Can you tell moissanite is not a diamond?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Honestly, I can’t tell the difference BUT I don’t have an eye for detail so maybe that’s why but moissys are for sure beautiful.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve seen moissanite and diamond side by side… it’s very very hard to tell the differences unless you know exactly what to look for. cut is apparently different, and if you look super closely you might be able to catch some double refraction. personally I’m not able to do this, even though I have access to my mom’s diamond ring and have purchased a moissanite pendant! depth-wise, I would say they are about the same. color would only be different if you’re comparing to a colorless diamond (DEF). moissanite now comes in H, and in a couple years will come out in F (they’ve already developed it, but can’t sell it due to patenting issues).

however, do note that I took my moissanite pendant to a professional jeweler, and after checking it under a loupe and testing it with a diamond tester, he confidently said it was diamond (moissanite tests positive for diamond under regular diamond testers. only diamond testers with a specific setting for ‘moissanite’ would be able to detect otherwise). he was pretty shocked and confused when I told him it wasn’t!

if you do purchase moissanite, I’d get one from moissaniteco or betterthandiamond. not your regular jewelry store, as they might not be carrying the best stock. you can always order a loose stone from moissaniteco and return it.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Moissanite sparkles more and isn’t as “deep.” It can also have a greenish cast. Someone who is paying attention/knows what moissanite is would probably know but if you don’t care its not a problem. I’ve thought about getting moissanite stud earrings πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I can tell. To me, moissanite does have less depth and shows more color. But they are both BEAUTIFUL stones, and I love moissanite. I just don’t think it’s a “fake diamond” or a “replacement diamond,” it’s a different stone. I don’t think either one is “better” than the other, it’s just a personal preference. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Yes, I can tell the difference but it’s still gorgeous. I want an Amora so bad!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

also, if you’re worried about cut, just don’t get the round brilliant. get a square cut or old european cut (available on moissaniteco!), it would be indistinguishable from a well-cut diamond. however, round brilliants face up the whitest, so if color is an issue I’d suggest the amora-treated moissanite (available on moissaniteco or betterthandiamond).

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I’ve heard that mossinates usually have a green tinge to them. They’re still beautiful though.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am so curious about all the ladies who claim they can tell! it’s really difficult for me even though I have both on hand. here, look at this video: http://vimeo.com/24371182

can you tell me which one’s moissy?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I think you’d be able to tell that they are different, but you wouldn’t be able to tell which is a diamond.  Also the color differences are only really apparent if you have a really poor quality stone, or are in super overcast conditions.  In bright sunlight there’s almost no color difference in most stones, and definitely no difference in enhanced stones.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@patchy: Is the left a Moissy and the right a diamond?

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Nope. I know nothing really about diamonds. But I do know that they aren’t supposed to be “diamonds” but are their own kind of stone entirely that look like diamonds πŸ˜‰

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just got an Amora moissanite this week. It is supposed to be an H color, which I would believe because it was much more white than my J diamond. It’s more sparkly than my diamond under certain lighting, but looks really similar most places.

I would say that no one would know the difference if you wore moissanite jewelry. I bought some white topaz earrings, and I don’t really care if people think they’re diamonds or not—they’re just pretty and sparkly. πŸ™‚

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