Post # 1
I have been married for nearly ten years and have a diamond e-ring and diamond wedding band. For our 10th anniversary, I would like to have my ring reset into a 3-stone ring. Ideally, the diamond I have now (44mm/0.30 carat) will be a side-stone in the new setting.
If I were to choose a Moissanite centre-stone for my new ring, would I have to buy another diamond to sit on the other side of it?
I am concerned by two things: 1-Moissanite doesn’t come in as many sizes as diamond and I’d be unlikely to get a size match, and 2-Moissanite behaves differently than diamond so I’d worry that my original diamond would look too different compared to the rest of the ring. (I’m OK with the middle gem being a bit different, but I’m guessing the side stones should match each other.)
Thoughts? Suggestions? Better off having my existing diamond made into something else?
Post # 3
I would definitely get another diamond, not a moissanite, for the sidestone.
Post # 4
I agree, the sidestones should match. I think it will look odd if one is a diamond and one is a moissy
Post # 5
Just so I’m clear, you’re asking if you could have one side stone as a diamond and the other side stone a moissanite, and the center stone a moissanite?
If that is correct, I would be hesitant to do that. For one, you are correct, it will be very difficult to find a moissanite that is the same size as the diamond. Second, diamonds and moissanites can look very different, especially when stuck right next to each other for comparison. I would see if you can find a .30 ct diamond that matches the one you have as best as possible, then you can get a moissanite for the center stone. Finding a loose .30 ct diamond shouldn’t be too difficult, and I bet a local jewelry store would have a great deal on something like that.
Post # 6
Thank you, I think you are right.
I will talk to my jeweler about designing something with a Moissy centre and diamond sides.
Post # 7
@10plus: if you do want your side stones to be moissanite, you can always take your original diamond and turn it into a pendant of sorts…? just an idea