(Closed) Difference between moissanite and diamond pave stones?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Honey bee

I have heard that very small moissanite as side stones break easy.  I would go with diamonds .

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

From what I’ve seen they do show a little more color than diamond side stones. Also moissanite 2mm and under are more prone to cracking. Also think about what would happen of one of those stones did crack or one fell out. Some jewelers won’t even work with moissanite that small, so you would have to send your ring back to moissaniteco and be without it for atleast a week. Whereas if you had diamond side stones and would lose one, any jeweler can replace it quickly and it wouldn’t cost you much. At that size there really isn’t much of a price difference between moissanite and diamond so I’m not sure why there is such a mark up on their site. If you have any plans of upgrading to a diamond in the future then I strongly suggest going with diamond side stones. If your going with the forever one moissanite center stone, moissaniteco  recommends getting diamknd side stones because there is a color difference between the forever one and standard moissy melee. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

A lot of bees on here have had issues with the tiny Moissys cracking and becoming milky. I would get diamonds if I could afford it

Post # 5
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Newbee

I am color sensitive too and i returned my FB and got F1 instead. I don’t have problem with my moissanite side stones with F1 as main stone. My rings look white everytime. I don’t see any color difference between my moissanite and diamond eternity band idk if it’s because my moissanite band is white gold and diamond band is yellow gold. I heard some bees said tiny moissanite easily cracked but so far I don’t have problem with my rings even I knocked my rings few times on the wall O.o. I will try to post both of my bands sometimes this evening if no other bees post the pic. I just don’t want to jinx your thread seems everytime I post  pic of my rings the thread just go die and no one post loll 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Even if the colour isn’t an issue – assuming both were the same colour grade, pave diamonds are much more common to replace if there were a problem (stone falls out, etc) whereas moissanity pave stones are not likely to be available at most jewellers.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The price difference should not be that great. A 1pt moissanite stone costs about $8 and a good quality diamond stone $9-10. It’s the same # of stones for both so the labor should be the same – so double for a diamond sidestone upgrade seems very high.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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Soloudinhere15:  I was told the same. I suggest a reasonably priced setting, and then a moissanite center stone.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

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therattlebag:  I’ve had the same experience as you. Diamond sidestones seem to be much more expensive than the moissy ones, but people keep telling me they shouldn’t be. Idk. I have seen a couple threads of women with moissy side stones and they said they never have a problem with the stones cracking and with the money they saved they had purchased a few loose stones just in case.

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deebeewedding:  Photos please!!!! Are they regular moissy side stones or FB?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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therattlebag:  when the stones are that small, there isn’t much of a difference aesthetics-wise- the real difference is in the integrity of the stones and accessibility to jewelers that can work with your ring should you need repairs.

I HIGHLY suggest getting a ring with diamond sidestones. Moissy sidestones are more fragile and likely to crack, and very few jewelers will work with moissanite. For that reason, every single time a sidestone falls out or you have any issues with the ring, it will take a long time for you to get it fixed due to them having to source stones and it is less likely that you will be able to find a local jeweler to work on it.

Post # 12
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Newbee

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nanikoa:  I believe the side stones just regular moissanites not FB. Here are the pic of moissanites on white gold and diamonds on yellow gold. I took first pic outside, cloudy afternoon and second pic under spot light in my kitchen. I agree with PP if something happen with my side stones (~knocking on wood~) I have to send it back to my jeweller or maybe i just get it fixed with diamond.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

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deebeewedding:  Beautiful!!! Nice to see that on a cloudy day the sidestones look colorless still. A part of me is staring to wonder if because people are paying a premium for their center stone (F1 or AG), they’re being convinced to pay a premium for their sidestones as well 😕. 

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Sugar bee

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therattlebag:  Can we see the setting? There are a lot of factors involved in setting prices. The one your jeweler is quoting you may be a heavier and better quality setting than the one at MoissyCo, thus the price difference. It may be equivalent in quality and he is pricing it that way because he won’t make any money from the sale of the stone. MoissyCo rings are BEAUTIFUL and I am proud to wear mine but I have other settings that I consider to be higher in quality and workmanship than theirs. I also paid more for them! They’re an awesome middle of the road vendor and a great option if you’re looking for a gorgeous piece of jewelry at a reasonable cost. Show us what you’re looking at and that will help us get to the bottom of things.

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