Got my moissanite- strangely let down….

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

That’s too bad! I love mine, and I went in very skeptical about it. I’ve seen it in crappy weather conditions, against my green sweater, it’s always white and sparkly and it’s not even enhanced. I purchased mine loose, so if I hated it I could send it back. I’m sorry you’re not happy, have you inquired about getting a new stone?

Also, who did you order from? Some people sell “moissanite” which is just bad CZ. Where you buy from matters a lot so you’re sure you are going through a reputable company.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It may be the lighting.  Of course the jewelry stores have the perfect lighting to make stones sparkle.  I suggest you wear moissy to a a few local jewelry stores so you can compare your moissy side by side to other stones.  I’d bet it’s the lighting.  If it isn’t the lighting, can’t you return it for another one that isn’t “defective”?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

oh man, this is depressing. I’ve only heard this a very small handful of times so I’m wondering if it’s a common problem. I wouldn’t think a 1 carat would be green or yellow….yikes :-

We are getting a moissy too, I hope this is not the case! ah!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Yup, that’s pretty much your most reliable source. Maybe you got a dud. I’m sorry! Don’t give up hope yet!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What cut/shape did you get for a stone?

Some people are more sensitive to color.  With a moissanite being more sparkly, you are going to get that rainbow effect a lot too.  Maybe because you ordered enhanced, you expected it to be white like a diamond white?  Even enhanced moissy is only a G-H in color and that’s for a round stone. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Also, I need to add that you have to share a pic. ๐Ÿ˜‰  Show us girl!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Debbie1031:  Ah that makes sense then!  I have heard that Ashas are white, look and sparkle more like diamonds.  If you consider that, maybe you could send it back and have them swap out the stone.  Sorry you don’t like it. ๐Ÿ™

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@Debbie1031:   I was just reading your post, and wanted to say that the rings at the jewelers most likely WERE set with CZ.  They don’t use moissanite for stuff like that, if they do that would be the first time I’ve ever heard of it.  So that’s why your moissanite does not look the same as the rings in the store. 

I’m sorry it doesn’t work for you.  ๐Ÿ™   I’m also color sensitive and I’ve tried 3 cuts of moissanite, none of which looked green but all of them were various tints of yellow to me.  The round was the least, but I could definitely see it.  You might just be one of those people that moissanite doesn’t work for.  You could always try returning it and getting another, just to make sure.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I agree with 2ndtime that it might be the lighting. home lighting usually has very yellow undertones. everything looks more yellow under those lights, but your eyes sometimes adjust to it and you don’t realize until you really concentrate on something. 

also, like other PPs have said; most jewelry stores use halogen spot lighting, which makes even a really flawed stone look amazing.  I have this type of light in the elevator in my building and when I’m in there, my ring always looks 10x better than it does anywhere else. 

try taking your moissanite to stores and holding it up next to diamonds, CZ, etc to see how it compares. try looking at it outside during the day too.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I third 2ndtime and janie-jane. My ring explodes with sparkles at the jewelry store and other places that have halogen lighting – something about that particular light just brings out the shine. My ring looks noticeably different in the sunlight vs. indoor lighting or halogen vs. regular 60 watt bulbs. LIke the others said, bring it to a jewelry store and try it on against other stones. Do you have any friends with different e-ring stones that would let you compare? 

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