Post # 1
Ok. So I have perused the boards and the Internet and I have some additional questions:
1. What’s up with the fogginess that people are talking about? Does the stone change over time and why?
2. For those of you that have these stones, do they look odd under natural light or flourescent?
3. Why is it called a diamond simulant? Because its not actually a diamond, umm maybe? What are other diamond simulants?
Post # 3
I worked at a jewelry store that sold Moissanite so hopefully I can help you.
1. I have never seen fogginess in the stone. They are perfectly clear because they are grown in a lab and have no flaws.
2. I think they are a gorgeous stone and they refract more light than diamonds.
3. Moissanite is NOT a simulated diamond or meant to be a diamond in any form. It is a totally different stone that was found in a meteorite, but there wasn’t enough to create jewelry so it is grown in a lab. Lab grown doesn’t mean it is simulated either. Lab grown stones have the same chemical make up and are produced the same way as in nature, but it can produce more beautiful stones because they are grown without flaws.
The most popular diamond simulant is cubic zirconia, which can dull after time. You might also check into white sapphire if you’re going this route.
Go to a jewelry store and ask them about Moissanite. I’d think most stores would know about the stone. It is actually very pretty and I was thinking about it for my ring.
Post # 4
I don’t have any answers to your questions, but my mom has a Moissanite ring (that she bought for herself, she’s not married) and it is gorgeous! If the same ring was all diamonds, I can’t even imagine what it would have cost. She definitely saved thousands going that route. She’s had it for a few years now and I haven’t noticed any kind of dulling or fogginess. Definitely a great way to go!
Post # 6
I used to work in a jewelry store and learned a lot about this stone! It will never be as high quality as a diamond, no matter how hard they try to market it.
It’s called a diamond simulant because it tests "positive" when under the diamond tester. (But it is NOT a real diamond. They have simply altered the chemical make-up of it to trick the diamond tester.)
However, because it’s lab created, it also lacks any inclusions or "finger prints" that make each REAL diamond unique.
Post # 7
What do you mean its not as high quality?
Post # 8
My ring is moissanite and I love it! Even jewelers have thought it was a diamond at first. I didn’t want a diamond for personal reasons, but FI wanted the “look” of one. I tell anyone who asks what it is (FI doesn’t mind) but most people assume it’s 2.5 carat diamond. the same clarity in a 2.5 carat diamond would of course be 30,000+
Post # 9
Here’s a picture.
Post # 10
I have a pair of earrings and every single person that has ever commented on them thinks they’re real diamonds. I really wanted a nice sized pair of diamond studs for my ears but hi I can’t afford the price of real diamonds so I went the Moissanite route and I’m really very happy with them.