Harro moissanite

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

rielelizabeth :  Oooooohhhhhh I think it’s just the right amount of finger coverage! But I love bling πŸ™‚ I’m sure you won’t have a hard time selling it! 

Whats your ring size for reference? 

Post # 32
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Newbee

michellelynn9175 :  I am size 5.5 – thank you!! I agree about the coverage and I do think it looks gorgeous both in photos and in person, but having the physical ring I am realizing I should have opted for even smaller. I hope it will be perfect for someone!  

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

rielelizabeth :  Thanks for the info! I’m a 7.5 so I’m considering a 10×8 elongated cushion or maybe a custom cut OMC or out of round OEC in a 9mm or so. I can’t make up my mind! 

That will sell quick! Ovals are so popular right now and crushed ice is wanted by many. List it on DiamondBistro and I bet it goes fast! Good luck!

Post # 34
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Newbee

michellelynn9175 :  either one sounds stunning! You will have to post photos when you can ☺️😍  

I am pretty active and work with my hands a lot, in retrospect I should have done maybe a bezel or I’m not sure what it’s called when there is a basket style head basically resting on your finger. Mine is set as low as it can be while still having only the band contacting my finger. I might not be describing that properly but I’ll attach an example below.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

rielelizabeth :  I knoiw exactly what you’re talking about. I want mine as low to my finger as possible too but I’m not sure how low that’ll be with a 10×8. LOL! I want a split shank so I might run 2 bands under the center stone so the culet can go in between them and almost touch my finger if that makes sense? I don’t want a donut so my wedding band can sit more flush. I’m such a visual person, it’s hard for me to describe stuff! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

rielelizabeth : I adore your setting. I am looking for that same setting but cannot find reasonable prices. Can you please give me some information on where you bought it? Thanks

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

TurningAProffitt :  Refresh my memory please, lol. What size is your OEC and what’s your ring size? Thanks!

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Mine is an 8mm, my ring finger size is a 5.25, and the band width is 1.7mm (last part is important because the thinner the band the bigger the stone looks).

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

TurningAProffitt :  Thank you! I’m considering a round in a cushion halo but I can’t make up my mind between 7.5 and 8mm. My fingers are much bigger at size 7.5, but I’m still afraid the 8 will look enormous. Am I crazy? Lol. Do you have any regrets with the size you chose? I also want it to pass for a diamond so that’s the other factor. I don’t want people staring at my hand and thinking “wow, that’s obviously fake.” If that makes any sense at all. Lol

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

michellelynn9175 :  I wanted mine to pass for a diamond too…We originally actually bought a 2ct diamond (god it was gorgeous). I changed my mind about keeping it since we are getting married this year, buying a house this year, and still have combined 80k in student debt– just was not fiscally responsible. I thought the equivalent to a 2ct in the moissy would be fine since we were going to have a 2ct anyway, but honestly, it is so big that it is a dead giveaway. I wish I have done the 7mm or 7.5 mm. If you get a thinner band with a 7mm, the stone will still look plenty big and the jewelers won’t give you as hard of a time about wanting it “too thin” if it is for a moissy over a diamond too.  Seriously several people asked if it was Moissy and others didn’t ask but definitely commented on the size and it was obvious they knew. I don’t really care that much but it the size just gave it away which makes sense because a 2ct, si1, at H color would cost about 16-20K. Not many people are in a position to spend that much on a diamond (side note we were getting ours from a diamond broker and in a lower color and were not going to spend anywhere near that amount but also that diamond was top of our budget and left me no room for the custom band and I cared more about the custom band than the diamond).

 

Here is another thing to keep in mind: In real life, OECs are almost NEVER higher than J color–most often they are K or L. So having a really white OEC will also be a bit of a giveaway. I specifically asked if I could get mine closer to a J color and they told me that the lowest they go is G/H. I love the warmth of a J/K in an OEC so that is one thing I am a little disappointed about. But a 2ct OEC that is this white…it’s def a moissy. Just food for thought. 

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

TurningAProffitt :  Thank you so much! This is what I needed to hear. Another bee got an 8.5 and said it was too big and now you have an 8 and say it’s too big. Maybe I’ll just go with 7.5 even though my fingers are bigger. I see all these HUGE rings on here and I think I’m just totally jaded to how it would look in real life. Especially with a halo! I think 8mm in a solitaire would be fine, but add another 3-4mm in diamonds to the width and you’ve got a big rock! 

I don’t know that I’ll go with an OEC because I do prefer the stones to be a little higher at G or H. I know old diamonds are warmer, and like you, I didn’t want it to be a dead giveaway. I might stick to a traditional round brilliant. I’ve been looking at the NEO Diamond Cut. 

I guess it probably wouldn’t hurt to go look at some in person at a jewelry store before I pull the trigger on the moissanite πŸ™‚ 

Post # 42
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

michellelynn9175 :  it definitely would not hurt. Last thing I will say on size is that the bigger you go the more obvious it is not just because of the size, but because the table is so big that the cuts can look a lot different than with real diamonds–not sure how to describe it other than it almost looks more crisp–like that filter that people use to make themselves look for defined. I honestly feel like seeing it in person is a must (if you can find a place that has physical ones on hand that is). 

Post # 43
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2019

mintjulep29 :  Your ring is gorgeous! I’ve been searching the forums hoping to find a bee with a Harro elongated OMC and have finally spotted yours! I am thinking about ordering one but wasn’t sure how it’ll look in person and I’m not sure what size to get either…What is your ring size? Do you have more pics to share in diff lighting? Thanks! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 44
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2018

le5lie :  le5lie :  thanks Leslie! Mine is a 9×7, which is equivalent to about 3 carats. I have had a few people comment on it being a large stone, so if you are trying to pass it as a diamond, it is probably easier if you went a bit smaller. But that’s up to you, I like the size of mine a lot, but just thought it was something to mention that people have commented on the size! In direct sunlight and inside lighting it’s really sparkly and beautiful. I have noticed in some lighting it can take on a little bit of a cloudy appearance. I read that could be because of how elongated the stone is, it disperses the light differently. So instead of a 9×7, a 9×8 might have been better for sparkle factor, it’s just less elongated. I’ll look for some more photos and post them later today! My ring size is 5.5 πŸ™‚

 

Post # 45
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2019

mintjulep29 :  thanks so much for sharing that info! I am leaning towards a 8.5×6.5 since my ring size is a 4.5. I think that size looks great on you. I am also eyeing the oval crushed Ice Harro Gem as well.. but at the same time I really love old cuts. *sigh* decisions..  I can’t wait to see more of your pics. Thanks again! πŸ™‚ 

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