Barely pink OEC Moissanite vs. a sapphire. Help me!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hmm I think the moissanite would sparkle much more than the sapphire. Sapphires do sparkle yes, but moissanite is known for it’s crazy crazy sparkle. I have a ring that contains an emerald cut pink sapphire and it’s gorgeous. Even with the emerald cut it sparkles. I think you’d need to get a high quality sapphire for the look you’re after.

Oh and people regularly spend money on things that largely drop in value after purchase. Um hello, new cars? Ha so I don’t think that that should really factor into your decision. Personally.

Post # 5
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1787 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sapphires have a kind of glowy shiny sparkle.  Moissanite is more rainbowpalooza sparkle.  If you can, try to see both in person and see which you prefer.

Post # 6
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1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would say to get a sapphire. They are so unique and the peachy pink ones are to die for. A couple bees have pictures of their peachy pink yellow gold sapphire rings on here!

Post # 7
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1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@grapefruitlove:  pink moissanite is coated on the underside to make it pink. (Chemical vapor disposition) Per Mike C. Usually not problematic though he said.

I would go with the unique genuine sapphire or a natural morganite. However my preference is always for natural genuine gemstones over man made simulants.

Good luck.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@grapefruitlove:  I guess it depends on what kind of pink you want. I loooooove peach sapphires and I’ve seen a super sparkly one on here (made me want one for me!). Moissanite pink is too pink for me. 

Post # 11
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1787 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@grapefruitlove:  I think you can order a loose stone from Schubach’s or MoissaniteCo just to see, and then return it.

Post # 13
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1787 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@grapefruitlove:  I haven’t done it myself, so email and check first.  I hope it works out and you can see both and make the right choice for you.

Post # 14
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2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I would go with a sapphire, but I’m partial. Sapphires have a velvety sparkle its lively. Moissanite has an over the top rainbow throwing sparkle and its really not my thing since I find it eye jarring. I really prefer natural stones over man made I feel they have a warmth those generated in a lab lack. Sapphires come in every color of the rainbow it just takes looking to find what you want. You maybe able to find a peach sapphire on etsy or the natural sapphire company. Gem Select also may have them. When it comes to value the sapphire will retain it better than the moissanite provided its natural and not lab created.

Post # 15
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650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@grapefruitlove:  I have a peach sapphire set in rose gold.

 

I love my ring and wouldn’t trade it for anything but I REALLY wanted an OEC moissanite set in rose gold.   My FI knew this but wanted to get me the peach sapphire anyway.  I think he took issue with the moissanite being cheaper….and he didn’t want to feel like he was shorting me (even though he totally would not have been!)  In the right light my sapphire is absolutely stunning and beautiful (indoor, department store neons, jewelery stores and sunny days) but in a lot of lighting it looks cloudy and kind of dull.  

 

Go with the OEC – absolutely.

 

Post # 16
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650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Another thing – about the “rainbow sparkle” that the moissy has.  The rainbow is cut down a bit with the OEC cut AND the smaller moissy you get the less of that rainbow shows.  IT will still sparkle like hell but it will look much more “diamond like” if that’s what you want.

I wanted a 0.75ct moissy so it was a good size to avoid the major rainbow shine.

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