(Closed) How does Moissanite feel?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
9687 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012


 The weight of a diamond carat is different from the weight of a cubic zirconia due to differences in density. A cubic zirconia is approximately 75 percent heavier than a diamond. Also, cubic zirconias are sized in millimeters and use carat weight for comparison to diamonds. A one-carat diamond is comparable to a 6.5 mm cubic zirconia, but the cubic zirconia weighs 1.75 carats.

I know this is off topic from what you’re asking, but actually cz weighs quite a bit more than diamonds, so your cz ring should have been heavier.  I was wondering if that was a typo or if it could have been the difference in the weight of the setting and not the stone, if the stones were the same size.


Post # 6
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

It doesn’t feel any different from wearing a diamond. The sparkle distracts me all the time. I absolutely adore my moissanite Smile

Post # 7
9687 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MerryWidow:  Maybe that article is wrong, lol.   But maybe it’s the metal in the setting.  Gold is heavier than sterling silver.  I have 1 ct diamond earrings and 1 ct cubic zirconia earrings and can’t tell any difference in the weight; if there is any, it’s imperceptible to me.

Post # 8
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My CZ earrings are a ot lighter than my diamond earrings even though the czs are bigger.

I’ve never had a CZ ring but the Moissanite is lighter than the diamond ring I have. It feels heavier than my cz earring though the ring obviously has more gold in it.

I can see into the stone of my Moissy. I can’t really see through it, but I can see into the stone.

My moissy:

Sorry for the huge pic.

Post # 9
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Sunfire:  You’re right CZ weighs more than a diamond around 70%. Moissanites are supposedly a bit lighter than a diamond.

Post # 11
949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hmm, the weight thing is weird! I’m not a good source on that as I don’t wear rings in general, but when I first put on my moissanite and white gold ring, it felt heavy, and I still feel like it has a good weight, though I don’t notice it. Also, it’s a bezel setting, so I can’t see through it regardless, but I can definitely see into it clearly.

Post # 12
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MerryWidow:  Most likely the gold setting for the CZ was lighter (less gold was used) than for the diamond.

A carat = 0.2 grams. So even if CZ is denser or moissanite less dense than diamond, you’d have to be amazingly perceptive to be able to notice the difference in a normal-sized stone.

Post # 13
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

My mom has a G VVS1 diamond the same size as my moissanite and you can not tell the difference. 

Post # 14
5199 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

You cannot tell if one weighs more just because a set stone feels heavier in the setting, unless you have the EXACT same setting for each in the EXACT same size and have wicked sense of calculating to very small increments, like fractions of grams in some cases! That, or a very good scale.

All metals weigh differently, and even one 14k alloy will vary from another 14k alloy. A platinum setting will weigh more than a silver one. 18k will weigh more than 14 k. And so on and on.

One setting will weigh differently than another!

CZs are heavier than diamonds. Moissanites are lighter than diamonds. Black diamonds are heavier than white diamonds. Sapphires are heavier than diamonds, too. And on and on!

My ring is still being set, but I have moissanite studs and a pendant. I cannot “see through” my stones, though I CAN see the open culet. But this is an intentional design of an OEC cut and I love it. They do not feel discernibly different in weight than any of my diamond jewellery, and any differences I also chalk up to the settings themselves more so than the stones. I expect my moissanite ring to be of a “decent weight” since it is an 18k gold bezel, so won’t be able to tell you how much the moissanite appears to “weigh” when I am wearing it!



Post # 15
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sorry guys for shamelessly posting my ring so much. I’m still so excited to be engaged!

This is moissanite and palladium. You know, I never thought of its weight before, but now that you mention it maybe feels lighter than I’d expect…? Can’t remember how palladium weighs up against gold though in… weight!


Post # 16
46 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

I can’t tell the difference at all and neither can anyone else!!  Nobody in my life even knows, but me and my fiance!!

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