Affordable modern marquise ring from Chiang Mai, Thailand

Affordable Ring in 2023: Handcrafted Marquise Moissanite Ring in 14k Rose Gold

There are many types of jewelry that can stand out and be attractive, depending on personal taste and style. One thing that we can suggest to you if you are on budget: a marquise moissanite ring in 14k rose gold.

Handmade marquise ring from Chiang Mai

What is a marquise moissanite?

Moissanite was first discovered in 1893 by French scientist Henri Moissan, who was examining rock samples from a meteorite crater in Arizona. Moissan initially believed that he had discovered diamonds, but further testing revealed that the mineral was a new, previously unknown substance. The mineral was later named moissanite in honor of its discoverer.

It is made of silicon carbide, a mineral that occurs naturally in small amounts. While natural moissanite is extremely rare and only found in certain types of meteorites, it can also be produced synthetically in a laboratory.

A marquise cut is a type of diamond cut that has an elongated shape with pointed ends, resembling the shape of a football. It is also sometimes referred to as a navette cut. Marquise moissanites are popular choices for engagement rings and other types of jewelry, as they offer a unique and elegant look that is similar to diamonds but at a more affordable price point. They are also highly durable and resistant to scratching, making them a practical choice for everyday wear.

How is the ring made?

Making this marquise moissanite ring involves several steps, including designing the ring, selecting the moissanite stone, and creating the setting. We selected a marquise cut moissanite which is about 10 x 15mm, and colorless. The next step is to select the metal for the ring band and setting, in which we have chosen gold in rose gold color.

The metal is then heated, hammered, and shaped into the desired form. Techniques such as soldering, welding, and annealing were used to join pieces together and create the final shape.

Depending on the desired design and style we can make the finishing to be well polished or matte. But for this ring, we've made it well polished.

What are the features of the ring?

The Modern Marquise Ring stands out from other pieces of jewelry due to its exquisite design. The marquise shape of the gemstone is both graceful and regal, perfect for a sophisticated and timeless look. The moissanite gemstone is also highly prized for its strength, durability, and brilliance. It is harder than most gemstoes and is often used as a more affordable substitute for diamond. The brilliant sheen of the moissanite reflects the light like a million tiny mirrors, creating a tapestry of captivating multicolored light that adds to its amazing beauty.

This stunningly unique and exquisite ring is further enhanced by its versatility. The ring can be a beautiful engagement or anniversary ring, or a bold statement piece. It can be paired with a variety of other gemstones, metals and settings to create a one-of-a-kind look that is sure to stand out.

What are the benefits of wearing a handmade Modern Marquise Ring?

The handcrafted ring is enhanced by the amazing attention to detail paid by the skilled Shiraz Jewelry team who create each piece one by one. The ring was crafted from the finest 14k gold mix formula - we don't use off-the-shelves alloy products. The stones are expertly set by hand. The resulting ring is not only exquisitely beautiful but also unique, enhancing its one-of-a-kind qualities.

Front view of handmade marquise ring

Beside that, the moissanite was produced in a laboratory, which means that there is no need for mining or excavation. Moissanite production, requires much less water. On the other hand, diamond mining can have a significant environmental impact, including habitat destruction, water pollution, and soil erosion. Diamond mining can require significant amounts of water, which can be a scarce resource in many areas.

Moissanite is a durable and long-lasting material that can be passed down through generations, reducing the need for new jewelry to be produced. This can help to conserve natural resources and reduce the environmental impact of the jewelry industry.

Another benefit is you are supporting Shiraz Jewelry, a local small jewelry store in Chiang Mai which has been around since 1983. When you are buying this ring from us, you are supporting sustainable practices and helping to reduce carbon emissions. Small businesses like us are often owned and operated by individuals or families who are invested in their community and have a personal stake in the success of their business. By supporting these businesses, you are supporting ethical and socially responsible practices.

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