OEC vs RB moissanite: Thoughts?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@DarlingClementine:  Posting to follow! 

I haven’t seen an OEC and RB side by side in person, but from the pictures I’ve seen the OEC looks a lot less shallow than the RB. I can’t comment on the grey, I think the stone might inherently become darker when exposed to bright light – I’ve noticed this with my cushion.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

Not moissanite, but my ring is OEC and I hate the cut of the RB moissanites. The cut is too “splintery” for me. Then again, I am not nuts about a diamond round brilliant either. 

I LOVE moissanite OECs– but I will tell you that the open culet sometimes confuses people, especially in pictures, they ask what is the “hole” in the diamond. A lot of people are not familiar with old cuts and have an idea of what a diamond “should” look like. 

That said if you don’t love the RB moissanite, I totally get that and I would trade for a different cut.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@DarlingClementine:  It sounds like you need to keep your RB and get a second ring that is OEC!  If you really like to change things up and you’re so indecisive, why not do both?  That way you can wear whichever the mood strikes you.  What’s your model number?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

I would stick with Forever brilliant RB even though it has green/gray, although they do appear somewhat shallow they still have less of a green/yellow cast then the OEC’s do. In addition as a pp  mentioned the open culet will be noticiable  Depending on whether it matters to you or not that it passes for a diamond–the OEC will make it more obvious it’s not. (maybe you don’t care-just pointing that out)

The majority only post best pics (don’t we all!) so it may be difficult to show what I mean. I will try to find a pic on google. Don’t want to point out anyones ring.

 

 

 OEC Moissy owner Irish from SimsTalk.JPG

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I have both (earring sets) and honestly I prefer the RB to the OEC.  The OEC is pretty but the RB pair win hands down.  The RB’s are MUCH more sparkly.  I’ve seen people on here make huge arguments about how their OEC moissys sparkle so much more than their RB’s, but in reality the RB’s have MUCH more sparkle.  The OEC’s have “flashes” of light but no sparkle like the RB’s.  

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@ceebree:  +1

Moissanite isn’t a bank breaker so I’d totally just have 2 rings!!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

oec!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love the OEC, but I love OEC cuts over regular round cuts to begin with, so it was no contest. I love the bright chunky flashes it throws.

 

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