(Closed) Moissanite Advice & Suggestions?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

I have a moissanite ering and I love it!!

 I don’t know where he got it from as it was a complete surprise so sorry I can’t recommend anywhere…

I wouldn’t buy diamonds personally, need to be sure they are conflict free and I love that my stone is just that…and incredibly beautiful 😍 the fire in it is incredible I look at it all the time and get so many compliments on it, it’s mesmerising 

I don’t take mine to the jewellers, I have bought a sunshine cloth which is recommended for moissanite and works with the platinum too. It’s not very popular in the UK so will baby it until it is.

The downside is though that people will always judge you for not getting a diamond and having a sim, but I’d rather that than have a diamond honestly. Also, some say about the oil slick stain, but again I’ve heard the sunshine cloth helps with this too 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I love my Moissy. When I started to learn about them, I knew that’s what I wanted over a diamond. My ring sparkles in a way that I just LOVE. We were able to get my dream ring for what would have been the price of just the diamond size and cut I wanted. 

We bought mine from a sorta local jewelry store. They weren’t in-store for us to look at, but ordered it. 

My pros were I got JUST what I wanted for the price we were comfortable with. I don’t have something that is on every other woman’s finger. I love the science behind it. I love how it sparkles. 

I have no cons. People can judge if they want. It’s not on their finger, nor did they have to pay for it. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I love my moissanite as well. I have a 1.5 carat princess cut moissanite and have had it for 3.5 years ish now. I love it! My husband had done a lot of research prior to purchasing but I understood he used an online website (with a coupon!) and got it for all under $700. The band was simple white gold. I believe it was like the first or second website when you search moissanites and mine is perfect. I’ve actually taken it to a local jeweler too to get the band upgraded and they’ve done an excellent job with it too! It’s just like a diamond, if you want to change up the setting or redo the design on the band and stuff, it’s easy. 

A Moissanite is a great stone, I also like that it’s conflict free, less expensive and there’s personally no pressure for me if I lost it. For cons, I think it’s SLIGHTLY less strong as a diamond, like on a scale of 1-10, diamond is 10 and moissanite is maybe 9 or 9.5 I think but I’m guessing it’s going to rest on your hand, not be used to try to cut other stones πŸ™‚ Also if you go up bigger than a 1.5 carat I think it can appear yellow and less white. Otherwise I LOVE mine and highly recommend it. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - The Tides Club- Florida

I am definitely getting a Moissanite ring. Just like you I was wondering if they looked as good in real life as they do in the pictures. I wasn’t sure if I wanted a 7 or 7.5mm stone, so I asked a local jeweler if they could get some for me to look at. I got to see them in various settings too, which was perfect!! It absolutely sealed the deal for me on getting that for my ring. I have been working with MoissaniteCo customer service and they’ve been phenomenal answering all my questions and making sure I get exactly what I want. 

The local jeweler would have set the Moissanite in a setting for me without any problem, but they wanted $3000 for the same setting I found on MoissaniteCo for $800:) 

Good luck finding your ring!! β€οΈπŸ’

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I haven’t purchased any for myself at this time but I did go see some at three separate jewellers when we were planning to get me a moissanite ring. I liked what I saw all three times.

Two of the visits were to local jewellers. I was very pleasantly surprised that they 1) knew what moissanite was and 2) were happy to set it for me. Some of the impressions I had gotten from reading online was that brick and mortar jewellers would hate it and look down on us for looking at it. Not the case at all. These jewellers were happy and excited to discuss it with me. 

The third visit was to Rosados box in Chicago. We made an appointment to stop in on our mini moon after we got married.  They had the most on hand to look at and were very helpful too. 

Hope this helps even if I don’t own any πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Park Winters, Winters, CA

I have a moissanite, and I love it! Mine is a 1.5 carat forever one near colorless with a diamond halo/half eternity pave in 18k white gold. Moissy tends to stay cleaner longer than diamonds because due to their composition they just attract less dust, from what I’ve researched. I’m not an expert though, so if any bees have more info on this please chime in! 

This is my ring:

I clean my ring once a week with a diamond cleaner pen and it’s awesome! I also do plan on taking it to be polished/rhodium plated once a year or as needed, but I also have a polishing cloth that helps me buff out little scuffs here and there. 

 Here’s a chart that shows differences between different white stones to help you compare, but it’s also worth knowing that moissy, like a diamond is also a lattice structure and thus, is very stable. Also moissy is tougher than a diamond. Look up side by side comparisons for more info on this. 

 

 Sorry if my pics are massive af. I’m on mobile 🀷🏼‍♀️

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

 

I have a forever one 7.5mm cushion from moissaniteco and I love it. It has splintery sparkles and I love them. So sparkly. 

The only con is I’ve seen the oil slick on mine but I can get it off with some wright’s Silver polish from Walmart. So I clean it maybe once a month with that and really for that being the only maintenance that’s not bad. 

If I had to do it again I for sure would go with Moissanite  β˜ΊοΈ

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Park Winters, Winters, CA

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missconvy :  

Girl, I love that cushion cut! 😍 I almost got a cushion but the mister liked the round contrast to my cushion shaped halo, so we went with that instead. So now I just stare at everyone else’s. πŸ˜‚ I just love the way they sparkle! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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dook :  aw thanks! I love the colors your moissy is giving off!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Park Winters, Winters, CA

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missconvy :  

Thank you! I just love how different cuts of moissy have such individuality. Or “personality” as I call it. I just gush over them. πŸ˜‚

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I recently was able to compare an oval diamond and moissanite in person (i-m upgrading my ring with an oval stone!). For ovals particularly, the diamond and moissanite cuts are very different, so next to eachother you can very very easily tell the difference. The oval moissanite didn’t sparkle nearly as much as the diamond, and the facets seem chunky and very costumey, so for that reason I’m going with a diamond.

Once you’ve decided what shape stone you like the best, try and find out what the moissanite cut in that shape is like, it affects how the stone behaves a lot.

However, part of the reason I wanted a moissanite was to ensure my stone was conflict free and more environmentally friendly than a mined stone, so I’m getting a lab grown diamond πŸ™‚

For me, it’s the best of both worlds, I know my stone is 100% ethical and traceable, but I still get the look I prefer. I downside is that lab grown diamonds have no resale value, but as I’m never planning on selling my ring, it’s not an issue for me.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Love my moissanite! It’s beautiful and durable and very sparkly and gorgeous. I have a gh colored stone as I wanted a little warmth. Check out thetruegemcompany on instagram, they make my favorite stuff and when I upgrade my setting I definitely want their Taylor setting in champagne gold-gorgeous! Fire and brilliance also has amazing moissanite rings. Tons of etsy sellers make beautiful moissanite rings. I found a great jewler – he knew about moissanite  and had no qualms about working with it. I think it’s really becoming more mainstream and people are more informed about it. 

Post # 14
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Wannabee

geckogekkogirl :  hi! I just got engaged on Christmas morning! My center stone is a moissanite, and the stones on the band are diamonds. My fiancé and I did a ton of research before purchasing. He ordered the moissanite through “moissaniteCo.com”…. I highly suggest them to work with, they are very reputable.  The “brand” of moissanite is Charles and Colvard, and  is an 8mm/2carat  round  forever one, hearts and arrows. The forever one is the color/clarity – which is the best you can get in a moissanite (in my opinion!)….. and the hearts and arrows is the kind of cut— it is the most diamond-like… you can order the stone through Charles and Colvard- however ordering it through moissaniteco.com, is a better price. When I asked customer support at Charles and Colvard how that’s possible, I was told it was because of the volume moissaniteco.com sells.  Moissaniteco.com is an authorized dealer for Charles and Colvard and the stone will come with the authenticity card, just as it would if ordered through Charles and Colvard directly.  Charles and Colvard is the original makers/discoverers of moissanite, which was another reason we chose to go with this brand. He ordered the moissanite, then took it to our jeweler and he made the actual ring.  So yes- any jeweler should be able to work with a moissanite- however some may try to discourage it simply because they won’t be making the money the would be making with a diamond. I would talk to a few different jewelers about it and go from there. Also be aware of the cost of the actual moissanite stone you want, as some jewelers may want to order it themselves, so they can mark it up and make money off of it, which from their business point of view makes sense. But know that you can order it yourself for almost the cost of what they would get it for (from moissaniteco.com)… my mom works with a jeweler which is where I got that little bit of info from 😜…… any questions feel free to ask, i love my ring and do not regret one bit going with the moissanite. It is absolutely gorgeous!! 

Ps… this is all my own personal opinions/experiences  on moissanite etc. πŸ’—πŸ’—

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I can never get my camera to take a pic that does my ring justice (maybe time to upgrade the phone?) but I love my moissy. I have had diamonds in the past and I find the moissy to be more brilliant. My diamonds rings never caught the colors like this ring does at times it is perfectly clear and sparkly, at times it throws a rainbow color, at times the stone seems dark but still very beautiful and the sparkles are not light dependent meaning sometimes it very sparkly in very low lighting situations. 

My previous diamonds were not in the 10K+ price league either so I am sure they were much lower quality that you see here around the bee but very average jewelry store quality.

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