Help with Moissanite

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

I have an unenhanced stone. Enhanced ones are whiter, but mine is plenty white a lot of the time anyway. 

 

 

 

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 1994

@SoontobeMrsBartz:  I’m married for almost 20yrs and own many diamond pieces as well as colored gemstones. Only recently decided to try out a moissanite (I got a 8mm FB round loose stone). I do like its performance but having been wearing diamonds most of my life I have to honestly say they DO NOT look alike IRL (to me anyway)….although I also believe most people either don’t know the difference or don’t care at all!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 1994

Sorry my pics came out soooo big!!Embarassed

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

@SoontobeMrsBartz:  I can help you with that!  There is actually no such thing as enhanced/unenhanced anymore.  It’s just traditional/classic or whatever, and then there’s FB.  Hope this helps.

 

C&C: Forever Brilliant was launched in June 2012.  It was our classic moissanite that was treated to remove the color.  The process did not change the optical properties, except to make it whiter & brighter.  As of 2013 the rough moissanite has been vastly improved to such a degree that treatment is no longer necessary.  Therefore, our Forever Brilliant is now not treated yet is still whiter & brighter than the classic moissanite.  Also, the Forever Brilliant still has the properties of the classic moissanite such as harder than a ruby or sapphire & tough as a diamond, ruby & sapphire.

Me: So the new rough is improved, and the resulting untreated stones are sorted into two categories–regular (sold as classic) and the whitest/best (sold as FB)?  Is that correct?

C&C: You are correct. The only thing I would add is that all of our stones – classic (original) and FB are both “unenhanced”.  The difference is in the color grading. 

 All moissanite (Classic & FB) are graded as “near-colorless” – G-H-I-J.  FB will grade in the higher tier of course.  But all moissanite will have some warmth to the stone.  It is part of the sparkle and beauty of the stone.

As moissanite is not diamond it should not be graded on the diamond scale.  But if you are looking for letter grades then yes, Classic would range in the I-J and FB in the G-H.  The only issue with this is that it all depends on the shape & size.  A marquise, pear and radiant will always have more color than a round.  So the scale would slide depending on shape & size.


Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/newbetter-moissanite-since-april-2013#ixzz2pHy8dZK5

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@SoontobeMrsBartz:  And here’s my classic 1.25c Moissanite.  It is totally white almost 100% of the time!  Only in a few types of light does it show a tiny bit of buttery color.  I am SO GLAD I didn’t get FB, because I love this stone!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 1994

@SoontobeMrsBartz:  You’re very welcome. And I hope you’ll be 100% happy with whatever stone you pick!

 

@ceebree:  Beautiful set!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am an enenhanced moissy girl, and I love it!  It is a little warm sometimes, but no one has ever asked if it wasn’t a diamond.  They just say “wow what a beautiful ring!”  Mine is a one carat center. 

 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

They look like diamonds to me. 

I have never heard of this stone. What makes it different from a CZ? I have only ever owned diamonds so I have never seen one in real life. I am tempted to buy one to see what the fuss is about. Maybe I have seen one but just didn’t know it.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I am seeing them on eBay for around $350 for 1.25 ct. Is that genuine moissanite? Why are they so cheap if they can replace such an expensive stone? Do they cloud and scratch like CZ? That must be it. I am still intrigued and wanting to order a loose stone to see it in real life and have it set if I like it.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

TBH, I don’t think it looks like diamond, it looks like a pretty moissanite to me. It is white and sparkly, but it looks a little different from a diamond up close. 

I have a 1 ct rb fb moissanite. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@hrtchoco:  Do they cloud and scratch like CZ? I just ordered one out of curiosity. I am just wondering how durable they are.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@ceebree:  Hey, this is SO HELPFUL!!  brilliant! (no pun intended)

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Jessica_Rabbit:  I don’t think so. Pretty sure it will forever stay beautiful. 

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