Moissanite again….

posted 5 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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5958 posts
Bee Keeper

1. This depends greatly on your finances. Personally I would not insure something that is $3k because to me, the premiums outweigh the end cost. If you can’t easily replace it ($ wise), get insurance. 

2. There are tons of heirloom items that aren’t diamonds, including paste and other synthetics. That said, I don’t think moissanite will be a good heirloom. The clear synthetic moissanite has been around for what, 20 or 30 years now, and it’s already changed and improved so much. Who knows what another 10 or 50 years will bring? Would you consider your iPhone 7 an heirloom item? Probably not, because technology is going to change and update and simulants will probably just get better. Just my opinion of course. 

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Lisa0526 :  y not look at places like tianyu or starsgem not over priced gorgeous stones and you can create it to be exactly how you want it ? 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I personally don’t think that cell phones compare to jewelry for an heirloom 

I think if it’s on gold or other precious metal then of course it can be an heirloom. Being moissinate I think it will depend on who receives it and what they think of the stone. I was thinking of an heirloom as a precious peice that someone who you cared for ( or family member cared for ) handed down and cared for. Over the years in the family and I item everyone loves because it represents something. 

Just necbeca it’s not a natural Stone found in the earth to me sounds rather pretentious. 

I would certainly like to think that my set white gold with my moissinate and my platinum band along with my 5 stone u prong moissinate. Will be passed down to my son’s wives or my daughter if she likes them. Even if they use the setting and get a new stone and new prongs if needed. Not just tossed asside because it’s not a diamond!?! To be appreciated and love that this was my set given to me by their father as a sign of love and devotion. 

 

But maybe I’m way off base as to what an heirloom is !

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Lisa0526 :  $3000 sounds like much too much,  unless it’s a really expensive setting with diamonds etc.

Since moissanite itself speaks to you  you should definitely get it. Hopefully you won’t get the stain,  I don’t think it’s as common now. Moissanite itself can be had quite cheaply these days,  (still a bit more than CZ though). Look around and don’t pay too much for the stone itself.  Good luck and don’t forget the pics!

 Ps ETA, I think even a simulant can be an heirloom piece.  It’s still sentimental and is in a precious metal setting. 

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper

Lisa0526 :  That is way too high!  Is this including the set?  Like a band as well?

Post # 23
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Busy bee

Lisa0526 :  I agree with previous posters that 3k sounds very expensive. For the same price you could probably find a similar nice quality diamond ring. A quick search of ebay shows that a 7.5mm moissanite can be found for around $100. Have you inquired with online/local retailers how much the settling alone would be? It may be worth sourcing the center stone and setting separately. Additionally, it’s hard to know whether something will be a heirloom, but the twisted style you posted is fairly trendy and moissanite is less likely to persist as a heirloom (It may be in the future people view them similar to the QVC diamonique rings.) I would suggest, if you haven’t already, looking at moissanite and trying on rings instore to see if you are comfortable with the optical issues of the simulant and if the ring style works for you.

Post # 24
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Helper bee

I think 3k is waaaaaaay too high for that setting. Way too high. Have you gone to a jeweler to look at various settings or price the cost of doing that one custom? Even though it’s platinum, there’s no way that setting should be over $1500. Then with a 1.5 carat moissy, maybe $800 more? Heck, even cheaper depending on who you get it from.  Don’t get ripped off, bee!

Post # 25
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Helper bee

Have you considered lab diamonds? They’re more expensive than moissanite, but cheaper than mined diamonds. I got my lab diamond from Brilliant Earth for $1600 (it’s a round brilliant, 0.76 carat, G color, excellent cut). My platinum setting was made by a custom jeweler for $1500, so the total cost of the ring was just over $3K. For a real diamond ring, not moissanite (and I don’t consider my diamond to be tiny by any means).

Post # 30
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

That ring is completely overpriced.

Reach out to David Klass for a quote, or a Chinese moissanite company like Tianyu or Stargems.

Definitely still insure it. Use JewelersMutual – it would only be $30/year for a $3k ring.

And be aware some moissanite develops an oil slick oxidation stain that can range from easy to impossible to remove.

I eventually replaced my moissanite with a diamond because I was unhappy with it.

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