Huge kudos to my partner for nailing my ring. Having never been engagement ring shopping before, I had no idea of what I wanted. I like clean lines and delicate details. I definitely wanted something durable (I’m accident prone, although my partner kindly calls me all-terrain). Most importantly, I knew that I wanted something custom that represented me.
The Wanderer nailed it with a custom moissonite ring. Moissanite is a space rock, and a sustainable alternative to diamonds. It's a 9.5 on the Mohs scale, just shy of diamonds which come in at 10. Moissonite has an amazing fiery sparkle to it, which I prefer.
Why Avoid Diamonds?
- Environmental impact. Mining for diamonds leads to erosion, deforestation, and ecosystem destruction.
- Human rights violations. The mining conditions in a lot of mines are apalling. This isn't something I want our dollars to support.
- Cost. De Beers has a monopoly and can inflate the price to whatever they want. That money is better spent on our savings and our shared goals.