SO Many Ring Options…SO Confusing

posted 1 year ago in Rings
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Melimoo:  Why not go with a gemstone? If you are so against diamonds, why would you want something that looks like one?

If you don’t want a gemstone, I’d go w. a moissanite. I’ve never seen one in person but I understand they look a bit different from diamonds and make their owners very happy :)

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Bumble Beekeeper

@Melimoo:  You should totally go ahead and order a loose moissanite stone, then. Take it to a jeweler and have them set it in something custom for you.

Most reputable diamond retailers don’t use the blood diamonds. Blue Nile, for example, has close to wholesale prices and are pretty strict w. their standards. If you’re still worried though then definitely go the moissanite route.

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Bee Keeper

If you are looking for something to hold its value, a gemstone is a better bet than moissanite. I think mossanite will be rendered irrelevant when the amora gem is released in 2015 and C&C loses its exclusive patent on the moissanite manufacturing process. Once everyone and their brother is allowed to produce moissanite, the stones will be a dime a dozen. And their desirability (and thus marketplace value) will decrease with the release of thw whiter amora gem that more strongly resembles an actual diamond. Just my .02.

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Blushing bee

In your case, I would go with Moissanite, BUT, I went into Zales today asking to see colored gemstones and she took me to the white sapphires and I got mad because I thought she was still trying to talk me into diamonds. The pictures I have seen online do not do any justice for those beautiful white sapphires I saw today! I mean…wow! They are absolutely gorgeous and LOADED with fire. I was just so confused on all of the comments people made about them being “dull”. I was so shocked, I asked her to put it next to a diamond and guess what? I giggled it was so close. Pictures do look much more dull and “sleepy”, but IRL, they are amazing. I do not know about scratching though. Some people complain about it, some don’t. I think you should probably walk into a jewelry store first and look. It might help your decision a little more. 

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Blushing bee

@Melimoo:  I will give the disclaimer that these particular white sapphires could’ve been incredibly awesome next to diamonds that were not of the best quality. I do not know all of the specifics of what I saw, but I was REALLY shocked because all the professional pictures of white sapphires don’t even look as awesome as the ones I saw today. I hope you make a decision soon so your head can stop hurting ;)  

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Newbee

@Melimoo:  You and I are in the same boat, my head hurts from all the options. Sorry no advice just a good luck! lol

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Helper bee

@Melimoo:  I would go with MoissaniteCo. In fact, I did! They are an incredibly reputable company with outstanding customer service (a quick search here or on the BetterThanDiamond.com forums will provide you countless testimonies).

A few corrections for you:

1. Sapphires do not sparkle as much as diamonds, and certainly not as much as moissanites. They’re also not as durable. (of course plenty of ladies love them tho!)

2. The white gold settings from MoissaniteCo *are* plated (with rhodium, like almost all white gold). If you want unplated white gold, it can be ordered from them but you must specify that requirement.

For my ering, we got an Amora enhanced moissanite and had it set locally, in a customized setting. I’d happily buy a whole ring from MoissaniteCo in the future (they also will customize many settings for you). My loose stone was insured while it was being set. You don’t need to worry about warranties for the moissanite stone itself. The only warrenty offered (by Charles & Colvard) is useless anyway.

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Helper bee

@lovekiss:  If moissy ever DOES become “a dime a dozen” I’ll be in heaven, but that will never happen. Even after the patent expires in 2015 the stones will still be very expensive. Growing moissy is not like baking bread. Sadly.

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Honey bee

@Melimoo:  Most all white gold in stores IS plated with rhodium, it is STILL solid white gold. White gold that is unplated is not white white, more of a yellow cast. If you want white white and not plated, go with the palladium. You will find a lot of ohappy Moissy ladies on here and the stones are beautiful. 

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Bee Keeper

I had a very good experience with moissaniteco.com. I have never heard of moissanitebridal. I’d try again to get in touch with moissaniteco if you really like their settings. The BetterThanDiamond.com forums is a good place to find the owner, as he posts there frequently, and you can ask him questions there directly. His name is MikeC. The other owner is Jera, and I believe she posts there, too.

 

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