Post # 1
I’ve just recently joined weddingbee (as in this week – addicted already!). Before I joined, I had never heard of mossanite rings. I guess they’re not as popular here as they are on the boards. What are they exactly? Is it something like a man made diamond? Do they sparkle as much as diamonds and can you tell a difference? Since I’ve never heard of them before, I’ce obviously never seen one either, so I’m honestly just curious!
Post # 3
@CanadianBride456: I would highly suggest you go do a search on the boards for Moissanite. There have been many, many questions asked about them and it can become a heated topic that isn’t always the best welcome for new and curious Bees. That being said, Congratulations on your engagement, and welcome to the Bee!
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
@CanadianBride456: Welcome! To make a long answer short, it is not the same as lab created diamonds. Instead of being pure carbon like diamonds (and lab diamonds), it’s actually silicon-carbide; however, it is man made and grown in a lab. I won’t go into the chemistry, but it’s harder than a sapphire but not as hard as a diamond, and is a “colorless” stone. I put colorless in quotes because they pick up a lot of colors in the environment and reflect them back. They also can’t get as white as diamonds, usually equivalent to H-M depending on the stone. They make another very beautiful option for jewelry and many bees have and love them. Others have been sensitive to the color.
@beeintraining: <– Is right. There is *so* much information on this site about moissanite. You’ll probably get the most information from the unsolicited testimonials on this board, but there is also betterthandiamond.com forums and thefacetlounge.com for more info.
Post # 5
Thanks so much! I’ll have a search of the boards and read the websites you recommend!