Post # 1
This is my first post and I just wanted to get some opinions from you Moissy lovers out there. I’ve been engaged since 2009 (yes, I know) and we’re (finally) getting married next year. My engagement ring is an A.Jaffe (style #MES222) but I don’t have a center stone yet, I have a CZ stand-in.
I really want to get a Moissy stone, preferably a cushion cut 2.0ct-2.5ct. My question is: should I get an unenhanced or enhanced stone? Sometimes I find the warmth and steely color of the unenhanced beautiful but I’m still not sure. Does the enhanced stone lose any of its fire and sparkle? I guess I want a stone that isn’t very green or yellow but still has a lot of brilliance and fire. I’m torn because sometimes the enhanced stones seem very white but don’t sparkle as much. Am I going crazy or is that true? Help me!
Sorry this post is all over the place I would love to your opinions.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
@naturalnerd: Even though you like color, you mentioned specifically you don’t like the yellow/green. My friend’s RB unenhanced stone can look green in certain lighting, particularly in our conference room at work. I have an enhanced 1.4 ct cushion (forever brilliant), you can check out some my threads to see what it looks like. It throws amazing colors and I adore it.
Post # 4
The enhancement wouldn’t interfere with the sparkle, and an unenhanced 2 carat stone may very well have more color than you’re comfortable with. If you like some warmth, a moissanite will always have it, even when enhanced. Go for enhanced.
Post # 5
My personal preference for a moissy is enhanced, but I don’t really love warm stones.
Post # 6
For a cushion of that size, I’d get the enhancement. A cushion will have more body color than the rounds, which face up whiter. An unenhanced stone of that size COULD have some of the undesirable mountain dew color, so I’d enhance it to be on the safe side. Even with the enhancement the stone will have some warmth – it won’t look as white a cz.
Post # 7
@abirdword @star_dust @Taeyers @FutureDrAtkins Thanks guys! By The Way, Future your ring is absolutely gorgeous!
EDIT: Oops, I’m new so I hope you guys got that without me having to reply to each one.
Post # 8
If it was me, I’d pick the unenhanced, because I adore the yellow, green, and steely colors in unenhanced moissanites. But it sounds like you aren’t sure.
I’d be kind of leery of stones with a coating of some kind (which I think the enhanced ones have, but I don’t know a lot about it, so you might want to poke around on this site for more info).
Post # 9
@naturalnerd: I just ordered my round moissy unenhanced. But for a cushion, I would probably enhance with FB. Good luck!