(Closed) diamond alternative???? HELP!!!!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Moissanite all the way! My moissy:

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Why can’t you just reset your e-ring stones in a new, nickel-free setting?

 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

First of all, how dare that waitress!

 

If you’re looking at diamond alternatives you should check out this comparison. I saw it here on the Bee. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I hope you complained about that waitress! That was so out of line!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Moissanite is awesome.  But I think in your case, I would just reset my original stone.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree with the ladies above, I would just reset them even if you are over the craze.. And wow, what a rude waitress!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@bkilgore: A jeweler would be able to get all of the diamonds out without ruining anything, and just reset them all into a different metal.

What size moissanite are you thinking about?  I have 4mm earrings and a 5mm necklace, and I don’t think they need any enhancement.  But for a bigger size you might want it.  It also depends on how color sensitive you are (I’m not apparently.  Couldn’t tell the difference between a D color and an H color diamond at the jewelry store yesterday).  For enhancements, I would chose Amora over Forever Brilliant, but I think BTD has been having some equipment issues, so the Amora moissanites are currently out of stock.

ETA:  You can also order loose stones from MoissaniteCo and send them back if you don’t like them.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Yes, you can un-set all or some of the stones without ruining anything. You could also re-set it later (for example you could take out the center stone to wear in a different setting, leaving the rest as-is, and then later set the center stone back into the original setting when you want to pass it down.)

In general it is very hard to hurt a diamond! But even though the metal is more damageable than the diamonds, unsetting and resetting stones should not hurt the setting either.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@bkilgore:  Nothing wrong with having two rings you can swap around as you wish.  If you remake your ring in a different metal in the future, I’d try to think of it less as altering your ring, and more like exorcising the evil from it (nickel allergy here too.  The stuff is evil).

For the moissanite, I personally wouldn’t enhance it, but I highly reccomend ordering a couple of loose stones and seeing for yourself.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve seen some people post their new stones in temporary holders before having them set. Maybe you could see if you could find one of those?  I’ve only ever seen moissanite from MoissaniteCo, but I have heard that a lot of jewelry store moissanite is older stock. The growing technique has improved, so most of the newer stuff is whiter. The quality can be all over the place though, so I’d ask MoissanteCo to screen your stones for quality.

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