(Closed) Disappointed with new Moissy ring (pics!) FI's upset. Long post.

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I personally prefer moissanite over diamonds. I think the rainbow sparkles are awesome! But I understand that it isn’t your cup of tea! I hope you like how your ring turns out with the diamond! Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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958 posts
Busy bee

Moissanite! But I prefer amora moissanite so it’s whiter. But I LOVE the the rainbows. It’s my favorite thing. It’s double refractive, so thats why it happens.

Post # 6
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678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yeah I felt some of the same disappointment when I received my moissy stone and saw it in person for the first time. I had ordered the amora moissy. I guess after reading all the positive reviews I expected I would love it, but for some reason that I can’t put my finger on, I just didn’t have that reaction!

Not that moissy isn’t beautiful in its own right- I definitely own some moissy jewelry ๐Ÿ™‚ But for my e-ring, it was a no-go.

Must’ve been tough to burst your FI’s bubble, but it’ll be on your hand, you should be happy with it! 

Post # 7
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927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

i have a diamond ring only beccause it was a family heirloom otherwiise i would have a mossy. i personally love the rainbow refractino but i knwo its not everyone’s cup of tea.  i would say its better that you speak up now about it instead of waiting until you cant return it anymore to say something or keeping and secretly not liking it for the rest of ever. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@BakerBee16:  and i think its really great that you actually gave it a shot and tried to like it. i am the ssame way once i find something its almost impossible to change my mind  and both of the rings are beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I prefer diamonds myself and I think your diamond ring is gorgeous!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

I prefer your moissonite ring way more.  It is stunning.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

They are definitely different. I prefer the way diamond sparkles as well. Another difference is the sort of blurriness when you look at the moissanite facets. If you look at the inside from a few angles you’ll see what I mean. Diamonds don’t have that, their facets have clean and sharp divisions from all angles.

I find it odd when I read some people’s posts on here saying that it’s very hard to tell the difference. A photo may not show the difference well, but like you, in person I don’t find it very hard to see at all. Even from a distance, it behaves differently. I think that when people imply or even state that they are very similar-looking, it causes many people to be in your position and have false hopes, expecting something more diamond-like when they order it.

I also suspect this is why the people who own the patent have moved to an almost all-online model for retailing it, as it’s always harder to “return” something you’ve “bought” than to “not buy” something you’re just “trying on.” Any good marketer knows that. Plus, it’s harder to comparison-shop. If you didn’t have any experience with diamonds, would you realize as quickly that they were as different as they are? I doubt it.

Full disclosure: I also just prefer diamond, period, even if it’s smaller, and even if there was a synthetic stone that nobody could visually tell apart from it. I love me a natural stone from the earth, and I like the directness of something “looking like what it is.”

If you like warmer stones, that’s great. A warmer diamond will be more affordable. Shop around, haggle! Always haggle, there’s such a markup and there’s room to negotiate it down. Go to independent jewelers in your city and online and get the best bang for your buck. Ask about holiday season discounts too! It can take a little time and effort to find just the right diamond for you, but I’m sure you can find one that you love, and that fits your budget too.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like the moissy ring better. But this is because I am not a quad setting fan.

 

I do totally get your e-ring loyalty. I upgraded, and still wear my older set frequently- even thought the diamond is a 1/3 of the size of the newie!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

A well cut diamond will also throw rainbows, but I’ve never seen moissanite, so I can’t compare. Part of the difference you’re seeing is probably also due to size – the individual diamonds are much smaller than the moissanite and won’t give off large flashes of light.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

I love the rainbows and all of the quirks of my moissy, but they’re definitely not for everyone. Both of your rings are beautiful, and I’m sure your FI will feel better in no time ๐Ÿ™‚

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