(Closed) Changed mind about moissanite

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I guess I don’t understand what you mean by it looks “plasticky and flat.”

Post # 3
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Busy bee

I told my husband I wanted a moissanite and he got me a diamond.. I recently purchased moissanite earrings and there is honestly NO WAY to tell the difference. Even the jeweler told me the diamond reader he has positively identifies them as diamonds and the ONLY way he can tell is if it’s unmounted and he can look down on the point at the bottom.

obviously it comes down to personal preference. Maybe call a few local jewelry stores and ask for they have moissanite rings/earrings so you can see some in person

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Bring it up to him now. Hopefully he hasn’t already purchased it but if he has maybe it’s still within the window of time to return it.

Or wait and end up with a ring you don’t like, trying to figure out how to tell him without hurting his feelings.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2021

I’d also bear in mind that if you have been looking at moissanites and not liking them, or are not happy with the shine, that they usually (if from a good source) are the equivalent of very high diamond specs.. internally flawless, great color, cut etc etc and unless you are dropping $$$$ on a diamond stone, I find that that the average diamond is definitely outshined by a moissanite.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

I really wanted to love moissanite but when I got my loose stone I was seriously underwhelmed. I know what you mean by “plastic-y” because I thought the same thing. It just didn’t look as crisp as a diamond, is the best way I can describe it. Maybe I got a dud, but it was enough for me to want to go the diamond route. 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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softersounds :   *Tell him now* before he wastes money on a simulant. Although moissanite doesn’t get cloudy like cz, you can see it is cut differently and does sparkle differently than a genuine diamond. There will be those (not everyone) who notice that something is off/not quite right with your large “diamond”,  (although they usually will go along with the pretense of not noticing, and won’t be rude to directly question if it’s “real”! Although some have posted here that they’ve been “called out”…)  In addition, some moissanite gets a recurrent difficult to remove surface stain that requires scrubbing. The abrasives needed to clean it could damage your setting prongs… You’re going to wear the ring forever and possibly hand it down someday, it’s best to be honest with him and get the genuine diamond you really want. …Good luck!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

I agree about the differences in the videos, but I feel like the less than stellar vids are doing you a favor by showing how they’ll look most of the time instead of under the jeweler lighting that makes all things look better. Moissanite is too expensive to feel meh about. It’s one thing if you love it, but if you don’t, spending a grand or so on it doesn’t make sense. 

ETA: if you’re like me, once you see it you can’t unsee it. I’d tell your man before he spends the money. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Just tell him. “Sweetie, this is random but I know I said I wanted a moissanite but I think I’d prefer a diamond. But I’m still leaving everything up to You, just wanted to let you know!” And change the subject. He shouldn’t feel pressured especially if you don’t dwell on it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh god, this thread is going to go South so quickly.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

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softersounds :  If you have a Helzberg jewelery store anywhere near you, they carry C&C moissanite in the store. You can go see it in person and get a better sense of whether you like it or not. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I agree that moissanite looks “plasticy” to me, as well. Something just isn’t quite right. It’s hard to pinpoint, but definitely is there. You need to tell your boyfriend. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I have both diamonds and a gorrrrrgeous warm OEC moissanite from Joseph Schubach. I’d go see a moissanite in person. A *well-cut*, good quality moissanite should not look flat or plasticky at all. A badly cut (or dirty!) stone (diamond, CZ or otherwise) will have those poor characteristics. 

Edited to add- I do remember seeing some old moissanite that did not appeal to me at all – but this was 10+ years ago when it wasn’t very popular and the cut quality wasn’t great. It also had a bit of a greenish-yellow tinge. I think they’ve improved dramatically since then. 

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