Post # 1
That’s the question.
Hello, fellow bees! I just stumbled across this site and these boards today and now I’m absolutely hooked!
I’ve -loved- admiring all of your -gorgeous- e-rings, especially since we’ve only just begun the search for mine. I thought that I’d decided on a setting we found at a local jeweler in Shiner–was even thinking about going with a garnet for the center stone in order to afford the setting I wanted–but after looking through the boards, your moissanite rings caught my eye.
So moissanite. Pros? Cons?
And if you have a moissanite ring, PLEASE post a pic so I can bask in its beauty!
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Is diamond not an option? Just curious! 🙂
Post # 4
Diamonds are an option, just a pricey one. I just thought that I would expand my horizons and explore all of my options?
Post # 5
If you want something that looks exactly like a diamond, you probably won’t be happy with moissanite. If you just want white and sparkly, moissanite is awesome. Pros are the rainbows, the cost, and the durability of the stone. Cons are that sometimes it can have a yellow or green tint, especially in larger sizes, and some people don’t like the look of the double refraction.
If you’re on the fence, you can always order a loose stone to check it out, and send it back if you don’t like it.
Post # 6
I love my 1 carat Forever Brilliant Old European moissy!
Post # 7
I chose my moissanite because I didn’t really care to have a diamond necessarily. I wanted a clear stone, and when I stumbled on moissanite it seemed perfect. It was made even more perfect when I found out that I could get my 3ct dream stone in my favorite cut, Old European Cut (OEC). I also got the Amora enhancement on my stone.
We had the setting custom made for our centerstone, and I absolutely adore my ring. I have zero regrets about going with moissanite. The specs on my ring are: 3ct J color OEC Amora Moissanite is semi-custom palladium & J color diamond setting.
This last picture is a photo comparison that my jeweler did on my J color OEC Moissy on the right, and an H colored OEC diamond on the left. I prefer the buttery warmth of my moissanite, as well as the facet pattern. My jeweler though my stone was just beautiful and mentioned that she saw absolutely no green tint.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
people sometimes talk about double refraction making it a dead giveaway, but I don’t think it would actually be noticeable to the average person.
as for color, it depends on how sensitive you are to it, and what kind of stone you get. there are moissanites that are treated to make them whiter, and most of the bees who have those seem to be very satisfied with them. (search for forever brilliant and amora on this board, you will find tons of information and opinions on them.)
I have a wedding band and earrings with small, untreated moissanites. they are small enough that you can’t see any color at all (3-4 mm). they’re totally white. here is my wedding band (next to my colorless diamond):
Post # 9
I find this picture really useful for comparison –
Post # 10
This is my 1ct unenhanced moissanite that we just in from our jeweler. We compared it to a diamond, and honestly, I thought the moissanite was much more beautiful, not to mention the stone alone only cost $400. Moissanite is almost just as strong as a diamond, but has more brilliance and fire than a diamond. Even if I had an unlimited budget for a ring, I’d still choose the moissanite.
Post # 11
I say go for it! If you decide someday you want to replace it with a diamond, you can do that too. 🙂
Post # 12
It really depends on your preferences, and I’d recommend looking closely at moissanites in person to see if it’s for you. If you like warmer stones and rainbow sparkle you’ll probably love moissanite, but if you’re more into icy whiteness it may not be for you. I love the warmth personally and have compared the sparkle to climbing inside a string of Christmas tree lights — the reds, greens, and yellows are my favorite part. Don’t get one expecting it to behave like a diamond, but if you’re into it for what it is it’s a great option! I prefer the look to a diamond personally. We had a heirloom diamond and I still pleaded my case hard for moissanite. 🙂
Post # 12
I just got my moissy Wed506 from MCo today and I love it!!! 1.5 carat FB moissy on size 6.75 ring. I had never seen a moissy in person so my bf ordered one so we could check them out. It is different than a diamond but I love it so much more!!! And the price just makes it even better lol. It shows a tad bit buttery color on very rare occasions but it is the most beautiful ring I have seen! I’m absolutely addicted!!!