and Colvard, the original creators of moissanite, as well as Lumoie moissanite, which enables them to offer British craftsmanship and stunning designs at a competitive price.
Lily Arkwright has grown into a brand with a happy client base, evident from their solid 5-star reviews. Their customer service is outstanding, and they take great pains to ensure that every customer leaves satisfied.
Another vendor that offers more than just moissanite stones and rings, Gemvara is an excellent place for all your engagement ring or general jewelry needs. More importantly, however, their moissanite collection is definitely worth taking a look at if that’s what you’re searching for. They have a great number of moissanite stones and rings that come in all shapes and sizes.
At Gemvara you can customize your search based on a lot of different criteria – the carat size and dimensions of the stone, its shape and cut, or its price range. You can also choose the metal for the ring, the style and the type of setting, and you can even engrave it. Gemvara offers a lot of extensive ring collections such as Vintage, Minimalist, Art Deco, Geometric, Knot, Heart, Celtic, Mother’s, and others.
Gemvara’s website may not include as many options as some of the others on this list or offer 360-degree HD representations of their rings and gemstones but they still present plenty of photographic materials and additional data for the online customer to go buy. Shopping through them also comes with a 45-day return policy, a one-year warranty and free resizing, as well as free shipping and free engraving.
7. Cullen Jewelry (Previously Cullen Moissanite)
A less talked about alternative, Cullen Jewellery is a Melbourne, Australia based vendor that specializes in moissanite rings and loose gemstones and offers excellent quality to their customers. They have a local shop in Melbourne and supply moissanite rings to jewelry stores across the country but their online store is another excellent place for buying a moissanite ring.
With Cullen Jewellery you can either build your own ring or choose one from their extensive collection. Their moissanite rings come in all shapes and sizes and can be safely and easily examined through their detailed pages with multiple HD photographs. You can choose moissanite stone from various carat sizes as well as different cuts and shapes. The rings themselves can be made out of any type of jewelry gold or other metals, and come in many different designs and settings – solitaire, halo, side stone, 3-stone, pave or channel, and many others.
Cullen Jewellery also offer free shipping as well as free resizing to their clients which is excellent for an online vendor. And if you want to customize and order your unique ring design, Cullen Jewellery generates a detailed 3D digital model and crafts your desired ring from scratch based on that.
There are other great moissanite ring and jewelry vendors out there as well and, hopefully, with the continuing rise of moissanite’s popularity we’ll have even more great places to purchase from. If you’re looking for a traditional diamond, then check out our article detailing the pros and cons of the top engagement ring retailers online.