Post # 1
So, I’m thinking of slipping a few hints to SO about moissanites (he’s into the diamond idea, but we’re not that rich and honestly, they seem very pretty and durable for the price)
But I have a few questions. What’s the best place to buy? Are there other websites/companies? I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about Moissyco but some bad. Would it be better to buy a loose stone and have it set in a “brick & mortar” store? (would they be ok with working with moissanites?) Are they actually as white as they say- consistently? Is there anywhere I can actually see a good quality moissanite with my own eyes?
Lol thanks for putting up with me 🙂
Post # 3
you shoulld try the search bar, Ive had questions too and the search bar has helped answer some 🙂
Post # 4
Forever Brillant Moissanite is being shown right now on
ShopNBC (they have a website too)
The pieces are beautiful, and very reasonable for being set in 14k gold
Post # 5
We ordered from Schubachs. Their website is horrible but their customer service and quality control impressed me more than moissaniteco. They also have a reputation for hand picking the whitest stone if you ask for it. Unfortunately no pictures, as FFI hasn’t popped the question yet.
Would it be better to buy a loose stone and have it set in a “brick & mortar” store? (would they be ok with working with moissanites?)
It depends on the store. Some places downplay moissys because they don’t know anything about them. Others are more than happy to work with them. If you’re very concerned about warmth, order a stone and then return it to get set at the vendor of your choice.
Are they actually as white as they say- consistently? Is there anywhere I can actually see a good quality moissanite with my own eyes?
No, not consisently. You can improve your chances by buying from a reputable place, choosing a forever brilliant upgrade, buying a round brilliant or cushion cut stone that is under 1.25 cts and having it set in white gold/platinum/palladium. Even then it is not going to be 100% colorless 100% of the time. I’ve heard they carry moissys at Kohls but I’ve never personally checked, and there’s no guaruntee that they’re good quality.
Post # 6
@hedgehogcatcher: I had a diamond ring with diamond accents in the setting at first. Then when I decided moissanite was for me, the diamond jeweler (where the ring was bought from) ordered a moissanite for me so that I could see if I liked it first, and after I saw it, they replaced my center diamond with it. I’ve loved having a brick & mortar local jeweler for any cleaning, replating, and minor issues.
I would recommend walking into a local diamond jeweler (not a chain), asking if they would be able to set one of their gorgeous settings with a moissanite. Also ask whether or not they would order one for you, or if you were to bring in a loose stone they would set it. Either way, you get to see the setting for yourself and see how it looks on your hand before you buy, which lets you be confident you’ll love it.