(Closed) Canadian Moissy Bees!! Help a sister out!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

These are excellent questions. I considered a moissy ring too from moissaniteco.com and I’m from Toronto. I ended up realizing that a local store is so much more convenient. There are no moissanite stores in Toronto (that I know of) so I went for a diamond ring at Peoples. With their lifetime protection plan, I can get so many services for free such as: resizing, replacement of any missing stones, polishing/plating, soldering with wedding band, re-tipping the prongs, etc. I’ve gone in for many services in one year: resized my ring, soldered it to wedding band and had one stone replaced (they added metal to the prongs too).

With everyday wear, an e-ring gets a lot of use, and it’s incredibly convenient to have the jeweler right in town to fix issues, for free! I would have sent out my ring by mail quite a few times if I had purchaed at moissaniteco.com. 

It’s just a significant disadvantage to ordering online imo. Otherwise I would have ordered a moissy ring in palladium, for sure!!

Good luck with your purchase!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I actually did a sneaky alteration to my ring so it would be platinum at a lower price. I purchased my ring in white gold and had the shank removed and changed to a platinum shank. That was just $900, instead of remaking the ring for more than twice its price entirely in platinum. It was a great compromise because it’s just the part on the side of my palm that yellows. So I have a platinum band with a white gold basket. My wedding band is a diamond eternity band in white gold so I don’t see yellowing, as it’s entirely diamonds 🙂 It’s so white and sparkly. I’m very happy with my choice. 

I totally understand going for a moissy. If they had been more available here, I would have gone for it for sure. I was looking for diamond alternatives but I couldn’t find anything that was as hard and resilient so I ended up warming up to diamonds. 

Here are pics for reference. (I also made the shank straight instead of tapered to give it a more modern look)

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I ordered from MoissCo. Shipping was $25 I believe, and when the ring arrived it was like $26 or $28 that I had to pay at the time of delivery. The ring went to Nova Scotia.

Ring was ordered on a Thursday and in our hands the following Tuesday. Crazy fast delivery. You get the ring in a white box that’s smaller than a shoe box (I’d say about half the size). Inside the box is a blue gift bag, and inside that is your ring and the papers and certification.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

In my experience, you can claim a different amount on the customs form than what they insure the package for. I had to send my ring in to be resized, and I wrote that the value was $50 but insured it for $1300 and they had no problem with that! So I’m sure moissyco does the same thing. You could always email them and ask! 

Post # 8
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378 posts
Helper bee

I live in Ontario and I’ve ordered from them twice with no problems. I can’t remember the exact amount but I’m pretty sure it was less than $30 that I had to pay when the package was delivered by Fed Ex. The orders arrived the next day too which I was amazed at. 

I don’t know much about how they insure it so I can’t help you there but they do provide tracking info which was helpful to know exactly where the package was. 

Hope that helped a little! 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

My ring came from moissanite co and the $100 customs amount caused me HUGE problems. My ring was held at the airport for an extra two days and I had to spend 4 hours at customs proving what was in the box. In the end I had to pay the customs for the full amount. When I emailed moco about it I got no reply. What they are doing is NOT legal, and I am fairly certain that your ring is not insured for the full anount. Iy is not to save YOU money it is to save THEM money on the insurance of the item.

I have had a terrible experience with them. If you want the full story PM me.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

@turok:  that is sooooo good to know since I am in NS

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

in my experience having stuff delivered to me on Vancouver Island (including my ering) is the brokage frees and hst usually come out to 40% of the purchase price.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@nambi_pambi:  I have never dealt with a company who has such shady business practices that they lie about the value of whats in the box when they ship it, so I have no input in that area, sorry!

But my most recent purchase was my wedding dress off recycled bride. I paid 240 for the dress and was charged $60 in brokerage and hst.

ETA: But that sounds about right if they lie about the value. But I have to say I really find that shady

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