- 9 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
I can’t tell, but I don’t pay attention and/or care enough to think about it. Lo.
I’ve only really seen it in photos on the bee. Sometimes I can tell and sometimes I can’t. That greenish tint is a dead giveaway. I think the lighting is a huge factor for moissy.
I have a Moissanite and I have diamonds and they are not much different I think I can only tell because I know they are not the same. And as for the greenish tint I have a UNenhanced Moissy and it has never looked green tinted. Slightly yellow yes and only in overcast rainy gross weather.
I can’t tell the differenice. I have a pair of 1/4 moissanite studs and my mom has about the same in diamond stud earrings. Mine are sparklier yah but I guess it’s hard to compare in earrings because we have no idea what quality her diamond earrings are.
I have a Mira moissy and it changes in color in different lighting. Sometimes it has a blue tinge, sounds weird but when i take my dog for a walk something about the lighting outdoors in direct sunlight makes it look kinda blue. It also often looks completely clear and colorless, and then when i work (at a restaurant) it goes crazy (sparkles like mad!).And the thing about moissy sparkle is that it refracts more colors than a diamond- whereas i believe diamonds dont refract much color(forgive me if im wrong its just what i have heard and observed).
Yes, I can typically. The bigger the moissanite the more obvious it is (to me) that it isn’t a diamond. In fact as I have mentioned in previous posts there is a lady I see at Starbucks that has a larger moissanite that is beyond obvious.
That being said a ring is different than a smaller pair of earrings. I don’t think on your ears one could tell as much as say your hand. You mentioned a 1.25 carat (is that how they measure moissanite….?) that to me would be obvious. However, the typical person in the real world doesn’t know about moissanite so I think you could safely bet that most wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
I had never heard of Moissanite before i joined WB, but i asked at my local jewellers if they had some for me to look at. I live in England and Moissanite is not popular here, so they didnt have any, but the jeweller did tell me she once had a Moissanite ring in the shop, that a lady wanted to sell. She said it was almost impossible to tell a diamond from a Moissanite, and only a trained eye or using a jewellers loupe could tell the difference. The lady selling the ring didnt know if it was a diamond or not as she had been given it as an E ring and now wanted to sell it. but i think she was expecting that it WAS a diamond.
In fact she told me that all the tests they did on the stone, it passed as a diamond apart from the final test they did. so they almost paid this lady diamond price for a Moissanite until one final test!
I dont know anything about Moissanites, have never seen one, but have read here that if anything, they sparkle more than a diamond, and this could be the tell tale sign that it isnt actually a diamond.
Saying that, i love sparkle! but i did not get a Moissanite . but only because it is not readily available in England and it would have to be imported, with import charges and tax and duty, it would have worked out the same price as a buying a diamond …
@Raggedy Anne: I live in Scotland and recently bought a ring from MoissaniteCo, when they ship it they put ‘costume jewellery under $100’ so you don’t get charged any tax or VAT. So I just paid the website price.
Also, if you google ‘love moissanite’ it is a shop in Yorkshire that sells it 🙂
Yes i did think of that too, but the problem i thought of is, if they say on the package that its costume jewellery worth $100, and it gets lost in transit, then $100 is all you can claim for it on their insurance. i was worried about that.
Thanks for all the info ladies… I have mixed feelings on the situation. I feel as though I shouldn’t have to feel like I NEED a diamond engagement ring, and I shouldn’t have to believe the hype… but I also feel like now at 26 I have always felt that a diamond is what an engagement ring is supposed to be. I know a diamond is not necessary for an engagement ring, and while I love gemstones, I wouldn’t personally want one for an engagement ring. I would not want anyone to know it is not a diamond. I guess I feel like people would not suspect that it is NOT a diamond after being proposed to with a diamond. I am very into being put together, stylish, and classic, my mother always tells me even if I didn’t have a diamond or it wasn’t as nice since ppl know me they would think it was even more fabulous than it is… haha. And my mom would NEVER say that if she didn’t think it… she’s not the doting, complimentary type unless it is her true opinion. I think the cost is what is swaying me towards a moissanite IF I get a larger diamond for my ring. I haven’t exactly looked up prices for 1.25 ct diamonds but as maery1 said… even if it is 6000-7500 that is still a lot to save up while we are saving for a wedding. I don’t LOVE the fact that it sparkles MORE than a diamond… I feel like that might give it away, haha. Although only two of my fiance’s friends have a diamond “connection” and I think no one else would be wiser.
It is a lot to think about! haha. After the wedding I may have an extra $600 to play with and get a moissanite for fun and decide after…!!! lol.
This is beyond ridiculous but part of me wants to just buy a solitaire moissanite with a diamond the same size as mine (1ct) for when i feel like donning a more classic look. I think I just have bling fever!!!!
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