FACE OFF: My Diamond E-ring and my Moissanite RHR

posted 2 years ago in Rings
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wow both are so beautiful!  Lucky girl!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Love them both! Is your moissanite enhanced?

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@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

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Both rings are just stunning!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@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.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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.

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Sugar bee

@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. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

You did an excellent job at capturing the individual beauty of both stones! Lovely rings! :-)

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Both are gorgeous and unique in their own way! You’re making me want a moissy!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

oooo – so pretty.  It’s nice that you have rings you can wear for different moods.  

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@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.

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