Post # 1
Hey all! I have been luring on these forums for a while and am sold on moissanite. I love everything about it (especially the price) but I am curious about the longevity of Moissanite because there is not that much information on that. I understand that it hasn’t been in production for jewelry for that many years and what little I do read states that it will last forever like a diamond but I would like some real first hand testimony. Has anyone owned or know someone who has owned their moissanite for over 5 years? Or at least over 2? I would really appreciate the feedback and pics if you got ’em!
Pics of new sparklers would be appreciated as well 🙂 love staring at them (can’t wait to stare at my own)
Post # 3
Moissanite is almost has hard as a diamond and is also less likely to chip than a diamond.
I’ve had my moissy for almost a year now, which isn’t that long, but I’ve bashed it HARD against things (including a rough stone wall) and there isn’t a scratch on it. Looks just as beautiful as the day I got it 🙂
Here is a recent picture:
Post # 4
There are ladies on the betterthandiamond threads that have had it since it came out, and while it’s not as high quality as the moissy made now, the moissy they have is still super sparkly.
Just based on what moissy’s made of (silicon and carbon), I would guess that it would last forever. To go back to chem class, silicon and carbon are both relatively small atoms that are happiest when they make 4 bonds. A diamond is just crystallized carbon, so I’d imagine crystallized silicon and carbon should bond very much like carbon bonds in a diamond. Because of that, if it’s formed under the right conditions (enough heat and pressure), silicon carbide should be a very stable crystal.
Post # 5
wondered if any one now has anything to add to this as i’m very curious!
Post # 6
Here is a thread link from the BTD Boards called “Who has the oldest moissanite jewelry here?”
It has lots of good info, even though moissanite has come a long way since most of these stones were purchased.
Post # 7
Back on weddingbee and planning my October 6th wedding!!!! Thank you so much for all the info guys. We went with a 1.5 carat equiv moissanite ering from moissaniteco and it is absolutely beautiful. I’ve had it for a few months now and I get compliments all the time. My best friend has a 1.5 carat diamond and we have compared the two side by side many times and really can not tell the difference. So I am a fan for life!
I have already banged my ring pretty good a few times and I am glad that I picked out a setting with additional prongs because the girdle is very thin and needs to be protected. Other than that there are no scratches or anything.
Thanks again all!!