White Sapphire or Forever Brilliant Moissanite with Double Diamond Halo??

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which would look better as a 7x7mm cushion center stone in a double diamond halo splitshank setting?
    Forever Brilliant Moissanite : (48 votes)
    77 %
    White Sapphire : (14 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Moissanite. Sapphire will not sparkle anywhere near as much.

    Post # 4
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    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    If you want bling and sparkle, I would go with the moissanite. It’s also harder than sapphire so a better option if you want to wear your engagement ring all the time 🙂

    Post # 5
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    10999 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’ve only seen moissanite earrings (not a ring) in person, and they were solitaires, so I’m not sure how moissanite will look next to a double diamond halo. However, I have two rings with white sapphire side stones in them, and I can tell you that I have been disappointed in the fact that they really do not sparkle.

    Moissanite definitely sparkles. My only question would be regarding how the color of the center stone you choose will look surrounded by the color of the diamonds in the double halo. (This is not just an issue with moissanite but with diamonds as well. One of my close friends has a very thick pave setting that is very white, and she chose a D-colored diamond center stone because of this.) However, there are many bees who have moissanite center stones surrounded by single and double halos, and they seem to be very pleased.

    Post # 6
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    280 posts
    Helper bee

    If you love sparkle definitely do the moissanite.  White sapphire is much less sparkly than diamond or moissanite.  Especially with the diamond double halo there will be a noticeable contrast, which will make a sapphire look more dull if you put one in the center. Moissanite would look great in that setting. 

    Post # 7
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    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Moissanite sparkles way more than a white sapphire. I have a ring with a white sapphire side stones I have to say they get dirty quickly and that don’t sparkle all that much. If it were me, I’d definitely go with the moissanite. I think that the 1.5 ct equivalent moissanite would look substantial and great in that setting.

    FutureDrAtkins has a 1 carat (6.5mm) moissanite OEC in a soleste-inspired setting. It looks gorgeous. You should look up her ring!

    Post # 9
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    1381 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would go with Moissonite because, IMO WHITE sapphires  look like glass.  No disrespect to anyone, and I love me my blue sappire ring.  You might want to check out white zircon which is NOT CZ but a NATURAL stone.

    Post # 10
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    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    sunnydee86:  I think I read a post on here somewhere that it’s recommended to ask for J-colored melee to better match a moissanite’s slight warmth.

    Post # 13
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    410 posts
    Helper bee

    I would only get white sapphire if you know the cut is going to be amazing. That’s the only thing that will guarantee that your white sapphire will sparkle.

    But if you definitely want sparkle, no questions asked, moissanite is the way to go. But be careful- I’ve heard even the FB moissanites can have a bit of a hue that might make it stick out among the diamonds. 

    Post # 15
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    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    sunnydee86:  I think you might see some slight color between the F/G diamonds and the moissy but it probably depends a lot on the moissy. Some moissies seem to show more color than others, at least from what I’ve seen in photos on the Bee. I actually received a moissy selected by Beth from J Schubach’s recently that I want to make into a pendant–it’s a lot larger than what you’re looking at and it has this beautiful buttery color in certain light that gives it a very estate/antique look. I wasn’t positive if I’d like it, but I love the personality I’ve seen. I haven’t seen any green in it at all.

    I haven’t heard of a FB moissanite chipping, but honestly chipping can happen with any type of stone…whether that’s a sapphire or a diamond. Technically moissanite is supposed to be  harder than a sapphire, because a sapphire is a 9 on the MOHS scale and moissanite is a 9.25. Even though a diamond is a 10 and a moissanite is a 9.25, I’ve heard the claim that moissanite is actually tougher than a diamond, so less prone to chipping. I haven’t seen experiments done on this, this is just what I’ve read.

    The thing with chipping, however, is that it really seems to depend on the angle of your stone when it’s banged against something or dropped. If you’re at the right angle, dropping a gemstone even just a few inches on the right surface can cause a chip. Likewise, you could bang your ring against something at the right angle and chip it. But, like I said, it’s not just moissanite that is at risk of this–any gemstone is, including diamonds. I think the general consensus, however, is that if sapphires are considered hard enough and tough enough for everyday wear then moissanite would be too.

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