Our Guide to Moss Agate Engagement Rings

Moss agate engagement rings have quickly become a fan favorite amongst gen z and millennial couples, and in 2023 moss agate became our best-selling gemstone and one of our best-selling center stones of all time. With more and more couples prioritizing uniqueness and personal style in engagement rings that reflects the wearer and their relationship, we predict these enchanting stones will only continue to grow in popularity in 2024. If a moss agate engagement ring is calling your name, here’s what you need to know before saying “yes” to your dream gemstone engagement ring.


Moss Agate 101

What is moss agate? 

Moss agate is a gemstone from the quartz family that is renowned for its nature-like beauty and symbolism. These stones get their name from their stunning green inclusions – or markings –  which look like green moss or foliage you’d find in a lush forest. 

What makes moss agate unique?

Moss agate is unique thanks to its appearance, moss agate ranges from milky white to translucent, which makes their green moss-like inclusions pop. In terms of their overall appearance, the shades of green, size of, and amount of inclusions varies, making each moss agate stone one-of-a-kind. 

Additionally, the deeper meaning moss agate holds adds to their uniqueness. Thanks to the nature-like qualities of moss agate, its symbolic meanings relate to healthy ecosystems and holistic balance. Moss agate is said to encourage tranquility and bring us closer to nature, which may appeal to those who look to the healing powers of nature. It’s also said that moss agate is associated with fostering connections with new people and that moss agate is ideal for marking new chapters in one’s life, like getting married.

What to Consider When Picking out a Moss Agate Engagement Ring

Compared to traditional diamond engagement rings, a moss agate engagement ring is an affordable yet sophisticated option, which makes them an ideal option for all budgets. The affordability of moss agate also allows one to invest more into other details of the ring, such as accent stones. 


Moss agate stones are extremely versatile with unlimited possibilities. The variety of these stones make them striking in any cut, they’re beautiful in any setting, and are complimented by any metal color. With that being said, you’ll want to do your homework to narrow down your favorite details.


Left: The Calisto, Right: The Selene

Durability & Everyday Wear

Rated as a 7 out of 10 on the mohs scale of hardness (diamonds are a 10), moss agate is a fairly hard gemstone that’s moderately durable. This means it’s slightly softer than traditional diamonds and extra care should be taken while worn. But don’t let this dissuade you! Moss agate is not a soft stone by any means, and with the appropriate precautions, a moss agate engagement ring can be worn daily. Additionally, all of our moss agate stones are cut into calibrated sizes, should you find yourself needing a replacement down the road.

How to Care for Your Moss Agate Engagement Ring

When you know what precautions to take, caring for your moss agate engagement 

ring can be simple – ensuring your symbol of love and commitment will last a lifetime.

Gentle cleaning: To preserve moss agate’s lustre by removing dirt and oils that can dull its appearance, regularly clean your ring with mild soap and warm water, and use a polishing cloth to gently wipe your ring inbetween cleans.

Avoid harsh chemicals: Remove your ring prior to exposure to any chemicals, including household cleaners, workplace chemicals, lotions, and other cosmetics.

Activities to avoid: To protect your ring, avoid physical activity, manual labour, swimming, and performing household chores. 

Mindfulness: Always exercise caution when wearing a moss agate ring with other jewelry to avoid scratches or other damage. This mindfulness approach applies to any hands-on activities in general.

Storage: When not wearing your ring, store it in a safe, dry place to avoid damage and minimize exposure to air. Store it in a separate pouch or box separate from other diamond or gemstone jewelery to avoid potential accidental damage. 

Pros & Cons


One-of-a-kind mezmerizing beauty: Moss agate is visually unlike any other gemstone, with each stone being unique.

Symbolic: Moss agate holds deeper meaning, symbolic of nature’s healing powers, healthy ecosystems, tranquility, and peace.

Perfect for nature lovers: You’ll be reminded of nature’s beauty with every glance at your fingertips.

Versatile: Moss agate’s versatility allows for endless design possibilities. 

Budget-friendly: Compared to traditional diamonds and other gemstones, moss agate is an economical option for all budgets. 


Precautions required: As mentioned above, there are precautions needed to be taken when wearing (and not wearing) a moss agate engagement ring.

Not for active lifestyles: Moss agate may not be a practical choice for someone with an extremely active lifestyle or with a hands-on job.

Subdued sparkle: Moss agate doesn’t possess the same brilliance as diamonds, so if you want a center stone with intense sparkle you may want to explore other stones. Alternatively, you can look for a ring with accent stones to still get the sparkle of diamonds!

A moss agate engagement ring is a great choice for nature-loving couples or for the couple looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind engagement ring, and as long as you know how to protect your ring, a moss agate engagement ring could be the perfect engagement ring for you. When you book a free virtual consultation with us, we’ll help guide you in the right direction when designing your moss agate engagement ring. If you’re already one step ahead and have established your vision with your partner, you can design your dream moss agate engagement ring with our custom ring designer.