Hole in Moissanite rounds

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

 jennynyc15 :  The table reflection is not well seen in either stone in the video you posted. All diamonds have table reflections. From Prosumer Diamonds:

<h2>Table Reflection</h2>

The table reflection is the small octagon at the center of the diamond and it’s size is affected by both the size of the table facet and the pavilion depth.

• A bigger table translates to a bigger table reflection as a percentage of the diameter.
• A deeper pavilion translates to a bigger table reflection as a percentage of the table.

56 v 58 table

I was given permission from Good Old Gold to reproduce this image of a comparison between a diamond with a 58% table and one with a 56% table with basically all the other proportions the same.

Both of these table sizes are actually within what is acceptable to me. I’m showing you this so you can determine whether a large table is acceptable to you. You can see that there is actually a significant difference in the size of the table reflection with just a 2% difference in table size.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee

hissoon :  Yeah rounds are definitely the most diamond like. If you have a way to view the stones in person I think that would help! Go look at diamonds too so you have a comparison. 

IMO there are some brands that have very diamond like fancy shapes. August Vintage Cushion moissanites are gorgeous and I really can’t tell a difference between the moissy and diamond. I think they are cutting ideal rounds now too! The True Gem has some ovals and cushions that look super diamond-like as well. 

You should make sure you are in love with your choice before buying!

Post # 20
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Busy bee

hissoon :  When I first started looking at moissanites, I was wondering what the black hole was as well. But I was told it was normal. And I’m with you, I wanted a round too because I heard it was the most diamond-like. After we purchased the ring and I saw my ring on MoissaniteCo’s instagram, I could see the black hole and was worry (https://www.instagram.com/p/BfFXGJrHlcC/), but in real life it doesn’t look like that. I could only see the “black hole” when I’m wearing black and it’s reflecting back at me. If I’m wearing white, it looks like a “white hole”.

 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee

Maybe I’m crazy, but after reading this I went and grabbed my moissanite and I can’t see a dark center… Granted, it’s not mounted yet and its still in the box that it was sent in.

Post # 23
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

hissoon :  My OEC moissanite has a culet and I asked for a really small one, but now I wish it was bigger!

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

ButternutPoppy :  I love old cuts! A large culet can really show off kozibe and make the stone look like it’s got confetti! Kozibe, for those wondering, is the reflection of the open culet into the stone. In the photo below, you can see the effect in the lower right of the diamond. Post pics of your beauty if you can 😀

Post # 26
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Worker bee

So, I was super worried about this issue too when I ordered my moissonites. I had read that getting a hearts & arrows cut helped with this because of the higher/smaller table. I ordered the C&C Forever One Hearts & Arrows direct from C&C and a Diamelia Blazing Arrows from Gold & Jems. When I received both stones, neither one of them had any noticeable “hole” in real life. I looked at both of them under every kind of lighting I could find and did not see this in real life. I don’t know if it was the cut of the stones or if it was the fact that in real life, you don’t see them as magnified as you do in photos and videos.

In any case, I ended up settling on the Diamelia for my engagement ring and now that I have the completed ring and look at it every day, I still never see any sign of a “hole”.

Post # 29
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Worker bee

hissoon :  Yep! Since I have a better understanding now of what causes it, I do think it is probably somewhat dependent on the size and depth of the table, but I can confirm that I could not see it in either of the 6.5mm (1 ct) hearts and arrows cut moissanites I purchased. Larger stone? Different cut? Different brand? Different quality? Maybe. But I had both of those stones in my hot little hand and could not see it at all in real life. Still can’t see it in my Diamelia that is on my finger right now.

Post # 30
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Blushing bee

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I took these with my iPhone so they obviously aren’t spectacular quality. The stone is 1.25 ct equivalent (7.0 mm x 4.2 mm depth) H&A colorless, so maybe because it’s on the “smaller” side the dark spot isn’t as prevalent as with bigger stones? I didn’t look at the size of the stones in the links you shared though, so maybe I’m wrong. I also just got mine a few weeks ago. IDK, maybe y’all will see something I don’t lol. I definitely don’t see it in everyday life/light

hissoon :  

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