(Closed) ATTN Moissanite Women! Noticing Scratches…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
127 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve had a mossianite ring from Charles & Colvard since 2008.  I have no scratches or issues with it and it’s as bright & shiny as the day I received it.  I wear this ring 24/7 too.

Post # 17
1636 posts
Bumble bee

I wonder if maybe that stone never got polished enough, slipped thru the cracks so to speak and got put thru to be set.

I’ve had my Moissy’s almost a year, no scratches anywhere.

Post # 18
1227 posts
Bumble bee

That’s sucks. No scratches on any of mine either. I say go ahead and set the new stone – the first must have been a dud. 🙂 

Post # 19
1350 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

Very strange! I have a very similar setting, but mine is from MoissaniteCo.com. I’ve been wearing mine 24/7 for the past 10 (almost 11) months, and I have no scratches whatsoever. Are you sure he purchased a moissanite?

Post # 20
5155 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

The longest I had one moissanite was 5+ years and I wore it a LOT. I have others that are newer but I don’t take special care of them – one is even my alternate travel and “do things I don’t want to wear my “nice” to do” ring. No scratches, not even under a loupe. Moissanite is over a 9 on Mohs so you need to be rubbing it or storing it against other moissanites or diamonds to be scratched like you describe.

This just sounds very off. Like it is actually CZ, or you are seeing something that looks like scratching but isn’t (buildup from hand sanitizers, hard water, oil smudging, etc). The jeweler you took it to may have been hoping to get some money from you for something new and so took your fears and ran with it.

Post # 22
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’ve had my moissanite since August of last year (6 months) and I haven’t seen any scratches. Sometimes I see what look like mini scratches on some facets, but then I clean the ring and they’re gone. My assumption is that it’s buildup on the back side of stone.

Post # 23
34 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

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ajbride17 :  I have had several moissanite rings for over 6 years and never had any scratches, chips or loss of brillance. I agree that you may have gotten a dud! I am glad you got a new stone though so I would have it set and make sure the jeweler doing the setting has worked with moissanite before 🙂

Post # 24
4255 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Yeah, I really don’t think this will happen again.  As Raykay said, something tougher than it would have to rub on it to scratch it… so either other moiss or a diamond.  So if it went in a jewelry cleaner with other things and somehow a loose diamond was in there, that could scratch it.  Or a diamond grit nail file could scratch it. But nothing in normal life should be abel to do that.

Post # 25
1 posts
  • Wedding: August 2017

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ajbride17 :  I was proposed to exactly a month ago with a 1 ct Moissanite stone engagement ring very similar to yours, and stone is also from C&C. I would always view it at an angle with glare whenever I cleaned it to make sure it was clean at the surface also. Today I realized there is a scratch at the surface as well! It was so heartbreaking! I am extremely careful with it and have only had it for a month like I said. I take it off to wash dishes and shower. I am nervous to tell my fiancee because I don’t want him to think I don’t take care of it. Is this normal??

Post # 26
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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stefanieee :  no it’s a very strong stone that’s not normal. You should contact the vendor 

Post # 28
930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’ve had my forever one for about a year and I’ve banged the poor ring and even dragged the stone face down on surfaces many a times on accident and not a single scratch that I can see even through my loupe. I think it’s safe to say that the original stone just fell through the cracks along the way. I hope you don’t have anymore issues with your new one! 

Post # 29
1704 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Was your moissanite enhanced or colored? Both of these are surface treatments and could, in fact, be scratched. The same concept as those that suggested hard-water deposits. 

It is very very hard to scratch a moissanite, unless you use a diamond or moissanite. But, when looked at under magnification, “scratches” on diamonds are really a line of lots of tiny chips. I have not seen any scratches in moissy to see if this is true for moissy, but the concept should hold. For diamonds, one direction of the stone is always a bit ‘softer’ than the other (a key factor in allowing good cutting). I’m not sure if this is the case with moissy. In any case, I agree with others that this seems to be a one-off. Get the stone replaced.

If you have the issue re-occur, then you need to figure out how this is happening in your environment. 

Post # 30
3 posts

We are a Charles & Colvard retailer here in Canada, and out of all the stones we have sold to customers we have never had one come back with scratches. I would say this was a defect with the stone possibly or you have been rubbing against something very abrasive. Dont get me wrong it is possible to scratch a moissanite (stainless sinks are bad for that)

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