(Closed) CANNOT tell the difference between Diamond and Moissanite – Can you??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Can you tell the difference?
    Not at all. : (60 votes)
    25 %
    Very easily! : (81 votes)
    34 %
    Only in certain conditions, like the sunlight. : (97 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 46
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    SaraJeanQ :  Do you consider white sapphire to be “fake” just because it’s colourless? If not, then moissanite is not fake. I do have one, and everyone knows it’s a moissanite (yes, my friends included). So it’s not pretending to be anything.

    I didn’t want to support the diamond industry (though I understand why people like them) – and I happily explain that to anyone who opens up a discussion about my ring.

    I just find it funny to hear people call jewelry “fake” just because it’s different from the standard. I don’t consider white gold to be fake platinum, or amethyst to be fake tanzanite, etc etc.

    Post # 47
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    2341 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’ve never knowingly seen one in real life but I doubt I could spot a moissy without a lot of scrutiny and examination. I sometimes think I can identify them on photos on the Bee, but there are many moissanite rings posted where had the poster not stated it, I’d definitely have assumed diamond.

    Also, on the Bee, we are often comparing moissys to well cut diamonds in photos, whereas in the U.K., most diamonds are poorly cut and often have low specs generally, so I think it would make it even trickier to judge on account of facet pattern, hue or performance in different lights. 

    Funnily enough, one of the key characteristics people claim for moissanite, throwing colours, is the thing I love best in my diamond, – so I like it when it’s most moissy-like.

    As an aside, I definitely couldn’t tell the difference between a well-cut, nicely set CZ and a diamond, at least not at sizes < 2 carats, we do have a lot of cz around in the UK. 

     

     

     

    Post # 48
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    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    SaraJeanQ :  so if two stones look similar one is fake ?! Lmfao. Right that makes sense. I used to have these pink saphire earings that look almost identical to my pink quartz earings.. i guess one of them is fake…  I drive a small white sedan, my neighbor also drives a small white sedan but its a different make, my car cost more so does that mean hers is fake?  I look like my dad i guess im copying him and im fake. 

    Post # 49
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    1183 posts
    Bumble bee

    I can tell if it’s a Medium/largish stone. Although I have an almost OCD attention to detail lol. I also except to see little imperfections in diamonds, whereas moiss has none. Moiss also “sparkles too much” to be a diamond. xo

     

    Post # 50
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

     KhaleesiStormborn : I think she may be saying the significant difference is that sapphire/quartz/zircon  are naturally occuring stones. Moissanite and cz are created stones manufactured expressly to be diamond simulants.  unicorn4928 :  the natural green minute trace mineral moissanite requires extensive chemical enhancement and processing to alter its appearance for usability as a sim.  Op, I can tell the difference sometimes between cz/moissanite and diamonds but sometimes not! Size probably has a great deal to do with it too.

    Post # 51
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    mrstodd2bee :  yes it is true that  moissanite is lab created but it does also occur in nature. And many people wear it as an alternative to a diamond because they like them better. I personally own diamonds theyre beautiful but they are also overrated and overpriced. Plus  the diamond industry is something i no longer want to feed into. So for me I automatically knew my ering would not be a diamond, i looked at all different stones, pink sapphire, tanzanite,blue topaz, everything you could think of, i decided on  moissanite for its sparkle and durability not because it looked like a diamond. So to me it is insulting when someone acts like the stone is fake or the only possible reason someone gets moissanite is  so they can pass it off as a diamond. I have seen so many bees who genuinely prefer moissanite for its traits over a diamond and thats why they went with it.  

    Post # 52
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    unicorn4928 :  you’re right that moissanite occurs in nature as a green trace mineral and through chemistry alteration it becomes large/clear/diamond like. I agree too that there may be individuals who prefer the sparkle of moissanite/cz over diamond. Or they may just not have the financial ability to buy a large ethical genuine diamond. Or they may just wish to spend their money on something else.  I totally agree that there could be other reasons to get a simulant over a diamond. For the most part individuals typically choose any imitation/simulant/replica based on their much lower cost than the genuine original, but of course not in every single instance. 

    Post # 53
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    137 posts
    Blushing bee

    I can always tell in pictures/videos, but if I just saw a white gem in person I’d probably assume it was a diamond. I definitely have a preference myself, and I think that’s part of the reason why I can tell

    Post # 54
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    425 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    janna121215 :  thats really sweet but im guessing he was humouring you 🙂

    I cant imagine a reputable, trained jeweller not being able to distiguish between jewels ??????????? thats their job….

    Post # 55
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    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2007

    I have an excellent quality 1ct diamond and a 1ct near colorless F1 H&A moissanite. My diamond has a halo with half moons, side diamonds and milgrain but my moissanite is a solitaire so it is a little hard to get them right next to each other. Today, I had a really great light from behind and compared them a lot. You know what?  They are both beautiful and I love them both!  I really don’t care if someone can tell which is which. 

    I do think that a honking 4ct F1 moissanite is much more obvious than 1ct, particularly if it is colorless. I just like the near colorless much better. But, it is also my opinion, that just because a 4ct moissanite is affordable doesn’t mean you should buy one that huge, but to each his own and enjoy what makes you happy. 

    Post # 56
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    These boards are always peaceful and cool until the same people comment. The same one person. Literally. Every time. I don’t have a ring yet, but I’ve researched the hell out of these boards and all it’s really done is make me mad. “Fake” “Sim” tut tut tut I’m so much better than all of you. Nobody knows anyone’s life or situation. Most people are on here to do research for their own rings or look at sparkly pretty pics. This is an escape. That’s it. Nothing personal. Congrats to the cool Bees on here with the pretty rings and good attitudes. 

    Post # 57
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    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Misswhodat901 this post 8 month old you looking to stir bee frown

    Post # 58
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    Wannabee

    I just “upgraded” (and kept) after 5 years  my $18k 1.5 carat (GIA F, excellent cut, vvs2)  tacori diamond ring to a 2 carat NEO oval moissanite ring in a platinum setting. I love it. It definitely looks fake in a few light settings, but 90% of the time, you can’t really tell the difference. All this bs around spending a ton on a sparkly stone. It’s not a good investment. And I really can’t understand the people on here that claim they can tell from a picture that it’s moissanite… I’ve done a lot of research and the best comment I found was from a woman whose husband had been unknowingly sold a moissanite as a diamond and she loved her “diamond” for ten years before she found out. Trust me, we could have fairly easily afforded to upgrade to an equivalent diamond, but what a waste… I am and will always be value oriented

    Post # 59
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    Buzzing bee

    I have both an AVR diamond and an AVR moissy. They look exactly the same in video and in person. If I look VERY closely at the moissy through the crown, I can see the double refraction. Otherwise, if someone was wearing it and I just saw it on their hand, I would never know. 

    Post # 60
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    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee

    nikki8016 :  Ugh I just realized this thread is 2 years old. Why are you going through and c&p’ing the exact same comment into multiple 2-year old threads?

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