Post # 1
Hello, everyone 🙂 I am new to Weddingbee. I’m not actually engaged to anyone, but, i’m looking at a moissanite ring for myself and figured this would be a good place to get information from other girls who have moissanite stones 🙂
To preface my question, I actually was not lucky enough to get engaged, but decided I did not want to wait for a man to come around into my life when I could just, you know, get myself the ring and be committed to me 😛 lol. So for a long time, I have been wanting to get my own personal engagement ring for myself (because i’m worth it!). Diamonds are way too expensive and out of my price range, not to mention the conflict thing :/ so I’ve fallen in love with moissanite, and think I actually prefer it to diamond ^_^ And I’ve found my perfect ring! *^_^*
I want to get a 2 carat center moissanite in a round brilliant cut set in 14k white gold (again, 2 carats, i’m worth it, lol). However, I’m not sure if I should have the stone enhanced or not. I’ve heard round brilliants don’t show as much color as some other cuts (like princess and marquise), but I’ve also heard anything over 1 carat tends to show color and should be enhanced. Moissanite Co. currently does not have any amora stones left, but they still have the forever brilliant treatment. But i’m just wondering whether or not to enhance the stone period. My mother has a diamond engagement ring, and the main stone does have a slight warmth to it (which I’ve always kind of liked in diamonds. Too white looks almost fake to me and I want to avoid a cz look). I know my ring will be a moissanite and I have no problem telling people the truth, but I also don’t mind it looking somewhat like a real diamond to passer-bys 😉 lol. Thought maybe the warmth in a 2 carat moissanite would make it more realistic looking. I don’t have a ton of money, so I’m a little on a budget, and only want to enhance the stone if absolutely necessary. (Like if the stone is going to be waaay yellow if I don’t do it, lol).
So, should I get the 2 carat round brilliant enhanced? Or would it be ok to not get it enhanced? (Keep in mind that I like a little warmth, so that’s not a huge issue. Just don’t want blatant yellow, lol). Thanks! 🙂
Post # 3
I researched these for a long time before getting mine and I say enhance. From what I’ve gathered, if you don’t want to see a color, or want I to be faint and are going over 1ct, have one enhanced either by getting the Amora which is supposed to be the whitest clearest or the Forever Brilliant which is slightly less expensive but also slightly less white. I have a 2ct Forever Brilliant enhanced round. In direct sunlight and in most industrial type buildings it is very white. In dim lighting it is a light canary-colored yellow. Sometimes it even has a slight green/gray tint. It doesn’t bother me but if it was any worse I think it would so I’m very glad I went with an enhanced stone. I also had my wedding band made with moissys. They are 3.5mm rounds, unenhanced and are very clear and sparkly. Here’s a look at my wedding set, hope this helps you lady! 🙂
Post # 4
I would say enhance. I just got my 1.25 Amora and it’s just incredible . The larger you go the more Id say enhance!!! Besides its not like you’d be disappointed in an enhanced but you may have a chance If its not enhanced.
my Amora is ridiculous !
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I was considering getting a moissy and I say at that size, enhance
Post # 6
I would get an enhanced Moissy for sure, if you’re going above 1.5 ct. I have a 1 ct solitaire, and while it’s quite clear, in some dim lights it throws off a little bit of a yellow, but that is rare.
It’s a one carat radiant cut solitaire, I’m obsessed with it. 🙂
Post # 7
Must must enhance!
2.2 cr cushion cut with forever brilliant added… wedding set was around 2k.. I knock people off their feet when I show it off.
Post # 8
How on earth does a 2ct diamond need to be enhanced?!
Post # 9
@rubbs it’s a Moissanite, not a diamond–totally different gemstone.
Post # 10
Although I have diamonds, I agree with you, moissanite is certainly a very cost effective alternative to a quality diamond.
I have read that the larger a moissanite is, the more it shows yellow or even a slight green color. Would definitely get the enhanced. The enhancement still won’t take it down to a “d” colorless diamond color, only a near colorless-think “h” color so you won’t have to worry as you said about it being “too white” like a cubic zirconium.
Congratulations on your engagement!
Post # 11
Unenhanced if you love moissanite
Enhanced if you’d like it to look more like a diamond
Post # 12
I’d say enhance.
I’m a color hog and it just looks weird in dim lighting. Both regular and forever brilliant was not my cup if tea. I don’t know if I just got bad gems or what.