Certified Moissanite or no?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 2
5329 posts
Bee Keeper

Certification has nothing to do with preventing getting a stone with a fish eye or dark spot.  That’s what a return policy is for.  

Post # 3
1112 posts
Bumble bee

I didn’t get my certified. I don’t think they would send out inferior products just because it’s not certified because I’m sure they won’t want their names to be known in such ways. Though if I could get back in time, I would get it. Just for a piece of mine. It took me a while to stop questioning what might be in my stone. In the end I realized it was other stuff and my stone was fine. But having that certification would probably had given me less anxiety.  If you think that might help you as well, then go for it. It’s going to be yours. You probably don’t need it as long as when you get it, you look at it thoroughly incase you do want to return.

Post # 4
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I got mine certified and am not happy with it.  See my most recent post if you want more info.

Post # 6
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

My vote goes to non-certified. I wanted to gift moissanite studs to my Mom for Christmas and decided to take a chance with an eBay seller moissaniterus. He is very reputable here on the Bee (just search) and has a 100% satisfaction rating on eBay (where people are very honest and bad reviews are quite common). He is also A LOT cheaper for the same stones as C&C and has a 30 day no questions asked return policy. I purchased two C&C Round Forever One DEF Hearts & Arrows Moissanite w/Card. Both stones were beautiful and  my jeweler, whom I used to set them, was very impressed with the cut and color.

Post # 9
859 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

hissoon :  The problem with MoCo certified stones is that, as far as I know, you can’t see the certification before you buy it. In other words, you can’t use the certification to make your choice and ensure you are getting a good stone. If you can somehow see the certification prior to purchase you need to ensure excellent table, axial and girdle symmetry.  The nail head or fish eye effect was more common in original and FB moissanite (6H polymorph) due to a too shallow cut (and this can also happen in diamonds By The Way – so cut really is king!)

Fire and Brilliance also offers certified 4H moissanite (F1 is a 4H moissanite) but it’s only for round brilliant cut stones (not H&A.) H&A cut is not the best cut to maximize moissy performance but seems to be popular. I think it’s the H&A cut coupled with a colourless stone that gives the impression of “glassiness." The H&A cut seems to dampen scintillation in moissanite – it’s not super noticeable but it does make a difference. In the first video, at about the .35 mark when the stones are in bright, diffuse light if you look carefully, you can see that the diamond scintillates more than the AG. Again, it’s not a huge difference.

I really don’t think you can go wrong with an Amora Gem eternity if a H&A cut is important to you. Better than Diamond has invested not only in growing their own rough but also in hiring expert cut advisors and purchasing cut modelling software to maximize the performance of this gem:

I think the three videos really highlight how nice the AG is and how well it compares to a diamond. And could it get any better than a recommendation from Jonathan Weingarten from Good Old Gold?!

Post # 12
1739 posts
Bumble bee

hissoon :  My stone is certified but not C&C. Mine stone is one of the Certified Unbranded h&a stones and it came with an Imagem report showing the stones cut and performance. My stone is graded H color vvs2 clarity. As far as I know there stones are currently unavailable to purchase but you may want to ask if any left over stones are in inventory or if they can source one for you.

Post # 14
1739 posts
Bumble bee

hissoon :  I’ve got my fingers crossed for you!🤞 Keep me posted!

Post # 15
196 posts
Blushing bee

mrsbluetomato :  moissaniterus is so much cheaper than Moissaniteco! Thanks for the info, not that I need another moissanite lol

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