Moissanite at its WORST (pics & vids, post yours!)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Just for fun...
    I have an unenhanced moissy & it never looks bad : (35 votes)
    14 %
    I have an Amora/FB moissy & it never looks bad : (60 votes)
    24 %
    My moissy looks exactly like a diamond : (34 votes)
    13 %
    My moissy looks different from a diamond : (52 votes)
    20 %
    My unenhanced moissy sometimes looks bad : (32 votes)
    13 %
    My enhanced moissy sometimes looks bad : (42 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 4
    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I still think it looks great in every picture! Just maybe in need of some cleaning in the last pic. Can’t wait to get mine! I hope it’s here by Friday!!

    Post # 6
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I don’t think it looks that bad

    Post # 7
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Your ring is reflecting the items around it….as a clear stone will do. Why does that equate to looking bad?

    Post # 8
    9686 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t own a moissy but I also don’t see anything wrong at all with your stone.  It looks gorgeous in every shot.  Whatever you’re trying to get across by saying it looks “bad” isn’t obvious, to me, at least.  It’s a beautiful ring!  My diamonds also look different in different lights, and sparkle differently at times, I think all clear stones do.

    Post # 10
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think the point of the OP is that moissanite can have some color to it based on the surroundings. I’m not sure if that is true of diamond or not (it sounds like some say yes). But honestly, I’ve never seen my mossanite look bad! I love it. It can look a little more green if I’m under an overcast sky, but that’s the only one I’ve really noticed.

    I LOVE my unenhanced moissanite. I don’t really have any bad pictures of it or situations where I think it looks bad, but there are pictures that don’t really do it justice. I think that’s true of diamond too, can be very hard to photograph to do it justice. Here’s one I snapped last night on my phone – indoor CFL lighting. It doesn’t do it justice at all, but I think it looks just as good as diamond photographed under the same conditions and with my same crappy photography skills.

    My engagement ring is a princess cut and has the flat surface on the top facet. It can sometimes get a water spot on it if I don’t dry it well when washing my hands. I clean my ring a couple of times a week though, just drop it in the cleaner when I hop in the shower, brush it off when I get out. Cleaning makes a BIG difference to any ring.

    Here’s a pic that doesn’t do it justice (sparkle, clarity, facets, etc) but I still think looks fine. Engagement ring is a 1.1 carat princess cut moissanite set in paladium, wedding band is an 11-stone (0.13 carat each) 1.4 carat channel set princess-cut moissanite also set in paladium. All are unenhanced.

    Post # 11
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I thinkthe POINT of the post is to show that the stone still looks good, even at its worst. I think that OP knows that many people post pictures of their moissanite at its best and most sparkly but some people might really like to see what it looks like at its dullest and “ugliest” in order to decide whether or not they’d really like it. I think the OP is kinda showing that the shone never looks bad, even at its worst.

    I’m looking into moissanite earrings so thanks OP!!


    ETA: I see a few PP’s were writing the same thing as me at the same time 🙂 Sorry for restating what has already been said!

    Post # 12
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I am happy this post was made, and hope more people take part in it. As someone who was super-disappointed about the recent ruling on the Amora Gem, I’m considering getting the Amora Moissy in the meantime and would love to see the worst-case scenarios–whether I end up using them to try and persuade myself not to spend the extra money, or whether I end up convincing myself to go for it. It’s always best to make decisions like this with eyes wide open.

    I’d like to see someone post a companion thread about diamonds at their worst, but as a person who doesn’t have a diamond, I’m afraid it would come across as rude if I started it myself.

    Post # 15
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Meh, it never looks BAD. Seriously. Any clear stone you have is going to reflect its surroundings. I do always say when these posts come up though, anyone buying a moissanite expecting it to look/behave EXACTLY like a diamond is probably going to be disappointed. It is its own amazingly beautiful stone and if you love it for what it is, you shouldn’t be disappointed!

    Anyway, here’s mine in a low-lighting cell phone pic. The e-ring is a moissanite and the band is diamond/sapphire and I think they blend pretty nicely. The picture seriously doesn’t do the stone never does!

    Post # 16
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I would say the color of this unenhanced, heart-shaped moissy (bottom) compared to diamonds is a good example of just how “warm” the unenhanced fancy shapes can be…you don’t see many of them posted, so this is just for reference in case it will help anyone wondering about unenhanced fancy shapes…this one was returned.

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