- 4 years ago
I am not married, engaged, or even seriously dating anyone but I love all things sparkly and couldn’t help myself. So, without further my first impression of a 7.5mm FB moissy cushion and 6.5mm round…
I, like many others, have searched high, low, and everywhere in between for pictures of an enhanced moissanite. My best friend calls me a ‘big ring girl’ so I have been eyeing a 7-8mm cushion for a ring (on a size 5.5-6 finger). Everyone always says that pictures don’t do moissy justice and those little paper cutouts just weren’t cutting it anymore, so I FINALLY found a jeweler that carries moissanite and stopped in on my way home from an appointment.
First and foremost, for the facts that 1) the place I went was a brick and mortar store, and 2) the stone I was asking for was NOT diamond, I was pleasantly surprised at how highly the salesman spoke of moissanite. I didn’t mention I had previous knowledge of the stone and just let him give me his spiel. He was VERY knowledge about the stone, its origin, the whitening process, hardness, pros and cons, price in comparison, to a diamond, etc. To say I was impressed would be an understandment.
Now on to the moissys. I saw them in four different situations:
1. ROUND AND CUSHION in office (no windows) with bright yellow walls and flourescent lights: Beautiful! I’ve always heard that indoor flourescent light is the worst condition for moissy. Did I see warmth? Yes, for sure but its not nearly as significant as I had imagined it. Buttery is often a word used to describe its culor and I feel that is fairly accurate, though a word I would prefer is creamy. Beautiful but sparkled a good deal with the crappy lights. Also, the round was the slightest bit whiter than the cushion but not so much of a difference for anyone deciding between the two shapes (the 1mm size difference and the difference in cuts probably both contributed to this).
2. ROUND AND CUSHION in same office with ‘sparkle lighting’: Holy sparkle, Batman! This is where I saw the beauty of the cuts and facets of each shape. They were BEAUTIFUL. Seriously, I died of a sparkle seizure. The fire is UNREAL. Definitely colorful sparkle and not white sparkle and that’s what I love. Reminded me of a disco ball.
3. CUSHION outside on sunny, overcast day: I have also heard that you can see warmth on a cloudy, overcast day. The sun was out but was starting to set and was hidden behind the clouds. This is probably where I saw the most white sparkle. There was still a barely noticable warmth but it was there. I held the stone in silver/white gold tongs and it wasn’t noticeable
4. CUSHION outside in the shade: When they stepped in the shade, it still stayed pretty white. The warmth is definitely just the nature of a moody stone that can be minimized or emphasized based on the lighting (which I am very okay with). It is beatuiful none the less. This is also where I saw the least amount of sparkle from the stone.
FINAL THOUGHTS: I. AM. IN. LOVE. It is such a beautiful stone! I was hesitant about a few things (color/size), but my doubts have all been squandered. It is not a snow white stone, so if you’re looking for that, this probably is not the stone for you, though it’s not yellow. I also, asked if he had an unenhanced stone which he did in a round 9mm size and the difference is OBVIOUS. It was a large stone, but the color was NOT pretty so props to the whitening process. YAY! I can’t wait until the day I get to call a moissy my own.
A 7.5mm cushion is the exact stone I am hoping for one day. So I couldn’t help but take a picture. I have little boy hands (as I like to call them) and a 5.5 size finger. Here you go!