Post # 1
There seems to be so much knowledge here at the Bee. I’m fairly new but have been trolling through the boards and was hoping to get some advice. I’m looking for a centre stone that would pass (or look as close to) a diamond as possible. What stone would you recommend?
I understand certain people may view this question in a negatively light. But honestly, me and my man would like a ring, in a nice size, that wont break the bank. I know some women would much rather a smaller stone that is a diamond then go the simulant or other category. I guess I would still like something around a carat, but at this stage a diamond is not something I would feel comfortable purchasing as the money could be put to other things. <br />I have been reading about the FB moissanite, but worried about issues of moodiness with color and the oil slick problems. The Amora Gem is another alternative which I’m considering too. Is there any other stones bees would recommend? Or any advice you could give?
Thank you in advance and I apologize if I offend anyone with my views. If money wasn’t an issue then a diamond would be considered, but right now I would feel far too guilty to spend so much money when there is so much going on in our lives
Post # 2
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 # 3
I was looking at the FB moissy, but I’m one of those annoying color sensitive people and feel the natural moodiness of this stone may be an issue for me. It is absolutely beautiful though.
PS you’re ring looks stunning ! so beautiful
Post # 4
I think the Amora Gem. Moissanite color is too distinct.
Post # 5
Thank you. I’m trying to research pros and cons of alternative stones. The AG looks great, but I have heard it can look “milky”, which isnt a huge issue but one to consider. Any other bees with any opinions? would love to hear
Post # 6
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
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
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!
Post # 9
I loooove moissanites! here is a picture of mines!
Post # 10
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
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
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
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.
Post # 15
Have you considered getting an estate or antique ring? They are typically much less expensive than a new stone and setting of equal quality?