Post # 1
Ladies, I need your advice please!
I have a size 5.75 finger and I don’t know if I should get a larger moissi unenhanced (1.25 ct Amora round cut are too pricey for my budget) or stick with a smaller size.
In other words, for a 1.25 carat (or 0.75) does it really make a difference whether it’s Amora or not?
If you have pictures of your Amora or unenhanced moissanites, I’d love to see them!
Thanks for your help
Post # 3
I don’t have any pix but I saw some in person yesterday . Unenhanced. and they were really gorgeous!
However, that being said, with the huge savings between diamond and moissanite, i would go for the enhanced Amora. IT’s only marginally more. And this is your forever stone right? So it’s worth the little bit more I think
Post # 4
@Noce1306: Idk about how drastic a difference there is between amora and unenhanced mossainite I can just comment on size
I have a size 4 finger and my 1.25 looks huge on it–I like it that way–but if it were bigger it might veer into costumey–I’ve had jewelers guess it to be 1.5 or 1.75 just because of the effect against my small hands
So just be aware that if you have a smaller finger, .75 will probably look like at least 1 carat
Post # 5
I have an unhanced moissy. .85 center stone. And I never notice yellow color in it. Though. I’m not sure how it would look enlarged.
I have a size 8 finger, and there’s .75 tcw w/o the center stone.
Post # 6
I think if you’re going to go above a 1 carat it probably should be enhanced. I have a 1.25 center stone and it is enhanced (not Amora though, I got it before they offered Amora) and I do see a little color occasionally. The color I see isn’t bothersome, but I think if it showed more it would be. And I am not all that color sensitive.
Maybe order the 1.25 unehnanced and check it out in different lighting. If it shows too much color then just send it back and get the .75. Although I don’t recommend trying on the 1.25 unless the color is okay. I wouldn’t want you to love the 1.25 size and then be disappointed in the .75, you know? Also don’t be shy about contacting them. I bug Chris from Moissyco all the time and he as well as everyone else there is always helpful and friendly.
I hope you find a fabulous ring! And when you do, POST PICTURES
Post # 7
Heres my 1.7 enhanced…its really not a good picture of it. My camera wont take good pics for some reason, but its really white and sparkles. I notice some yellow every once in a while, but rarely.
Post # 8
My jeweler said this to me, “If you have the option to go bigger, why wouldn’t you?”
I have a 1.5kt-equivalent moissanite (plus baguettes) on a size 4.5 hand. To me, it doesn’t look unreasonably huge, and I would have had no problem going bigger 🙂
Not sure if you’re going for the round, but I love my radiant.
And definitely get the enhanced regardless of which stone size you choose. It makes a world of difference. (I checked out the unenhanced in multiple sizes. Pulled greenish-grey in certain lights. Yuck!)
Post # 9
I vote smaller and enhanced.
Post # 10
I guess I’m not with the majority here, but if you really want a bigger stone I wouldn’t be scared to do the unenhanced. I have a 1.25 carat amora and sometimes wish it was unenhanced! I love the way it shows color, its absolutely beautiful. (:
All I know is people are not as stone-savvy in real life as they are on the boards. I think that if it is your concern most people will just take to the idea that its a diamond. The only one who will probably ever really notice all the beautiful colors it throws will be you! I really don’t think you’ll be unahppy, and you can always return it if the color is too strikng for your taste. (: Good luck!
Post # 11
I think you’re safe to go unenhanced with anything under 1 carat.
Post # 12
1 carat unenhanced in different lighting:
Post # 13
Thank you so much for all of your comments and for the photos of your beautiful engagement rings!
I’m not sure which way we’ll go yet, but it will definitely be a moissanite (probably Amora). They’re so sparkly and I love the story behind their discovery.
I’ll post the photos later 😉
Post # 15
Why not order loose versions of both and return the one you don’t like?
Post # 16
Mine is 1.25 carats not enhanced and it only turns a slight yellow in rainy weather.