CONS of Moissanite

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

some people will think you got it as a diamond sim and probably make comments about that, IF you tell them and IF they ask whether it’s a diamond.  that’s the only con i can think of!

don’t have moissy yet, but def going to get one too

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

From one NC girl to another… there aren’t any, as far as I can tell. Mine is unenhanced and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen weird coloring in it. Nobody asks me if it’s a diamond or what it is, just one awkward moment where someone asked about the cut and I was like “Uh… round?” but that’s just me and would have happened no matter what stone it was. I’ll be interested to see what people have to say here!

Edit: I came back to this post and saw your info edit, sorry if I worried you in any way, I was just excited to see someone from my home town on here!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have one, and have had it since May. The only con is that I feel uncomfortable when people comment on the size and cost, assuming it’s a diamond and it’s megabucks,  and I feel a bit ‘uhhhh’ like I’m lying, but then again they are just assuming 😉

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

People always assume it’s a diamond (not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I’m definitely not trying to pass it off as a diamond, if that makes sense.) I’m proud of my moissanite and tell anyone that asks what it is. That’s about the only con I have.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My con is that people assume it’s a diamond. I want my moissy to be praised for what it truly is! Another concrete con is that many jewelers won’t work on it if you want to reset the stone, but that’s not something that should come up often. 

P.S. I know color is supposed to be a con, but I really adore a warm sparkle in a stone, so my FI is actually getting me an unenhanced moissy to replace my enhanced one. I know, roll your eyes at the crazy person… 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The only con is the yellow (have never seen grey or green) and I hardly ever see the yellow I have a unenhanced one also!

I guess you could count having to explain what exactly a moissante is to anyone who you tell it is a moissanite… 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Taeyers:  I know what you mean by “crazy person”. I wanted a diamond with a visible inclusion (well before we decided that, I was looking at Asha) and I’ve gotten several looks from people when they say “You WANTED an inclusion?”

 

OP: Even though I wasn’t looking at Moissy (I was looking at Asha) one con, for me, is that there was no characteristic in the stone like carbon spots. But since I WANTED a carbon spot I think that is a very selective con, from just my angle. If you want a flawless looking stone for a heck of a price that wouldn’t really be much of a con, though.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

The biggest con from my perspective is that it is somewhat new/untested. I know they SAY it is almost as hard as a diamond, won’t ever cloud, and will be beautiful forever just like a diamond, but how do they know? It has only been  used in jewelry at ALL for 14 years, and I believe some of the newer types of moissanite are only a few years old. I would be nervous that for something like an engagement ring (which you would want to last forever and pass down to your kids/grandkids I would think) it just wouldn’t hold up after 30, 50, 75 years like a diamond would. Not a big deal for something like moissanite stud earrings… but for an e-ring that would be my huge concern.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@SakuraBlossomBee:  I, too, freak out about the fact that there are no flaws in it. That’s so insane! But true.

I also notice a bit of warmth on overcast days, or in my car when the sun isn’t shining on the ring. I love it! So that’s not really a con for me. (I have amora moissanite.)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m an asha girl but the only con I could think of is that it is not the amora gem.  Per Less’ updates on BTD.com it appears that there is a good possibility that the AG will be available as early as next year.  Worst case is in 2015.  If you end up wanting the amora gem, moissy is an expensive placeholder.  However if you are looking for a warmer color than D or F than moissy is the way to go.

Post # 13
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Honey bee

The only con is that it’s kind of taboo. In a lot of people’s minds, if it’s not a diamond but it looks similar to one,  it’s fake. My younger brother has told way too many family members that it’s a “fake diamond” so clearing that up is never fun. I love my moissy and I’m glad I chose it, though. FH liked the price tag too. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@CorgiTales:  I believe the good people over at BTD have actually done standardized lab tests for hardness and toughness, and have come up with very precise results. While moissy hasn’t “stood the test of time” in the layman’s sense (by being worn by multiple generations), it’s hardly untested. 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Taeyers:  I didn’t mean untested as literally no tests. I’m just saying… scientists are wrong all the time. You can say what you THINK will happen, but then that theory has to be tested in real life. The bottom line is there are no 100 (or even 30) year old moissanites to look at and know they will still be beautiful. That for me personally is a huge roadblock.

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