Help with the decision of Morganite or Moissanite….

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I only know what I’ve read on the Bee about Moissys but here is a pic of my rose gold RHR with an emerald cut morganite compared to my diamond and white gold ering.

Sorry about the quality, its an old cell phone pic when my rings were really dirty. What I will say is that compared to my round diamond the emerald cut morganite has zero sparkle. But it is really cool to see it from directly above and see the cut of it. Also, because the morganite is so pale, the rose gold and my skin make it look like it’s clear, and the pink is coming from my skin/the setting. So if you want it to look pink this might not be the best option. In terms of softness, I can’t say much, but I’ve had my morganite for 2.5 months and haven’t noticed any difference. I wear it every day all day too. Hope that helps a bit!

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think it depends on whether you want it to have a diamond-like sparkle. If so, go with moissanite. If you care more about the shape, get the morganite.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Personally I would go with moissanite simply because I would want to be able to keep my original ring and stone.  Morganite is soft enough that eventually it’s going to begin to show wear. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Mayfairdoll:  You could also look at sapphires. They come in a range of peach-pinks and cuts. My ring has a radiant peach sapphire. A bit stronger in colour than a morganite.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have a moissy, but I would LOVE a morganite RHR one day!! But for longevity I would go for moissanite, it won’t get all scratched up like morganite will because it’s harder.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Morganite is lovely–I have a gorgeous 3 stone in rose gold.  I would be hesitant to use it as an engagement stone because the stone is a bit fragile and can fade.  Moissy is great for day to day wear and it would take a LOT to damage one.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Well, I would be hesitant to have a morganite engagement ring, but personally I am hard on my hands. That, and I am addicted to sparkle. If the color is more important, then get the morganite, but know that at some point you may need to replace the stone from signs of wear. How do you feel about pear or radiant cuts? Do either of those appeal to you, as they should come in peachy pink (or when they do their next batch, they could order one for you!).

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My  ering was originally morganite and I changed the stone out to moissanite. It never really looked great unless I had *just* cleaned it or washed my hands. Beryls have this haze on them which is in addition to the grime they encounter on your hands. If I cleaned my ring, put it in its box, and returned a few hours later, it would look dull again. 

The colour also very slowly, but eventually fades. And the sparkle very subtle, though I’m guessing if you want an emerald ut that wouldn’t be a big deal to you anyway.

I could never find the right peachiness in moissanite when I was looking, they were all too cool/baby pink even when advertised as peachy pink. I’m sure they’re out there but I found them difficult to find in the right colour, so I went with regular moissanite. 

I also wouldn’t recommend a morganite for daily wear especially in an emerald cut, unless it was bezeled or at least had a halo around it. 

Maybe you could see if spinel or sapphire is a better option for pink emerald cut stones? 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I just ordered a peachy pink moissanite and will have the finished ring later today…  (I’ll post a pic soon). I saw the stone before the jeweler took it away to set it and I LOVE the color. I was also originally planning to get a morganite like you (or sapphire even, but I also had trouble finding the right shade in both these stones) but took a chance on the moissanite and am glad I did. The color looks different in different lights.  In sunlight it looks more light pink, whereas inside and at night it looks super peachy. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Mayfairdoll:  Yes! I’m a huge advocate of Schubach’s work! Check out their barely pink moissanite (unfortunately still doesn’t have emerald cut), but they are a lighter pink and are so pretty. You can only get them from Schubach’s. They look amazing with rose gold. Try checking out their youtube page, there are plenty of videos of their custom pieces. 

Post # 13
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663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

I have a rose gold and oval morganite ring and I adore it. My morganite is a pale clearish pink, although depending on what I’m wearing it looks lavender at times. I am careful with it because it’s a softer stone, but I’m very careful with all jewlery. I wear my ring daily, taking it off for housework, gardening, bathing, etc and it looks great! I know some people don’t think it’s good for an everyday ring but it’s what I was drawn to and I have no regrets.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Mayfairdoll:  Schubach’s is pretty reputable, but I got mine from Moissanite & Co because they had a shade of stone that I liked better… If you’re looking for a super pale pink colour, Schubach’s barely pink moissy is for you. I wanted more colour pigmentation (especially the peachy tones) so I went with moissanite and Co (see: https://www.moissaniteco.com/fancy_colored_loose_moissanite_stones.html)

They’re not quite as pigmented as they look on the website but it was the perfect amount of colour for me. 🙂  What sort of colour are you looking for?

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