(Closed) Closest stone to a diamond….that isn't a diamond :)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2921 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Moissanite. I just ordered a moissanite ring on sale. Its tough, sparkly and often tests as a diamond. But so much cheaper. So much.

Post # 4
8601 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think the Amora Gem. Moissanite color is too distinct.

Post # 6
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

On Price Scope the experts say the best diamond alternative that looks like a diamond is Z or natural white Zircon. Both are softer stones……and will need more care than a diamond or moisy, but they have a more realistic diamond look.

Post # 7
10041 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Amora gem ultra! I own diamonds and have owned moissanite. The amora gem is much more diamond like than moissanite. Mine is never milky!

Post # 8
1739 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Amora Gem Ultra! I’ve got an F colored one that never looks “milky” or “too white”. If you’re concerned and want a less bright stone I’d go with an E or G colored. They are beautiful stones and they react so well to all different lightings. I just love mine!

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Post # 9
63 posts
Worker bee

I loooove moissanites! here is a picture of mines!IMG_5652

Post # 10
2366 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I would go with a high quality cz. In the one carat range it will look like a diamond and gives you the best price point. Try mystique gems Palm beach.

Post # 11
119 posts
Blushing bee

I bought a 1 CT enhanced moissanite stone and returned it. The grey tone and rainbow sparkles did not look like a diamond to me. I replaced it with an asha until I decide If I want a diamond vs amora gem. I just have an issue paying $1500 for the AG. At that price it makes more sense to buy a lab created diamond. 

Post # 12
204 posts
Helper bee

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tsavoy:  try contacting better than diamond and tell them your price range. They have more stock then they show they can find something in your price range. I just bought a 2.22 F for 1400 so you can def find one cheaper tham that for 1 ct;)

Post # 13
204 posts
Helper bee

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bridetobefor2016:  I have researched this a lot!! Amora gem ended up the answer for me. There are pros and cons to each gem but I love the fact its a forever stone. And I loved the cut on the round better than the round moissy.  

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Post # 15
551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

Have you considered getting an estate or antique ring?  They are typically much less expensive than a new stone and setting of equal quality?

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