Does ANYONE have pics of an oval Moissanite e-ring that is 2.5 carats or more?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Lyssie:  I think the problem you are running into here is that you want to pass off a moissanite as a 3.75 carat diamond.  The majority of people (including myself) could not or would not want to spend 6-figures for a diamond that size so it may be unbelievable from the get go.

 

Be proud of your moissy! Since you are worried about the stones matching why don’t you get a moissy halo instead. If anyone asks then tell them the truth because honestly trying to fool your coworkers into thinking that you have a $100,000+ stone is just silly.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Lyssie:  You do realize that a diamond of this size would cost at least $60,000 right?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Most people who buy moissanites do so because they love the stone itself, and prefer it over diamond (not me personally), so I’d say wear it loud and wear it proud. If you will be too ashamed to have a moissy, then maybe it’s best if you get a diamond, because in the back of your mind you’ll constantly be aware of the fact that it’s not a diamond, and when people admire your ring, you’ll feel uncomfortable thinking what might be going through their head. Yes, I’d love a 4 carat diamond ring because, well, diamonds are a girls best friend right? But we’re not millionaires and I’m extremely in love with my .90 carat colourless diamond that sparkles like crazy. And it’s all I could ever ask for from my amazing FI.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

@GretaMae316:  @blushpinkbride:  Cost really depends on what type of stone you’re talking about. Pretty sure y’all are pulling numbers out of nowhere.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@anxiousbee323:  I looked up the cost of a 3.75 carat diamond with average specs so I wasn’t pulling numbers out of the blue. The original poster was talking about diamonds in her halo not match the color of her moissy stone so I am assuming that is what the OP was referring to. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

mine is large, but pink.  It shows the cut well though. 

And a diamond the sise of mine, and pink, would be over a million dollars.  I know this, but I just like sparkles.  😉  A 3.7 ct oval diamond, in the moissy colour range, would not be 60k or 100k though.  You could get one for under $40,000.

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@anxiousbee323:  she wants it to look like a diamond and a 3.75 ct diamond is $$$$. Look it up on blue Nile 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jcent:  Gorgeous ring!! Wink

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I just saw a 4ct J SI2 diamond on blue nile for $35,000.  Moissy is J, if not warmer.  Clarity, you can say whatever, if you are passing it off, and that was 4ct.  Ever ct marker is a premium.  So 25 points less, she would be well under 40k.  Either way, I would never ask someone what they paid.  40k is a lot, yeah, but doable for a lot of people.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

@Bobcat:  Thank you!  🙂

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

@blushpinkbride:  @GretaMae316:  What is “average”? Like jcent said…you can’t compare this to just any random type of diamond. No one can compare moissanite to D color, FL clarity, X carat, signature ideal cut diamonds. That’s comparing apples to oranges. You really should compare to one that has specs that are similar to a moissanite, which is on avg J color and VS clarity.

If we’re talking about ovals:

Here is a J color, VVS2 clarity, 4.01 carat, good cut oval for $41,427: http://www.bluenile.com/oval-diamond-4-carat-good-cut-j-color-vvs2-clarity_LD03022002

Here is a J color, VS2 clarity, 4.00 carat, very good cut oval for $44,935: http://www.bluenile.com/oval-diamond-4-carat-very-good-cut-j-color-vs2-clarity_LD03952184  

 

If you want to see rounds:

Here is a J color, VS2 clarity, 4.15 carat, ideal cut round for $39,851: http://www.bluenile.com/round-diamond-4-carat-ideal-cut-j-color-vs2-clarity_LD03954213

 

Are these stones expensive? That’s all very relative, but it’s possible to buy that. Just buy a diamond instead of a new car. Buy a diamond instead of renovating your house. It’s possible for people to buy real diamonds of this size if they actually want to.

That’s why the whole “omg people are going to know you don’t have a diamond” argument is flawed. Do you know how much a certain Bee (or even a close friend, someone you actually know) earns down to the last dollar? Do you know what proportion of their salary they spend toward their expenses and how much of that they save? Probably not.

So who is either one of you to say: a) these diamonds are out of most peoples’ price ranges if those people choose to prioritize that (not true as evidenced by the links above) and b) that some Bee can’t possibly pass her moissanite off because everyone will know it’s not real (also not true because I doubt many people IRL know what others are making or what they’re spending/saving on).

And most importantly, at the end of the day, who cares? This stuff is not just illogical but also petty. Live and let live, people.

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