Post # 1
I am really interested in seeing moissanite (either loose stones or in a setting) in person, preferably next to a diamond to be able to see the comparison..but I haven’t found a place yet! Anyone live in Houston, TX have a place to refer me to so I can go see it?!
Also, feel free to post a pic of your moissanite if you have one..I’d love to see some pretty rings! If you have any advice/comparisons to diamonds please don’t hesitate to talk about it! I’m about 99.9% sold on moissanite instead of a diamond but I still would love to learn more!
Post # 3
Well, I have a 3 carat moissy & she is to dieee for! Haha :] I haven’t been proposed to, and my custom ring hasn’t even been made or anything, but I can tell you that my loose stone is absolutely yummy!
I don’t live in Texas, so I can’t give much of a reference there, but I think for the most part places like JCPenny’s probably has some moissy. As do Helzberg from what I’ve heard through the grape vine.
I have a round brilliant stone and, as you know, 3 carat is pretty large. Mine shows absolutely no color at all, from what myself or boyfriend or my best friend can tell. I really don’t know enough about Diamond’s, to be honest, to tell you if a moissanite can completely be passed off as a Diamond. Initially I thought I wanted to let people believe my future fiance had given me a family heirloom stone or something, but after seeing my moissanite (such fire & sparkle!) I don’t even want to feed into a diamond lie because I don’t think diamond can even compete. & the daimond market is such an ugly thing anyway!
As far as facts about moissanite go, I would check this website out:http://www.moissaniteco.com/education.html?zenid=67f7d5e0a0150d9a0b754fb0a206ddd9
They have an entire section dedicated to moissanite education and it also helps people learn the differences between CZ & Moissanite. Also, this is the site I bought my loose stone from, and I had it enhanced. Enhanced moissanite simply makes the stone look whiter. Round brilliant stones give off the most brilliance and whiteness (hence the name), but the enhancement is really a good bargain to have done to a moissanite of any kind, but especially one that is a fancy cut like a marquise or princess. I hope you check out the site, and if you have any more questions, you can absolutely get back in touch with me!
I seriously hope you consider moissanite because the cost is really great, for what you are getting, and the sparkle puts diamond to shame (IMO). (Also, if you want to be sure that nobody will question whether or not the moissy isnt a diamond, go with a smaller stone where the double refraction or extra sparkle won’t be as apparent. & Look at the price of diamond to see about what you could afford and then buy a moissanite of about equal size. This is all advice if you want to pass the moissanite off as a diamond. But once you see an enhanced moissanite in person I doubt you’ll even care what people think it is!)
Post # 4
if you go through Mosissaniteco.com you can order a loose stone and have a look at it and if you dont like it ship it back and get a refund. When you have it you could take it to a jeweller to compare with a diamond? Have you been to the betterthandiamond boards? There should be some comparison pics there 🙂
Post # 5
I love mine!!! No regrets. It is sparkly deliciousness! There are quite a few Bees on here I am finding out with Moissanite. Nobody has ever questioned if my ring is a diamond or not and I get lots of compliments on it. 1 carat, round solitaire, unenhanced. I posted this picture on another post but here it is again (my camera takes super crappy pictures and doesn’t do a great job capturing the sparkle of my Moissy):
Post # 6
I went and saw moissanite in person before buying mine. The stones I saw at the store (a little jewelry store) definitely had a noticeable yellow tinge to them.
However, my 1.5ct enhanced moissanite doesn’t look like that at all! It looks extremely white 99% of the time. The only time it looks light yellow is in the car for some reason.
I looked at my stone next to a G color diamond and it looked the same color to me. The way I see it, if you were going to buy an H or lower colored diamond anyway (many people do), you might as well go moissy! If you’re worried about color, I would suggest get either a cushion or a round brilliant (those cuts are the most sparkly, so they face up the whitest) and get it enhanced.
If you want more information about moissy, check out these forums.
I definitely have no regrets. I love my stone so much!
Here are some detailed videos:
Sparkling at my office It looks gorgeous under my Office’s lights!
Post # 7
I lurked on the boards before becoming a bee specifically to learn about moissanite. Thanks to detailed reviews and videos by @deathbydesign (thank youuuuu!!!), I decided to go moissanite as well. I knew I didn’t want a diamond, but still wanted a colorless stone. I’ve gone to a small local jeweler for years now. He deals directly with a charles and colvard distributor. In fact, he suggests using moissanite over diamonds to all his customers now!! He loves working with it and passing the value onto his customers.
I bought a 1.5 ct equivalent unenhanced about 2 weeks ago. (Ring is still in the process of being made so I don’t have any pics yet!) However, it’s close to a G-H range. I looked at it in all kinds of lighting and it was colorless at almost every angle. There was a *slight* (very slight) yellow color to it, but it disappears after being on your hand! Obviously your stone will never be against a perfectly white background, so the the little color is had faded into the tone of my hand… I hope that makes sense!
My advice – shop out a local jeweler that may have connections to get moissanite to see it in person!
Post # 8
Oh yes, I also have to thank you @deathbydesign for all your helpful moissanite info & pictures, I too lurked betterthandiamond and bee forums for monthhhsss before I made the decision to try moissanite and I am so thrilled with my choice.
Thanks for all you do to keep these forums full of candid responses and relevant info!
Post # 9
Oh man! Thanks girls..I can’t wait to watch all these videos and read up some more! I loooove the idea of moissanite and can’t wait to have it on my hand! And thank you specifically @deathbydesign for all of your other detailed posts, amazing!!
Post # 10
I got my moissy today and HATED it. It was enhanced but was still noticeably yellow. I love the cut and sparkle but not the colour… this one was enhanced too and only 1.2ct so not that large.
Post # 11
@Miss Pinup: What shape was it?
Post # 12
@DeathByDesign: TO DIE FOR!!! Nuff said
Post # 13
Here’s my moissanite. 1ct equivalent enhanced, size 7 finger, just for reference… If you have any questions, feel free to PM!
Post # 14
@Miss Pinup:…really? What cut did you get, and from where? Sometimes I feel like mine looks slightly blue, so that’s strange to me.
Post # 15
2.2 ct oval halo moissanite ring, enhanced…i adore it! sparkles like crazy! Mine has a very slight yellow tint (only at certain angles in overcast day)..otherwise beautiful white ;0)
Post # 16
I heard about moissanite on here, and told my BF about it, at one point I seriously considered it and told him if he got it for me I’d be happy.
He isnisted we should see it in person but I wasn’t that interested, finally he convinced me and we went across town to find a few places that had them to look at.
I’m not a big diamond person at all, but the second I saw moissanite I REALLY disliked it, but I did not mention anything at the jeweller. After we walked off I told my BF of my strong dislike and he mentioned the same opinion himself.
We thought maybe it was the cut that was bad or the setting so we went to the other jeweller in the area. I glanced over all the diamonds and picked out the moissanites even though they were not labelled or in a specific area, the difference is very clear to me
The moissy looks very silicone plasticy to me, glossy surface. And I’m not a fan of the colouring inside. I’ll take any gemstone over it any day.
We looked at a gorgeous setting with moissanite but we still did not like it.
I would advise you to see it in person as I’m really glad I did.
One more thing, it seems to look better on a white gold or platinum over yellow gold which brings out the colour.