Have a morganite engagement ring, might switch to moissanite, need help!!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee

im no help, but just curious as to how long you had your morganite for until there was visible wear on it and were you careful with it, or did you wear it all the time including doing chores and such…im getting a morganite so im curious

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@nikkidrew90:  My e-ring is morganite, and I’ve had it 4 months currently, it still looks completely new. I clean it once a month. I think it depends on the quality of your morganite when it comes to the wear of it. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

@iiiEllie:  thanks for the imput, what do you use to clean it, ive tried looking online and all they say is mild soap and water

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@nikkidrew90:  I use a baby toothbrush and dawn dish soap. Makes it glitter like new. 🙂 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

@iiiEllie:  wow yours is beautiful! Thanks so much, I think this weekend im going to go buy the baby toothbrush! Thanks and congrats on the engagment, hope your enjoying saying “fiance” haha

@amazinglysimple:  and sorry for hijacking your thread, im done lmao ps. i did a lot of research on moissanite as well and it seems like a great choice, softer than a diamond but harder than any other gemstone

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m no help either, bu I asked my jeweler if he had any moissanite and he did. He showed me a stone that was equivalent to 1 carat. It was beautiful and cost $500.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

I do like the idea of trying to give it a good clean. Toothpaste is a great way to clean jewelery (the paste, not the gel). I don’t have a mossi, but I have heard they are just about as strong as a diamond. Check out the MOHS scale?

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@amazinglysimple:  I don’t know enough to tell you myself, but hopefully other Bees will chime in. I highly recommend that you do a search for moissanite threads on here 🙂 there’s sooo much information! I do know that moissanite is harder than sapphires and nearly as hard as diamonds. SO and I chose moissanite for many reasons, but the hardness was a huge factor! I want my ring to last for at least ten years without me having to take special care of it (because I’m not great at doing that!). Hopefully you can find the information you need to make your decision 🙂 good luck!!

Post # 12
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Worker bee

I believe the hardness is 9.25 – slightly less hard than a diamond, but harder than all other gemstones. They sound pretty durable.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The moissanite will be much more durable than your morganite.  Silicon carbide has been used for industrial purposes for years, plus moissanite has a crystal structure similar to diamond.  So it’s very hard, and a good “forever” stone.  Because it is so hard, though, it seems to be brittle – a few moissy owners have had chipping issues, but hey, even diamonds chip.    

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@abirdword:  +1, especially the chipping. Even diamonds can chip, so I would argue that if you’re looking for a cheap forever stone, moissanite is the way to go! There is barely pink moissy if you love the pink hue of morganite.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

It’s easier to scratch a sapphire than a moissanite, they’re supposedly incredibly durable.  The barely pink moissanites are also similar to morganite if you want another (more durable) pink stone that isn’t as in your face pink like the pink sapphires I’ve seen are (there are probably light pink sapphires out there but I’ve never seen them).  

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