not sure why everyone says cloudy days are bad for moissanites. It’s the sunny days that seem to make my FB turn steel grey. Is this a FB issue, or do the F1’s do this, too? This is what I dislike about moissanite…it’s nice and white on cloudy days…and in SOME indoor lighting. Other indoor lighting makes it turn grey, too. 🤷🏻♀️ I don’t have a diamond big enough to know if diamonds do this, too, or if it’s moissy…
I have an ideal cut diamond and it turns steel grey too. I had a F1 moissanite when my husband and I first started looking at rings and stones and noticed it too took on a grey appearance in the sun, but it was much less crisp and almost milky in appearance. My husband didn’t care for the moissanite at all so I returned it.
What I’m about to say might be dumb. I have no idea how white moissanites are made, but I know that diamonds with strong blue fluroescence will turn gray in the sun.
Maybe they use some sort if blue “something” to balance out the yellowness of the moissanite? And that shows in the sun? I have an untreated moissanite and it it’s kinda yellow and dull on cloudy days and very sparkly on sunny days.
My current diamond doesn’t turn gray in the sun, but one of my old ones did. I think it just has to do with the way they’re cut. Mine is super sparkly in indoor light, indirect light, cloudy days and dim light. But in direct sunlight I just see all the facets and it’s more white/black if that makes sense?
I’ve seen this happen with *all* kinds of stones.. diamonds and moissanite. But specificall off brand moissanites, not so much the c&c’s. And I’ve never owned the F1, just the FB. Beautiful ring though 🙂
Thanks for all the replies! So I read some more threads from forever ago, and people were saying that a diamond will turn grey in direct sunlight if it’s very well cut, so it does have to do with the cut. Not sure about the validity of that but that is what I read… Something about how the light enters it so well that… I don’t even understand it well enough to explain it LOL. Anyway I have now learned it is completely normal 🙂
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