- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Ok, so this is my first post here, after looking at everyone’s beautiful pictures and comments, and doing my research about purchasing a non diamond engagement ring, I am finally engaged to my wonderful Finace’, and am in love with my ring!!
From the start of our engagement discussions, I knew that more than anything else, I wanted a house to start my family in, so a diamond engagement ring was never an option for me. I had started looking at pink morganite set in rose gold, which is gorgeous, but I found that with my not so gentle tendencies, the stone would most likely get scratched or damaged over time. Then I considered an aquamarine, but after reading up on the amount of care i would need to take to keep the incredibly beautiful stone clean and vibrant, i opted for a stone with less maintanence.
Thanks to the Bee, I was able to do lots of research and see so many pictures of Moissanite, and I fell in love with the thought of having a white stone with lots of sparkle that was almost as hard as a diamond, and didn’t need a lot of maintanence to keep it looking it’s best.
I wanted more than anything to get a round or cushion halo engagement ring, but my Fiance’ insisted we go try on different types of rings so I could be sure. After trying on several types I was torn between a round halo, and a solitaire with side stones…
So I decided on the solitaire, because it just screamed engagement ring to me, and I figured, if I got the solitaire for my left hand, I could get a halo for my right hand at some point down the road! If you can’t pick one, get both, right?
We went through MoissaniteCo.com, and my ring came as expected with the matching wedding band. I loved their customer service and the option to do a live chat with a representative if you have questions. They also will send you a wax mold for a small fee on some of the products they sell, so if you are struggling with your decision, you could request that.
I was nervous after placing the order that the ring wasn’t going to be what I wanted, because I never saw a moissanite in real life, but let me tell you, I am blown away by it’s beauty! I purchased the forever brilliant enhancement, and while there was controversy about this on the Bee, I am more than thrilled with my purchase.
I have found my stone to be very white, but more reflective than a diamond. It picks up surrounding colors from the walls, clothes, my phone case… which at first i was unsure of, but now I love this aspect of it, because it is so unusual and it’s always something new to look at, but the stone itself is very white and very sparkly. It sparkles the most under lighting where there is more than one light source in the room, and it creates lots of rainbow color flashes. It definitely sparkles more than I anticipated, so if this is not something you think you’d like, keep that in mind, but I LOVE IT!!
My Biggest struggle was finding pictures of stone size to hand size ratios, so here it goes..
My ring is a 7.5mm, 1.5Ct equivilant on a 5.5 finger with approximately 1.7mm band width (which really is quite delicate looking) the stone is a Forever Brilliant Enhanced Moissanite, Round Brilliant Cut. It is Wed139 on Moissaniteco.com for reference. I chose Palladium with the double prong setting. I have also seen a bit of controversy about Palladium, but after researching, I decided that it was an awesome choice, and I love the way it looks.
outside on a cloudy day
inside during the day without a flash
inside during the day with flash
reflecting the purple from the picture behind it
hope this has helped those who are looking for info on moissanite, and just eye candy for anyone else.