(Closed) Moissanite?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

I really wish I had known about moissy before I had my diamond reset. Had I known, I would have kept my original rings and just gotten something different in moissy to wear when I wanted a change. 

Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I just got a loose moissy today! Here are some comparison pictures. The moissanite is a forever brilliant Old European Cut 1.5 carat equivalent  (7.5mm) and the diamond is a G si1 round brilliant 1.51 carat .

Post # 18
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Busy bee

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Pumpkineverything:  As PPs have said, moissanite was originally found in nature, but in very small quantities, so this makes natural moissanite extremely, extremely rare. It was replicated in a lab and rates a 9.25-9.5 (depending on the source) on the Mohs Hardness scale where diamond rates a perfect 10.

Moissanite has a double refractive index, making it sparklier than diamonds, and throws off rainbows like in a crystal prism whereas diamonds throw off flashes of light. Moissanites can appear similar to diamonds depending on the cut and the color of the stone, but it does behave differently, so some people that know a thing or two about jewelry will be able to tell the difference. That being said, most cannot.

It’s a beautiful gemstone and I love the price and the availabilities of cuts and colors. I always wanted a canary diamond, but couldn’t afford one in the carat weight I wanted, so my Fiance and I bought a canary moissanite engagement ring and so far many think it’s a canary diamond. Win, win for all.

It’s mostly a beautiful, true canary color, but if it’s cloudy there’s a slight green undertone. It also reflects surrounding colors. One day I had a pink shirt on, and it had the tiniest hint of pink in my ring and I loved it!

Post # 19
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Helper bee

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msformaldehyde:  Is this a OEC Moissanite? So pretty!

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Weddingbee helped me find out about moissanite. I absolutely love it!!! I have a diamond ring as my e-ring but I ordered a 2ct amora moissy for my right hand. I find the moissy absolutely stunning. It has better clarity than my diamonds and just has great appeal with its ability to change colour. 

My moissy:

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alabamagirl:  I am doing exactly that, changing out my diamond and moissy rings for variety. Love jewelery 😉 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You’ve gotten a lot of great info on moissy from other bees already, so I’ll just share some pics. 🙂 I chose moissanite because I think it’s so much more beautiful than diamond, it’s conflict-free & ethical, and it’s a fraction of the cost. Mine is a 7mm Forever Brilliant cushion cut.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

 

FutureDrAtkins:  Wow, thanks for all the information. You’re right, I knew moissanite doesnt exist in nature although the ingredient silicon carbide does, and I knew moissanite was manufactured but didn’t know all the details.  Your ring is gorgeous by the way, I like the purple in your set it gives it a pop of color! I will hopefully be getting a ring soon too.

Here’s a video from Youtube of the factory where the Forever Brilliant moissanite is made:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rkFSwZmpgs 

Post # 24
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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SoonMrsCrocker2:  Thanks!

I did misspeak (mistype?). Moissanite is found in nature but not in minable quantities. 🙂

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

 

GemmaBella:  thank you very good to know, beautiful gemstone! They should recreate it in that gorgeous blue green color instead of trying to make it look like diamonds. (although the diamond look is nice too ha ha)  CZ is also found in nature from what I have read.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

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Scintillante:  I am so sad I reset my diamond from my original rings. It’s too late now, so I have to just get over it. But I do think moissy is a great alternative to get some variety without breaking the bank! 

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I chose moissanite because I had a crappy quality diamond and couldn’t afford the color and clarity I wanted in a diamond. I had seen moissanite before at helzberg diamonds and thought they were more beautiful than diamonds. The price tag was nice too. My first moissanite purchase was from moissaniteco but I didn’t like the color of regular unenhanced moissanite. So last December I traded my diamond in and got a beautiful 2.5 ct forever brilliant moissanite in a stuller solstice setting. Almost anything later and I’m happy with my rings. The stone is white….but not CZ white. The rainbow sparkle is stunning. Everyone thinks I have a diamond…even my geologist friend. Moissanite is super affordable. I also have 1cttw stud earrings and a pendant. I’m hooked on moissanite.

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

Post # 29
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Blushing bee

 

mrssloan2013:  When I took my loose stone in to my local jeweler a couple weeks ago–same size as yours, 7.5 mm FB OEC from moissyco–he measured it and said that it was actually the equivalent of a 1.75 diamond. Definitely more bang for the buck!

Post # 30
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6226 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

I chose moissanite because I didn’t have an engagent ring and my hubby wanted me to have one. With 2 kids I couldn’t see us spending a lot of money on a diamond. Moissy is so pretty and I love my ring! So happy we chose it 

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