My Moissanite CHIPPED!

posted 1 year ago in Rings
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Sugar bee

I really can’t see anything, but I’m sorry you are going through this! Moissanite really very very rarely chips, but just like diamond, it CAN chip if you hit it at just the right angle..

I hope you can get it replaced soon!

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Bee Keeper

…Not really “just like diamond.” That is like an amethyst chipped and someone saying it chipped “just like diamond” because under rare circumstances a diamond can chip as well. Yes, diamonds can chip…but not under the SAME circumstances, so it’s not “just like” it.

I think people should refrain from comparing moissanite to diamond, especially if they want it to be seen as other than a diamond simulant.

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Bumble bee

That sucks!!!  I am sorry that happened.  It is rare for sure, but just like ANY gemstone, it happens.  It looks like it is kite set? with the corners out and expsoed?  That is a very precarious setting indeed, and why gems set like that usually have either v-tips or claws set over the exposed corners.

It is really nothing like an amethyst.  Moissanite is the second hardest gem on the planet  The only gem harder is diamond, so the comparison is not that out of left field.

 

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Helper bee

@joya_aspera:  Oh just stop already.  You know full well what was meant by that comment but like all threads with the word “moissanite” you just had to show up to insult the stone and protect the image of those diamods that you are so defensive about.  Of course your post had absolutely nothing for the OP, but what does that matter when you get to include your thinly vieled snark?  

OP-I’m sorry this happened.  You must have hit it at just the right (or rather, wrong angle).  My jeweler told me that she’d only seen a moissy chip once, and that was when a girl went mountain climbing and whacked it on the side of the cliff.  If you can’t afford to relpace it now maybe you could get a place holder CZ or gemstone.

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Helper bee

Oh, and I have a kite-set cushion too.The jeweler did split prongs around the corners to better protect it.  You should look into that.

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Bumble bee

That really, really sucks.  Hopefully you can get the stone replaced quickly.

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Bumble bee

@joya_aspera:   would normally agree with you, however I think she meant that diamonds and all other stones can chip…I don’t think she was comparing the two, because I agree in the sence that the two do not compare at all….does that make any sence?

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Buzzing bee

It happens but it still sucks. Moissanite is tougher than diamond (i.e. less prone to chipping) but it does happen. At least it’s being fixed. I hope you get to wear you ring again soon! This too shall pass.

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Bumble bee

@ForeverAndEverAfter:  If someone posted saying their amethyst had chipped and someone said something like “I’m so sorry.  But even diamonds can chip if you hit them wrong, so no stone is safe,” I wouldn’t think it was weird.

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Bee Keeper

@Jabberwocky:  Yes, but there’s a difference between what you wrote and what she wrote. You’re clearly not implying a direct likeness. I’d think that when people want to emphasise the stone’s differences, they wouldn’t write something that implies a direct likeness.

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Bumble bee

@BuBuBubbles:  + a million  

OP, I have a moissanite and you’re making me nervous! I’m not careful. Can you think of anything that may have caused it? 

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Cushion cut looks too pointy

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