14K Gold Moissanite by C

4 Brilliant Cushion Cut Moissanite Engagement Rings

Exploring the world of Moissanite engagement rings is always a fascinating journey. In this day and age, we have some beautiful choices when it comes to diamond-alternative styles. Moissanite in itself is a wonderful alternative  stone, but when mounted in a quality setting the beauty of it comes to life.

Although the supply of Moissanite jewelry that we see today are lab versions, their discovery in natural form by Henri Moissan is still an intriguing legacy to learn about. If you are searching for a beautiful cushion cut diamond substitute for your engagement ring, you may love the designs listed here.

 Cushion-cut Moissanite Solitaire 

Kobelli Cushion-cut Moissanite SolitaireThis sophisticated beauty is unique in the way it showcases the stone with a dramatic presentation. In all of my ring-admiration days I have never seen a setting like this one. If you love rings that are outside the box with their design features, this one is a great example.

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  • Set in 14K White Gold .
  • Has a 1 1/10 Carat Moissanite stone.
  • Smooth and comfortable band and setting.

 A Beautifully Framed Cushion-cut Moissanite  

Kobelli Cushion-cut Moissanite Engagement RingThis is what I call a showpiece engagement ring. What I have found with these large and bold designs is that you either love them or find them not your cup of tea. This particular design appears to lay flat and snug against the finger in a low-profile setting.

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  • Created in 14K White Gold.
  • 1 1/3 total Carat weight.
  • You can see this ring on a real hand in this YouTube video.


Classic Elegance With A Solitaire

Wow. This isn’t shy is it? As a matter of fact, it is incredibly elegant in a Little Black Dress sort of way. Although it stands alone, it doesn’t need much else to make a statement. Solitaires are perfect for showing off the true shape of the stone. They let us focus on the workmanship of the facets.

Real Life Photos And Opinions  14K Gold Moissanite by C

  • 3.30 Carat Solitaire
  • Set in your choice of  14K Yellow Gold, 14K White Gold or Platinum-plated Sterling Silver.
  • Gets many positive reviews from the ladies.


About The Video Below- 7mm is roughly equivalent to 1.30 ct.

Today,  Moissanite Is Mainly A Created Gemstone

Of course it is always wonderful when you can wear a natural gemstone, but sadly sometimes supplies from Mother Nature run low.  Since most of the jewelry designs we see today involve created gems, it’s always exciting to read about new sources like the Natural Moissanite Crystals Found In Israel.  Although a few crystals cannot replenish the market, it is incredibly fascinating to see it in its raw form.

Cushion Cut Loose Moissanite For Creating Your Own Engagement Ring Design


Forever One 1.70CTW CuCharles & Colvard Forever One 1.70CTW Cushion Moissanite Gemstone

This company has so many sizes and varieties of loose stones that it is well worth visiting for inspiration.


Brlliant Earth Loose Cushion Cut MoissaniteBrilliant Earth Premium Cushion Cut Stone

A tempting almost colorless stone that can create an engagement ring design that will be custom to your tastes.


My Own Favorite Cushion-Cut Moissanite Engagement Ring Style

Moissanite Solitaire Cushion Cut Engagement Ring 14k Yellow GoldThere is no doubt that ring browsing can be an enjoyable, but lengthy process. When looking at so many pretty styles, one can’t help but pick and choose a favorite. If I had my choice, I would choose a 14K Yellow Gold band with a solitaire of a smaller carat weight.

The ring shown here on the left is a Cushion Cut Moissanite Solitaire  set in 14k Yellow Gold by the Eternal Jewelry Company. You can choose  your favorite stone size from 1.1  Carat to 5.1 Carat.

On an end note, writing about the Cushion Cut made me curious to see if I could find the largest Cushion Cut real Diamond ring ever made.

According to this fascinating post on Luxury Facts.com, the largest Cushion Cut Diamond mounted on a ring weighed in at more than 41 Carats. If course the price tag was equally as large. Such is the appeal of diamond substitutes.








14k Yellow Gold 1.97 ct   Solitaire Moissanite Heart Engagement Ring

Fake Diamond Heart Cut Solitaire Engagement Rings

When your engagement ring consists of one beautiful fake diamond solitaire heart cut stone, who needs words? Whether the stone is a brilliant CZ, a clear gemstone, or a real diamond, the heart cut is a lovely choice for the romantic soul. In my love of all  things romantic and sparkly, heart shaped solitaire engagement rings are both beautifully unique and flattering to wear. However, it is the one shape that you don’t see that often.

One of the challenges might be trying to figure out how a wedding band will snuggle next to a stone with such sharp angles. Like a Doctor, you may be wondering if the band will sit next to the two upper chambers of the heart, or sit next to the lower single one. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how some ladies are wearing it.


 Fancy Shape Solitaire Ring made with Swarovski Zirconia

Swarovski-Zirconia-Engagement-RingThe first thing that is very noticeable about this ring is the substantial thickness of the band. After reading the reviews on this one, I am impressed with the happiness scale of the women who now wear it and love it.

View The Laser Engraving Here.

This rich-looking design is incredibly low-priced. The manufacturer offers a choice of settings; Platinum, Gold- Plated, or Sterling Silver. This photo doesn’t show it, but the manufacturer is now laser engraving the inside of the ring for authenticity.

 Brilliant Heart Cut  Solitaire in Solid 14k Yellow Gold

Brilliant Heart Cut  SolitaireThis ring is described as a statement solitaire and it certainly is. The band has a smooth and tapered design that shows off the brilliance of the stone. When I look at this ring, all I see is love. It is warm, elegant, and very beautiful.

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Who says you have to be engaged to enjoy wearing a style like this? This is one of those rings that can make a woman wish she had more than five fingers on each hand. The stone is a simulated diamond although the details don’t say what type of simulated diamond it is.  If I was going to choose my personal favorite, it would be this one.


 Pretty Heart-Shaped Solitaire Rings By Clara Pucci

 1.5 Ct Heart Brilliant Cut Solitaire Ring in 14K White Gold

  • High quality Color D Flawless Center Stone.
  • Solid 14k stamped gold.
  • Comes with a gift box and limited warranty.

1.10 CT Heart Shaped Brilliant Cut CZ Designer Solitaire Ring in Solid 14K White Gold

  • Designed, made, and sold in the U.S.A.
  • Perfect for the lady who loves the dainty, believable look of a smaller carat weight.
  • Stunning as a gift for any occasion that celebrates love.


Heart Shaped Solitaire Stones Speak For Themselves

Heart Cut Solitaire Rose Gold
If all of your life you have wanted to wear a conversation starter ring, this certainly comes close. Rose Gold is in a class by itself. It’s a beautiful combination of traditional and modern when combined into a ring like this. The ring shown here is part of the Brilliant Heart Collection shown above.

Is A Heart Shaped Stone Hard To Wear?

For those of you who may be wondering what the proper way is to wear a heart-shaped stone, it really is a personal preference. You may choose to wear it one way on its own, but another way when snuggled against a wedding band. If you search images online, you will see women wearing their heart solitaires pointed in either direction. I prefer the two chambers of the heart facing my elbow, not the fingertips, but it is just a preference.


 This Heart Shaped Moissanite Solitaire Sparkles Beautifully

Top quality Moissanite is definitely a thing of beauty. The sparkle is mesmerizing. Although it is a gorgeous diamond substitute, it isn’t as inexpensive as a faux diamond substitute like Spinels or Rhinestones. However, Moissanite is absolutely gorgeous.

1.0 ct Brilliant Heart Cut Solitaire Genuine Moissanite1.0 ct Brilliant Heart Cut Solitaire Genuine Moissanite



14k Yellow Gold 1.97 ct   Solitaire Moissanite Heart Engagement Ring14k Yellow Gold 1.97 ct   Solitaire Moissanite Heart Engagement Ring


You can also visit the Clara Pucci website to see more inspirational jewelry designs for Brides and  non-Brides alike.


Lemon Grass Oval Solitaire Engagement Ring

Oval Cut Solitaire Cubic Zirconia Engagement Rings

Are you searching for a beautiful solitaire oval cut engagement ring, but don’t want to spend an un-beautiful amount on a real diamond version? I don’t blame you. Oval cut gemstones are truly beautiful; although hard to find in a true solitaire version. Many engagement ring styles that are labeled “solitaire” have more than a solitary stone in the setting. They can have stones set into the band as well.

If you have your heart set on an engagement ring that features one ( and only one) main oval-cut quality cubic zirconia, here are a few sparkly options to consider.

4 Beautiful Oval-Cut Cubic Zirconia  Solitaire Engagement Ring Designs To Consider.

 1.0 Carat Brilliant Oval Cut Simulated Diamond CZ Solitaire Bridal Ring in Solid 14k White Gold by Clara Pucci

Clara Pucci 1.0 ct Brilliant OClean and sophisticated, this engagement ring is a lovely choice for the lady that prefers the elegance of 14K White Gold. Mounting a simulated diamond on a quality setting lets you get more high-end jewelry looks for the money.

Sometimes the images of  these rings really don’t do them justice. This one is much more brilliant than it appears in this photo. I describe this ring in three words; elegant, restrained, and believable.

  • Solid  14k stamped gold band with flawless high-grade CZ stone.
  • Designed, Manufactured and sold in the United States.
  • Comes with Clara Pucci’s Jewelry Gift Box.

See More Pictures Of This Ring Here


2 Carats White Gold Plated Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Oval Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring  

White-Gold-Plated-Silver-CZ-Oval-Cut-Solitaire-Engagement-RingOne of the first things I noticed about this eye catching ring was the smooth transition of widths along the band. It has substance, yet becomes slightly thinner under the mounting area for balance and symmetry.

It has a luxurious  appearance, yet the price is incredibly affordable. Something like this would make a lovely starter ring for couples just beginning their married life journey.

  • Polished Rhodium-plated 925 Sterling Silver Setting.
  • Available in sizes 5 through 8.
  • Comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and Velvet box.

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Lemon Grass Oval Solitaire Engagement Ring 2.75 Carat Oval Solitaire Engagement Ring with your choice of setting

If you love the look of a large stone mounted on a thinner band, you may like this one by Lemon Grass. Thinner bands can make a ring more comfortable if you have an active lifestyle. This design also creates a perfectly seamless nesting spot for a wedding band.

Having a Rose Gold choice is perfect for the more traditional heart. It also looks incredibly beautiful on darker complexions. This lovely ring looks a lot more expensive than it really is.

  •  Choose between Platinum plated Sterling Silver 925, 14K Yellow Gold Plated, or 14k Rose Gold Plated setting.
  • Available in sizes 4 through 9 and comes with its own leather ring box.
  • Probably best as a temporary engagement ring.

See how it looks on other settings


BERRICLE-Rhodium-Plated-Sterling-Silver-Oval-Cut-CZ-Solitaire-Engagement-Ring5.5 Carat Cubic Zirconia Oval Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring by Berricle

Are you hungry for Carats? At a whopping 5.5 Carats , any woman can feel like a wealthy celebrity about to marry her handsome leading man. This big and beautiful ring makes a major statement, doesn’t it?

Another name for these types of rings are Show Me’s. People will naturally want you to show them an up-close look of a such a large and brilliant ring. It can be a challenge to nestle a wedding band next to such a behemoth design, but where there is a will, there is a way.

  • Available in sizes 4 through 10 and comes with a free gift box.
  • Rhodium-plated Sterling Silver gives it extra durability.
  • The 4-prog setting lets all the light shine through the stone for maximum brilliance.
  • East- West design for a sleek, comfortable fit.

Learn more about this bold and beautiful ring.

When It Comes To A Solitaire Engagement Ring Stone, Which Carat Size Is Better?

Some people say when it comes to diamond alternatives, keep the Carat weight on the smaller size for an authentic look. When your ring has one stone front and center, maximum brilliance is very important for that real look. However, we are lucky that the fake diamond industry has become better and better at creating real-looking alternatives. If you can find what you want, you shouldn’t be limited to a certain Carat weight. Dainty or bold, both are right if they are right for you.


BERRICLE Rhodium- Plated Sterling Silver Oval Cut Cubic Zirconia  Statement Solitaire. 6 CTW Engagement Ring Certainly Would Make A Statement. Click on the ring for more.

The Solitaire Gem Lover

If you were presented with a large tray of CZ engagement rings of assorted sizes and settings, which would you choose? If you picked that one ring with a solitaire, you have streamlined taste and love gemstones that are beautiful enough to stand on their own. If, however, you wouldn’t mind a large Carat CZ center stone with smaller side stones,  see the design below.


4 Carat Oval Cut Cubic Zirconia Solitaire On Rhodium- Plated Sterling Silver

Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver Oval Cut 4ct Cubic Zirconia CZ Solitaire Engagement RingWhen engagement ring stones start getting into the 4-Carat category, I call them Celebri-carats. This large and luscious JLO-pleasing ring design is for the lady who wants Bling that creates a visual impact.

4 Carat CZ Engagement Ring
Click for an up-close on the accent stones.

In my opinion, this is one of the most beautifully-detailed bands in the Fake-Diamond-Engagement-Rings-That-Look-Real category. Although the center stone is 4 Carats in weight, the smaller side stones contribute an additional 0.24ct of CZ beauty.

  • The CZ Stone has a AAAAA rating for brilliance and quality.
  • Smooth,polished Comfort Fit band of Rhodium-Plated Sterling Silver.
  • The Cubic Zirconia center stone is designed with smaller round CZ stones underneath.

Read what others have to say about this ring.



Gorgeous Pear-Shaped CZ Engagement Rings That Look Real

What’s your favorite gemstone cut? If it happens to be the pear-shaped cut, I am right with you. There is something about that shape that is uber-rich looking in a stone. They also have the lovely quality of making your fingers look more slender and delicate. Whenever I see a large carat weight pear-shaped diamond or Cubic Zirconia, I think about Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection.

Below are pear-shaped CZ engagement rings that celebrate the lovely, unique qualities of this cut.

Big, Bold & Beautiful  Pear CZ With Trapezoid Accents

BERRICLE Sterling Silver 7.8 ct.tw Pear Cubic Zirconia CZ SolitaireThis is a ring that cannot go unnoticed. If you are the type of girl that loves “super-chunk” gemstones, you can’t get much larger than this.

  • 7 carat weight center stone accented by 2 unique 0.4 ct. weight trapezoid cut side stones.
  • Made of Sterling Silver plated with Rhodium.
  • Has a wide, modern band design that creates a well-balanced setting for the large stones.
  • Made by Berricle, it gets nice reviews for believable sparkle and shine.

Bling Jewelry Sterling Silver Classic Three Stone Ring


If I could get away with saying just one word about this ring it would be wow. This is no wall flower design, that’s for sure.

I love the product description on Amazon that says go big, or go home.

  • This beauty is made of 925 Sterling Silver.
  • The mega center stone is 5.50 carats of pear-shaped brilliance.
  • This is an opulent looking ring for any occasion.
  • It comes in a wide range of sizes from 4 to 14.

Fake diamond rings like the ones featured on this page also make stunning cocktail rings, special occasion jewelry, or amazing gifts for the bling lover in your life.

What Does It Mean If You Are A Pear Cut Aficionado?

If you absolutely adore the pear cut variety, you are a thoroughly modern lady with feminine grace, sophistication and elegance. You enjoy combining the traditional and the modern into one unique style you can call your own. The stone shapes we love give us a clue about our personalities. Isn’t that interesting?

Pears Never Looked More Delicious

The above video really shows off the beauty of a pear cut engagement ring. Gorgeous! The company who created this video, Chic Jewelry, sells high-end CZ rings on gold or platinum settings.

Just browsing through their website speaks volumes about the advances of fake diamond ring design and quality. We are lucky enough to live in a time where faux stones look incredibly real and the price points cover every budget.

Pear Cut CZ LooseThis solitary large carat pear cut loose stone even looks pretty upside down and unmounted. I love that you can order these little sparklers loose and create your own jewelry business if you want to.

See customer photos of this loose pear cut CZ

I would be tempted to string them together as bling beading all around my bedroom and hang them in the sunlight at my kitchen window. Loose or set, a well-cut CZ is a thing of brilliance.



What Is The Most Popular Carat Size And Cut For Engagement Rings?

Although this site focuses primarily on the world of  diamond substitutes, if it has sparkle and can be worn on the finger, I have a hard time boycotting the topic. Because Cubic Zirconia and diamonds alike are worn as bridal rings, there are always interesting jewelry questions that pop up.

Diamonds are simply more expensive than substitutes. You can be on a budget and still afford a 5 carat Cubic Zirconia design. Choose a real diamond of the same size and it may cost half of your yearly salary.

If you could visit 1000 jewelry stores and ask them what carat weight and stone cut they sell the most of, what would it be?

The Stone Of Eternal Love

Diamonds have been synonymous with engagement rings since they first became popular in the 1930s. This stone is said to represent eternal love, strength and perpetual affection. With their popularity, endless options have become available allowing for a truly customized engagement ring. However, the most popular carat weight and cut for diamond engagement rings are testament to their timelessness and beauty.

A Perfect Example Of  The Average Carat & Cut

The Carat Is The Weight Of The Diamond
While many people believe that a carat is equal to the size of a diamond, a carat is actually the internationally-used weight unit used to measure diamonds. The carat weight of a diamond is equal to a weight measuring 0.2 grams. Rough diamonds, a diamond which has not yet been cut, come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and purities. Today, the most popular carat size  for engagement rings is 0.37.

0.31 Carat Diamond Ring
This 0.31 carat diamond engagement ring is almost as large as the average 0.37 carat size. This gives you a better idea of the actual size as it relates to a setting.


The cut of a diamond is especially important when choosing an engagement ring. The cut is a diamond’s most important feature and will have the greatest overall impact on a diamond’s beauty. While the cut of a diamond does not refer to the shape of the stone, it does refer to the polish, proportioning, and symmetry.

Currently, the round brilliant cut is the most popular cut given to engagement ring diamonds. This cut, first developed around the 1900s, tends to showcase a diamond’s beauty and shows off the sparkle and shine associated with the stone.

Whichever carat weight and cut is chosen for an engagement ring, it is import to work with a reputable jeweler. With poor workmanship, even the most beautiful diamond can appear to be lifeless and dull. Also highly recommended; purchasing diamonds that have been graded and certified which will allow the purchaser to be assured they are getting what they have paid for.

Choosing the carat weight and cut for the perfect engagement ring can be a fun and rewarding experience as part of the process of popping the question.


Image Credits: By Andrew Magill from Boulder, USA (Diamond ring) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

What Your Engagement Ring Style Says About You

engagement ringHave you ever wondered what makes a woman choose one engagement ring style over another? In every young girl’s dreams, a handsome knight in shining armor gets down on his knees and says, “Darling, will you marry me?”.

While he holds out his love offering in an expensive- looking velvet box we can’t help but wonder what kind of precious goody it contains. Every princess has her preference; especially for a ring she is supposed to wear forever.


The Perfect Classic Solitaire Ring With A Four Prong Setting

For many women, an engagement ring can only be one thing; a large solitaire stone with four prongs; the larger the carat weight, the better. Yes, that is a wonderful choice. Whatever gem you choose for your special ring will be cherished and adored for symbolizing eternal love. What cut and shape will you choose?


Women Are Attracted To Different Cuts For Personal Reasons

The way a stone is cut allows it to reflect light, exhibit fire and thrill us with those amazing flashes of color that only a well cut gemstone can produce. Nothing says love like an engagement ring that shimmers in the light. Whether you choose genuine diamonds or a top-grade Cubic Zirconia, you will naturally gravitate to certain shapes over others. Your favorites reflect your personality.

How Do You Like Your Gemstones Shaped?

Fancy_cut_diamondsRound – Usually with 57 facets, this is the most popular and traditional cut. Perhaps a little conservative, this is a wonderful choice for the person who enjoys wearing classic styles. Simple and elegant never goes out of style.


Princess – This is second in popularity to the round shape, and is either square or oblong in shape. The cut of a Princess stone brings out its inherent sparkle. This is often chosen by extroverted women who love to dazzle and be dazzled.


Emerald – This cut, in contrast, is an oblong with long, rather sparse lines. The stone is cut to show its clarity, rather than its brilliance. Because there is no place to hide when it comes to the clarity of the gem with an emerald cut, it is often one of the most expensive options. This shape attracts the cool, classically-beautiful and confident woman.

Asscher – This shape was created over a hundred years ago and fell out of fashion. It has had a recent surge in popularity. The cut is reminiscent of a square emerald, and has a delightful Art Deco feel. Asscher cuts are often chosen by women who love vintage clothes and shabby chic.


Pillow – Sometimes known as the Cushion, this is a rather soft and sentimental square cut. It is pretty and dainty with its corners rounded to make the stone look truly brilliant. This is often the choice of women who like a certain retro look and who love to be surrounded by antiques.

Marquise – Dramatic and elegant this oval shape is pointed at each end. The shape is marvelous for women with long tapered fingers. A very bold choice, you need to have real confidence to carry off this unique shape.

Pear – The teardrop shaped pear stone is for the woman who likes something a little unusual. Sometimes people feel it is just a bit too reminiscent of a tear to be suitable for an engagement ring, others just love the shape and enjoy owning something really different.

Oval – Another classic shape that is very flattering to all fingers. Ovals are known to make your hand look long and slender. The cut generally focuses on sparkle. This is a good choice if you want to be slightly, but not too, unconventional.

Heart – Frequently chosen as a colored diamond, this is a lovely interpretation, especially for very young girls. Heart shapes are the perfect romantic choice.


Somewhere Over The Rainbow With Colorful Multi Stone Settings

Many people choose to have a multi stone setting with an eye-catching solitaire center gem accompanied by smaller stones either set around it or inlaid along the band. This kind of setting is perfect if you want to feature colored stones such as sapphires, rubies and emeralds, but have the glamor of diamonds too. Many people will recall Princess Diana’s famous oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds. For a while it seemed that everyone had that style of engagement ring.


Engagement Ring Designs That Make A Personal Statement

Choosing a colored stone is another way that a woman can make a statement. A colored stone is a little less conventional, and is generally chosen because of a deep affinity with a certain color range. For example, Diana’s sapphire echoed her beautiful blue eyes. If you think that wearing a pink diamond engagement ring or a blend of chocolate diamonds and yellow topaz sounds fascinating, you are a trend setter extraordinaire.


 Raised Versus Flat Settings

The question of a raised setting or a flat setting is important. A raised setting makes a stone look bigger and allows it to catch and reflect the most light. Lots of light refraction means lots of gorgeous dazzle and glitter. Of course, it is much more vulnerable to being knocked and damaged. For the active person, it may even get in the way. If you plan on wearing your engagement ring only on special occasions, then a raised setting is a good choice.
If you prefer to wear your ring all the time, then a flat setting, although less spectacular, is a safer bet. Dare we say, there is even an argument for having two complementary engagement rings, one for day to day wearing, and one for dress up occasions.


BoHo Choices-Under Every Hippy Lurks A Princess

Some unconventional girls won’t even have an engagement ring, but under every hippy lurks a princess. If you want to select an engagement ring which is completely different, then choose an antique piece, or have something especially designed just for you. Select semi precious stones like topaz and amethyst, even garnet, amber or turquoise can look stunning in the right setting.
It’s important not to rush into the choice of a ring. Of course, if the proposal is a surprise, then your man may have already selected one for you. If you don’t like his choice, then you are going to have to find a tactful way of saying so, or live with the ugly thing on your hand forever. If you think a marriage proposal is heading your way, it never hurts to start hinting about the types of designs that you really admire.




Image Credits: 1. Flickr.com, Engagement Ring by Shaun Farrell, no modifications, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/2. Fancy cut diamonds by Paul Noillimrev, no modifications, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/