Post # 1
Ok, Carat is my biggest concern so I order to get the setting I want and the stone size I want that looks the best I am torn between forever one colorless (d,e,f) moissanite, aterna by quorri, asha diamonds, or Amora gen. Please post your pictures, sizes why you chose those that stone or gem ? Would you change it for something else ? Do you feel it looks like a diamond ? Do you play it off as a diamond ? Anything you feel I should know ? Thank you in advance ?
Post # 2
I am going to recomend a Danburite. They are minued here in the states. They are a 7.5-8 on the hardness scale. They are very inexpensive (a 6mm stone is in the $20 range.) In my opnion I think it shines more like a diamond than a moissanite.
Post # 3
I have a 4.5 carat cushion amora gem. Wouldn’t change it for anything. Hardness is about a 9.25-9.5 if I remember correctly, and it cost just under $3,000. I think for anyone experienced with stones (or the bee lol) they could tell it’s not a diamond, but I’ve never had anyone say anything or ask what type of stone it was. If they did, I would tell them what it is because I think it’s important to get over the “social norm” that only a diamond ring is a “real” ring. Good luck!
Post # 4
I have read some off reviews on Asha and Quorri. They are basically just CZ with a coating that will eventually wear off, and will not hold up over time. I have never owned one so can not say from experience.
I have a F1 moissanite, and it is a beautiful stone. It will last and that is something that was important to me since replacing the stone again was not something I wanted to chance down the road. I went for moissanite do to cost and that is pretty much it.
I love it! I do not try and pass mine off as a diamond, if asked or called a diamond I will explain what moissanite is blah blah blah. I have not really had any negative feed back about it not being a diamond, only from my Mother-In-Law but she is old fashioned.
Mine is a 1.5 carat on a size 7.75
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
No disrespect to any PP, but if a diamond wasn’t on the table for me I would have gone with a gemstone like Ruby, Sapphire or Emerald. Nothing against the other suggestions, I just love the idea of a big, sexy gemstone on my ring finger! I have a sapphire eternity band as a RHR I adore. However, I’ve had it since my teens and it is fitting a little too snug for my taste these days. I am looking to retire it and replace it with a ruby solitare of some sort.
Post # 6
luey12986 : I like it it’s so pretty !!
Post # 7
giggles2011 : I love your ring !!! It’s Amora ?
Post # 8
crystalmr86 : Thank you! Yes it’s an amora gem, but I know getting your hands on one is extremely difficult at this time. They seem to sell out in a matter of minutes every time there’s a restock.
Post # 9
Mine is a C&C F1 7.5mm on a size 7 finger.
Post # 10
Ukulele4You : I think this is a great a idea. If you’re not getting a diamond, you might as well get a something REALLY inexpensive as a simulant.
Post # 11
jannigirl : it is cheap, natural and ethically mined (or as ethically as it can be.) Plus it has way more shine than a white sapphire.
Post # 12
I like white zircon as a diamond substitute. A well cut one looks diamond like, and it is also a natural stone.
Post # 13
I have CZ from JC Penney. They cut them differently apparently so they shine well. I love this ring.
Post # 14
Well cut cz can truly be pretty, I have set a couple myself (cz from diamondcz.co.uk) and love them!
Post # 15
I have a C&C F1 and I love it. It’s 2 carat equivalent which is a little on the larger side but not too big that people ask “is it real?”. I’m a 6.5 size finger for comparison. I wouldn’t say I pass it off as a diamond but when people see a clear stone that’s what they automatically assume. I’ve gotten many compliments saying “omg that’s a rock or wow it’s beautiful”. I just say thank you and carry on. I did tell my best friend that it’s moissanite and she didn’t believe me lol she even has a 1 carat diamond ring so you would think she would know. Hope this helps😊
Oh let me add: in sunlight, this baby sparkles like a disco ball. Some people may not like that but I love it. It’s pretty to me!