(Closed) Anyone buy a moissanite ring and have the moissy swapped out at a local store?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Busy bee

Just keep in mind that diamonds and moissy’s are cut differently. What fits a moissy, may not fit a diamond as well. I’d email Chris at [email protected] and ask his advice what size you should get. You may be able to just order setting as well. They’re usually pretty accomidating.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Maybe talk to him about why he feels the need to get a diamond.  I think the ring should be a symbol of your commitment to each other, and this includes compromise.  If you want a moissy he should respect that and figure out a way to incorporate it into his wants. 

My Fiance used to think it was super important to have a diamond (much of this perpetuated by his older female co-workers and relatives).  I am personally very anti-diamond.  After I explained this to him, we decided on a moissy. 

If, for some reason, he still insists on getting you a diamond, I would recommend you first find a jeweler that would be willing to do the work for you before you order the ring.

Post # 7
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743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Him getting his way is no more a compromise than you brow beating him into getting only your way, not to mention less useful because he isn’t wearing it. 

Get a white sapphire XD that’s a compromise!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could point out that $1000 will buy you a very small diamond but a nice size moissanite. Maybe show him some photos from weddingbee. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You could go custom!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i do think moissanite co will sell settings alone, so that should work! i second asking about the correct size of prongs for your diamond.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am pretty sure MCo doesn’t sell the settings alone, so yes, you’d have to get the stone as well. Figure out what size diamond he can afford and get the dimensions (since diamonds are cut differently, it’s better to have the measurements than just carat equiv.) and provide those to MCo and they can determine which size stone is closest. Then an experienced jeweler should have no problem switching out the stone.

You could then have the moissy made into a pendent or right hand ring or something if you still want to keep the stone! Otherwise maybe sell it on DiamondBistro.com

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

All of the settings on MCo are from suppliers that other companies have access too, and if you wanted to pick out a diamond online and get the same setting all in one fell swoop, you could contact places like Wink or Schubachs, who both deal in daimonds, and they could get the setting for you and help you pick out a diamond if he really won’t budge on that.

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Get the ring without a head. Any competent jeweler will be able to attach a head and set whatever stone you want. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee

OP is getting the setting she wants which seems much more important to her than the stone being Moissonite. She seems fine with a having a diamond even if she finds it unnecessary. So they are compromising.

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