(Closed) CONS of Moissanite

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Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

Im not in the market for one but one of the concerns I’d have would be its longevity.  Moissanite hasn’t been around that long so I’m curious how it’ll hold up 10, 15, 30 years plus down the line.

Post # 18
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Busy bee

Moissy is considered a “fake diamond” by the general public.

Also a lot of moissy wearers try to pass theirs off as diamonds, and some people find that to be in poor taste. 

They’re also relatively new to the jewelry industry, so there is a bit of unknown when it comes to longevity. No one truly knows what the stones will look like in 30, 50, 100 years.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Biggest con for me is color. I don’t mind warmth, but I don’t like the gray/green look I saw in mine. It was unenhanced, however.

Second biggest con for me is cut. Moissy is cut differently than diamond. I really hate the RB moissanite cut. OEC is okay, cushion is okay.

Third, they have a glassy look to them to me. They don’t seem like they have the depth and crispness that (well cut) diamonds do.

I’m interested in the Amora gem, but I can’t see wearing a D color. Tooooo white. I hope they can get it to at least H.

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

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@CorgiTales:  +1

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper

The biggest con IMO is the way is sparkles. I originally wanted one, but when we ordered an amora, it looked nothing like diamond. It has a holographic sparkle to it and it’s very flat looking to me. It doesn’t have the crisp sparkle that diamond has. When I compared them side by side, it just looked really dull and lackluster. But, many people like moissanite for its different aesthetic so you might also! I also could have gotten a dud. But it does not look just like a diamond, and to ME that is a con because I prefer the sparkle of diamond. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

The price? I know they are really cheap compared to diamonds and emeralds etc but they are pricey for a lab made stone. 

Some people reckon the price will crash when the patent runs out. If it does i’ll dance all the way back from the shops with my duffle bags full of moissanite because I love mine so very much my biggest dissapointment is I can’t afford more moissanite jewelry right now!

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

There is no downside to Moissanite, IMO.

I have four rings and a pendant (I have unenanced, Amora and OEC in this mix) and they are allllllll stunning.

I do prefer OEC to RB cut though.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

The only con is that people think it’s a diamond, and I don’t have the balls to set them straight for fear of them looking down on me and my Fiance for not having a diamond. 🙁

I don’t get gray or green. A little bit of warmth shows up when it’s overcast or the lighting is strange. Not quite yellow. But it sparkles SO much, I can’t take my eyes off it.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I own one. The only con is that it can sometimes look a little more warm (but mine hasn’t ever looked green.) I was worried about it, but actually, I like the slight warmth I get every once in a while! And it’s very rare. I love mine 🙂 And mine isn’t enhanced, either.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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@Anardana:  Do you know when the patent is running out?

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@CorgiTales:  But they do have a lifetime warranty. I have a moissanite for my e-ring, and if it ever did change, I’d just use my warranty and have them put a new one in my setting. 🙂

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would say the only con has nothing to do with the stone itself, but people’s perception that only a diamond is acceptible.  I get the ‘Ohhh.  Um, is it a birthstone?’ or just that realization of how my fiance could afford a big stone (1.25) on his salary.  I don’t like the judgement in people’s eyes.

My stone is prettier than any diamond I’ve seen in person. It has more sparkle, more shine, and changes with the lighting in interesting ways.

What I like best is that because of my research, my fiance and I found a beautiful stone for me, and because it was cheaper than, say, a really expensive, high quality diamond, he proposed to me earlier than when I think he otherwise would have.

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Anardana:  “Some people reckon the price will crash when the patent runs out.”

 

And that, to me, is the biggest negative.  I’ve heard that the patent is expiring in 2015.  Some people expect that once moissanite is more widely produced, they’ll be valued like CZ.  It would suck to pay $1000 for a ring that will be worth only the metal in which it’s set in just a few years.  If you believe the speculation, that is.

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@NovaRising:  Man, I cannot wait for the Amora H+A Gem to come out!!!  I told Fiance that I’m pretty certain I want him to wait for it.  It’s supposed to be available Nov 2012, but I think b/c of the patent, not sold until 2015.  However, it some countries without the patent, it should be available by the end of this year or beginning of 2013.  EEP!  You can probably work with a jeweler online/over the phone in another country that can get it before we can in the states. 

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@moonadea:  Can you please explain to be the difference between RB and OEC?  I want a round stone and I don’t really understand the difference in cuts…

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee

It is true that moissanite hasn’t been around long but scientists do know how it will look decades from now based on its structure. Structurally it is very similar to a diamond which is why it is tougher than a diamond (which means it is less likely to chip) and nearly as hard as a diamond. CZs have a porous crystalline structure which allows the oils from your skin to turn the stone cloudy over time. That won’t happen in a diamond or moissanite. They won’t change color because of their structure. They are a forever stone just like a diamond is.

I agree that the worst part of moissanite is how everyone assumes it’s a diamond. I don’t even own it yet but I’ve shown people pictures and they assume they are diamonds and then assume it’s a diamond simulate. It’s exhausting to explain to tons of people that it’s its own stone. 

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