Where can I find an OEC Forever Brilliant Moissanite within the EU?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2006

@perlerose:  I am in the UK, where the tax is quite high – 20% VAT on imported goods, but I am still getting my OEC Moissy from the US. Because the quality of Moissanite here is just not the same (I think they are selling a lot of older stock here, because Moissy stones I had from US were cut better and were more colourless). I am getting an unenhanced OEC though. I just prefer unenhanced in antique cut. However, I have both unenhanced and FB RB (FB – 6.5mm and unenhanced – 6mm) and both are about the same as regards colour despite the fact that my FB is set in platinum and unenhanced is bezelled in yellow gold. Both don’t show any funky colour at all.

Also the price of Moissanite here is higher (even though it is not of the same quality as in the US) so I don’t mind paying extra duties to get a better quality stone.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2006

@perlerose:  Both mine are Round Brilliant cuts . I have OEC on the way though (it is being set in a ring). 

Here is my FB RB in platinum 

Unenhanced RB is in a yellow gold ring with bezelled rubies:

Post # 6
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645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2006

@perlerose:  I have been researching Moissy for a while now and trust me, the biggest problem with Moissy is not colour in FB v unenhanced, it is the consistency of cut. Wherever you decide to get your stone from, specify that you want a well cut stone. In a size like 6.5 mm I wouldn’t be concerned with colour of FB v unenhanced unless you are planning to use diamond melee stones in a halo or something like that and are worried about colour matching more precisely.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2006

@perlerose:  That is a fantastic design.. Share the pics when you get the ring!!! I understand why you want to go with FB (re matching), 

@FutureDrAtkins has FB OEC in a double cushion halo and it matches beautifully…

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2006

@perlerose:  To be honest, I love the look of OEC, but I love the look of modern cut RB too.

I decided to have both: my platinum set with RB, and now getting a YG set made with OEC. I will wear them according to how I feel I suppose.

With ruby Moissy ring – it was a second hand purchase from another forum member – and it was prong set, I reset the stones in bezel. I asked my friend to send it with the full value of sale (which was less than cost of new ring anyway).

With FB – I ordered it from MoissaniteCo – loose stone. They put $100 value on their packages and “costume jewelrey” description, so I hardly paid any taxes at all. However, there have been some threads here recently that people had problems with this in Canada (if I remember correctly). 

I hope OEC ring gets here with no probs too. I don’t mind paying tax, I just want it all to go smoothly.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2006

@perlerose:  No , they do it automatically when shipping. But some bees actually don’t like that because if Customs “work out” what happened , it is your responsibility (well, that is what they say). But in my case it went very well !

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2006

@perlerose:  I don’t like Amora Gems – I think they lack fire and something about them just looks odd to me. I hope you will get a nice stone from Steve! FBs do face up quite white and bright, but they can look like H – I or even J in crappy lighting. In your size of stone, I honestly wouldn’t worry.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2006

@perlerose:  How wonderful! Do let me know how it goes. To be honest, as much as I adore OEC , I would put a modern cut stone in my e ring. I already have 3 rings with RB cut Moissy and just having an OEC as an extra set. But it is not one or the other for me, I love both. FB RBs are crazy fiery and the sparkle is spectacular …

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