Moissanite vs. Diamond – The Cut!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1931 posts
Buzzing bee

@mcms15987:  Why don’t you order a loose stone from MoissaniteCo and tell them about your specifications? I’m sure they’ll pick quite a nice one for you.

 

Post # 4
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mcms15987:  To start off, welcome! And great topic 🙂

i can’t answer your question because I’m a diamond girl and have never seven a moissanite IRL, though from other bees I have read that those with moissanite do not try and pass it off as a diamond, they prefer the stone in particular either because of the story behind it, the fire it gives off, etc. With that said I think I get the feeling you may be a diamond girl too?? If you are unsure I’d say just go with the diamond if you are getting a good deal. You’re super lucky to have family connections like that!! 

Post # 5
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2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Where did you get the moissanite from?  Mine does not look shallow and sparkles like crazy, in fact some people return moissanite becasue they feel it is too sprakley.  So if you feel you were loosing sparkle compared to a diamond I don’t think you had a very good moissanite…

Post # 6
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1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Welcome to weddingbee.

 

“Local Moissanite” doesn’t really exist around me, and since you don’t identify where you’re from I can’t speak to what you’ve been looking at.

 

Everybody has their own opinion on moissanite. Try searching that word and you’ll find a billion threads of people arguing which is better. 

 

If you’ve already decided, then go with what you like.  To each their own.  Don’t make others feel bad if they have something you’ve decided against.

 

 

Post # 8
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1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

@mcms15987:  I would honestly order a loose moissanite from MoissaniteCo and see what it looks like. I have recently gotten my moissanite ring (you might have seen it being posted in some threads!) and it is absolutely stunning. Really sparkles and is white! You might have gotten some old stock which is really nowhere near as good as the new Forever Brilliant ones. 

Post # 10
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1470 posts
Bumble bee

Why do so many try to scare bees away from seeking information? There are repeat threads of every kind of these boards and moissonite is no exception…if she wants to start a thread instead of hunting and gathering for an answer to her specific question, she has every right even though some people don’t know how to conduct themselves with this subject.

OP, I hope someone can give you a more educated answer but if I were you, I’d look into ordering a few loose stones because every stone and quality are different regardless of its type!

Good luck!

Post # 11
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2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@mcms15987:  Most of the time when people find Moissanite in stores (I think JC Penny or Kohls sometimes has it?) it does not compare to what the online retailers are selling.  I think they have older stock or something and the process of making the stones has improved, but I’m not sure why the quality difference.  The most popular are MoissaniteCo and Schubachs for getting Moissainite online..

Moissanite is cut differently than a diamond, but it still sparkles like a disco ball in the right lighting.  If your requirement is lots of sparkle and do not care about having a non diamond ring Moissanite is a good choice.  Sounds ilke you have seen some duds in person, but just search here and you will see lots of pictures of stunning rings that have plenty of sparkle.  You could always order a loose stone first as PPs have mentioned.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mcms15987:  personally, I would go for the diamond. Its real and has real value. If you’re getting a good deal and can afford it, why go for for a simulant?

Post # 14
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1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@QuirkySocialite:  Suggesting someone type one word and hit search is a really EFFECTIVE way of seeking out information. Instead of repeatedly answering the same topic 4x a day, there is knowledge already out there at her fingertips.  She is new and may not realize how much information is out there already.

I didn’t want to see this digress into the dead horse argument of moissy vs diamond, her not realizing how passionate people get about it.   If you disagree with my comment, then I apologize, and that’s really about where my interest in defending my stance ends. Last thing I want to do is spend my day bickering with someone on the internet because I told a new member about the search function.

 

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