Help! I am trying to pick the best moissanite that looks the most like a diamond

posted 4 months ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

strawberrysakura :  Absolutely agreed. I was shocked when my husband first gave me a budget of $6k for a ring. I was like “WTAF would I do with something that expensive?!” I made HIM settle on a for now set and then when we pay off our new car, he can splurge on what he wants to get me for an anniversary gift. 

 

OP you do know some people don’t make $60k in an entire year right?

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Lol I WISH I made 60K a year… mamabat :  

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

smallbudgetbigdreams :  OP you’re going to have to compromise. A 4ct oval moissanite WILL NOT look like a diamond, but you can find some gorgeous diamonds around the 2ct mark under $10,000. Larger stones show clarity and color more so than medium sized stones, so by going smaller, you will also save money on color and clarity.

Post # 19
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Busy bee

I would just wait for the diamond. Why didn’t you spell out God? Just curious. 

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I was really hoping at least one person would post a wicked big Moissy for me to stare at 😭 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - New Hampshire

There is a user on the bee who has a larger antique cushion cut from The True Gem, I think her username is youmaysayimadreamer.

That said, a moissanite is not a diamond. Sure they look alike but they’re different stones that preform differently, and if you’re hoping for a moissanite to pass as a $60k diamond, you aren’t going to get what you want. Don’t get a moissanite just to tell people it’s a diamond. Get a moissanite because you wanted one. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee

janedoe27 :  in Judaism, some do not spell out the word God; it’s a custom rooted in the belief that the word is sacred and shouldn’t be spelled out in case it might be used in a disrespectful manner. 

Scholars went on to elucidate that the word God itself is a placeholder, but people still stick with the custom.

It’s simply tradition, but some don’t know why they do it. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

I have both diamonds and moissanites. They are both beautiful in their own right but they perform differently because, well, they are different materials. 

Do not get a moissanite with the idea that it should look and perform like a diamond. You will be disappointed. And if you can’t afford a $60k ring most people in your circle will be questioning the ring.

Post # 24
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Busy bee

smallbudgetbigdreams :  look into the antique cuts in a reasonable color, either forever brilliant or even classic. f1 is too white imo, almost blue. stick to a size you would be comfortable replacing in diamond. invest heavily into a quality setting. 

ps- are you Jewish? just wondering due to the way you wrote something. if you are going more traditional on the band, at least you know plain gold for the religious ceremony won’t dent the budget much! 🙂 

Post # 25
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Bumble Beekeeper

Double post sorry

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper

I am still trying to reconcile ‘being ‘on a budget’ and thinking of a $60,000 ring, And if prepared to spend that, and want the look of a diamond why on earth go with a sim? :  Imagine the size of a $60,000 moissy!

Post # 27
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Busy bee

Thank you for taking the time to explain it. I appreciate it. ahsoka :  

Post # 28
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Honey bee

OP, your post is totally weird. You want something that costs 60k, but you’re only willing to spend a couple thousand. A 4ct moissy is not going to look like a diamond, in this world or the next. Just give up the dream of looking rich and come back to reality. You don’t need a 4ct anything. Get your priorities straight. If it’s important to get a diamond, get one that is affordable. If you want a big stone, get a moissy, but know that most people are going to suspect it’s not a diamond and you’re going to be answering questions.

Post # 29
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Busy bee

sunburn :  Agreed. Another option if size is important is to choose a gemstone that is clearly not trying to simulate a diamond. Of the following characteristics — large, diamond (or convincingly diamond-like), and “affordable” — pick 2 of the 3.

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