Post # 1
So I’m really considering getting a Moissanite, particularly a Forever Brilliant. I’d love to hear from some long-time owners. How has your moissy held up? I’ve heard that the FB has a coating that gives it a pitted surface and therefore possibly more frequent cleaning. Is this true? I’ve also heard the FB can be weakened by the enhancement process. Any problems with chips or breaks?
Of course, pics are welcome!
Post # 3
I have a FB 1 ct. Moissy.
Based on what I understand, they no longer use a coating on Forever Brilliants. Now they just use whiter material to craft the Forever Brilliant Stones than the ‘unenhanced’ stones. Some say they now can’t tell the difference between FB and unenhanced, while others say they can. But you aren’t getting any of the ‘orange peel’ pitting or weakness that you used to.
My mossiy is only 6 months old, but it looks as good as the day I first saw it 🙂 I clean it on average about once a week.
As always, your best bet for a well cut and white stone is by ordering from a seller with a good reputation like MoissyCo. or Schubach’s. (Full disclosure, we ordered from Schubach’s)
Good luck! Hope that helps.
Post # 4
I’m at a year with my rings and so far so good! They are no longer coated stones so don’t worry about that….
Post # 5
@dooner: FB is not an enhancement or coating or anything. It’s just regular old Moissanite, except it’s the whiter ones of the group.
See here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/newbetter-moissanite-since-april-2013#post-5956115
Post # 6
Yes, not coated and just whiter rough now. I had an FB and an unenhanced and they were similar most if the time, but in badl lighting the FB was clearly whiter.
Post # 7
@dooner: I haven’t had mine for very long, so I can’t help you in that department, but I’ve had mine for just over a month, and haven’t had to clean it once. I’m extremely rough with my hands, my ring gets a solid beating every day (poor thing!) and it still sparkles the same as the day it was given to me!
Dive in & get it! They’re beautiful!
Post # 8
I’ve only had mine since November but it is beautiful. I do have to clean it on a biweekly basis but that’s because I work in cosmetics/skincare and am constantly getting makeup and creams all over my hands. I have one of the newer generation certified J colored FB stoned that we got through BTD while the amora moissanite was out of stock. I am so, so happy with my choice!
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Size 10 ring finger and 1.5 carat equivalent center stone.
Post # 9
I have a 1 ct FB Round Moissanite. I have had my ring for 6 months and it has held up well so far.