Diamond halo is different color than my center stone! Help!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1603 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Lyssie:  Yikes. First of all, I’m pretty sure moissanite melee DOES exist, so that’s weird. Most jewelers aren’t going to have it on hand though. IIRC, another bee actually got J colored diamond melee in her setting because that better matched her moissanite but would be easily replaced in the future if one fell out or something. 

Wait and see what it looks like for yourself to decide what to do. If it DOES bother you, I think it’s worth it to go back to the same guy and ask him to fix it. I wasn’t clear on which looked “dingy” from your post.. the center or the halo? If the center is what looks dingy, it shouldn’t be a problem for him to match it by putting lower colored melee to match in instead.

Post # 4
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I would expect the diamonds to be a different color from the moissanite.  I’m not sure why he thought they’d be the same.  I don’t really have any advice, but I wanted to say I’m sorry this is causing you so much stress!

Since you’ve been so involved up to this point, I think you should see the ring before he proposes so you can try and fix it first if there is a problem.  The actual proposal should be filled with nothing but joy at getting engaged and being in love.  You definitely shouldn’t be concerned about what the ring will look like.  Be honest with your SO.  Good luck!

Post # 5
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Lyssie:  It’s hard to tell without seeing the ring. Personally, I always think that moissy look to be a different color than the diamonds around them. They are a different stone and because of that, light bends out of them differently, changing the color a bit. It’s generally not super noticable or annoying, but if you are looking for it, you can definitely tell. Your post states center stone twice rather than center and side, so I’m not sure which one looks dingey. If it is the side stones that look dingey, tell your boyfriend to get it cleaned, sometimes junk (not sure what it is) that jewelers used will get under the stones and change their appearence. Good luck and congrats on the imminent engagement!

Post # 6
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Lyssie:  yeah, moissanite and diamond don’t look similar enough at all!

Post # 7
7531 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@Lyssie:  First of all, yes they 100% make melee sized moissanite, my first e-ring had it. Next, do you know what color diamonds he used for the setting? Does he have experience with diamond/moissy hybrids? He should know to use melee in the lower color range. My super white moissy center is complimented by J diamonds in my halos, anything above J would be WAY too different color-wise. Also, moissy is very chameleon-like and takes on colors of the environment. They can look especially dingy in the car. Do you happen to know where your friend saw your ring? Outside overcast day? Inside of a car? That could play a huge part.

Post # 8
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The not seeing it would be stressing me out completely – I think I’d need to see the ring – especially if he’s worried about showing it you.  maybe ask to see it together so you’ll know whether it’s the one to be used in a proposal 🙂  Good luck!!!!  I hope it fits your vision!!

Post # 9
1224 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

@Lyssie:  3.5 ct is pretty big for a moissanite, and typically the color is more noticeable the higher you go unfortunately 🙁 is it a forever brilliant or unenhanced? If it’s unenhanced, you might want to sell it and spend the money for an upgrade to FB.

Post # 14
7531 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@Lyssie:  Here’s my moissanite and diamond ring in various lighting (1 ct FB OEC, ~.5 ct J colored melee)

Post # 15
11760 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Of course moissanite (which is known for being yellowish-green) is going to be noticeable different from g-h sidestones (which are typically used). The color is going to be even more obvious in such a large sized stone.  The same is an issue if you have a lower colored diamond. I’d wait to see it in person, it may not bother you.  I was considered a bit about this beacuse I my diamond is a lower color then my halo but you can’t tell a difference at all.

Post # 16
8118 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

The color will probably change in different lights. I’m sure it’s beautiful! Can’t wait to see it!

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