(Closed) Indecisive about center stone – warm diamond or moissanite

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 61
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

webbee:  JA will also give you ASET images of three stones for comparison (one time deal). I am glad you are putting the one you are interested in hold (do this for sure!), but I’d also maybe pick a couple other close ones and ask for ASETs. 

I’m in Canada too, and feel you on duty and shipping issues. I am fortunate enough to live only about an hour away from the border so I can have things shipped there (when companies don’t ship to Canada, so I can broker my own items), return things from the US (cheaper!), etc when I need too. If I am lazy I just deal with it the extra costs, ha ha. 

Post # 62
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

My ring is from JA and I’m in Canada too, and the duties ended up being very close to just the amount for taxes, plus maybe a small fee added in, in case you were concerned about that. 

Post # 63
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5163 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

peegee:  Yup, if it is made in the USA you should only end up paying taxes (and whatever brokerage, if any, depending on how they ship). But I think OP was concerned about costs of shipping back and forth (be it a diamond, moissanite, etc) if she wants to return it, and then it is a pain to go back and re-claim those taxes back and such too (and the shipping fees of course are gone forever!)

 

Post # 64
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

RayKay:  I am aware that they ship directly from vendors …the diamond I have now was in their facility. The person we worked with looked at the diamond before it was shipped…James Allen had BN beat in that department for sure. I can’t believe BN cannot get with that program. It’s 2016 I should be able to see the diamond so clearly that I can almost touch it lol.

webbee:  I am very excited for you !!! This community is awesome you have received some awesome info !!!

Post # 65
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

i love warm diamonds so i am a bit partial! but a J GIA will still be pretty white as long as it has an excellent cut like others have said!

i was going to go with a J GIA XXX and ended up with an antique GIA I VS1 OEC which is so white!! and to be truthful i like my GIA M RHR just as much ๐Ÿ˜€  the rose cut melee on my RHR are whiter but i love the contrast especially in halos and antique rings!

Post # 66
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

RayKay:  Ah gotcha, yes you do have to pay to have it shipped back, I think it’s $50 for JA.

Post # 67
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

RayKay:  WOW! Your ring is soooooo stunning. I love how unique it is and the centre Diamond is gorgeous! You must spend all day looking at it! Lol!

Post # 69
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would personally go for a diamond it has more durability and its not fragile like a mossy. That’s just my personal opinion. Hope you find you’re stone! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 70
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

vikingbride89:  Moissanite is not “fragile”. Diamond is more durable yes, meaning it has a higher scratch resistance, but that does mean moissanite is not a lifetime stone too, nor does it mean diamonds can’t chip, scratch, crack.

Post # 72
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

It’s gorgeous bee! It’ll look fab in rose gold. I’m so excited for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 73
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

webbee:  

Feathers are actually often “good inclusions” to have as they aren’t usually visible, as long as they are not a risk structurally such as reaching surface, being too close to girdle, connecting with another feather (feathers are a nice name for what are actually internal cracks). By the time they have been dug from the ground, cut, polished, and so on, they have usually gone through far more tests than they will get in real life wear! 

When you get it, just make sure it is eye clean to you (and consider your setting, usually “eye clean” is looked at top down only, but if your setting is one where you will see the side profile a lot, you may have different personal standards).

A faint brown undertone will actually look great in rose gold in my own personal opinion ๐Ÿ™‚

It also has medium blue fluo, so it should look quite white in sunlight, and be pretty cool if you go dancing at the disco!

 

Good luck, I hope it works out and I hope you come back and report once you receive it!

Post # 75
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Buzzing bee

webbee:  

It has a faint brown tint, but the more I looked at diamonds, the more I realized I was kind of drawn to the rosy browns. I thought in rose gold it would be perfect

Yes! It will be perfect in rose gold! Congrats!

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