(Closed) Moissanite: Everything You Wanted to Know

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Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@ToasterCat – love your ring!! It’s so pretty and sparkly πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ToasterCat: Thanks for starting this thread! Hopefully it helps other girls out there who are considering moissanite.

One of the sites I looked at a lot when I was researching moissanite was betterthandiamond.com. Their forums are extremely helpful and have LOTS of pictures comparing different types of stones, enhanced. vs. not enhanced, etc. Super helpful!

Here’s my ring:

And a short video I took of it the other day in the sunlight. Not the best, but you can see the sparkly!

http://tinypic.com/r/bfpesm/5

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Thank you thank you! Here’s to hoping that this thread stays on-topic and that every lady on the web with a Moissanite ring finds this thread and uploads pornographic materials of their lovelies.

Back on the previous Moissanite thread, somebody asked about the ring I’m going to have set with Moissanite.  I realized my previous e-ring was all wrong in several categories, namely, it wasn’t yellow gold and I’ve always been a yellow gold girl, and the band, well, I just find it boring (but the most glaring problem was that it’s a big blue sapphire which doesn’t work well with SO many outfits).  So I found an antique ring (from the 1870’s) nline and I’m having it remade with a few minor tweaks (prongs will be slimmer and white gold, some other minor design changes).  The center stone will be the equivalent of one carat and the two side stones .5 carats of lovely lovely Moissanite.  I want the gold color to be slightly less sickly looking than in these pics too.  I love the design but there’s something kinda gross about the shade of the gold. Here are pics:

 

I think it’ll look awesome with Moissanite (I LOVE a colorless stone against deep gold, think it looks so regal), and I cannot wait to get it on my finger!!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Here are the stats of the stone, taken from a chart at http://www.4facets.com/moissanite.html 

Brilliance: 2.65 – 2.69 (diamond=2.42)

Fire: .104 (diamond=.044)

Luster: 20.4%

Hardness: 9.25

Toughness: Excellent

Basically, moissanite=sparkle sparkle sparkle! This is a video that shows a moiss and diamond side by side (I have no idea what’s going on with the music, though…). The moiss is the bigger one. I really like that moiss has so much fire. I’m not a big fan of colorless stones in general, but all those rainbow flashes make up for it.

@veganglam: I agree with you about colorless gems in yellow gold. It gives them that something extra. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Haha Minutiae, I have watched that video SO MANY TIMES.  I’m a little obsessed.  I totally agree with you about Moissanite’s rainbow sparkliness making up for the boringness of a colorless stone.  I totally agree.  Since I was a child I always thought diamonds were boring because they’re just shiny and white and the vast majority of them don’t sparkle like a rainbow anywhere near as close to the way Moissanite does.  That’s why I opted for a blue sapphire, a gemstone I’d always loved.  Well, as soon as I realized that the sapphire stuck out too much/drove me crazy when I wore, say, red-based outfits, I decided I needed a colorless stone, but felt so conflicted because, well, we couldn’t afford a perfect fiery diamond and like I said, anything less just felt a little boring for me.  Then I discovered Moissanite and rejoiced. Relatively inexpensive and imo more beautiful than 99.9999% of diamonds!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow, that video really shows you how SPARKLY they are! If I had a moissanite ring, I would be so distracted by the sparkliness! I already stare at my ring way too much as it is, and its not quite that sparkly πŸ™‚ 

But can we acknowledge that not only is the music in that video weird, but it is also weird that it is clearly a man modeling those rings??

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am so excited to be able to join this thread as I just purchased a moissy from moissanite co, I will def post it up =) 

And yes, that video IS weird with the music and the man modeling the rings…. I think his ring size is 9.5 or something, but more power to you!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Lol…just watched the movie for the first time WITH the sound on (I hate being startled by weird sounds and pop-up ads while surfing the internet so usually keep the sound off)…eek.  I could care less that it’s a man modeling the rings, I just love to watch it sparkle!  UGH I’m counting down the days till we can get mine.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

WOW. That was the creepiest and yet, most hilarious music I think I’ve ever heard!! Hahah! The only problem I have about that video is that it’s difficult to compare stones that are a different size fairly. Also, that diamond didn’t look the greatest to me, but with the way it was filmed it was difficult to tell. I just want to point out that while a moissanite will probably have more fire than most diamonds — most diamonds are not all that great! Here is an example video by my favorite diamond dealer of two of their signature cuts. It definitely shows you how with the right lighting, an excellently-cut diamond can be quite blindingly sparkly! πŸ™‚ But obviously, for the price, you can’t beat the fire and scintillation of a moissanite.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

I really want a Moissanite for ethical reasons, so I am happy to see all of your rings. I love love love the look of diamonds, but the flaws in the Kimberly process and the enviromental impact of mining would just make it impossible for me to ever wear one.

I really want a simple set like this. I have super skinny fingers, so it’s easy to overwhelm them with “too much ring”

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