(Closed) Anybody have Moissanite? Funny story about my dad

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Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have a Moissanite and blue topaz stunt double ring 🙂 I honestly can’t tell the difference. I’m totally looking into having my wedding band made out of moissanite stones.

 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have a Moissanite and I absolutely love it! The problems with Moissanite that some have seen (green coloring, something seeming “off”) are issues in lower quality Moissanites. The one sold at JC Pennys are low quality. I went there and tried one on and it seemed strange and fake. 

I went to Moissaniteco.com and ordered a 1 carat solitaire. When it arrived, I was blown away. It is stunning, has incredible fire, and no green tinge! No one can tell the difference. 

 

The thing to keep in mind about Moissanite is that it’s not a diamond. I wasn’t looking for something to replace a diamond, or something “inferior” to a diamond. I was looking for something unique, beautiful, and durable. Moissanites sparkle with a more rainbow effect- so it does look a bit different than a diamond- but I like it. It’s a gemstone in its own right. I think the way to approach the Moissanite thing is not to compare it to a diamond. 

Just my 2 cents!

Post # 19
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I have a Moissanite- here’s the story…My DH bought me a diamond bridal set when we got married… it was 1 cttw. and had a 1/4 ct. center stone and was wayyyy out of our financial means at the time. Sadly it broke. I wanted to upgrade, but by this point we had 3 kids, a mortgage, ect. so the stone that I wanted was going to be a stretch. I started researching Moissanite and was pleased with the look of it and the affordabitiy, so we bought one. I got a 1 ct. solitare in a wide white gold cathedral setting… it is stunning!! The color is perfectly white (not like the cheap Moissanite at JCP that is slightly gray-green) and brilliant. I took it to a jeweler to have it sized down (the most expensive and reputable jeweler in my metropolitan area) and they had no idea it was Moissanite (even after testing it twice and looking through the loupe). The point is no one knows it’s not a diamond. And, seriously, who would be rude enough to ask?? 

The whole “engagement ring has to be a diamond” stigmata is ridiculous. In these economic times, you shoud be saving every penny you can. Why would you go out and dump $10,000 or more on something when you can spend a fraction of that and save the rest for a home or your children’s future? Moissanite is a beautiful stone in it’s own right, just like sapphire, ruby, emerald and diamond. Don’t think of Moissanite as a diamond substitute but think of it as brilliant, white gemstone because that is what it is.

This is just my two cents… with it and a dollar you can buy a can of pop… Laughing

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree.. while beautiful, I don’t think they have the ‘fire’ of a diamond (even si rating).

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I ran into this video and it really convinced me that the fears about moissanite being green or bad looking are hogwash for a nice moiss.

As for the fire of moissanite…Moiss has .104 dispersion while diamonds have .044, which is twice as much fire (it’s doubly refractive or somethingorother), and its brilliance is better too. I like sparkly rainbows. I like reasonable prices. Where’s the downside to this, haha?

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

When my Maid/Matron of Honor of honor and I went shopping about a year back (prior to my engagement) we stopped in Macy’s. Being the curious girlies that we are, we decided to look at the engagement rings. There was one that we both thought was pretty so we had the woman take it out of thr case. After “oohh-ing” and “ahh-ing” she finally told it us was moissanite!

Would have never known!!

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have a moissanite and I really like it!  I wanted a bigger stone, but we couldn’t afford a diamond. We also couldn’t reconcile ourselves with spending that much money on a pretty rock as we’ve got a lot of other expenses at this point, like paying for grad school and the mortgage :).  I decided on moissanite over CZ due to it’s durability (9.25 on the mohs hardness scale), the fact that moissanite will never cloud, its high refractive index and it’s reasonable price.  If I had gotten a diamond, my ring would have cost SO much more (obviously :)).    

It’s also kind of cool because my husband is an aerospace engineer, so it’s neat that I have a rock that was originally discovered on a meteorite!   

My ring is a 1.5 carat solitaire in a 6 prong palladium 950 setting.  I got if offline from moissaniteco.com.  I was extremely pleased with their customer service. 

I also have a yellow sapphire ring set in palladium that I got over a year ago, and I really love the palladium.  I’m kind of rough on my jewelry, so gold doesn’t cut it for me. 

I don’t notice any yellow discoloration in my moissanite.  It looks white to me.  It is also super shiny, and people are suprised when I tell them it’s not a diamond.   

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

 

Here’s another picture!

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My best friend as a moissanite engagement ring, and she loves it. Nobody has ever guessed it is anything other than a diamond, and it definitely sparkles like one. 

I asked a jeweler if they are basically man made diamonds, and she said no, the only man made diamonds out there are very tiny ones used in electronic equiptment.  These are just a very, very hard man made stone. Also, when the jeweler tests my best friends ring with their little device that determines from the hardness of the stone what type it is, it always tests a diamond.  Basically they’re as durable, and just as sparkly, if not more, as diamonds. 

Post # 26
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It’s so nice to see that more and more people are straying from diamonds. Knowing how messed up the diamond trade is makes them disgusting to me. Don’t get me wrong…they’re beautiful, but I could never wear one and feel right about it. My husband and I ended up getting a ring from a Swarovski store for around $100 and I have never gotten so many compliments! I am aware that Swarovski crystals are extremely delicate. but I don’t expect it to last forever. It was more of a show piece for our wedding. After all, a ring is just a ring…is it really worth supporting a trade that costs so many people their lives? I understand that most people are more traditional and sentimental, but I hope that more people start choosing other stones.

Post # 27
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Newbee

@mara86: is your moissy enhanced? how does the palladium wear over time?

Post # 28
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Busy bee

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ejs4y8:  I have a moissanite engagement ring and I love it. It has more fire (similar to that of a very high-quality diamond), but I think it just makes more sense to buy. I don’t give specifications of my ring when people comment, just a “thank you,” but people just assume that it’s a diamond. I attached a picture for you (even though it does it no justice)… I spent a lot of time watching youtube videos on Moissanite and I found them to be very accurate to the rock that is now on my finger 🙂

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Post # 28
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Wannabee

I really love my engagement ring. It has 68 stones with the center being 1ct. It sparkles all the time. I have had real diamonds and they don’t have the shine that my moissanite does. We would have spent over 7000 for this ring were it a mined diamond. 

Post # 29
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Worker bee

We were just at the jeweler this morning to look at the mould of my ring and to hand over my 1.5 fb moissy from Moissco.

He was really stunned by and said the stone has come a long way since it first debuted.

Here is my cheap eBay moissanite(left) and the forever brilliant(right):

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