(Closed) just came across moissanite??

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Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t know a ton about Moissanite, but hopefully I can at least tide you over until some more knowledgeable bees come on here. 

From what I gather, Moissy sparkles a ton, but it’s similar to how a diamond sparkles a lot. It flashes colors like diamonds do, too. 

I’ve seen some videos of them, and I couldn’t tell the difference. I think most people get their moissy from Moissanite Co., but I’m not sure if they do custom work. You could probably buy a stone and then take  it to a jewelers, though, because they do sell loose stones. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

If you really want accurate moissanite information, read the forums at http://www.betterthandiamond.com.  There is a lot of outright false information on Wedding Bee.

First off, moissanites are sillicon carbide, so they are gemstones in their own right.  Some women wear them because they look like diamonds, others just like the optical qualities, but they are not “fake diamonds.”  And neither are white sapphires either; some stones are just white naturally! That doesn’t mean they’re fake diamonds 😉

But while reading your post, I noticed you said CZs were way too sparkly.  Moissanites are WAY sparklier than a diamond or a CZ (it’s a diamond term – the refraction and brilliance are measured higher, so it’s not opinion or bias).  So if you are uncomfortable with how much CZ sparkles, you will not like moissanite.

Right now, there are really two “breeds” of the same stone, moissanite. If you buy an untreated moissanite in larger sizes (1.5 ct+), it will look a little yellow-gree-gray.  One company who works with Moissanite co (Moissanite Co. is by far the fairest, largest, and most trusted moissanite seller) has developed a process that whitens the moissanites on an atomic level, so it is not a coating or anything, and these are called Mira Moissanites.  You can read about them on the forum I recommended.  But in smaller sizes all moissanites tend to look the same.

Moissanites are a 9.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, so they are more durable (less prone to chipping) than a CZ.  CZs also undergo a chemical reaction over time that can make them appear hazy or cloudy; moissanite does not do this.  Moissanite Co does sell smaller stones that you can definitely have set in a custom setting, but Moissanite co does not do custom work.

Post # 6
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4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

what everyone else said.

I have a 1.5c moissy, and I LOVE it– 

(feel free to PM me if you have other questions!)

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Personally I think moissanite is gorgeous. The sparkle factor might bug you though… I think the enhanced ones are extremely white, some of the bigger ones tend to have a greenish tint.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

There is nothing fake about moissanite because it is rightfully a gemstone with its own optical properties. It does sparkle more than diamonds and is highly reflective of surrounding colors. More pictures of my lovely trellis moissanite anniversary ring. Middle stone 6 mm (0.75 carats), sides 3.5 mm each (0.15 carats), all unenhanced set in palladium. Ring size 6 for reference.   http://s1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc380/labmouse87/

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would just like to say if you put my moissanite ring up next to a Cz (I’ve only done this with basic CZ nothing like Asha) the sparkle in the Cz looks silver and kinda dead were at the Moissy looks much more like a diamond in terms of the different colors it gives off, it just sparkles alot more because of the double refraction. So do you not like how much the Cz sparkles or how it looks when it sparkles? Moissy is a great stone. It has all it’s own properties like the other other PP’s have posted and the links they have given you are super informational 🙂 and I second or third the idea of checking out Moissaniteco.com they are amazing and their customer service is awsome they will answer all and any questions you have if you have about the stone, they also have information on their site that explains moissanite!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

http://www.moissaniteco.com Has  .5 stones! I would check it out its where I got mine! They are great and will answer ANY question you have…

Post # 14
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658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Since nobody has mentioned it yet, I just wanted to point out that Schubach Jewelers does custom and semi-custom (which is the cheaper option) work in moissanite!

I’ve been looking into getting a peachy pink moissanite from there, so that’s how I found out about how much custom work they actually do. I’d send them an email, they are very nice and have always responded within 24 hours!

Hope this helps! Feel free to message me, I don’t have a moissanite yet, but I’ve spent more time than anyone wants to know about researching it!

Edit: Personally, If I were you (set on a custom design) and didn’t want something that sparkles like CZ (i.e. too much fire), I’d probably get a Mira moissanite from moissaniteco and set it in a Schubach setting (only because it’s hard to find people who are willing to work with moissanite –or know how to for that matter!)

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@SecretBee23: Oh please let me know how you like the peachy pink if you get it! In pics they look like pink diamonds (my dream).

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