Post # 1
I have a while before I upgrade to a moissanite, but I have a few questions. I know Moissy’s are cut differently than diamonds, and almost went with Asha until I really looked and realized I liked the Moissy cut better! I have purchased ‘princess’ cut diamonds from 3 seperate jewelers who all called them princess cuts, but after research they are in fact square brilliant, which I absolutely LOVE. My question is, what do they feel like on your finger? Diamonds are rather heavy and have a definite heft to them, while CZ is virtually weightless and you never know you’re wearing it! The first time I got a CZ ring set in gold I was shocked by how it felt, and was wondering what Moissy felt like? If you have pics, please feel free to share, I can’t get enough!
Post # 3
Also, can you look ‘through’ it like with CZ and some diamonds? If I look at my diamonds from an angle I can see inside the stone, if I look at my CZ at an angle I can almost see what’s on the other side.
Post # 4
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 # 5
Really?? Nope, my CZ’s are all significantly lighter in weight than my diamonds. I had 2 solitaire rings, same metal one was diamond and one was CZ. The diamond weighed more and was smaller. My engagement ring now feels like I’m wearing air LOL. So weird!
Post # 6
It doesn’t feel any different from wearing a diamond. The sparkle distracts me all the time. I absolutely adore my moissanite
Post # 7
@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
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.
Sorry for the huge pic.
Post # 9
@Sunfire: You’re right CZ weighs more than a diamond around 70%. Moissanites are supposedly a bit lighter than a diamond.
Post # 10
Thanks ladies!! I wondered if it was the silver of my ring throwing off the weight, but when I had 2 gold rings weighing differently I got confused. Doesn’t really matter, just curious, but thanks!! Your rings are fabulous!
Post # 11
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
@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
My mom has a G VVS1 diamond the same size as my moissanite and you can not tell the difference.
Post # 14
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
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
I can’t tell the difference at all and neither can anyone else!! Nobody in my life even knows, but me and my fiance!!