As I’m staring at the screen, with various post ideas flitting about in my brain and a lack of focus, I’m looking down at my engagement ring. It’s a beautiful moissanite round solitaire with white gold prongs and a rose gold band. It’s unique, in that we picked the ring out together, and the symbolism of it is more sentimental for us than that of a diamond.
Moissanite was discovered in 1893, in a meteor crater located in Canyon Diablo, Arizona. It resembles the appearance of a diamond, in that it is a clear stone that sparkles. Most people looking at moissanite would not know the difference.
What makes moissanite special to me is that it came from space. It is a product of the universe, and not just this one speck of Earth in it. Obviously, moissanite is made synthetically now, but the concept and principle behind it remains the same. I like to think of having it as an engagement ring as a union of love and the universe. It’s a solitaire because it represents being “present,” focusing on the time we have together now and not taking it for granted.
If there is any qualm about the ring is that people assume it is a diamond. And while I do try to openly share that it’s moissanite as much as I can, not every situation allows or gives way for it. I got a larger stone (1.5 ct) because it is a solitaire, and wanted to have it be a small statement of our love on my hand. I love seeing it sparkle. But at times I wonder if others interpret it as a different sort of statement – as a statement that we are extravagant, or trying to appear as something we are not.
And I suppose those fears are similar to the fears I have with this blog. This blog remains very close to my heart, and the last thing I want is for it to become this sold-out looking cash cow thing. And I don’t think I’d ever let it get to that point – if I did become an Amazon affiliate (I am not currently) then I would only have products that make sense to the messages and purpose I am trying to portray. If I sell a product or course, I would want to make sure it’s meaningful not only to make/develop, but to people that purchase it.
This blog is a moissanite, in that I want it to be beautiful and resonate with the universe, while being in reach for anyone interested.
That’s all I got for today!