(Closed) First Post!!! Moissanite vs Diamond IRL pics

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Post # 48
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

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@mishana:  This was not a vintage cut 🙂

Post # 49
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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@luvmesumhim:  I was actually thinking of doing that. I’m sure it’s not the moissy that’s more expensive, but the setting must be marked up or something. The rings are super close in price, though, with the moissy one just a hair more expensive so I may end up paying the same amount in fees to have it set rather than just buying from MoissyCo in the first place!

Post # 50
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

In the photo where the diamond is a halo on the left and the moissy is on the right, the moissy looks way more colorless to me.

Post # 53
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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@dewingedpixie:  don’t mean to be picky, but are you a jeweler? I read a post on here some number of weeks ago by a lady who actually was. She gets paid to look at diamonds and said she could only verify a moissanite from a diamond when using a loupe… Diamonds come in many colors, cuts, and clarity grades and some don’t even remotely resemble what is sold in most mainstream stores, but they’re still diamonds.

Sorry, but I’ve always thought it was funny to hear people say they can tell if a stone is a “real” diamond or not simply by looking at a cellphone pic, or some stranger’s hand. Just because it’s extra sparkly with colorful flashes doesn’t automatically make it one thing or another. Just makes it beautiful to the person who picked it out.

Post # 54
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

FWIW, I have a 2-carat moissy and literally not a single person has ever doubted it’s “authenticity”. It’s an Amora stone, it’s most definitely not cloudy, and my Future Mother-In-Law, who is a dimond specialist and helped us source the ring was speechless when she saw it.

I will say this – I specifically asked for the enhanced stone because I went to a little gem shop that sells loose stones and looked at a white sapphire and moissy side by side. The sapphire was actually a little cloudy, and didn’t sparkle very much. It probably wasn’t the highest quality gem, but I was turned off. The Moissanite they had was amazingly reflective, but the color was just slightly grayish green. The enhanced Moissy I ended up getting is completely colorless.

From what I’ve read, it seems that the older Moissanite stones floating around the market were maybe made before the process was perfected, and maybe they’re not super high quality gems. If you’re seriously considering getting a Moissanite, spend the extra money to get an enhanced stone. You’ll end up with a stunning ring, nobody will know the difference, and the money you saved will pay for half your wedding.

Post # 55
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

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@mishana:  No I have spent a lot of time personally studying stones however, and after my wedding we’ve decided to put the money towards a Master Gemologist Certification rather than a masters in accounting. Fiance and I feel the money will be better spent and I’ll be happier running my own business rather than being a CPA. I’ve got a fairly deccent eye and I really love gems and minerals. I have a moving box filled with rough stones and minerals, and a drawer of loose stones in this house. I hav loved stones since chilhood. My family was very against me going to GIA 10 years ago but if I knew what I know now I would have fought harder to go. Its a hobby of mine to go to the local gem shows and purchase. I’m going to start setting those stones this year, well after I buy a big fat morganite. I’m doing a lot of research on that first before I purchase though. I never buy without knowing what I’m looking at. 

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Helper bee

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@luvmesumhim:  no pics, but I got mine frame moissaniteco. I was super skeptical as well but I knew I loved it the second I got it!

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