Order a ring from Moissaniteco or have a moissanite set at a local jeweler?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What Should I do?!
    Order from Moissaniteco online : (10 votes)
    43 %
    Order a loose moissanite stone and take it to a local jeweler to put in setting (Shane Co) : (10 votes)
    43 %
    Go to a local jeweler that can order moissanite and buy entire ring from them (Samuels Jewelers) : (3 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6882 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    Welcome to the bee!! Yay! I got engaged just after 7 years of dating, so congrats!

    Pretty sure it was Shane Co that charges $3/0.01ct to set a stone… so for a 1 ct you’re looking at $300 just to have a moissy put in the setting. Anyone with Shane Co experience??? I could be totally wrong and it might be a different company, but definitely ask them how much they would charge to set a moissy.

    Also, do you know what stone you want? Forever brilliant or classic? Round, OEC, cushion? 

    I’m pretty sure there are other bees with ENG728, maybe they can chime in?

    Post # 6
    Member
    1788 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve had nothing but fantastic experiences with MoissaniteCo, and I’ve ordered 3 rings from them. In all of my communications with them, I’ve been so pleasantly surprised by the customer service I have received, and I’m definitely not the easiest customer. At this rate, they’re the only retailer I’m not worried about buying from. Brick and mortar jewelers make me much more nervous, especially based on the stories I’ve read here. 

    ETA: the first ring I ordered from them was a split-shank halo (eng732) in November 2012, and I’m happy to report that I never lost a single pave stone, which can be a concern with settings like yours

    Post # 7
    Member
    284 posts
    Helper bee

    We were going to buy my ring online…and I’m so glad we didn’t. We end up loving settings at first/in the case, then once they get on my finger, they look way different. Also, it’s hard to tell if they’re made well, what type of pave setting was used, etc. It’s just a lot more comforting – for us anyway – to be able to see the setting in person. Good luck!

    Post # 9
    Member
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I bought my diamond setting from samuels, had to get a channel set after pave issues, but we love it now! Anyways, we are going to use a small family owned jeweler to order a moissanite in for us to see it and then have him put it into our ring for us. I feel like it is important for me to be able to walk into a jewelry store if my stone ever has problems. And most small jewelry places will warranty your stone for you. I also trust this guy so much and have a one on one conversations with him about what we want so that helps.

    I warn against using Samuels for ordering the stone as yesterday when our salesman was trying to push a diamond on us we mentioned our plan for moissanite and he totally looked disgusted. When we told our small jeweler our plan he went on and on about the beauty of moissanite and how excited he was to get some in for us to choose from.

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