Post # 1
I’ve been trying to get as much information as I can before ordering my ring.
Has anyone had BOTH and Forever Brillant Moissanite and a diamond OR BOTH a Forever One and diamond? If you have, can you tell me how they compare (colour wise) and what colour grade your diamond is?
Once I get my ring, I will be open about owning a Moissanite to anyone who asks but ideally, I want the look of a diamond (without the cost). I know they have different qualities which I’m fine with, I just want the colour to be in the E-G range because I’ve seen diamonds I liked in that colour range. The choice between FB and F1 has been holding me back from ordering.
I’ve looked up pictures and videos and often can’t see a difference but I’m wondering if it’s something that can only be seen in person?
Any insight is appreciated!
Post # 2
There was just a thread about this exact same subject. It didn’t end well :/
Post # 3
I think forever brilliant moissanite are closer to J coloured diamonds! I have a FB and it’s not by any means yellow, but it does show some warmth in low lighting, so if you want something that’s colourless I think you’d be happier with an F1 moissanite (although I haven’t seen one in person).
Moissanite is a great choice 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle
I’ve seen moissanite in person and I have a diamond. My diamond is a 1 ct round in the I-J range and the moissanite was a 2 ct round in the G-H range so I don’t feel it’s fair to compare the two. I will say that I saw the moissanite a long time ago, when it first came out and JCPenney carried it, and I could see that hint of green people talk about. But with all the advances in how it’s produced I don’t think there’s much to worry about. I, personally, thought it was pretty even with the coloring.
Post # 5
There are times I look at my moissanite ring (1 ct center stone flanked by .25 ct side stones. Standard moissanite. Not enhanced in any manner) and see warmth. Most recently at a funeral home. To be fair the lighting there is supposed to make very white things look warmer and more golden. I have owned the ring for a few months and have had no questions about the stones. Zales, Helzberg and a local jewelry store have complimented me on my “beautiful diamonds” after checking the prongs and stones through a loupe before cleaning. My very wealthy, diamond-clad employer constantly remarks about how my diamonds sparkle so much and are so bright white that she’s taken to cleaning her own more often. I have friends who have diamonds that show more warmth than my unenhanced moissy.
Post # 6
I have both, it depends on the size and shape. I have a ~2.2ct oval moissanite. It looks really clear until you put it side-by-side with a D-F diamond, then it has an obvious color. It’s like how an ivory dress looks white until you put it next to a dress that’s actually white
Post # 7
Here is my f1 6.5mm h&a moissanite. It’s getting set in my setting right now. But here are pictures before the jeweler. I love it to death.
Post # 8
I just saw a round and square F1 today and ive seen a square FB in person. I compared the F1 to a diamond and was really impressed with the color. The F1 i looked at the jeweler confirmed that it was for sureF color and the scary part for him was it tested as a diamond. The FB i saw was closer to a J color and was really really yellow, but it might have just been that stone. It was really neat to see these stone next to a diamomd also.
Post # 9
This has been argued to death on the Bee. There are a million threads about the slight differences between this diamond simulant and that diamond simulant… sigh.
Post # 10
I’ve been searching the boards and found a thread or two on F1 that had some helpful information but I was just looking for a more direct comparison for colour between FB, F1, and a diamond. I’m not looking to start any drama (although I have noticed people are quite opinionated), I’m just looking for information from people who have owned both
Post # 13
Sorry, I’m not sure how to reply to more than one person in one post but I wanted to say thank you to those who have shared personal experiences with either the FB or F1.
I keep going back and forth between which one I want but I’m currently thinking I’ll just go with FB and change it for an F1 if the colour bugs me
Post # 14
This isn’t an argument, I’m just asking people who have had both moissanites and diamonds to share how they compare in colour.
I’ve looked through some of the posts and I was looking for more specific information. Do you have any to share?
I’ve noticed some people getting quite sensitive when people share their opinions on which stone is “better” but that’s not what this thread is.
I usually click on threads that I want to get information from or if I have something meaningful to add to the discussion – that way I can avoid thread that make me “sigh”
Post # 15
Well said! ‘Sigh’ to see that 1/4 of the posts (as I write this) don’t contribute to the topic just condem it.
Sorry I don’t have any advice as I decided to go for a pink sapphire but I hope you will post pictures after you decide! Love getting information about moissionite stones- especially not that you can get cuts other than FB!