Moissanite – which, where, how…?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I bought a loose, unenhanced .75 carat moissanite stone on ebay and had it set into a band I bought elsewhere. I have never seen any “green/gray,” only bright, clear, sparkly perfection. I absolutely love it and would absolutely do it all over again.

 

Post # 4
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Wannabee

My fiancee and I were very interested in looking at a moissanite in person before purchasing. The pictures online that I saw led me to believe they would be identical to diamonds- what a mistake! Helzberg was able to send in a sample moissanite for us to look at and there was a yellowish tinge to the moissanite they sent that just wasn’t in the diamonds. Since I wasn’t looking for a huge 1.5+ carat ring anyway, a diamond worked best for us. 

Post # 5
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537 posts
Busy bee

Elela:  Hi there! I see you have lots of questions! 🙂 

Amora is the whitest grade of moissanite you can get. You can buy it at betterthandiamond.com.

Forever Brilliant is an enhanced moissanite by Charles & Colvard (the largest and most trusted supplier of moissanite), since natural moissanite in large enough sizes for stones is incredibly rare and I don’t believe has ever been able to have been used.

You can get the Forever Brilliant (FB) from many places such as, MoissaniteCo.com, Joseph Schubach’s, David Klass, stores on Etsy that advertise it, moissanite.com, and even ebay. I bought my moissanite ring from MoissaniteCo and am very happy!

The double refraction of moissanite is one of the reasons that this stone is so unique. However, if you’re looking for a stone that acts like a dimaond, the enhanced (forever brilliant) stone or the amora stone will be your best bet. Just be aware, that moissanite is a gemstone in its own right, so it has its own personality. It picks up colors around it and can be “moody”. Sometimes the stone will look steely gray, green, yellow, but for most bees it’s usually bright white. Moissanite even tests positive as a diamond on traditional diamond testers that jewelers use!

As for cuts, they have just about every cut imaginable. I just saw their emerald cuts and they are amazing! The radiant cuts differ from radiant cut diamonds, but I feel that all the cuts could pass as a diamond as long as the size is believable to your financial situation. Any stone under 1 carat does not need to be enhanced, as they are pretty white already.

The newer batches of moissanite that exist today aren’t milky or cloudy. If you go to a jewelry store that has older stock, they may be more yellow or cloudy, so I would definitely go to a source that orders directly from Charles & Colvard (C&C) or has stones that you can look at in person and see if you like them.

Just so you know, there are fancy color moissanites too! They have different shades of green, pinks, canary yellows, bourbon, and if you’re lucky, blues! My FI and I had a canary put into my engagement ring and we love it! You can see the colored moissanites on moissaniteco.com as well as moissanite.com. David Klass and Schubach’s will order fancy colors for you and make something custom if you’d like. All these places have wonderful craftsmanship!

If you have any other questions, please let me know! 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

AllieLaLa:  I just adore that setting! It is so delicate and beautiful. That looks like a great moissy too. Can I ask where you got the setting from?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 1994

Moissanite and co has a tiffany novo. Just search moissanite and co tiffany novo.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Hi there!

Many Bees LOVE moissanite, and I am one of them! My FI and I set up a secret pinterest board about 8 months ago so i could fill it with inspiration for the engagement ring I want. Moissanite was one of the FIRST additions! I have a Forever Brilliant (FB are an enhanced variety) radiant cut moissanite. Everyone who looks at my ring comments how clear and sparkly my “diamond” is. Keep in mind that moissy’s ARE moody, as mentioned by a previous poster, and at times will appear yellowy or grayish, you can lessen this by purchasing an enhanced stone like FB or Amora.

 

I’ve never seen an Amora in real life but apparently they are having a lot of trouble with getting their product on the market on a consistent basis. If you want an Amora you may have to wait a couple years for all of the patent stuff with them to clear up.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

Elela: If I were in the market I would probably get an Amora Gem, which is a different stone, it may sparkle a little too much for the authentic diamond look. For me that’s a plus rather than a minus. http://youtu.be/Vjtl0OlfziA 

Nb. I am not associated with any of these companies etc

Post # 12
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537 posts
Busy bee

Elela:  I think those would pass just fine! Just be aware that the cushion cut may show alittle more color because of its cut, but if you get the forever brilliant you should be just fine in that carat range.

Here’s a bee’s beautiful cushion cut moissanite in the Tiffany Ornate Legacy replica setting. I think this is gorgeous and would definitely pass as a diamond ring! Feel free to search around the threads on here, as well as on the forums here: http://betterthandiamond.com/discussion/ubbthreads.php

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Elela:  I purchased my Forever Brilliant 1.8ct cushion moissanite through MoissaniteCo. I am in love with it! It’s not completely colorless, it behaves very differently than a diamond does, but I’d bet 99% of people cannot tell the difference.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

AllieLaLa:  Prettyyyy! I looked at the same or very similar ring (in photos) when I first started looking. Nice to see it “in real life”! I still love it!!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Elela:  I have a friend who recently received a forever brilliant moissanite. It is a round brilliant. It doesn’t look exactly like a diamond and is very slightly yellow,  but it is stiill very pretty. She and her fiance researched it alot before making their decision.

Here is a video at the factory where the moissanite are made. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rkFSwZmpgs

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