Help With MOISSANITE! :-)

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My size is about 5.75 and I have a 1.5 moissy. I think it’s perfect. I love bling, but I think a 2 on my hand would look a little silly IMO. Why not stop by a jewelry store though and try on a 1.5 and a 2 to see what you like?

Sorry, this is the only photo I have already uploaded here that shows my whole hand for proportion. 

Post # 5
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

No problem! Congrats!!!

Post # 6
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@Attorneys_Gal:  Think you should go with the 1.5. The larger it is, the more color (sl yellow/green/gray) it will have (although advances in manufacturing processes are mitigating that somewhat. Moissanite is also cut differently (more shallowly) than diamonds. Thus it will have a different appearance (more pie shaped “lines”) when viewed from top, plus it will sparkle differently as well. 

All that being said, for the most part unless such a large”diamond” wouldn’t likely fit into your lifestyle, a clear sparkly ring on your left hand will be believed to be a diamond. Although there may be those who notice that something is not quite right or “off”. In polite society most people will not say anything about it though! However as you have mentioned your concerns, be aware, there have been a fair number here especially younger bees who have been asked the dreaded question:  “is it real”.

HTH, congrats on your impending engagement and post a pic when you get  your ring. Smile

Post # 9
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I say go with 1.5 ct.  I have 1 ct equivalent moissy and I love it, but when it gets much bigger, it starts looking cheap to me.  Also, did you try a 1.5 ct and 2 ct moissanite, or was it a diamond you were trying on.  Just be aware that there is (a rather large) difference in diameter between a “1ct” moissanite and a 1 ct diamond b/c the moissanite has such a shallow cut.  If you did actually try on a 2 ct moissanite and loved it, then heck, why not buy it.  

Post # 10
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

@Mrs.LemonDrop Wow you are gorgeous, love your wedding pic! I love your ring makes me want yellow gold. I am currently Moissy shopping and couldnt decide on 1 ct or 1.5, I am now leaning towards 1.5

Post # 11
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Attorneys_Gal:  I have a 1.5ct round brilliant on a size 7, not the same size finger unfortunately but I can say that I love that I went with a 1.5ct.


I debated between the 1.5ct and the 2ct for weeks and actually was 99% set on getting the 2ct but at the last minute I went with the 1.5ct and am so glad I did. I am a nursing student and do a lot with my hands so the 1.5ct is a perfectly practical size for me, I only have to take it off when i’m doing some sort of messy cooking.


I also think that I would not have liked the color of the 2ct. My ring puts off some buttery tones in overcast and shaded light that I love, but I think that it would be more yellow/green in the next size up and I’m not sure I would be okay with that. 


Post # 12
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

@Attorneys_Gal:  Unfortunately, I can’t help, as mines a cushion moissanite, but I think you should go with the 2ct! Shrinkage happens!

Post # 13
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have a size 4 finger and a 7.5mm moissy, and I would definitely get the 8mm (2 carat) stone! Shinkage is a terrible disease, and happens much sooner than you realize. 🙂

Post # 14
3112 posts
Sugar bee

@Attorneys_Gal:  There is definitely a difference.  If I were you, I would buy some cheapo $15 JCP CZ rings–one 1.5 and one 2–to get a better idea of what YOU want.  I can understand wanting to get our advice, but we all have such different taste, you just need to decide what’s right for you.  Good luck, and I’m sure whatever you pick will be gorgeous!

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