Post # 1
I am in love with moissanite and want to have my engagement ring made with it! My SO and I have been together for 7 years and he totally supports my choice however we cannot decide on HOW we want to get my E-ring. I am in love with eng728 from Moissaniteco but am concerned with ordering such an important thing online and worried we may run into problems. Our other option is finding a setting a local jeweler that will set moissanite (I have not found any jewelers that have any settings that I love as much as eng728) BUT I did find some that I like A LOT at Shaneco (just not as much) however at Shaneco I will have their amazing warrenty on the setting and that will be great if I need it to be sized.
I have read different things about the way moissanite looks when in a diamond setting, both good and bad. I would LOVE to see any pictures of your Moissanite E-Rings!!!
Post # 3
- 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 # 4
@KP2015: I have TINY fingers Size 4 so I want to get the .75ct/6mm stone
Post # 5
@FutureDrAtkins: Thanks! and yes that is the one I want! Shaneco does cost $3/0.01ct so that is definitly a draw back!
Post # 6
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
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 # 8
@cutiebomb7789: I think that’s the way we are leaning. Being able to see the ring on your finger right away is helpful and you have a bit more security with that when ordering!
Post # 9
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.