(Closed) Center diamond with moissanite side stones

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

Because they do look and behave differently I wouldn’t recommend mixing the two, especially if you want it to look like all diamonds. It will be “navy sock, black shoe.” Not just because of color. Smaller diamonds can be quite cost-effective, especially with some bargain hunting and negotiating.

Post # 4
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My understanding is that the price of melee moissanite is comparible to that of diamonds anyhow, so the savings wouldn’t be as great as you’d think they’d be.. Especially when you can get away with slightly less quality stones in the melee sizes for diamonds too. The cost of a 1ct diamond to a 1ct equiavlent moissy is quite considerable so I think that’s the reason you see more moissy centres with diamond sides or moissy centres with moissy sides and not the other way around? I could be totally wrong though!

So exciting to start getting ideas about rings though!! I hope your proposal is not too far away =)

Post # 5
1696 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t believe you’d be saving any money by having your ring set with moissanite side stones at all, and moissanite looks different than diamond because it is different.

Most people would assume they are diamond, especially small side stones, but since I don’t see any benefits to have moissy side stones over diamond, especially if you will have a center diamond, I’d just go ahead and get diamond in the setting. That way you won’t have to ever worry about trying to pass off something for what it’s not, 🙂

Post # 6
14657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsCassie:  +1

Using moissanite side stones isnt going to save anything.  The cost of a setting with diamonds vs moissanite is probably going to be about the same.  I had one of my diamonds diamonds in a band almost fall out once and I asked the jeweler how much it would have been to replace if it did, his exact response “oh dont worry those are cheap, like $20.”

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