Why Moissanite and Lab Diamond Engagement Rings?

Although mined diamonds have a long history of being the status quo, an increasing number of couples are looking for quality alternatives that better represent their lifestyle and values. When you choose our lab-created stones, you can feel confident knowing that they're extremely durable, extraodinarily beautiful, and unapologetically ethical.

Moissanite (composed of silicon carbide) scores an incredible 9.25 on the Mohs scale of hardness, making it one of the hardest stones available for jewelry. Moissanites can also vary in color, with colorless DEF grade being the best available in the market and in all Lucine & Co rings. A unique aspect of moissanite is it's high refractive index of 2.65-2.69, meaning it has even more fire and brillance diamonds.

Lab diamonds are created in a controlled environment using advanced technological processes that replicate the natural conditions under which diamonds form in the Earth. These diamonds have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as natural diamonds, making them indistinguishable from their mined counterparts to the naked eye and under professional examination. Rated a 10 on the Moh's scale of hardness, they are the most durable, while costing 20-40% less than mined diamonds. They offer an incredible icy sparkle that has been adored for generations.

We do the tedious work involved in sourcing the ideal lab created stones that uphold the 3EX standard (and beyond) for cut, color, and polish, so that you can have piece of mind that your jewelry stays brilliant for life.

We truly feel empowered to be part of a new generation of jewelry designers that offer ethical alternatives to better the standards that have been set before us.

Are Sapphires and Other Gemstones Suitable Alternatives?

Our belief is that in this day and age, any gemstone can be used in jewelry! However, some gemstones require extra care and attention than others due to how soft or brittle they can be. As a general rule, stones 9.0 and above on the Mohs scale of hardness are better for daily wear. These include sapphires (9.0), moissanites (9.25), lab-diamonds (10).

Why Use Mainly 14k Solid Gold?

Jewelry made with 14K gold is composed of a sign