Moissanite Engagement Ring - Forever Brilliant - Recycled 18k Palladium White Gold with Recycled 14k Rose Gold Band - Ethical, Eco-Friendly
This delicately simple engagement ring features a gorgeous 6mm (equivalent to a 0.75 carat diamond) Forever Brilliant moissanite sitting in a handmade tapered tube setting on a 2mm wide x 1.5mm thick square edged band. All of the metal used in the construction of this ring is 18k palladium white gold, and is from recycled sources. 18k palladium white gold, like all varieties of 18k gold, is 75.2% pure gold. Unlike regular 18k white gold, it does not contain any nickel, so is suitable for those with allergies to nickel. It also contains some palladium (a precious metal akin to platinum) to provide a superior, longer-lasting white color over time without rhodium plating.
Also included with this listing is a 14k rose gold wedding band, also square edged, measuring 3mm wide x 1.5mm thick.
Both rings are shown here with a matte/brushed finish, but other finishes are available upon request. I can also make either band in a variety of other metals; just ask!
These rings are available separately for $1,498 for the engagement ring alone or $328 for the wedding band alone; please contact me for a custom listing.
Please allow three to four weeks for fabrication of your custom piece.
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 Forever Brilliant stone. 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 - and if you'd like a quote for this design with a Classic or Forever One moissanite, please contact me for a quote/availability.
If you would like to make two payments (50% now and 50% upon completion), please note your preference in the 'notes to seller' field and select 'other' as your payment method. Once I receive your order I will send a Paypal money request for half the total, or you can call me to process the partial payment on your credit card over the phone.