(Closed) How did I not know about Moissanite!?!?!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

heres my 2 cents!

when i discovered moissanite i was so excited and surprised that such a stone excited and that i had never heard of it before…(love the history behind it) i did my research looked at youtube videos and i was excited to let my now FI know about this stone….

my FI just graduated this March, hes paying off his truck and well we’re not rich so i told him that i would love to have a moissy ring instead of diamond… (i much rather put that extra money towards a house)hes response was “baby you tell me what you like and what you want and i’ll get it for you as long as you’re happy im happy”….so i went on and on about 

1) its history

2) price

3) the look of the stone  (just amazing…. its sparkles like CRAZY)

who says every bride to be has to have a diamond?…. i have seen many many bees with cz, saphire, opal, man made diamonds, moissy even pearl engagement rings….. 

as long as you both love it who cares what other people think/say,

i looked at moissy ring online and the only company that i liked rings from was moissaniteco.com so i looked and lokked and looked and finally decided on the style that i wanted (round center stone with a cushion petite halo)

when i showed him the ring i liked i told him i wanted a medium size ring not too small not too big he responded “im getting you the biggest ring i can afford” so i laughed and told him “no… i dont want a huge ring its just not my personality” so he proposed to me april 12 with a forever brilliant 1.25 ct round center stone with a cushion petite halo

i think the center stone is a little big for me i would have gone with a 1 ct instead but i LOOVEEEE my ring its so sparkly it does have a greenish hint on certain lights but the majority of the time is just white. i could not be happier.Laughing

inside a restaurant

 

Post # 5
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632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

@Soon2BeBee:  When I got married (almost 30 years ago!) there was no such stone as moissanite and how I wish that there had been because I most certainly would have requested one! I’ve recently upgraded my set and purchased a 1.5ct Amora enhanced RB in the Tiffany knife edge setting from MoCo and am very happy with it. This is not the first piece I have purchased from them and all of my purchases have been satisfactory. I have never noticed a funky tint to my rings and earrings (I have both enhanced and unenhanced moissy.) The stones are the colour they are graded at. On the Betterthandiamond forums, many posters have FB enhanced rings and they are very happy with them! I think you will be very happy with your ring and you and your fiancee are very smart to put your money elsewhere. My son is planning on proposing to his girlfriend soon and I have introduced her to moissanite and am hoping that together they make a sound financial decision.

With respect to your question about palladium, it is my understanding that many jewellers will not work with it because they are not familiar with it. If this, in fact, the case, you may have a difficult time finding a jeweller to work on your ring (eg sizing, tightening prongs.) White gold, on the other hand, is rhodium plated and requires re-dipping as the plating wears off unless you don’t mind the “whellow” look. Very exiting time in your life – congratulations!!

Post # 7
Member
47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Soon2BeBee:  thank you! And yes i love how moissy reflects different colors! A co-worker got engaged about a week before i did, when she saw my ring she was like OMG yours is soo much sparklier than mine she looked at her ring and made a sad face,she has a diamond

Post # 8
Hostess
3004 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think you are making a very responsible, smart, practical, and GORGEOUS choice!

Post # 9
Member
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

@Soon2BeBee:  At this point in our lives, my husband and I are spending our money on our three sons’ university education so they will finish debt free and eventually we would like to do some travelling – these goals are important to us.

At your stage in life, I’m positive you want to have a beautiful wedding, possibly purchase a house and start your new life together as debt free as you can, also very important goals.

Knowing about moissanite, I just don’t think I could bring myself to spend $30,000 to $40,000 (which is what it would cost here in Toronto, Canada for a ring with a diamond comparable to the Amora moissy in my set) on a diamond ring.

I feel like I can have my cake and eat it too! I can achieve the financial goals my husband and I have agreed on and have a beautiful, durable, ethical and affordable moissanite in the size that I like.

I’ve encouraged my future DIL to follow her heart and if that means a diamond then so be it. She and my son will have to save to achieve their dreams and goals whatever they may be.

While I don’t announce that this is a moissanite, I am open about the stone in my ring so most of my co-workers know what it is. I’ve even convinced one particularly nasty person that moissanite is not a cubic zirconia and it looks like she is purchasing some moissy studs.

Post # 10
Member
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

SweetGlitz Yummy ring! Congratulations on your engagement!

Post # 11
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408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Soon2BeBee:  Welcome to the hive!!!

 

1. I have an enhanced Forever Brilliant.  It always looks white.  However, I heard that if your stone is 1 carat or smaller, you typically don’t get a lot of extra benefit from the enhancement.  I have a 0.5 carat, so I’m not sure how much of the whiteness is due to the size or to the treatment, but I love it!

 

2.  He was surprised, but it works best for us!  I would be too freaked out to wear something hugely expensive on my finger, andI really did my homework and made sure that moissanite is a “forever” stone that won’t change color/get scratched etc.  When my fiance saw how excited I felt about moissanite, he got excited too!

 

3.  I don’t have a channel setting, sorry!

 

4.  I have my ring in palladium.  It was a bit tricky finding someone to resize it (but it can be done!).  Palladium also scratches more easily than white gold.  However, white gold can thin with wear, while palladium does not.  Also, as you already said, palladium is hypoallergenic.

 

I hope this helps!  Have fun ring shopping 🙂

PS – I got a solitaire from Moissaniteco.com and had a really good experience!

 

 

 

Post # 12
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7622 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

1.We are looking to get the forever brilliant (no amora in stock…sad).  Is the enhancement totally worth it?  I don’t think I am super color sensative and would think the warmer tones would make it less glassy looking but I don’t really want an overly apparent yellow hue to it.

I have the FB enhancement and I think it looks great.  I haven’t compared it side by side to my friends unenhanced, but once I get it for keeps (I’ve been sneaking it out for photosessions LOL I will ask her if we can do some side by side comparisson shots).  From what I have seen, some of the last circulating Amoras look more yellow than the FBs, but I’ve never seen them next to each other IRL to be able to comment on that.  But definitely anything above 1 ct get enhanced if you are super color sensitive.  I do notice that my friends can look green under certain lights.

2.Did it take some convincing your man that a diamond is not everything?  Did he have the initial reaction that mine did? (not wanting me to think he was being cheap)

My SO was like “Wait….WHAT?!”  I’m just like you, I thought that we would need to drop $8-$10k on a diamond for me to be satisfied with the quality and size.  Not until my friend got a moissy and I was like OMG!  We don’t have to spend a huge chunk of our savings account on a ring when we just bought a house!  After my SO saw lots of pics of them online and saw me researching nonstop, he was SUPER pumped that I wanted a moissanite!

3.To the ladies with channel settings from moissaniteco, do the stones seem secure in your settings?  I am worried that they could be loose.  I guess I just want to be secure with the integtrity of their settings.  I love a lot of them and really would rather purchase the entire ring through them as opposed to getting a stone set somewhere else.

My ring is from MoCo, and although I don’t have channel settings I have a LOT of pave.  For this reason, I purchased jewelry insurance that covers lost stones, chips, lost/stolen ring, etc.  Insurance covers everything (The C&C warranty is pretty pointless) – chipping can happen to diamonds, and the insurance is only $25/year, so IMO well worth it!

4.White Gold vs Pallodium?  I have no gold allergies, just wondering what you ladies think is best.

I went with palladium just because I don’t want to get my ring re-dipped.  I will comment that I wear 2 white gold rings, everyday, for going on 7 years and haven’t had them redipped; however, I did notice that they probably should be redipped when I compared them to a new 14kt white gold ring in a store the other day.

5.Ring photos please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQWibP8-rNA

Photo:  1.4 ct center stone, FB enhanced, 2.17 ctw set in palladium on a size 7

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