Post # 1
This is my first post and I’ve been reading these boards for some time now… In fact, it’s where I first discovered Moissy, which I have since decided is what I want to be my center stone (I’m against diamonds for various reasons!)…
My question is, I’ve picked out a Tacori band I’m in love with on the Since1910 website and have also decided on a loose stone from moissaniteCo. Has anyone had experience with 1910 and buying their bands without stones? They told my boyfriend that they just have to have the exact measurements (mm, carat, shape) for the setting, which I can get from the mois website, but I’m just hoping since I have a moissy and not a diamond that the measurements translate well for them. Has anyone ordered a band from them to match it with a moissy??
Furthermore, do you run into any problems taking an e-ring and stone that was purchased online to a local jeweler for them to set together?
Post # 3
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
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
@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
@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
- 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.
Post # 8
Thank you for the replies! I guess our first step will be to contact local jewelers to make sure someone can set it, and then go from there, getting specific measurements of the moissy stone to tell Since1910 for the setting….whew!