Hi Ladies! The wonderful Mr popped the question on our anniversary last week! *eek* I’ve decided on Moissanite purey because it means I can have the size of sparkle I’d like without causing him too much stress on the pocket! I’m going round in circles trying to figure out which is the most ‘diamond like’. Just when I think I’ve worked it out from youtube videos and forums and then…. nope! Back to square one again. The plan is for a 7 – 7.5 brilliant cut and I can’t wait much longer! (lol) I realise that a moissanite ‘isn’t’ a diamond and is unique in its own right but which do you think is more like the cut and sparkle of an actual diamond? C&C Forever One (colourless or near colourless?) C&C Hearts & Arrows or MoissaniteCo H&A? Something else completely?
Would love to see photos or any comparison photos!
Hey … I found these videos helpful. Personally, I went with the h&a because I don’t like the rainbow effect of the round brilliant and how big and flat the table is when compared to the h&a, good luck with finding that perfect stone for you.
Hi @mcmuffintop81 and thanks for that! I’ve seen some of their videos but not the bottom one, v.helpful! So the table on your H&A is cut more like an actual diamond? I like the sound of that! Does you notice a difference in the sparkle?
I just received a 7.5 mm C&C H&A YESTERDAY that I ordered from MoissaniteCo. I researched for a couple of months before making my decision. I had only seen a F1 (round brilliant) cut in person and found it too rainbowy. There were so many characteristics that sold me on the H&A even without seeing it in person so I just went ahead, and it looks great! Will be getting it set soon.
By the way, I don’t think moissaniteco makes their own h&a stone anymore.
morrigan : Watching the fire and brilliant videos it’s obvious which one is the diamond and which one is the moissy, but I think moissy is a beautiful stone in it’s own right. I think a H&A will be the most diamond like if that’s what you’re going for. I think the Forever 1 (colorless or near colorless) will be a close comparison.
morrigan : I agree with jayrock, I’ve only seen the F1 colorless from C&C in person and it’s very rainbowy, and some do prefer that … The table on the H&A sits a little higher, therefore sacrifices some of the intensity of the fire. It is still very sparkly, I read from other bees that the bigger the size, the less diamond-like it appears … Some have said anything bigger than a 7.5mm you lose the diamond-like appearance.
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morrigan : Hello! I’m a UK bee trying to figure this all out too! I want a moissanite too but prefer the cushion/elongated cushion on my finger. It’s a minefield isn’t it?! I’m finding so many suppliers – harro/zaya/neo/fire and brilliance/zen moissanite etc and just have NO IDEA how to choose the most diamond like!!
I should add, the reason I didn’t go with the Amora is because they are so limited! You might have to wait months for the size you want. Also I’m in Canada so that complicates it more… so I just went with the H&A but would have considered Amora if it were more readily available.
thealmostbride : isn’t it such a minefield!! I did look at the Neo’s too, they do look nice. I think the C&C’s are easier to get hold of here but I am SO impressed with that Amora Eternity!! I’m basically making a list on Pinterest for Fiance to look at (he wants to see the sort of thing I like and then surprise me!) and I have nothing but brilliant cuts and cushions on there!
jayrock : that seems to be the trouble, is there still a waiting list for the Amora? They will probably have reinvented it again by the time I got to the top of the list! Not sure I’d want to wait months… we haven’t even announced to anyone yet as we want to have a ring sorted when we do that! It’s torture keeping it quiet!
morrigan : I didn’t even have Amora on my list – more to confuse, great – thanks!! Ha! I think, realistically, when I get whatever I get I won’t even be able to tell the difference between the moissanite and diamond regardless but when the different options are so heavily debated on here it is so easy to be sucked and and be as critical and indecisive! My SO literally wants me to choose the exact ring and tell him how to order it haha! I don’t blame him if this is how much it’s confusing and stressing me out then I can only imagine how tough it would be for him. After more deliberation and research this afternoon I thiiiink I am torn between the elongated OMC cushion from Zen Moissanite and the crushed ice Harro “pillow” – difference in price is literally £5 – with MoissaniteCo making the band and setting the stone. My other option, of course, is just having MoissaniteCo make the whole thing and taking one of their stones. Ugh this is so hard! Such first world problems.
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