Harro Gem or Supernova for Oval Moissanite?

posted 5 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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619 posts
Busy bee

Harrogem hands down! Bellabee16’s harrogem in a pave’ setting is absolute perfection! The harrogem in the crushed ice cut is definitely more diamond like than any other oval on the market! I hope she chimes in to help!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Harro Gem Moissanites are not cut to optomize Moissanite.  The result is pretty poor sparkle and an overall hazy appearance, especially in indirect lighting.  Some people like it because they feel it looks more diamond like, which may be true if you are comparing it to a very poor diamond

Neo Moissanites and Supernova are going to be closer to a Charles & Colvard as both are attempting to mimic the C&C cut.  Supernova has inferior color (they claim colorless but all that I have seen don’t come anywhere close)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

jojobeans91 :  Are you open to old cuts? JYB sells ENV and they are really nice and very very similar to a diamond to my eye.https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ6F9joj2Bs/?taken-by=jybjewels

For ovals, each of the brands you mention maximize differnt aspects. Harro are cut very similar (facet pattern) to an oval diamond. They have a bit less fire than some of the others, but they look more like a diamond. The below video compares a C&C oval to Harro (.28 seconds in). To me, the Harro is much more like a diamond than the C&C.  I’d put the NEO next in line after the Harro for an oval.  It is hard to find good videos of SUPERNOVA or ZAYA, but other Bees may have offer some thoughts. 

Most Bees lately have been preferring near colorless (F/G/H) over colorless. 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

jojobeans91 :  I’m not sure if the ovals come in h&a but I do know the h&a come in rounds. I have a certified unbranded near colorless h&a stone from moissaniteco.com and I love it. From what I have seen in Bellabee16’s ring her crushed ice has plenty of sparkle and to me the crushed ice looks very diamond like. Please make sure you share once you have made your choice and receive your stone/ring.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

jojobeans91 :  I think people are preferring the warmer moisssy as the colorless can be stark and steely to some eyes. A few Bees returned their colorless for near colorless.  It depends on the look you like. I prefer warmer diamonds, so I also prefer warmer moissy.

The JYB ovals are gorgeous. The ENV stones are hand-cut, so you can specify the size you want and ensure an elongate oval vs. chubby one.  The video I posted was a chubby oval. 

I think the Harro Ovals are listed as a modified H&A cut. If you want a totally creative option, you could reach out to AlternativesLapidary and ask if he can do a custom cut. He likes to do modern cuts and his faceting is stunning https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlternativesLapidary?ref=l2-shopheader-name). 

A fun problem to have…

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I personally love my 1.8 carat crushed ice oval harro gem! I will say that if you do order a loose harro gem, makes sure you have your setting made after you get your stone. Because although I ordered a 9×6, it actually measures 9.3×6.2 and I know that’s not a huge difference but when involving halos and other types of settings that little bit of a size difference could be a problem. So just know that their sizes are approximate and not exact. Otherwise I love mine, it sparkles beautifully and is very diamond like! 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

bellabee16 :  I’m glad you chimed in bee! Your ring looks gorgeous here as usual. As I told the OP the harrogem crushed ice oval is the way to go for the most diamond like oval…they are just dreamy!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

jojobeans91 :  did you ever buy a stone? I am trying to upgrade to a 9×7 from an 8×6 F1 and have been having a super hard time deciding which one!! I’m between Harro, NEO, or F1.  It’s such a tough decision!!! What are you planning to do with your 9×7? 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

jojobeans91 :  good luck getting questions answered about the NEO!  I’ve emailed & Etsy messaged J Hollywood Designs a few times asking about ovals & she did send one message back saying that right now they don’t have any oval NEO’s. There was something wrong with the last batch.  She said she has Zaya though, & that they’re very similar to NEO.  But it’s literally a week between responses so I’ve been frustrated. 

At this point I almost just want someone else to decide for me. :/ 

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