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I’m new to WeddingBee but have been lurking the site for a few months now. I’m pretty clueless when it comes to all things wedding related so I have come here for advice! My partner and I are looking to get engaged so I have been browsing the web for rings.
I came across moissanite and white sapphire as alternatives for diamonds and really like the idea. It’s economical and pretty! However, I’ve never been one for very sparkly jewellery so I wanted to tone down the sparkle of the moissanite by surrounding it by white sapphires.
I have asked a few people online who have stores on etsy/web about mixing the two and their response has been in the negative. That is, they wouldn’t recommend it because the white sapphire would look lifeless.
I guess why I’m not completely satisfied with the response is because people mix diamonds with white sapphire so if diamonds and moissanites are so similar, why can’t you interchange the two and get the same results?
Any explanations, photos etc withh be greatly appreciated.
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- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
I agree with what the etsy people said, and wouldn’t go for that combo. it seems that the smaller the stone, the lower the sparkle. so small white sapphires might look super dull next to a large moissanite. if anything, I’d reverse it: large sapphire surrounded by small moissys.
be sure to get a good quality white sapphire. I used to think all lab created ones were basically the same, but I heard that low quality ones can look good at first but grow duller after a few years — not sure how though. maybe they cloud like CZs? a good quality lab or natural sapphire will still be an economical diamond alternative for you.
or if you’re set on moissanite as your center stone, there are ways to tone down the sparkle. maybe the cut? also, some settings will let less light in – such as certain types of bezel settings.
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girlywhirly: I’m not sure how combining one white sparkly stone with a different white sparkly stone is going to tone down the sparkle? How about a less sparkly stone or cut? Like an emerald cut? Or a dark blue sapphire or something?
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Jijitattoo: Thanks, I might do a search on Etsy tonight : )
nerdybird: Thanks for the suggestion – I guess I’ll have a look at the other options out there. I think I might just scroll through some past posts to see everyone’s photos of their white sapphire, moissanite and diamond rings : )
RedHeadKel: From some of the photos I’ve seen, white sapphires have looked very dull and glass-like in certain lighting – I guess that’s why I thought it’d tone down the sparkles. I think I’ll just have to do more research on cuts and find photos! Thanks for the advice : )