(Closed) Blue Nile Diamond tests as Moissanite

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I 2nd that you should post some pics of it!   

Very curious how this turns out!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@gconz241:  Wonderful! So sorry about the mini-heart attacks

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

@NEAM2014:  she said he thought the cut looked like a moissy… hardly definitive.  A reputable jeweler would be able to know, without a doubt, with a loupe.  I think it is really unprofessional for a jeweler to do something like that, but I am glad the OP took it elsewhere and got it looked it.

When I was diamond hunting when we first got engaged a local jeweler scared me out of ordering from Blue Nile by telling me they were fracture filled and CE…  Some people will really say anything to try to get a sale.

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

All is well that ends well! 

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Glad it worked out!

Was the first jeweller giving you a hard time at all? I know I had a salesperson go from friendly to very stern as soon as I mentioned the diamond I had in my possession was from Blue Nile. 

Post # 25
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@flowercrowns:  I think they get aggravated because Blue Nile has low overhead costs and can undercut their prices!

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@canarydiamond: Yeah, my neighborhood jeweler is much cooler towards me ever since I got my BN ering. I just couldn’t justify spending 2x for an equivalent ring at the B&M. 

In real life, I know people who work for BN though, so it still feels like local jeweler to me. Though clearly the buying process is still all online. 

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@canarydiamond:  oh for sure! I was told my VS1 GIA XXX stone was not good quality, and that the jewellers at the particular store I go to would never sell me such a poor diamond. We wanted to buy a specific setting, so we put up with them. Once they sent off the stone to be set by the setting’a designer and everyone forgot I bought a stone online, they’ve been nothing but wonderful.

I feel for independent brick & mortar jewellers that lose business to online stores, but that’s just the way the business has evolved. 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Glad everything worked out!  

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

@flowercrowns:  the problem is a lot of jewlers (and I mean ALOT) sell medicore diamonds and charge twice the price.  That’s why many are turning to on line venders and are getting help from people who know diamonds such as those who are happy to help on Pricescope. 

Post # 29
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Wannabee

gconz241 :  I know this post is old but for anyone else reading it, with the same problem. Natural blue diamonds will not show as Diamond on a moissanite tester. Moissanite is a thermal conductor like Diamond. A thermal tester will show Blue diamond, Synthetic Diamond and Moissanite, as Diamond. A Moissanite tester is needed to distinguish between Diamond and Moissanite because Moissanite conducts electricity, Diamond does not. In the case of blue diamonds, and I mean natural earth mined, they are semi-conductors and will show as Moissanite on the electrical conductivity tester, which is what your jeweller used. A colour treated blue diamond will show as diamond. A natural blue diamond, due to the presence of Boron which gives it, it’s blue colour, will show as Moissanite. I’d say, trust the GIA, most people who work in jewellery shops, have no clue about blue diamonds. If the Moissanite tester showed your blue diamond to be Diamond, then it would be a colour treated diamond and not an earth mined, natural blue 🙂

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

 Very enlightening thread, if old! FWIW, my moissy has always tested as diamond in multiple mall/chainstores, and no employee could ever tell. But it’s smallish (0.65) so maybe that contributed. 

(not the ring in my picture, I should update that!)

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