Moissanite

posted 1 year ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I have enr139-F1 (which is forever one) and I’m just in LOVE with it! Can’t help you with forever one vs. not forever one, but I love mine!
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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Val13 :  Thank you! It’s 7.5 mm/1.5 carat equivalent

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

I’ve seen some Bees who have the MoCo stone so hopefully they can weigh in on that end. From my end, I have a F1 and love it. Not sure what the actual differences are in terms of cut, clarity, fire, etc. I compared specs as best I could before ultimately deciding on the F1, mainly because it’s been out longer and I had more information and visuals to associate with it. I assume one of the main things that accounts for the price difference is that C&C is a brand name and MoCo isn’t yet? Brand names typicalls cost more, so the quality could be super similar.

Post # 6
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Newbee

While I don’t have a moissanite ering, I do have a moissanite ring that’s about 5 years old. I can’t comment on either company but can comment about moissanite in general. 

Mossanite is without a doubt a beautiful and cost effective alternative to the traditional diamond. HOWEVER, be very careful if you decide to go this route. From my experience, moissanite is not great for everyday wear. Less than 3 years of daily wear, my Moissanite ring has several chips and is noticeably dull and cloudy looking, a stark difference from when it was first purchased. While a moissanite will look beautiful for a short time, it’s not likely to hold up in the long run. If you’re fine with a ring that changes with age, I would say go for it but don’t expect it to look diamondesque forever. 

Alternative to diamonds, sapphires and rubies are both on the highest end of the hardness scale and will hold up to time a lot better. You can find a white sapphire, or pinkish, or whatever color you like really, that will hold up much better than a moissanite and is a similar price. 

Having said all that, not at all trying to sway you from a moissanite! They’re totally gorgeous I jut wanted to inform you of my experience with them so you don’t get a shock in a couple of years…

Also, I’ll post a photo of my moissanite when it was new and it now for you to see the difference. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Lauren Sage Hayes :  OMG!! It should never have gotten cloudy. Are you absolutely sure it’s a real moissanite?!? I had a moissanite I wore for 2 years and it still looked as wonderful as on the day it arrived. I would have your stone tested and perhaps ask for a refund. That is NOT typical Moisssanite behaviour if you ask me. (Hoping other bees chime in. Maybe I’m wrong. In which case it makes me very worried) 

ETA: I have heard of Morganite getting cloudy. Morganite is also  usually in those pink/blush/peachy tones like your ring. It is also softer than moissanite (which I could assume perhaps more chipping etc) Do you perhaps have a Morganite ring? Just asking, because though I know moissanite does come in fancy colors, the clouding is not normal for moissanite.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I’ve had a moissanite RHR for over 5 years and it’s just as sparkly as the day I got it (when I remember to clean it lol) 

Shesaidyes :  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

Lauren Sage Hayes :  Agreed with PPs, wondering if you have a morganite and not a moissanite. Also, highly recommend Sunshine Cloths for daily/weekly cleaning. They work wonders on making stones sparkle!

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Just want to say that I have been wearing a Forever Briliiant moissanite (precursor to the Forever One) ering daily for the past five years with no problem, and I’m tough on my hands-housework, gardening, outdoor activities. I never take it off. I clean it monthly and have the setting checked annually. It looks great!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Lauren Sage Hayes :  Moissanite is harder than sapphire and ruby. And thus should be more durable. I think you’re confused or scammed on which stone you ended up with.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

Lauren Sage Hayes :  Something is wrong!  If that is a moissanite stone, it should NEVER have turned cloudy and faded like that.  It also shouldn’t have chipped so easily as moissanite is only just below diamonds in hardness on the Mohs scale.  Perhaps you’re thinking or morganite?  

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

My mom purchased this moissanite solitaire AT LEAST 20 years ago, and it still looks as beautiful as the day she bought it!  It’s origin is from Charles & Colvard, the company that held the original patent on making moissanite.  There are NO chips or scratches, it hasn’t dulled like a CZ will over time, and I’ve never noticed the dreaded “oil stain” on top (although I have had the stain occur on a moissanite that I purchased myself a few years ago).  Other bees may have different experiences with moissanite, but I can attest to mine being great!

Oh… and just get a Sunshine cloth and the oil stain can be rubbed right off!  Just part of regular cleaning and maintenance of your jewelry.

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