Calling all moissanite ring wearers!

posted 4 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
Member
1047 posts
Bumble bee

@greeneyedbee:  here’s a picture of my moissanite and diamond. I tried to capture how the moissanite looks hollow and you can just see right into the bottom of the stone, which doesn’t happen with diamonds the same way. 

Post # 17
Member
82 posts
Worker bee

View original reply
@DashingDavis:  I love Bezels and I love Your oval bezel so much!! It looks so perfect on your finger!! 

Post # 18
Member
704 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have an OEC and while I don’t regret it (great price for alternative rings), I just don’t love it. Agree with PP that it often looks hollow. It’s very sparkly under yellow dim light, but looks kinda dead/greyish on most lighting. Definitely not crisp and clear like a diamond.

But between moissanite vs bad cut diamond, moissy all the way.

Post # 19
Hostess
9645 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I initially had a moissanite in my engagement ring, but it wasn’t “mind clean” to me. What I mean is, I knew it wasn’t a moissanite and had always wanted a diamond, so in the end I just wasn’t happy. 

I’m echoing PPs in that moissanites appear a bit shallow and plasticy looking in certain lighting. The facets can appear fuzzy instead of sharp due to the double refractive index. I now own both diamonds and moissanite, and have purchased several moissanite pieces including earrings and right hand rings. I like them for fun pieces, but not for my “main set” if that makes sense.

I have a champagne OMC moissanite ring, and I think this picture captures the fuzziness that myself and others are talking about.

Post # 21
Member
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My engagement ring was set with a moissanite initially. I fell down the rabbit hole and got a C&C forever one OEC moissanite. It always read a bit more yellow than my halo but no biggie. Then it started to get these brown spots on it and I notice it was starting to look more and more cloudy/dull despite cleaning. We replaced it with a lab diamond and I LOVE IT. It’s crisp and clear and my moissy stone next to the diamond is downright green! I wouldn’t say I regret it, because lab diamonds were really expensive 8 years ago, but the moissy was just a stand in for a diamond (even though I wanted the moissy to last me forever but didn’t like how it performed.)

Post # 22
Member
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

View original reply
@crystalmaiden:  

Here are the stones next to each other, to me the difference is super noticeable.

*one is obviously an old pic that I was able to find similar lighting for my current ring.. score!*

Post # 23
Member
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

 I currently have a cushion cut mossanite “upgraded” stone on my original setting. You can definitely tell the difference. I personally didn’t care for the rainbow extreme fire and wanted something more toned down and a natural diamond. We just upgraded my wedding band and e-ring to a round diamond (due to arrive today- YAY) 

Post # 24
Member
244 posts
Helper bee

View original reply
@jaydeeplatinum:  I’m a real noob, I cannot tell which one is which 🙈 Teach me how to tell them apart please!

View original reply
@happilymrs:  Your ring is so beautiful! That setting is gorgeous!

Post # 25
Member
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

View original reply
@crystalmaiden:  The left is diamond the right is moissanite…. they are both “brilliant” cuts… you can see on the right side (moissanite) it has that splintery look… I think it’s easier to tell diamond and moissanite apart in videos and in person rather than pictures, try youtube and look them up =) some people still have a hard time telling them apart, but when you’ve owned/worn both, you can really tell the difference. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeaWCMd0aDc 

Post # 26
Member
453 posts
Helper bee

I’m a big fan of colored moissanites! I find they perform much nicer then clear one’s. They seem to have more depth and don’t have that “plastic” look. They usually sparkle nicely in any kind of lighting. 

Post # 27
Member
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Post # 29
Member
1101 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

View original reply
@qwety573:  hi! I hope that you will love your moissy. I have both moissanites and diamonds. I think some moissanites are easier to tell apart from diamonds while others are trickier; I think it depends on cut, sizes, etc. I have zero regrets when it comes to my moissanites. I wear them stacked with diamonds and mix and match daily. Here are my moissanites and diamonds 

View original reply
@crystalmaiden:  

Post # 30
Member
44 posts
Newbee

I’m absolutely obsessed with mine. I’ve always liked clear stones but never wanted a diamond. It’s so sparkly and I stare at it all the time. 

Leave a comment


Find Amazing Vendors