Post # 1
I am incredibly interested in Moissanite for my engagement ring, but I’ve been so disappointed with trying to see it in person. I live on the California central coast, south of San Jose, but I am willing to drive to San Francisco or anywhere within 2+ hours so I can see the stone in person. I just can’t justify ordering a ring online without having ever seen moissanite in person! I LOVE all the moissanite ring photos here, but I am particularly interested in seeing forever brilliant (by Charles & Colvard) vs. regular Moissanite vs. Amora M. If anyone has any comparison photos to share, please do so!
And any tips about getting to actually see it in person? Thanks!
Post # 3
@AliBeeG: Aw sorry no one has replied to your question for a few days! Most jewelers will order in whatever stone you want to look at for free, and send it back if you don’t want it- at no cost/obligation to you. I called a jeweler that’s local to you, called Gasper’s Jewelers and they said that you can have them order moissanites in for you to view! Much better than driving 2+ hours! I’m not sure how close they are to you, but I think it might be fairly close.
I recently ordered a cushion moissanite from a chain store to see what it was like, (unenhanced) and I was blown away! It looked whiter than I expected and threw some lovely rainbows. I am definitely sold on the stone.
I’m not sure if they can order specific enhanced stones (Forever Brilliant or Amora) but all moissanite is made by Charles and Covard, currently. I think most of the Amora Moissy’s are still out of stock but from what I can see online, the FB’s are just as white.
Hope this helps and update us on your thoughts if you see some in person!
Here’s the website from the jeweler I called: gaspersjewelers.com
Post # 4
@AliBeeG: Did you ever find one? I’m in Carmel and we drove all over looking for one, lol.