Blue Nile Diamond tests as Moissanite

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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3737 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Blue Nile is a very reputable company. Does your diamond have a laser engraving? If so, you can look at the number with a magnifiying glass and match it up to the GIA certificate. Round moissanite is cut very differently than round diamonds, so a jeweler should be able to tell the difference.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@gconz241:  Because of the similar composition, diamonds will sometimes test as Moissy and Moissy will sometimes test as diamonds. It’s not a completely accurate process. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Did it test as a diamond also? I agree that Blue Nile is reputable, I have used diamond testers before and had them messed up if you dont use them correctly (held at a crazy angle, wrong setting. to close to the prongs ect) but I dont know anything about Moissanite testers… If I were you I would take it to another place (*or 2) and have it diamond tested. 

Post # 6
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183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Moissanite is warmer and wont look like a D colored diamond. You can tell by the cut too. I would get it rechecked, Blue Nile is pretty reputable…

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@gconz241:  yikes, I would be concerned. I would take your ring to another jeweler ASAP and have them look at it under the microscope/loupe. yes I would be very concerned if a jeweler told me that the diamond I bought may actually be a simulant. while Blue Nile is reputable, you never know what could happen in the company with a dishonest employee or just a plain mixup.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

tagging to follow.

Post # 10
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772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@gconz241:  Ya if it is NOT testing as Diamond I would call Blue Nile, it could be a mix up or a person who was underhanded but if its not testing as Diamond and is for Mossie every time then you dont have a diamond!  SORRY but you need to call Blue Nile ASAP, I hope they dont try and say you changed it then tried to get a refund but the price difference is amazing between a D diamond and a mossie. 

 

Please keep us updated! 

Post # 11
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444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Just a quick note, I bought a loose diamond from blue Nile and my jeweller couldn’t find the gia number on it. They were really easy and helpful when I called, we exchanged it for another stone with better specs. It turns out that the ink had come out of the inscription, but they still honoured the exchange we had decided on. I would call them and speak to their diamond experts. I second the ‘reputable company, but you never know’ comment.

Let us know what happens!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Do you have a picture of your stone? Curious to see- warmth from moissanite would be quite different than a D diamond I’d think. Second the comment to call Blue Nile ASAP! 

Post # 13
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191 posts
Blushing bee

Scary! Keep us posted.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Thermal testers are not all that accurate.  Any jeweler worth his salt would know that, and as well, be able to tell the difference with his eyes and with a loupe.  I would go elsewhere, and make sure they are a GIA graduate.  Anyone can call themselves a jeweler, but expertise and credentials vary.  Blue Nile is very reputable.  I cannot believe that they would try to pass off moissy as diamond.  Maybe there was some sort of mixup, but it is all so odd.  Get it checked elsewhere.  

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@jcent:  She said the jewler looked at it and thought it was a moissy and thats why he even tested it…. and no I dont think the company Blue Nile would try to pass of a moissy as a diamond but soneone working there may hoping no on would notice. 

 

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