Post # 1
I have ring envy. Big time. I love love love my emerald cut diamond halo e-ring, but I find myself longing for simplicity.
So to cure my ring envy, I decided to buy myself a moissanite solitaire RHR. I’ve been plotting this purchase for a while now and I finally did it! I really shouldn’t be THIS excited…but I am.
So it’s a face-off b/w my beautiful e-ring that my loving FI got me (which cost about $3,000) and my equally beautiful and simple moissy solitaire that cost me $349 on moissanite.com. My gift to myself.
I do notice that the moissy has a LOT of rainbow reflections going on in the facets of the stone. I can see why people say they can spot a moissy. My diamond has none of that. But I love it!
Best of both worlds 🙂
Anyone else cure their ring envy with a nice RHR purchase?
I’m at work so excuse the stuff on my desk in the background.
They are both 1/2 ct. center stones. My e-ring is 1ctw.
And please excuse my extremely dry skin and crusty cuticles!!!
Post # 3
Wow both are so beautiful! Lucky girl!
Post # 4
Love them both! Is your moissanite enhanced?
Post # 5
Can someone explain to me the rainbow reflection thing? I see multicolored fire from my ring, and I’m 100% sure it’s a diamond.
Post # 7
I honestly can’t tell the difference!
Post # 8
@cmbr: It’s really something that is hard to explain, you should see one in person. Basically the moissanite picks up the colors of the area around it, so it is almost like a tiny mirror. It’s hard to tell from pictures because it’s only really noticeable when it is moving.
Here’s a good comparison video. At the end they move them around so you can see how the different stones react to the light. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrEE9nHK6Us
Post # 9
Both rings are just stunning!
Post # 10
@LilliePad: Sorry to completely hijack the thread, but I guess I’m still confused. My diamond picks up surrounding colors — it’s actually one of the selling points of this branded cut. It’s an August Vintage Cushion from Good Old Gold.
Post # 11
I love both rings. Here is what I would do. Wear your Moissy as a back up ring when you are on vacation. I know my husband would flip out if I chose a Moissy over the ering he gave me that cost $3000. Then again, my husband is so cheap he could squeeze a bull off a nickle….I love my Moissy.
Post # 12
@Reign14: Very beautiful. You’re a lucky lady. 🙂
@cmbr: I ordered a loose moissanite a couple weeks back to check out the same thing. To be honest, I didn’t see anything remarkably different than a diamond in regards to fire. A well cut diamond that is. An average or poor cut – absolutely more fire. But based on the stones that I have seen in my personal life the moissanite reacted to various environments very much like a diamond and the fire and the way it picked up surrounding color was just the same as well. This was just my personal observation. EDIT: I was comparing a round moissy and a round diamond. Other cuts will obviously perform differently and the differences may then be more noticeable when compared to a round moissy given a well cut round performs amazingly well.
Post # 13
You did an excellent job at capturing the individual beauty of both stones! Lovely rings! 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
Both are gorgeous and unique in their own way! You’re making me want a moissy!
Post # 15
oooo – so pretty. It’s nice that you have rings you can wear for different moods.
Post # 16
@cmbr: Honestly I can’t really tell a difference between the two stones either, unless they are compared side by side. Even when they are side by side, I can tell a difference, but I don’t know which one is which, I just know they look different lol. Some moissanites I’ve seen are VERY refractive of light and it almost looks like you’re looking through those paper 3D glasses you got as a kid on 4th of july. Does that make sense? haha that’s the best way to describe it. But a lot of people post on here about how the stones are SOOO much different and how moissys are SOOO much more refractive than diamonds, but honestly I can only tell a slight difference.