Is it true that moissanite looks bigger than I diamond?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Carats are a weight measurement. For the same volume, natural diamonds weigh differently than moissys. The most reliable measurement to go by is diameter/ length x width in mm. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think it’d be pretty hard to compare them since they are different stones in many ways and have a different appearance to them. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

That’s because diamonds arnt always the exact measurements for carat weight where as moissanite is made on a lab. for instance I have a 1.51 carat round brilliant diamond  that measures 7.30×7.41 and I also have a 1.5 carat moissanite that measures 7.50×7.50. so even though the diamond is a slightly larger carat weight the moissanite measures larger .

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Moissanite weighs less than diamonds but most companies weigh them in diamond equivalent instead of exact weight. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Mossy is heavier. So a 7mm mossy might weight 1.3 ct compared to a 7mm diamond that might weigh 1 ct. But visually they would look the Same. The only thing I can think of is if the mossy was a standsrd mossy brilliant cut the table would be flatter and then possibly look wider ? 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I had a moissanite ring.  I don’t think it appeared larger, but maybe I purchased a larger stone than I would have if it had been a diamond.  The cut might also make it appear larger or wider than an equivalent diamond.

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