(Closed) Moissanite advice for a newbeeeeee

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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84 posts
Worker bee

I’m in the exact same boat. The ring I want is over 10,000.00 and as we are in the process of paying for our wedding and whatnot I am considering going with a FB moissanite rather than a diamond.

I however am going to buy my setting elsewhere or possibly have it custom made if I do go this route.

I am looking at a 6.5 or 7mm cushion stone; I have small fingers too (size 4) but I like the look of a bigger stone and had planned on getting a 1.5ct diamond originally.

I have never seen a mosissanite in person so I’m hoping it all works out as I am pretty color sensitive. Moissaniteco has a pretty good return policy so I always have the option of sending it back if I’m not happy.

There are TONS of girls on here that have mosissanite rings and lots of pictures. You can also go on YouTube and check out mosissanite stones in different lighting and side by side with diamonds.  

Post # 4
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3101 posts
Sugar bee

@Soon2BeBee:  You came to the right place! I would never wear anything else but a moissanite. They are (to me) so much prettier than a diamond and SO much cheaper that I can’t imagine ever paying those prices. I love the setting you picked! I am getting a 5 year anniversary ring, and it’s going to be a 1.25 round. I decided against enhanced because I so often see bees with totally white unenhanced moissy and yellow amora. I do see very positive feedback on Fb. I just don’t feel like paying the extra money for it. Channel settings are generally very secure. I am getting white gold, and my only concern is having to replate. DH was so excited about moissy when we first learned of it. We are both frugal, and I would HATE to support the blood diamond industry. This would have been longer if I wasn’t on my phone 🙂 

 

Post # 5
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8044 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I dunno.. sounds to me like you want a diamond but don’t have the money. I would definitely look at some moissy in person before you buy. A moissanite is a good choice, but you’ll find the happiest bees on here wanted a moissanite right from the start and don’t compare it to a diamond. Personally if I couldn’t afford a diamond I would go with something completely different.. like a ruby or something. I wouldn’t want people to ask me about my “diamond” all the time or think it was a fake diamond or something… I wouldn’t like that. If you can handle all that then go for it… just make sure you’re not trying to get something to pass off as a diamond because I don’t think you’ll be happy with it, and everyone should love their ring IMO.

Post # 6
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1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I LOVE my Forever Brilliant moissanite. Couldn’t be happier with our choice!

I don’t have a channel-set, but I was worried about the small stones on the halo and the band falling out, but it’s a very sturdy ring. I accidentally smack it on walls, windows, countertops, doors, etc. all the time, and it’s still perfect =).

I went with palladium and I love it. Like I said above, I am super clumsy and tend to put a lot of wear and tear on my stuff, but my ring doesn’t have a scratch or a ding on it!

Here is a picture of mine (center stone is a 1 ct equivalent, total ct equivalent is 1.4 I think). My fingers are a size 6.5 and they are quite short and stubby (I have fake tips on in this picture so they look more elongated than usual):

Post # 7
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3101 posts
Sugar bee

@Soon2BeBee:  

@canarydiamond:  

After wearing my moissy for 1.5 years engaged and 5 years married, I have never once had some one be so tacky as to ask me whether it’s “real” or not. (I said this on a moissy thread recently) if someone did ask, I would say, “Yes, it’s a real moissanite!” 

Post # 8
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1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@canarydiamond:  well, I get what you’re saying but almost everyone (of course there are exceptions)  that comes here wanted a diamond initially. However they didn’t want to pay the expensive price for a sizable, high quality ethically sourced diamond. So they started looking for alternatives. Almost all the girls with moissanite here are pleased with their rings.

The vast majority of people see a whitish clear stone in an engagement ring and assume its a diamond (unless it’s very large and obviously doesn’t go with the person who is wearing it-although of course appearances can be deceiving)

I have never had anyone ask if my stone is a diamond. Never.

Moissanite and cz make lovely simulants. Although they are both man made created jewels, they really are a lot of bling for the buck. I think moissanite is better as it is more durable than cz, plus with the color it has, it is more believeable than the perfect white color of cz. Moissanite is quite a bit more than cz but still about 1/20 the cost of a diamond.

To the OP, lovely choice you made with that setting.

Post # 12
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1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

As PPs have said, I would definitely look at a moissanite stone before you buy it. I wish I did.

Not that I’m bashing moissanite, I do like my stone a lot, but it isn’t in my particular taste. I held it up to a CZ in a department store once and they look practically identical. I am planning to get a diamond now because after looking at both of them, I prefer the diamond. But again, that is a personal preference.

I got the Forever Brilliant enhancement, and my moissanite is probably a J-K colour in GIA standards. I went to a Tiffany’s once and an employee who helped my brother with his fiance’s e-ring asked why I purchased a stone with such a warm tone to it. That kind of pissed me off.

But I have seen so many gorgeous moissanite stones on the Bee so I feel like I got a dud stone or something. My advice would be to purchase a loose stone, see if you like it, and then make your decision from there. If you go through MCo you have a refund policy for loose stones.

Post # 15
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8044 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Soon2BeBee:  Right, I understand. Sorry, wasn’t trying to imply you couldn’t afford it or something, sometimes I’m more blunt than I actually mean to be lol.

Post # 16
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287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It sounds like you are exactly the kind of person who would love a moissanite ring. I think your expectations are realistic and it fits with your true desire to have a unique beautiful stone that is also in line with your financial principles. I don’t know about in enhanced as I have a FB from Moissanite co. Speaking door this stone I can tell you mine has no yellow undertones and it sparkles like my diamond never did. I have a 1.4 cushion on a size 6 finger and it is big for sure, not too bust just right big. I love it! That setting is very pretty. I debated the metals too and ended up going with the white gold because of the hardness. My wedding band is white gold and I have worn it for 3 years and I still haven’t had to have it dipped. In fact it matches my new engagement ring. Can’t wait to see your new ring!

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