Post # 1
Has anyone ever upgraded their diamond e-ring to a bigger size moissanite? I have 2 half eternity pave wedding bands on each side of my e-ring from bluenile, but would like a bigger sparkly rock for the middle and moissanite is very sparkly. Just your thoughts on replacing a diamond with moissanite… or should I just keep my diamond? It is a little under .5 carat. Would like no bigger than 6mm moisanite if I were to replace.
Post # 3
Im a huge fan of Moissanite, but I am biased 🙂
The decision is completely up to you! It all depends on how you feel about Moissanite Vs Diamond. For me personally, I love everything about Moissanite compared to a diamond. The sparkle, price, economic reasons, hardness/durability. I love to educate interested parties on the specs of Moissanite!
If you want the sparkle, Moissanite is your new best friend!
Post # 4
thanks misschickpea. I think if I got moissanite I would have a ton of problem with staring at it… I already do that a lot with my diamonds. lol
any other thoughts?
Post # 5
I think it depends on a lot of factors. My preference would be a diamond (I am biased that way :)) if you can get a good quality stone. I have a 1 ct. round brilliant diamond center stone and it is super sparkly.
Post # 6
I have a diamond and I love how sparkly it is. I’ve never seen moissanite in person but I feel like it would almost be too sparkly for me, if that’s possible. Honestly, it’s up to you. There aren’t any advantages or disadvantages that don’t come down to personal taste (and budget).
Post # 7
i wouldnt wear moissanite – i voted keep the diamond
Post # 8
Personally I am a diamond girl. Maybenthentradition of it
Post # 9
I love my moissy and I upgraded my diamond ring to a moissy. I am happy about my choice and when ever I tell anyone its moissanite they are shocked and then look at it really close and tell me they would have never known and wonder why more people dont buy moissanite!
Post # 10
Keep the diamond. In a few years maybe you can upgrade to a bigger diamond? That’s what we plan to do! =D
I’ve seen a few people say the mossy’s sparkle more but so do CZ… it’s not about the sparkle for me they all look the same…
Post # 11
@spoonoutmyheart: It’s really going to come down to which stone you prefer. If you want a more sparkly stone, I vote moissanite. Moissanite has more sparkle (very prism like), a clarity equivalent to a VS diamond, very similar, if not better, properties to diamond and you can get a bigger size all for a reasonable price that you probably couldn’t get an equivalent diamond for (not saying impossible just saying not probable).
If you’ve always had your heart set on a diamond but cost is an issue, I say keep the one you have and maybe upgrade at a later time if you still want a bigger stone. Personally though, I don’t think diamonds can beat moissanites sparkle.
I have a curved, prong set, half eternity diamond band and the diamonds don’t clash with my moissanite e-ring at all if that’s a concern of yours.
Post # 12
You wouldn’t have to give up your original diamond would you? If not, moissanite all the way! Then have the original diamond set in a pendant or something.
Post # 13
I would keep the diamond bands since you already bought them. Buy a moissy right hand ring or something else. I have the same issue also…. I want to upgrade to a larger e-ring, moissy would be ok, but I have a diamond now so a new ring is out of the question with my husband. I sometimes wish we had gone moissy from the start now (of course before I got the ring I wanted a diamond, *sigh* hindsight), but he already picked the path and we are sticking to it.
Post # 14
It’s up to you. You are going to get advice from diamond lovers and moissanite lovers. For me, I will never look at a diamond again. My moissanite has my heart. It has more sparkle, it costs less (but not cheap), it’s tougher than a diamond, just as hard as a diamond, and a whole lot of other reasons why I went with it instead of a diamond.
You can listen both sides all day, but at the end of the day you have to make the choice for yourself.
Post # 15
I probably would have considered a moissanite, but I had never heard of it until after I was engaged. Moissanite doesn’t seem to have any downsides at all, at least not that I have heard. As long as you can still keep your diamond (maybe make a necklace or right hand ring?) I would go for it!