The silicon carbide Gem that is Moissanite!!!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ll leave the technical moissanite explainations to someone who didn’t have the worst day ever, but pink and white stones look great together. My ring is a white center stone with a small pink side stone, and it’s a beautiful combination. Any configuration of white/pink and diamond/moissanite will turn out fantastic. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MissFemmeFatale:  I’m sorry, I also can’t vouch for the technical aspect of it, but I can say I’ve seen some peachy pink moissanite that I love! If you were a yellow gold/rose gold girl, I would even suggest that! It’s gorgeous!

Post # 6
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Honey bee

@MissFemmeFatale:  the patent/price thing is something I worry about, so I’m not buying moissy before 2015. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee

@MissFemmeFatale:  that’s true. But since I don’t need to buy anything right now, I guess that’s not a chance I want to take. If that’s your only concern, maybe you can get a cz until 2015?

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MissFemmeFatale:  jtv.com sells Moissanites called “Sweet Pea Pink”. Check out the site and you can see how they look together. I actually am interested in the mint colored ones.

Post # 11
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Honey bee

@MissFemmeFatale:  I see. in that case, I guess I’d personally go with a peachy pink sapphire. I think they’re just so beautiful!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Wow, that setting with white diamond halos and pink centre stones would be breathtaking! Please upload photos when it’s done. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I think as far as the hardness, your guess is as good as mine. If the patent says 8.5-9 I would go with that. There is a lot of conflicting moissanite information online, so it’s hard to totally trust the company that’s also selling to you.

Just wanted to throw out though that the smallest color enhanced moissanites are 4 mm I believe, which is about .25 each. That might be too big for your plan, I don’t know. If you’re totally against ever changing this ring I would probably play it safe and get another stone that you know will last forever. I know mco and btd say it will but since it’s so new, it’s taking their word. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

1.) What is the truth about the hardness? I keep seeing Moissy is a 9.25 (Which is impossible on the MOHS scale), but on the C&C patent, it lists 8.5 to 9. Which makes it less hard than other stones, including diamond. This is by far the most important aspect of the stone to me. Well coming from someone who smashed their moissy stone within four hours of getting it (and I didn’t hit it hard, my 14K white gold setting was completely unscathed and I hit the side of the ring.) Here’s a pic:

 

 

2.) How do they get it that pink color? Will it fade? Does the process make the stone less durable? I don’t know… I honestly have no idea on this one, but I would also love to know.

 

3.) Should I just pay for diamond or natural pink sapphire? When these patents run out soon, will the price of this stone drop and I would have overpaid for something that will eventually be in Claire’s jewelry? I think you should just go for the diamond or natural pink sapphire. I think sapphire is a confirmed 9 on the MOHS scale, so you won’t have to worry about it getting smashed or chipped. FI and I bought a 1.5 ct moissy and although I like the stone very much, and am in no way bashing moissanite, it’s not the stone for me. What I would suggest is to purchase a loose stone, see if you like it, and if not, return it.

 

4.) Do you think it is priced too high? I think it is priced too high for what it is. It could be slightly lowered, and I’m not saying that in a “I think everything should be cheaper in the world” kind of way.

 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

@MissFemmeFatale:  you should double check to be sure. I read that a long time ago on BTD and then just recently someone said the same thing when I was talking to her about a potential ring via PM so I assume it’s true but you may want to verify so you don’t miss out on something you would like. 

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