Am I overthinking this? Moissanite over diamond?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

i have a moissante and love it, i think mine is half a carat as well. It doesnt look fake either, definitely sparkles probably more then a diamond would. I do know that the bigger carat size you go the faker it looks in my opinion. Ive never been questioned on if mine is real or not. 

mine doesnt become cloudy either over time, i would say ive only gotten it cleaned once. 

i also want to say mine is a forever brilliant stone as well. I know there can be a difference between a regular mossy and a forever brilliant one, but i dont really know much about it. 

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I plan on getting a moissy because I don’t want to pay thousands for a diamond.  If I don’t like the sparkle or color from a moissy then I may consider a diamond down the line

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’m surprised that your diamond is only sparkly under certain lighting, especially with specs like that. What is the cut?

Moissanite tends to *sparkle* more, but from what I heard it can be a rainbow sparkle. Diamonds tend to give off flashes of white light instead (especially if you have a diamond with no fire). I’m sure a moissanite would be beautiful if you went with it! Would you also get 0.5ct or would you go up in size?

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I was in a similar position. My husband and I broke up for a while and I sold my original engagement ring. It was almost two carats, natural diamond. 

Theres no way that we could have replaced that ring now that we’re back together. I had to choose between getting a smaller diamond, one carat at most or a bigger moissanite. I went back and forth a lot, but ultimately decided that I wanted a bigger stone. So we ordered a two carat equivalent moissanite. I’m still waiting for it to arrive, and still not sure I made the right decision, but I think I did. 

So I guess my advice would be to go for the moissanite since that’s what I did myself. Good luck! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Also wanted to add- a few years back my hairdresser had a moissanite for her e-ring. I absolutely thought it was a diamond until she told me that it wasn’t. It was beautiful. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

sparkle is directly related to the cut of the stone.. are you able to exchange the diamond for something else?  the F1’s are chalk white..if you don’t want any color in the stone, that’s the way to go.  Otherwise get an FB.  I would not remove the diamond and replace it with a Moissanite.  If you need to try something different, perhaps a second ring/set is in order.  You’ll regret replacing it later on, I promise.  Not because moissanite isn’t gorgeous, it IS!  I love moissanite as well.  But it’s a downgrade.  Don’t do it…Keep your setting, see if you can exchange the center stone under some kind of warranty.  If you can’t then I’d recommend getting a second moissanite ring.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

marriedalready69 :  that’s pretty insulting to say moissanite is a downgrade.. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

nifer317 :  Not really.. if you take it personally then that’s on you.. my comments weren’t meant in that kind of way.  #nothingtoseehere…

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

You should figure out if your stone is ideal cut with top light performance first. Then decide if you want a different diamond or a moissanite.  Not all moissanites outshine diamonds.  Cut shape and quality matter even for moissanites. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

jayslove :  I have heard nothing but good things about JA’s customer service.  I am betting they’ll help you in any way they can if you are up front and just say this stone does not perform the way I thought it would. Who knows? maybe they’ll even have options we’ve never thought of?!  

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

marriedalready69 :  not taking it personally.

To me all stones are equal … each just has different pros and cons. And it’s all about owner/wearer preference.

Everyone should have the option to have what they want without the stigma of what they prefer being called a downgrade. It’s not. It’s simply a different option.  

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

nifer317 :  If you have a problem with my views then feel free to send me a message.  In the meantime, please stop trying to derail the thread.  Clearly the OP knew what I was trying to say…[read above response].  

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