Forever Brilliant Moissanite VS. Diamond, How much like a diamond are they?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

So you want to pass it off to others as a diamond?  If that’s the case, if you can’t afford a 2carat diamond, people will probably assume it’s not.  Anytime I see a friend sporting a larger than 1ct “diamond” on their finger, unless they are quite well off financially, I assume it is not a diamond, even if they try and tell everyone it is.  Thats amongst a young crowd though.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I do not own a moissy and have only seen one in person but it was a low quality stone.  From my research my understanding is that moissy is it’s own stone in it’s own right with qualities that are different from that of a diamond.  For example it is moody and may reflect colors in it’s general vicinity that diamonds would not reflecdt in the same way.  Plus on an overcast day it may appear darker.  The pictures I’ve seen here in the hive are breathtaking.  FutureDrAtkins has a stunning moissy OEC in a double halo and it does not seem to show a lot of color in the pictures. 

If you are looking for a true diamond subsititue I would go with the Amora Gem (my possible upgraded center stone ) or an asha.  Asha is the best diamond simulant I know of and it is what I went for when I came to my center stone.  I personally wanted it to be believable so I went with the same size in the Asha that we could afford in a diamond.  However no one says you have to go by that rule and as far as I know you could easily afford a 5 ct but are just not willing to spend the money.  Anyway, asha is not a forever stone but it’s a great for now stone while the Amora Gem will last forever.  

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

A moissy is it’s own beautiful stone with different properties than a diamond. I’m sure some of the ladies who have them on this site can share some pics and details of their stunning rings To help you decide. That being said why would you want to pass something off that is beautiful In it’s own right as something else, you wouldnt pretend a sapphire or emerald is a diamond !? Sorry I just think it’s tacky to try to pretend you have something (a big $$ diamond) when you don’t, and most people wont be fooled as PP said. If you love that gem then get it and rock it for what it is!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

“Moissy is its own stone; it doesn’t look like a diamond; be proud; don’t pass it off.”

Bull. It looks like diamond and only someone who knows about moissanite would question it. Obviously, it’s going to look odd if you’re wearing a ring that looks like something only the rich could afford. It does have color in certain lights, but most people won’t be looking for that. The table is flatter. Again, most people won’t look for that.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

alanas:  Oh sorry, when you said it wasn’t in the budget I just assumed.  Not that it’s anyone’s business on what you can and can’t afford, just for instance if I’d gotten the equivalent of a $20000 diamond which is a quarter of mine and FI’s salary, I know people would think I had gotten a CZ or something lol. I have only seen one moissy, it was probably between 2ct -3ct and since it was so large, I think it clearly didn’t look like diamond.  Looked more like the crystals people hang in their windows.  I could tell before I was told, and I’ve got no problem with people having them, I just personally am not a fan.   I’d rather smaller and actual diamond anyday.  I like the symbolism of the diamond too though, I wouldn’t have liked anything else. End of the day, it’s your pick though 🙂

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Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

alanas:  I have 2 moissanite rings, one coloured and one not (eternity ring) and love them both and wouldn’t hesitate to buy another….however for your purposes I would suggest an Amora Gem, which is slightly more expensive than moissanite for a similar size, but it closer to diamond visually.  I haven’t seen one in person though.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

alanas:  Also just be aware that there is Amora moissanite and Amora Gem, two different stones. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

I dont have any of these stones, but if I were going to go for a diamond alternative that kind of looks like a diamond, I would go for moissanite or white sapphire just for the hardness aspect, since it would be a daily worn thing (I assume anyway)

There was someone on this board that had a picture of an Asha stone after a short bit of wear and it looked TERRIBLE. Like someone had gone over it with sandpaper or something. I personally couldnt see spending money like that on something that could potentially look like garbage in a year or two

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