Moissanite Engagement or Wedding Ring with Recycled 14k Rose Gold and Recycled Sterling Silver, Made to Order
A beautiful 4mm moissanite sits in a 14k rose gold bezel on a 5mm wide layered 14k rose gold and sterling silver band. This is a design that can work really well as a wedding ring, or for any other occasion. It has a very low bezel, which makes it very comfortable and easy to wear.
The final listing photo shows this ring with one possible complimentary wedding band; it is available separately and is not included with this listing.
All of the metal used in this piece is from recycled sources. This is truly a piece you can feel good about wearing, knowing that its creation did not exploit workers or harm the environment.
Please allow three to five weeks for fabrication of this custom-made piece. Due to the unique nature of these individually hand crafted rings, the exact placement of the gold bands may vary a bit (but not much).
Be aware that the layered, dual metal construction of this design makes it difficult (if not impossible) to re-size. I always recommend that you get professionally sized at a local jeweler, using ring sizers as close as possible in width to the band you are planning to order. Additionally, if you are unsure at all about your size, I can send out the silver core for you to try on prior to adding the precious metal overlay, since adjustments are still possible at that point in the construction process. This would, of course, add a couple of weeks to my turnaround time. If you'd like to do this, please be sure to let me know.
This design is highly customizable - I can use a different stone type or size, replace the yellow gold with white, rose, or green gold, or replace the sterling silver with an alternate metal. Please contact me for a quote if you're interested in a custom design.
Moissanite was originally born from a meteorite over 50,000 years ago, and was first discovered by Dr. Henri Moissan in 1893 in material collected from a meteor crater in Arizona. These incredibly brilliant sparkling crystals might have been considered "diamonds from space," but Dr. Moissan's research actually identified them as a new mineral find - silcon carbide, whose chemical composition is SiC (diamonds are made from carbon). This stunning jewel is extremely rare, and almost impossible to find in nature. So rare, in fact, that the dream of using it in jewelry was an impossibility until man discovered a way to create and craft these incredible silicon carbide crystals here on Earth.
With more fire than any popular gemstone (including diamond), no other stone or jewel compares to Moissanite. In fact, fire can be measured scientifically and moissanite has nearly 2.4 times the fire of diamond. Moissanite also has 10% more brilliance and luster than diamond. Proven to be harder than ruby, sapphire or emerald and second only to diamond, moissanite is also extraordinarily heat resistant, durable, and tough. It is extremely resistant to scratching, abrasion, breaking and chipping. And because these phenomenal stones are grown in a laboratory, you don't have to worry about the ethical problems involved with harvesting diamonds and other mined gems.
This design uses a Classic moissanite. Moissanite comes in three varieties - Classic, Forever Brilliant, and Forever One (currently only available in limited shapes/sizes). You can read more about the properties of the different types of moissanite and view photo and video comparisons here - http://bit.ly/1QUu3SY .