Post # 1
I am not yet engaged, but will be within the next year 🙂 I just wanted to know what all you lovely ladies thought about moissanite. I have done some research, and I know at this point, it is prob the best option for us, since we are both graduating from college in May. I am in love with this ring
I just want to know what you think about MoissaniteCo, or the stone in general. Thank you! 🙂
Post # 3
It’s a personal preference and there are many posts on it. I would not be comfortable with a moissanite ring, but lots of bees have been very happy with their decision.
Post # 4
I like mine, be prepared for some strong opinions on both sides….
Post # 5
Search “moissanite” this has been discussed every which way, you should find lots of info.
Post # 6
I dont have one but I think the rings I have seen on bees are beautiful! I have never seen it in person. There are plenty of threads on this subject and they tend to get heated so dont let people sway your opinion if you love it and that’s what you and your SO can afford.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
@bethygrace16: My question would be … Why do you want moissanite? What does your SO think of moissanite? I think engagement rings are a very personal choice. Just be aware you opened up a can of worms because there are some Bees that feel very strongly on both sides of the fence 🙂
(For myself moissanite is not for me – I like how my daimond sparkles in comparison and how it looks. I also didn’t want a big rock which made what I wanted more attainable. I’m not int the whole environmental reasoning for moissanite and am a traditional girl. That being said if you love it go for it – I just suggest seeing one in person first and compare it to seeing a daimond if it is the esthetics – I find photos hard to tell compared to in person)
Post # 8
Thanks for the quick response!! and I know there are so many different opinions. Even my mom was surprised that I didn’t want a diamond.
@miss joker- have you had any issues with your ring?
Post # 9
@bethygrace16: I love my moissanite! My fiance bought it through MoissaniteCo and after a year, I’ve had no issues with the ring. Like other posters have said, be prepared for some strong opinions either way. My moissanite is enhanced, meaning it has even less color, but in different light there is some color that comes through. No one can ever tell that it isn’t a diamond. Here’s a couple pictures of my ring.
Post # 10
@futuregattman Wow!! that ring is gorgeous!!! Great to hear that you haven’t had any issues with your ring!
I’m just a little nervous about the whole online purchasing aspect.. did that bother anyone?
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@bethygrace16: LOVE my moissanite. It is super sparklt, beautiful, a lot cheaper and no blood diamonds for me 😀 FH got it from that site as well and no compaints!
Post # 12
@bethygrace16: moissanite is a wonderful option. If you’ve found a ring you both love, go for it!
Post # 13
@bethygrace16: I really like that ring! I think moissanite is a great alternative to diamond if you want a clear, sparkly, and durable stone.
There have been a few bees who have had issues with MoissaniteCo as a company because they don’t have a phone number you can contact for customer service, and their warranty period is pretty short. They also sell settings from third party casting houses, but be aware that many jewellery stores, including many chains, sell the same settings. The difference though is that you can take a ring into a store if a melee diamond falls out, whereas if you buy online from MoissyCo, you will need to wait for a shipping label if you’re within the warranty period.
Your ring seems pretty sturdy, and has very minimal pave. MoissyCo has really great competitive prices, and it is one of those “you get what you pay for” situations, unfortunately. As long as you’re aware that they customer aftercare may not be the best and that they’ve had some issues with quality control, then it’s a great place to purchase your e-ring.
They’ve sold a TON of rings, and we have only heard about a handful of issues on the board. There are lots of bees who have been ecstatic with their ring. I have to say that I’ve had a very good experience ordering from them and returning for refund as well, so hopefully your experience will be good like mine!
Post # 14
I love moissanite, but I also love diamonds. So I would ask what you are looking for… are you looking for white sparkly stone of a certain size? If so, moissy is great!! Or are you looking for something that looks like a diamond? If so, I would get a diamond in your budget.
Post # 15
I have had my moissanite for almost 4 months now (not long, so I can’t speak personally about the long-term quality, although I’ve only heard good things about that) and I love the way mine looks. I have a 1 ct equivalent round brilliant solitaire on a 2mm palladium band. My moissanite is a forever brilliant. I have never noticed any weird colors in it (and I am a pretty picky person myself) and, to me, the only way you can really tell it is a moissanite is, if you look at it from the side, the center part of the stone does not stick up as far as it does for a diamond…hard to explain what I mean but if you have researched moissanite you have probably heard about this before (if you are holding the ring at eye level with the stone facing up, the top of the stone does not stick up much higher than the prongs, but with diamonds the tallest part of the stone goes above the prongs). I doubt anyone would really notice this anyway unless they were looking for this feature.
But anyway, I have not told my family that it is moissanite because they would judge us (it was my choice to tell my fiance to get a moissanite, because I just think the price difference is worth it for the very small differences). My fiance thinks they will consider him cheap for not buying a diamond, even though it was my choice (we have heard them talking about the subject of small diamonds and/or other stones). No one has noticed and mentioned anything about it not being diamond. I wish I could tell them, because I like moissanite and think we made a good, economical choice, but I don’t think it’s gonna happen. We have told many other people though and they all thought it was a diamond.
Overall, I am very happy with our choice to get a moissanite and I don’t plan on ever “upgrading” to a diamond.
Sorry for all that writing, here is a pic.
Post # 16
I just got my moissanite engagement ring on Saturday (best day of my life!!)and I could not be happier with it. I have 4 diamond side stones and my center stone is moissanite. I read somewhere “who’s to say you HAVE to have a diamond engagement ring to know your fiance loves you?” and that is what made up my mind! I had been reading about moissanite for MONTHS and decided it was best for us! Honestly, no one can tell it’s not a diamond..and it is sitting next to 4 of them! I have a forever brilliant…i recommend it for sure! We got our setting and moussanite at Howard’s jewelers and they were so great to work with…I’m not sure if they’re all over or just in ohio.