Post # 1
Does anyone else think the moissaniteco.com website is frustrating? There are 1000’s of rings but no way to narrow them down. For example, only see cushion’s or rounds, halos, paved, etc. So annoying!
I just went through all the rings and made a wish list–it took me over an hour!
I know the moissanite topic has been beaten to death on the WB boards so I apologize in advance.
Where is the best place to buy moissanite? Charles & Colvard (moissanite.com), moissanitco.com, better than a diamond, overstock, etc
Has anyone bought their moissanite from any actual store and not online?
Is anyone else so annoyed that the Amora Gem won’t be available until 2015??!!
Please share your experiences, good and especially bad.
Post # 3
All my moissanite has come from MoCo, two loose stones (one unenhanced, one Amora enhanced), studs (unenhanced), and a pendant (unenhanced). Very happy with all of it. Great stones and great quality.
I have bought other things from BTD and am happy with them too. I would buy moissanite from them. The stuff I have seen in stores is often old stock though my jeweler brings in Amora and Forever Brilliant. Higher markup though so I would rather buy myself.
BTD does all the screening for Amora, wherever you buy it from (BTD, MoCo etc).
I am not interested in Amora Gem due to the colour. I prefer warmer coloured stones and the unenhanced and Amora enhanced are perfect for me. I can understand why many are excited about it for colour or the H&A cut. Different strokes for different folks and all!
ETA: I would also buy from Schubachs. Beth in CS will pick out great stones for you if you ask, unenhanced or Forever Brilliant or colour-treated.
Post # 4
@Azalea_Bee: You can see specific styles like you mentioned on moissaniteco.com by doing a search, e.g., “halo rings” will pull up all their halo styles.
I like Amora moissanite best, it is the only moissanite which is screened for quality control (and I prefer whiter stones). Since that’s only available at BTD & moissyco as far as I know, I voted those are the best vendors. If you don’t care about the Amora screening/treatment, it doesn’t really matter where you buy since it all comes from the same source.
Post # 5
Ooo RayKay makes a good point about older stock, I hadn’t considered that.
Post # 6
For a while, we planned on getting moissanite. A local jeweler ordered one in for us to see and it looked pretty similar to a diamond of the same color (which I can’t remember but it was lower, J maybe?) but with more rainbow sparkles rather than white. We thought ok great, let’s order an amora from moissaniteco and it will look whiter and even better. Well when we got it….it wasn’t anything like a diamond. It looked flat and see through, and kind of holographic. I don’t know if they have quality control issues and we just got a dud, or if the amora process changes it somehow, but when we took it to compare to a diamond, it was not attractive and not anywhere close to looking like a diamond. It lacked the crisp sparkle a diamond has. I would be inclined to recommend working with a local jeweler who is willing to order moissanite for you. Ours said his moissanite source was far superior to online vendors, and I thought he was full of it at the time but in retrospect I think there is something to that.
Post # 7
@valintine: Thanks for this tip re moissaniteco! Very helpful 🙂
Post # 8
@Azalea_Bee: Happy to help! Ya the moissyco website is actually one of the best, easiest to navigate of all the fine jewellery sites I’ve browsed — and I think I’ve browsed just about every ring site on the Internet, lol . . . those are days of my life I’ll never reclaim. But I can see why you’d find it frustrating if you hadn’t noticed the search feature.
Post # 9
My e-ring is from Moissyco and no complaints! It’s unenhanced, and while it doesn’t look white all the time, I don’t mind the color changes.
Post # 10
We bought a setting at Helzberg, and they ordered the moissanite for us. I love it, and it was incredibly easy. Then again, we probably paid slightly more than we would have if we had bought one ourselves. I specifically asked them to order an unenhanced stone with more “color,” so I was not interested in waiting for the Amora gem