Post # 1
Curious to know if anyone else is in the same boat, and what other people’s reasonings for switching are, and if you have concerns.
I am coming up on an important anniversary, and my husband and I have decided it would be nice to each get new sets for various reasons.
I currently own an approx. half carat diamond ring. I will always keep and treasure it. But my tastes in settings and gold color have changed.
I never thought twice about Moissanite, I had seen it once at JCPenney’s years ago. Pretty, but seemed overpriced for a lab created stone at the time so I just kind of glossed over it. That was until my friend (who worked at a local jeweler’s) confided in me that it is common (yes, common) for the wives of doctor’s/lawyers in our area to buy expensive settings (particulary from A. Jaffe) and have it set with MOISSANITE. I could hardly believe that. I work in healthcare and have personally seen a ring or two in question, and it never crossed mine or anyone’s mind (that I know of) it was anything else but diamond. I naturally attributed the beauty of the stone to the fact that these ladies had the financial ability to purchase the finest quality (high clarity, colorless, perfect cut) diamonds. My friend told me it is actually impossible to tell the difference with the naked eye; I was worried about the mysterious “double refraction” giveaway but it can only be seen at a specific angle through the crown ONLY with magnification.
After that I have been covetous of moissanite. The more I learn about it, the more I fall in love. The humanitarian aspect is appealing as well, but I don’t judge others for choosing diamonds.
I really don’t have any concerns with it, but does anyone else? I want to see if there’s an angle I’m not considering. What are the downsides? Are there any, aside from personal preference?
Note: please no lecturing about how dodgy and shady I am for wanting to “pass off my moissanite as a diamond” etc. I’m aware of that specific consensus, and that’s not what I want this thread to be about.
Post # 2
I wouldn’t ever replace my diamond Ering for sentimental reasons, but I am very interested in moissanite. Actually have a moissy RHR on the way right now. I’ve never seen one in person, so I can’t wait to see mine! If I had known about it when we first got engaged, I would have suggested it to DH as a cheaper, still beautiful, option. While he was easily able to pay for the diamond up front, I’m always a fan of saving money!
Post # 3
Thanks for the input. I’m interested to see what you think of your new RHR. Let me know if you happen to think about it.
Post # 4
Go for it! If you think it’s beautiful it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks and it’s none of thir business what type of stone you have.
Post # 5
I’ve never seen it in person that i know of its not very common in Australia I would love to see it in person and if I liked the look of it and had my time again if consider it
Post # 6
I’m about to order my new Moissy ring. It’s going to be a 5 yr anniversary upgrade from my diamond e ring.
We have seen Moissy in person & found it stunning–very sparkly.
My e ring is a 1 ct quad in white gold, the Moissy will be in rose gold, 3 ct round solitaire. The stone has excellent reviews, so we’re going for it.
I’ll post pics when it gets here.
Post # 7
Sounds BEAUTIFUL! I’d love to see the pics.
Post # 9
Do you and don’t worry about people. I would love to get a RHR pink moissy.
Post # 10
I would never trade in my pure cane sugar for aspartame, if that’s what you’re asking.
Post # 11
I’m with Aquaria. But if I were considering it I would go Amora Gem instead. I don’t like the looks of moissanite, the color particularly and the cut. The larger the carat equivalent the more amplified those “issues” are.
Post # 12
I wish I’d done more research before buying my diamond because I’d seriously consider it – not to get a bigger stone but because it all symbolises the same thing and that’s what is important to me.
We could afford the diamond and we didn’t get anything overboard but when I realised I could get a moissy or amora in less than a carat for a ridiculous amount less I’m kind of mad I didn’t do my research. I wouldn’t love it any less at all!
Post # 13
I did this. I switched out my 1.51 carat round brilliant diamond for a 1.5 carat equivalent oec forever brilliant moissanite. When I bought the moissy I had intentions of having it made into a necklace but I liked it so much I wanted it in my ering. The diamond had a feather under the table and not an excellent cut so I wanted something eye clean. I still have the diamond which is loose. I ended up selling the ring with the oec moissy in it, and now have an amora gem ultra which I highly recommend over moissanite. It looks so much more like a diamond.
1.65 carat G Vs1 amora gem ultra
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2016 - Simsbury 1820 House
I’m an OEC diamond girl. Thought about moissanite, but couldn’t pass up on an estate diamond for the price.
Post # 15
Thanks for the pictures and advice, as well!