(Closed) Buying a setting and Moissy separate

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve seen lots of posts on here about jewelers refusing to set moissys… I’d call the jeweler you want to use before you purchase anything to be sure!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

We got my white sapphire from eBay (ha! everyone told me ebay was not legit. but it is a real stone and SO beautiful). Then FH commissioned a NY jeweler (through her etsy account) to make the setting for us. He just sent her the stone and had it custom made. But if you are just giving them the measurements first, make SURE you tell them the depth of the stone (how tall it is? I guess?) because that will be really important.

Post # 5
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311 posts
Helper bee

@kmski:  I’m getting a moissy center stone and diamond halo. my local jeweler has worked with Moissanite and was 100% supportive of what wanted and didn’t turn their noses up like big name jewelery stores did. It was a huge relief! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kmski:  I’ve been a lurker here for months and I finally joined specifically to answer this question.  I am a proud owner of a beautiful moissanite engagement ring.  FH put a lot of time and effort into making my ring as special and unique as possible.  (I’ll try to post pics after I figure out how to use this site.)

I would only recommend buying the stone and setting separatly.  If you just order a moissy ring off of the website there will be a million other rings out there just like it.  But the great thing about moissanite is that not many people have that as their stone, so if you buy the band and pop one in, you have a ring that is really all your own. 

Most jewelers will not work with it because it is a direct competitor to diamonds and taking off very quickly.  But if you google your city and moissanite, you may be able to find a lone jeweler that works with it.  (In St. Louis there was only one.)  If you live in a smaller city you may have to travel.  We wanted to buy the band there to support their business, but they didn’t have the greatest selection and most of what they did have was overpriced, IMO.  So FH went around to a bunch of different jewelry stores until he found the band that he wanted.  Then he had them take out some of the side diamonds and put in sapphires, and then he took it to the place that handles moissanite and had them order the stone and setting he wanted.  The result took my breath away.  Oh, and the place we went to was great, because they always give a discount on the stone “to compete with the internet”. 

All in all my ring cost about $2000, but it could have been much less if FH hadn’t picked the band that he did, and our budget was 7K.  So we had a lot of money to throw at our car loans. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

@kmski:  I got my setting from MoissaniteCo and my Amora Moissanite from BetterThanDiamond several months later. My Fiance had no problem finding a jeweler who would set the stone (:  We didn’t have to have any measurements or anything; the ring came without prongs and then the jeweler just added some himself and built the rest of the ring.

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