Moissy next to a Diamond – can you really tell?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Can you tell by looking if a stone is a diamond or moissy?
    Yes - but they'd have to be side by side : (15 votes)
    15 %
    Yes - Easy Spot : (22 votes)
    22 %
    Maybe - I'm aware of the tell-tale differences, but not confident I could tell for sure : (41 votes)
    40 %
    No - a white sparkly stone is all the same to me! : (24 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 5
    Member
    364 posts
    Helper bee

    I can almost always tell but I’ve also examined quite a few.  The moissanite has the tell-tale “pizza slice” straight white line arrows in that picture.  It also has a very very slight green tint.  The asha and diamond both have dark rectangular arrows, but the asha is almost blue to me.  There was a youtube quiz I saw months ago, showing 4 or 5 different gem stones (white sapphire was in the mix) and I was able to correctly identify each one.  But I don’t know if the average person could or not.

    Post # 6
    Member
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’ve also never seen one in real life so I can’t say for sure! Though there are some I see here on the Bee and can tell right away whether it’s a moissanite or diamond…then there are definitely some that get me! When I first started researching (read as obsessinging over) this beautiful stone I came upon this video and was stunned…couldn’t tell the difference at all! Can’t wait to get my moissy sometime in the next month or 2 🙂

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM-Upx-sEAk

    Post # 7
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    2762 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Things are sometimes difficult to truly ‘see’ what something is via picture & online. I’m not saying it’s easier,  but I’m sure it’s different in person.  You can see more than just a single image of a single view of an intricate 3d object.

    Post # 8
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @IowaDDS13:  Wanna know a secret?

    I know lots of people that claim that they would know the difference but when I showed them they had no idea.  They would confidently guess and they’d be wrong or I’d show them two diamonds and they’d swear up and down that one of them was the “fake” or moissy.  I’m under the impression that most people (no matter what they tell you) cannot tell the difference unless you get a bad moissy in the mail.

     

    Post # 9
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    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    My diamond loving sister-in-law couldn’t stop gushing over my moissy. So no I don’t think people can tell. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Peanut-Sue:  I think it would be harder to tell in person if someone was wearing the rings, unless of course you were truly examining the stones side by side with the appropriate tools. Generally when people look at rings other people are wearing, they just briefly look at them.

    Post # 11
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    28 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    The shallowness of a moissy cut usually is easy for me to tell the difference between the two, but it’s no always so evident depending on the photo.

    @atacrossroads:  Is the bottom one the moissy?

    Post # 12
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    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’ve had several instances of female friends comparing their diamonds to my moissy and then being flabergasted when I say it’s not a diamond. So no, I don’t think most people can tell unless you really REALLY know your diamonds. Not like “I really like diamonds” when really you mean you like sparkly white stones…. but are trained in it or something. Personally, I definitely don’t know enough about dimonds to be able to tell them from moissy or probably even asha (though I’ve never seen an asha IRL). I’d probably just assume it’s a different grade of diamond unless told otherwise. 

    Post # 13
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    28 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @IowaDDS13:  This photo is hard to tell between the asha and the diamond if you disregard the blue tint, but I think because the diamond doesn’y seem to be of high quality!! Almost looks CZ to me!

    Post # 14
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    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @faeriekiss:  That’s a good point; the RB cut is different. I’m sure that makes it easier to tell with RBs.

    Post # 15
    Member
    416 posts
    Helper bee

    @faeriekiss:  I don’t know, it’s from google images. I don’t think there is that huge of a difference that I could immediately tell. 

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