(Closed) Another diamond vs. moissy pic

posted 4 years ago in Rings
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Blushing bee

haha, im still trying to work out which is your left and right 🙂

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

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maccasgirl :  Photos sometimes get flipped when uploaded via mobile. The moissy is on the bottom.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I could spot the moissy before reading any text because of those splintery facets, but I also imagine that the prominent facets look fabulous as earrings! 

Its pretty hard to compare a moissy to an old cut diamond though because I think you can really see the difference between a moissy and diamond when you are comparing two stones that are excellent cut, clarity, and color because then the moissy double refraction is easier to see next to a diamond’s singular refraction. 

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Busy bee

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AnonBee2019 : People use ‘splintery’ as a kind of shorthand for the thinner, snowflake like facets of moissanite. The facets on a RB diamond are a bit thicker/straighter and less…snowflakey?

It’s particularly noticeable when it’s a moissanite compared to an old cut diamond like your earring, where you can see the facets are what is described as ‘chunky’, meaning that there isn’t a lot of clear lines/definition in the facets. Old cut diamonds are cut for candlelight, if you hold your earrings next to a candle I bet they’ll sparkle like crazy. Modern diamonds are cut to sparkle in direct overhead electric lighting. Moissanite is extra sparkly, so the thin facets help enhance the brilliance.

It’s not (hopefully) a value judgment, but stones are cut differently depending on how they are meant to perform. There are old cut and rose cut moissanites as well, and that faceting is identical to that of a diamond in those same cuts.

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Busy bee

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AnonBee2019 :  Yes, sorry, I mixed up the settings, I thought the diamond (top stone) was set in an earring. But the ring will look stunning in candlelight! Definitely try if you haven’t, old cut stones are my favorite for that reason. 

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Busy bee

I cannot tell the difference! They are both beautiful. 🙂

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

The moissanite looks distinctly moissanite. Very, IDK. Manufactured. (Too symmetrical. Kind of plasticy). I saw one in real life recently, and it didn’t look like a diamond at all. 

I think the ovals pass more readily than the rounds, at least in pictures 

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Busy bee

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highonlife93 :  Yes, that’s a great pic! OP, if you really squint, you can see that the facets on the moissanite (bottom) are quite a bit thinner than the one on the diamond. 

Absolutely worth pointing out that the difference in faceting is only noticible in pictures though, it’s unlikely anyone will ever stare at your earrings long enough to mentally calculate how thin they might be compared to a diamond.

The first Moissanite I ever saw, I was intrigued by how insanely sparkly it was – more so than any diamond I’d seen. That’s the real difference in person v pictures. 

My ering is sapphire, but I have gemstone, diamond, and moissanite jewelery – I love it all haha. 

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Newbee

I’ve always thought the round cuts look more like diamonds, not the ovals…they are all pretty though.

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