Help me pick a moissanite ring

posted 2 years ago in Rings
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2021 - Iowa

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kazr :  I really liked the second option, I think it looks more traditional and from what you described about her taste I think it’d suit her. Also if you aren’t sure if she’s 100% be okay with moissanite but still want to be environmentally friendly check out lab diamonds! They’re a lot cheaper in comparison to mined diamonds of the same size. I love mine from brilliant earth!

Post # 17
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Busy bee

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kazr :  I recently recieved a very similar ring to the basket solitaire from MoissaniteCo, although I have the model without sidestones. The prongs are more “claw like” in person than in photos and much more delicate than it appears in the photos on the MoCo webiste. I’ve included a couple of pictures to show the basket and prongs! Personally I feel it’s very secure while still feeling delicate, which is something I wanted

 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee

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kazr :  I have one of the AGS000 stones. I can’t speak for F1 H&A, but I am absolutely in love with my stone. It sparkles like crazy and is just a beautiful stone overall (though I’m sure H&A is, too). Last week I compared it the diamond of one of the girls in my office, and we could not really tell the difference at least in office lighting. It has on several occasions been mistaken for a diamond, and has garnered a lot of surprise when I tell people it isn’t one. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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kazr :  always pave, don’t go with channel set, it’s outdated.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

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kazr :  I would still recommend consulting her and viewing moissanite in person before making a purchase. Also, the price does seem excessively expensive, especially relative to similar-sized diamonds, but ultimately it’s up to you to decide what you’re willing to pay.

Also, while pave is trendy now, it may soon be outdated and requires more upkeep relative to channel set stones.

 

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2021 - Iowa

Lab diamond prices for similar size stones just for reference if you looking into that. Setting prices depend on what you want specifically. 

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Post # 25
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Bumble bee

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kazr :  If you’re choosing moissanite because of the cost, it’s worth considering preowned or estate rings if you’re willing to put in the search effort. As a bonus, it’s also environmentally friendly. As an example, while it’s a larger size, my ring was <2000 a couple of years ago.

Ultimately, it’s up to you, but if you do go with moissanite, I’d recommend proposing within the return window in case it does not meet expectations. 

Also, if this is something she truly doesn’t care about, why buy a ring at all?

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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kenziewol :  Those lab diamonds have shitty specs compared to the moissanite OP is considering. He’d have to spend at least another 2 grand for comparable quality in a diamond. And that’s not even adding the setting, which would bump the price up even more — he’s on point with the 5k estimate.

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kazr :  I vote for the second ring, with pave, 1.5 ct. It’ll look gorgeous in rose gold. Traditional prongs but I’d ask for them to be as thin as possible — sometimes moissaniteco’s prongs look chunky. You are an awesome fiancé to put this much thought into her ring, she’s going to love it!

Post # 27
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Helper bee

 

Well lol I am a little bias… I definitely prefer #1. Mine is a moissy h&a 1.25 center stone. I read a lot on here that the setting is dainty but that’s not true. I’ve had this one a year and it’s held up very well. No troubles. And I’m clumbsy too and knock it at least once a week on my work desk. I get so many compliments from random people on this ring and a year later I’m still in awe over the setting and the moissy. Both of your choices are beautiful though, so you can’t go wrong with either.

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Bumble bee

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valintine :  It’s not exactly comparable. They also have terrible specs relative to CZ, but they won’t have the optical issues and oil slick problems of moissanite.

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2021 - Iowa

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valintine :  fair enough, I don’t know much about mossiante specs but I saw someone comment something and thought this info might help to at least go look at and compare. 

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

I agree with PP that channel set looks dated, but I worry with the other ring that the side stones are single prong… I’m also biased toward cathedral because I think it a) looks better, b) helps protect the basket.

As far as moissanite, that can be a very personal choice. We looked at all sorts of diamonds and moissanite before buying, but moissanite just felt wrong to us (not knocking anyone else, it’s very pretty and very sparkly, just too sparkly imo and I was worried about the oil slick some people talk about) so we opted to go with a diamond.

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