Lab Diamond vs Forever One moissanite

posted 5 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2021

I’ve never had a moissanite (although heard great things from a lot of bees) but I’m the new proud owner of a lab diamond – I’m in love! We had our jewler put a lab and natural diamond side by side – no chance you can tell the difference with the naked eye. If you want sparkle prioritize cut and colour over carat. I went with an Excellent G and it’s beautifully blinding 😉 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I have both moissanites and lab diamonds- I much prefer lab diamonds, even over mined diamonds. I do absolutely LOVE colored moissanites though! I’m about to order my second green moissanite, I can’t get enough of the colored moissys! They have a wonderful depth that the regular moissanites don’t have, and they don’t have that glassy look even under bad lighting. 

If you’re comfortable with the cost of a lab diamond, then I would definitely go for it. You won’t be disappointed! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

I’m surprised your moissanite isn’t sparkly. Mine is a traffic stopper. Not trying to be patronizing, but have you cleaned it lately?

But ultimately, if you’re not thrilled with it, definitely upgrade if you are in a position to do so. Lab diamonds are also very beautiful. 

Can we see your moissanite?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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@noseynat:  Not to thread derail but can you share pics of your colored moissy collection? I’ve never been a personal fan of moissanite but recently saw a blue one and it was drool worthy 🤤

Post # 6
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Busy bee

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@noseynat:  I agree with 
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@bluecutie00: — @noseynat can you make a separate thread with pics of your colored moissanites? (So as not to derail this thread, which is about a different topic) I would love to see them! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

I didn’t have a Forever One specifically, but I had 3 different moissanite rings before I got my lab diamond in February. I think moissanite is beautiful, but it was important for me to have a diamond for my engagement ring.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I have several lab diamonds! (Round, Oval, and Emerald) Love them all. ❤️

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I recommend cleaning it with Wright’s silver cream. But if you’re not happy with your moissy, absolutely swap it out

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@flower895:  That looks so similar to my old moissy. The only thing that worked was Barkeeper’s Friend. Like you, I had tried EVERYTHING. However, I used it on just the loose stone as I was nervous about using it on gold. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I started with a mine diamond, went to cz’s while I tried different shapes, then white sapphire, green moissy (I still love it), white moissy, then a lab diamond.

Diamonds are my favorite by a landslide. I have a round lab diamond, it feels like it shimmers from every angle. I also have a blue, emerald cut, lab diamond band and it out performs my white moissanite imo.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

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@flower895:  When did you buy your moissanite and what brand is it? I have a diamond, but I’ve seen enough moissanite threads to know there are probably better brands or updated versions of the stone you have that are way sparklier. They’re getting better and better at making them

All the same the lab diamond route is a great way to go!

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