(Closed) diamonds and moissiante

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m pretty sure round brilliants have the most sparkle, for both types of stones. Any other cuts will have less sparkle, because the round brilliant cut is mathematically designed to reflect the most light . . . correct me if I’m wrong Bees?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Round brilliants sparkle the most in either (generally speaking), but moissy’s sparkle A LOT! Especially the enhanced ones.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have a round brilliant cut Leo diamond and it sparkles like crazy. I certainly notice a sparkle difference from other diamonds. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I don’t think they cut moissanite in emeralds or any other step cut–they will show way too much color. If you want moissanite, you should go with the round.

Even in diamonds, step cuts do not sparkle nearly as much as rounds.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Rounds will have the most sparkle in either a diamond or moissanite. Of course, the sparkle of a diamond depends on it’s clarity and the quality of the cut. Not all round diamonds are equal. Of you go with moissanite, tread carefully. I got mine last night and the color is abysmal. It’s beyond yellow – the thing is almost green. I ordered a heart shape, so you may have better luck with the round.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@starla:  I don’t think it is helpful to go around telling people to tread carefully with moissanite because of the color, unless you properly explain all the variables — I say this because I saw similar misleading comments and they put me off moissy, then I wasted *months* researching alternatives only to discover that the color issue with moissy is basically an urban myth! Just trying to save other women the headache. (:

Mrs TBodega got a gorgeous heart moissy (I assume it was enhanced), which you can see here. But I am guessing that it does not sparkle quite as much as a round brilliant would.

OP if you go to these forums you will probably be able to find videos of emerald cut moissy very easily. And of course you can compare round vs emerald with diamonds in any local jewelry shop. I would vote you go for the cut you like best of all, either one will sparkle.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have a cushion cut enhanced (it was bought before they offered amora) moissanite and it’s practically blinding in direct sunlight – it sparkles like crazy. There can be a small tint of yellowish warmth in low lighting, which honestly I quite like, but otherwise it’s beautifully white and sparkly. If you want to see pictures, I’d be happy to send you some, just let me know!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Jade33:  I strongly disagree about the color issue being a myth, having personally seen green moissanite with my own eyes recently. Photos and videos are nothing like seeing a stone in real life. I have round moissanite earrings and they are comparable in color to my M diamond.  @starla  is now potentially facing a return headache because she ordered a “custom” ring without seeing the stone in person first–so I agree with her warning to brides to be careful about the color and not just trust that it’ll be white enough when it shows up.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@Over the Moon:  Oh yes I agree it is good to educate brides about moissy, but it would be much more helpful to explain the variables rather than just warn people about the color when it may not be an issue (e.g., her stone was only that color because it was heart shapped and, I think, not enhanced — if she’s going around complaining about the color it would be helpful to be more explicit in explaining that the stone shape caused the problem, if she is aware of that). Round enhanced moissy does not have any color problems — unless you consider G-H diamonds too colored. Again I only say this because I wish someone else had corrected the misleading comments *I* found when I first looked into moissanite; it would have saved so much hassle!

Anyway I didn’t mean to thread hyjack, sorry OP! I hope my link/suggestions are helpful for you. (:

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@jade33 Sorry, but the color issues with moissy aren’t a myth – I’m sending mine back because it’s SO greenish yellow, I would literally be embarrassed to wear it. And I don’t need to pass it off as a diamond. And I actually love warm diamonds, like, M color diamonds. Even an M colored diamond is nowhere near green. As I said, rounds won’t show as much color as fancy cuts of moissanite apparently do. I did explain that, if you actually read my post you shouldve got that. And no, it was not enhanced, HOWEVER, they do claim in their site that ALL of their stones are basically in the near colorless range, which was not the case with the stone I was sent. Anyone is free to look at the pictures I posted in my thread, they don’t even show how green it looks in real life. Sounds like I offended you personally by sharing my experience with moissy, though I’m not sure why.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

 

Starla you made me laugh, no that’d be ridiculous to be offended! I wasn’t. (-: I was just trying to help out other women who might be in the same situation I was in a few months ago. Your first post (which I did read, twice) was exactly the sort of misleading statement that made me needlessly discount moissanite at first. Simply saying “you may have better luck with a round” does not indicate that the color is fine with round stones, your post did not explain that. My response was to clarify things for other people, to save them the months of research I ended up doing.

Let’s help other people here, yes?! That can only be done with clear, thorough information — which includes telling them about your disappointing greeny stone! But it would be so much more helpful if you mention all the variables — if you’re telling people about the color problem you had, at least tell them it can be avoided. (-:

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

From MoissaniteCo.com (emphasis added)

  • Regular C&C Moissanite gemstones face up in the I-K range (the color varies based on the cut, see below).
  • Our new Amora Moissanite gemstones face up in the G-H color range.

Because the brilliance and fire of the stone helps to cancel out much of the perceived color of the stone, there is a direct correlation between the cut’s brilliance and the stones face up color.”

In the end, moissanite is NOT a diamond. Remember that non-enhanced moissanite, although estimated on a GIA scale of I-K, it is not actually graded. Only the Amora enhanced is graded (G-H faceup with I-J GIA scale).

Also remember that how a stone “faces up” is often 1-2 color grades better than how it is actually colored – this is because of the brilliance of the stone. A round will have the most sparkle, allow the most light in, and be the “whitest”, followed by cushion, which is very nearly as good/white. Other shapes start to have problem because the amount of light cannot compensate for the color factor.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Here’s a side by side comparison of my diamond ring (all of the diamonds in this ring are in the H-J range) and the moissy that I’m sending back tomorrow:

 

I took it out of its box to take a comparison shot with my diamond ring. Honestly, I can’t wait to buy a round enhanced moissy in the future, the rainbow sparkle is GORGEOUS! But even with the enhancement, if you are super color sensitive and DREAM of white diamonds, I’m not sure moissy would be a good substitute for a person like that.

 

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