(Closed) Moissanite v.s Diamond: Confused!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
Member
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That said, a 1ct mossanite on mossaniteco is $295.00, so not exactly the “same price” but if you are happy with $2k GO FOR IT πŸ™‚

Post # 5
Member
674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sorry to threadjack, but is it Malta or Cyprus you live on?

Post # 6
Member
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

OH and EGL isnt as reputable a grading as GIA, a 1ct GIA excellent in the colour and clarity above is about double that price.

Post # 10
Member
674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Claire_2010: I was just asking because I’m from there too! You don’t get many of us on these boards.

No, it makes no difference to the question. But I’m glad you thought of asking knowledgeable people about this because I find that generally people in Cyprus have never even heard of the four Cs, and think that white gold is equivalent to platinum!

I got my ring in the UK, where diamonds are more expensive than in the US, but 2k for a one carat seems very little. Even blue nile that sells cheap doesn’t have a one carat for less $2500 (and that’s a loose diamond, not even in the setting). I don’t know what website you’re looking at. It may not be a reputable one, or it maybe that you’re finding something so cheap because it’s EGL-certed.

Also, given that most people in Cyprus don’t have big rings (from my experience half a carat is considered huge), I’d advise you to get a better ring, but on the smaller carat side. However, don’t let me dissuade you if 1 carat is what you want.

Having said this, you might want to check out pricescope.com (it’s the number one forum for diamond enthusiasts and the people there should be able to give you excellent advice on whether your stone is actually worth its price).

Post # 14
Member
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

There is probably a catch to it, or the diamond.  In the world of diamonds, unless you’re buying a secondhand or antique stone, if the price is too good to be true, there’s probably something they’re not telling you.  The stone could be way too deep, or shallow, or be clarity enhanced, etc.

 

Hopefully you’re not talking about Diamond Nexus Labs.  Those are NOT real diamonds!

Post # 15
Member
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Garden of the Gods

I wouldn’t trust it. Diamonds are something I would never buy online, because they are everywhere and you never really know what you’re buying until it’s (sometimes) too late.

P.S = I know “J” color isnt ideal but I figured if I bought a moissanite, even enchanced, it probably wouldnt look any whiter.

^As a moissanite-wearer, I couldn’t disagree with this statement more. If you buy from a reputable seller online, all of the newer moissies are clear, brilliant stones. Although, I have heard that some stones, diamond or moissanite, reflect differently near the ocean…tinging to blue or green. You’d have to see that for yourself, tho…I’m landlocked. πŸ™‚

Wherever you buy from, make sure they have a return policy. When you buy online, you take the risk of not loving it because the pics always look different than real life. Many places have a 30-day return policy. πŸ™‚ I hope whatever you decide to do that you LOVE it!

Post # 16
Member
1815 posts
Buzzing bee

I wanted to point out that EGL and GIA have different standards. EGL tends to be more flexible with their ratings..Meaning a ‘J’ from EGL and a ‘J’ from GIA aren’t going to be the same color. The ‘J’ EGL diamond would be closer to a ‘K’ or ‘L’ on the GIA scale.

You’re probably better off going with a moissanite if color is important to you. K or L colored diamonds may be too dark for what you’re looking for.

The topic ‘Moissanite v.s Diamond: Confused!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors