Moissanites in diamond settings??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I have had my radiant cut with diamond pave for over 10 years and and haven’t noticed any color difference.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@MrsGtoBe39:  I have a two carat unenhanced moissanite in a diamond setting. Looks ok to me!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@MrsGtoBe39:  wouldn’t get unenhanced. Even the fb/amora moissanite show some yellow even some sl greenish at times esp “fancy cuts”.

Can see some contrast in some of the pics posted here (& most have enhanced) compared to the diamond melee. Of course if the diamonds surrounding the moissanite are larger it will be  more obvious.  A way to minimize that is to get lower colored (warmer) diamonds in the setting and get an enhanced moissanite jewel. (by buying a sim, are already saving a bundle think the little bit extra for enhancement would be worth it–just my 2c)

Hopefully at least a few bees will repost their pics here that show the difference between their moissanite centers and their diamond settings. Have seen some pics here so I know they’re out there.  Although think you’re more likely to only get the usual “best” pics. (we all like our rings to look nice lol!)

In any event there are a scant few threads from the past if you do a search, that have a few pics illustrating the differences.

Best wishes.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!

@gemgirl6:  Why does a moissanite have to be a simulant?? A cz is a simulant. Do you consider sapphires, morganites, citrines, basically anything that isn’t a diamond a simulant? Just my 2c.

ETA: NOT trying to start a debate, but really, the whole moissanite as a diamond simulant is just so OLD.

 

 

@MrsGtoBe39:  Unless the moissanite it super yellow, I’ve never noticed any difference of the ladies rings here on the bee that have diamond sidestones. Unenhanced is going to be a little warmer though. I am waiting for my fb oec moissanite ring to arrive, but it has moissanite side stones, so I won’t be much help. I’m sure there are lots of lovely ladies that can help you out though.

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Let’s not even start.  Everyone here is pretty well documented on their feelings for or against.  

 

I love the picture in here so far!  I wonder if anyone has a fancy colored moissy in a diamond setting?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!

@MammaPants:  I would never guess that there are differences in your stones. Your ring is gorgeous!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Hi. I have an unenhanced OEC moissy that faces up very nice. I had David klass make a setting with tapered diamond baguettes (see avatar). Before he got my stone, he thought J colored bags, but after he saw my moissy he went with H-I, SI. I think they match really well and I’m ocd.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@MrsGtoBe39: yes as MrsSomed said. I think it’s a great idea to get moissanite side jewels too! No question that will match. Although, one caveat, there have been bees that said it is more difficult to get these replaced if one falls out as jewelers don’t carry them.

@Someday_Mrs_Maguire:  “Why does a moissanite have to be a simulant?? A cz is a simulant. Do you  consider sapphires, morganites, citrines, basically anything that isn’t a  diamond a simulant? “

Those others are actual genuine gemstones that exist in nature that can be plucked from the ground, cut polished and set in jewelry. There has never been any moissanite that that could happen with. Same with CZ. And No, moissy isn’t a true synthetic either as it’s not replicated exactly. The original- mineral silicon carbide was miniscule and green/blk.Notihing like whats put in jewelry.  What is made in the Cree factory is synthetic silicon carbide that is processed/doped to make it large & whiter to better imitate a diamond….CZ too. Salt is a mineral too remember, but not a gemstone!    I find gemstones/diamonds/ rocks/simulants fascinating!  I can PM you an article from the Wall Street Journal  about the history of moissanite. I don’t want to derail OP’s thread. So PM me if you want the info. Best wishes.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@gemgirl6:  let’s try to stay on topic for this OP. If she is questioning the origins and chemical makeup of moissy, there is plenty of info on here she can read. She asked specifically about matching diamonds with moissy. Let’s keep it there. Thanks. Peace. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!

@Sandeek:  You have been an inspiration for my ring choice. After seeing your OEC and @jcent, you helped me make my decision for an OEC. 🙂 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

@gemgirl6:  I don’t think the original poster was seeking out information regarding Moissanite as a simulant, or the fact that it’s signifcantly cheaper than natural diamonds.

Anyway, 

@MrsGtoBe39:  if I were going with a Moissanite center, I’d just get Moissanite side stones to match. Peace of mind. Also I doubt many people outside of weddingbee will be able to tell the difference in melee stones.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@Someday_Mrs_Maguire:  Thanks so much. I could not be happier wih my choice. I’m so glad to have been of help in your decision process. Moissy haters gonna hate! Lol. Who cares. I have a nice diamond too and love this OEC more!! 🙂

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

My advice would be to go down a bit colorwise on the diamond melee. I have an enhanced moissy and I decided to go with J colored diamond melee in my setting, as per the advice of other moissy bees. Sometimes I notice a big difference because moissy can take on colors of the environment while my small pave is always the same color. This doesn’t bother me at all though, and I think it helps my center stone stand out.

ETA: Here are pics in various lightings:

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