(Closed) Forever Brilliant moissanite?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FutureMrsNRoss:  Try to find a jeweler in your area that works with moissanite.  Take them the stone and the certification and have them examine it.  If they are unconvinced you need to make a phone call and have a conversation with the people you ordered it from. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@FutureMrsNRoss:  

Here’s some good info I got directly from Charles and Colvard by email. I emailed them to ask about how to tell if it’s a real Forever Brilliant. It’s about the laser inscription on the FB stone. No exceptions. If there are no inscriptions, it’s not a real FB.

ALL FB’s have the inscription Forever Brilliant on them. EIther black or white lettering depending on the batch. You could take it into a jeweller and ask them to look @ it under a scope to see if the lettering is there.

Also, they said the FB treatment makes it UP TO 4 shades whiter, but it still is based off what color the original stone was. So there is quite a range of color grades it could be.

Can I ask what seller you bought from? I’m looking at buying a 2 carat FB too, so I”ve done extensive research on these stones lately and compared ebay prices to Schubach’s and all the info on betterthandiamond.com .

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

@FutureMrsNRoss:  I would talk to moissanite co before your 14 days is up. If you take it to a jeweler like PP suggested, you probably won’t get much help, if any. The only jeweler I ever found who would work with moissanite insisted he order it from his supplier and said most stones online are very poor quality (NOT saying this is true, but that will be the belief you commonly run into). 

Post # 7
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4662 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@BlondeMissMolly:  Go to an independant jeweller – like family jeweller or small store. THey are more willing to work with Moissanite than the big ones like Zales, ShaneCo, Kay, etc who are kind of like diamond snobs.

At a jewelry store, you could say you’re looking to buy a setting for your stone (get them into salesperson mode where they will bend backwards to help you to make a sale $$$) and ask if they can look at the stone under a scope for you. I’m sure they will do it if there is a potential ring setting sale involved!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

@lilsweetie:  yeah the jeweler we worked with was a small family jeweler. He was more than open to moissanite, but talked down on amora, etc. 

Post # 11
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4662 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think it’s worth a shot, to ease your mind at the very least. Especially since it’s so black and white.

Inscription is either there or it isn’t…

If I were you I wouldn’t rest easy until I had that stone examined during the return period.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@BlondeMissMolly:  wow that is interesting. Why was he open to Moissy but not Amora?

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

@lilsweetie:  well he said there is a lot of difference between moissanite depending on the processing and supplier, which doesn’t make sense but maybe he meant in terms of the distributor’s standards for quality control. He said there is a lot of subpar moissanite available online, and it’s not near as high quality as what jewelers work with through their distributors. Could be a load of crap, could be true, idk. With moissanite, consumers are really relying on what a few businesses purport online, and there’s nobody to tell you who is telling you the truth. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

There are a few distributors for moissanite.  I would not say that some are sub par, as long as they are selling stones rated VG.  I would work with someone that sells a lot of it.  They are the best jusge of the stones,  And with someone that hand picks it.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

FB stones do not have independent grading certificates that go with specific stones, BTD does that for their Amora enhanced. FB is a generic card, so it was likely just an accident that it didn’t make it in the package.

If you are worried, take it to a jeweler and have them check the girdle for a laser inscription, it should say “Forever Brilliant”. Hope that helps!

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