Moissanite Ering Advice??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

KaylaFromAR:  hey there. I don’t have a moissy, but seeing as no one has replied to you, I’ll do my best to reply with what I know.

If you are really colour sensitive and would go for a colourless diamond, you may be disappointed with a moissy (even a FB) as it will show colour in many different lights. Some people report buttery yellows, greys and greens. Sometimes though, it does appear colourless. Also, the bigger the stone the more colour it will apparently show. 

I’d just like to add that there’s a theory that since moissys are almost as hard as diamonds, they need diamonds in the production phase to cut them, and therefore even if you are buying a moissy you’re still contributing to the whole blood diamond thing. However, if you are serious about conflict free this is something you should definitely look into for yourself. 

As a diamond owner myself, I could never own a moissy because I just do not love the stone. Most moissy owners actually love the stone and are not using it as ‘instead’ of a diamond. If you can, go to a jeweler and see how it looks in real life. But make sure you’re allowed to take it out of the store into natural light as I have read that has been an issue for some people after purchasing under nice jeweler lights then taking it outside. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Baybeejulia:  My dad is a tradie so he works with this sort of thing a lot. Now, I don’t know if they do use diamonds to cut them or not. However, if they did they would (probably) be lab made diamonds. So very slim chance of ethical issues, even if it is true 🙂

I don’t have a moissy but I did get the chance to see some. I really wanted to love it but it was so yellow! 🙁 And it wasn’t even big- 1ct. Have you looked into the Amora gem? 

Post # 5
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409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

KaylaFromAR:  Personally, I say get a diamond. It’s obvious that you want one and will never be happy with a moissy. Just do a lot of research and find a diamond that is as conflict free as possible (whether that’s canadian diamonds or not). You, like me, will feel like you cheated yourself out of something you’ve always wanted if you end up getting a moissy.<br /><br />At the end of the day, as harsh as this sounds, unless you are going to be conscious of other people’s hardships in every other aspect of your life (such as your car and climate change, every time you throw out perfectly good food, etc) then you may as well get a diamond since that’s clearly what you want. There are definitely diamond mines with workers rights, just find the right one.<br /><br />For what it’s worth, I don’t know how true it is, when I was worried about my diamond being a ‘blood diamond’ my jeweler told me that blood diamonds are essentially rare due to the difficulty to import/export them due to illegality. He assured me my diamond was ethically sourced (I’m not saying this is true though), so just talk to some reputable jewelers and find one you believe!<br /><br />

outofideas:  haha I see, well it was just something I read somewhere. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Another idea, if you are open to it, is lab diamonds. They are exactly the same except made in a lab so you don’t have to wonder ‘what if…’. Otherwise a Canadian diamond might be the way to go as PP suggested. 

Post # 9
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409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

KaylaFromAR:  Woo! Congrats on your upcoming ring. Good luck! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Here are photos of my FB moissanite: 8x6mm radiant cut in a palladium halo setting. 

‘How much color does a forever brilliant have?’

Well a little sometimes, but most of the time it looks pretty colourless. I know some people are more colour sensitive than others though. 

‘Have you ever been disappointed with your moissanite?’

Absolutely not. 

‘Any issues with people asking if it’s “real” and if so, how do you resond? (No, I’m not going to actively try pass it off,)’

Nope. If people say ‘what a lovely diamond’ I’ll say ‘thanks, it’s actually moissanite’ etc, but I don’t mention it otherwise. If I do tell them it’s moissanite, I will happily talk about it. I’ve told all my friends, family etc. I am proud of my ring! <br /><br />

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

OrchidsandCandles:  I absolutely love your ring. Your moissy looks very white and I’ve heard the non-RBs are meant to be a bit more yellow. The moissy I saw was round but this is in Aus, where only one stroe has them. I wonder if the ones I saw were older stock?? I did try asking but the guy didn’t seem very knowledgeable. They always seem so pretty online and I really want to love them :/

Post # 12
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1177 posts
Bumble bee

KaylaFromAR:  Hi and congratulations on your upcoming engagement. I own a diamond ering and a moissy. My diamond is a 1.3 ct I colored RB. I loved it for many years (25 yrs) but decided to try the old european cut and it’s chunky faceting so I ordered a unenhanced OEC moissy. I could not be happier. I love the cut, size and color. my diamond sits in the safe now.. My Moissy always faces up white, no funky colors here. Just luscious chunky faceting. The side stones are H-I colored diamond tapered baguettes. 

No one has ever questioned whether or not it was a real diamond as it looks just like one. I love that I don’t really have to worry about losing a diamond that costs thousands. Here’s my 8.5mm unenhanced OEC moissy for reference. Good luck! Edited to add this photo is taken in my car wih tinted windows where Moissy is supposed to be at its worst color wise. 

OrchidsandCandles:  gorgeous! You and your ring! 🙂

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Post # 13
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Newbee

KaylaFromAR:  I have a FB OEC and I find it an absolutely stunning stone. It is very much like a diamond, just a more buttery one, though I think a little bit of warmth looks great on the OEC’s. I ended up not using the OEC for my engagement ring because my ring had a modern design and I wasn’t sure if the OEC was the best cut for it. But in an antique or vintage style ring, it would look perfect. If you are ok with a K color diamond, looking into moissanites is a good idea. Moissaniterus has a lot of stones made from the newest rough, amazing prices and wonderful customer service.

For more moissanite pictures, check out this forum, particularly the first two threads: http://bit.ly/1jTkMef

I had an Amora Gem and I personally wasn’t a fan of the stone. I ended up returning it because it didn’t have enough sparkle, and light moved really slowly through the stone which gave it a really weird fire and lustre. I posted a review of it here: http://bit.ly/P5Zrmy. If you’re ok with a little more warmth, I would recommend moissanite over the AG. If you can, I would suggest waiting until 2015 when apparently a bunch of new diamond alternatives will be released. The patent on moissanite expires in 2015, so the prices of moissanite will most likely drop significantly that year while consumer choices will rise. 

I have never owned a lab made diamond, but it seems like it may be another option for you. Look into Gemesis is you’re interested. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I don’t have moissy, however, I also like lab created diamonds as an option. Brilliant Earth has them. They will have the same chemical properties as diamonds because they are diamonds, so you don’t have to worry about theM being different. And they are made in a lab so no conflict. Moissy is gorgeous in its own right but to me looks like a different type of clear stone than a diamond and if you specifically want the diamond look I would look at lab created 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

outofideas:  Thank you! Most likely the ones you saw were older stock. The newer ones are actually pretty white for the most part (sometimes there is a hint of colour but it won’t end the world). If you like rounds, check out the amora gem. It’s moissanite but made by Better Than Diamond, and it’s meant to have awesome specs!

Sandeek:  Aw thanks a lot! 😀

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