Post # 1
I have just recently discovered the beauty of the moissanite! I found two rings that I absolutely adore and are extremely similar. Both are 4ct round stones, but one is a diamond and one is a moissanite. Also, one is $29 000 and one is $3000!!!
So what I want to know is, if you bees with moissanites could kind of explain the difference a little more. Like, does a moissanite stone last forever? Or does it need to be replaced? And what about the up-keep?
Oh, and please feel free to post pictures of your rings!!!!
Post # 3
It is nearly as strong as a diamond so it should last forever. However if it does chip Moissaniteco has a warranty. They stay clean better than diamonds so washing them isn’t as frequent which is nice.
Post # 4
@6598731ssfse3: That’s good to hear. I thought I read somewhere on the boards that they get cloudy after awhile is that true?
Post # 5
@aaalexx: moissanite will not cloud. Are you thinking of asha or CZ maybe?
Post # 6
@KatyElle: That’s good to hear! Yeah, it’s possible it was a CZ that I was reading about. I guess it was just me thinking moissy’s were too good to be true!
Post # 7
I love my Moissanite, and I don’t have problems with the color. But, it’s .75 carats round and I’ve heard that once you get above 2 there is more chance of yellowing. Does anyone know about that?
Post # 8
@aaalexx: i agree moissys do seem too good to be true! However I have one and absolutely love it! I think a lot of jewelers tried to carry moissanite a while back but the old stock was kind of yellow and so none of them really liked it.
Good luck! Oh and I do suggest getting it enhanced if it is above 1.5 ct, as there tends to be more color in the larger stones. I have a 1 ct unenhanced and it is beautiful in all lighting.
Post # 9
they are harder than rubies & sapphires, so I don’t think you need to worry about the hardness 🙂 They also have a greater refractive index than diamonds so they will be VERY sparkly 😉 I did just get mine, but i already love it (and did LOTS of research on it before deciding)! Here’s a pic in the sun
Post # 10
It’s meant to last for a lfetime. On another site I found someone who has had a moissanite for like 10 years without any problems. I chose moissanite and sapphires because I wanted something durable that wasn’t a diamond.
Post # 11
Moissanite is stronger than diamond. It is not harder, but hardness and durability are two different things. Moissanite stones are LESS likely to chip, and they also have a higher vaporization temperature than diamond. So yes, they will last more than a lifetime and probably longer than a diamond will, if passed down through generations!
Also, a fact I rarely see mentioned about moissanite is that it has a superior lustre to diamond; lustre is one of the qualities that diamonds are valued for, and moissanite has 18% more lustre. In addition, moissanite does not attract dirt the way diamonds do, so upkeep should generally be easier.
There is only ONE category that diamonds can beat moissanite in: hardness (and moissanite is still one of the hardest known materials, so almost nothing can stratch it anyway, except diamond). By every other measure, moissanite surpasses diamond. W00t!
As an added little bonus, I absolutely love how moissanite was discovered from a meteor. Even better, the abnormal isotope ratios found in meteors indicate an origin OUTSIDE OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM. Holy cow! I don’t know if these exact isotope ratios are used in the gemstone moissanite, but I love the association — your stone is not only out of this world, but out of this solar system!
Post # 12
Oh, on second consideration I thought of *one* more area where diamonds might win (but this is a subjective preference so the win is debatable): color. Enhanced moissanite (which is even tougher than the regular super-tough kind) would rate the same as a G-H diamond — nearly colorless. Some diamonds are available in the D-F range (colorless), but these are rare and expensive and most people probably don’t have them in their rings anyway.
Post # 13
@Jade33: Wow! All of that info is crazy! I love the whole meteor part. I’ve always been fascinated with space, so that just makes me love moissanite even more! It seems like the pros are far superior to any con.
I’m so happy that something like this exists for people who can’t afford and/or don’t want to get a diamond! Thanks guys!
Post # 14
The moissanite you purchase doesn’t come from meteors, but is manufactured in the U.S. It doesn’t mean it’s synthetic – it’s a real mineral, produced using the technology developed from that discovery.
I have a diamond e-ring (0.50 ct). We knew we didn’t want to support the blood diamond industry, so we purchased a Canadian diamond from Brilliant Earth since my FH did want for me to have a traditional diamond for my e-ring.
I love it – but it does feel small at times compared to a lot of other rings out there. Because it’s an ethical diamond (with a “super ideal” cut), it’s much smaller than what we could have gotten elsewhere for the same price.
We split the difference, and I went ahead an purchased a moissanite semi-eternity band to use as a wedding band. It’s gorgeous. I already owned moissanite earrings, so I knew what to expect – but it almost outshines my diamond ring! Moissanites really do have more scintillation than diamonds!
Together, the moissanite band and the diamond e-ring look gorgeous – a really firey, elegant, brilliant set.
Post # 15
Everything else I might have said is covered above, and I love my moissy- super durable, gorgeous, lots of shine and fire to it. I never notice any color to it, but I agree with above comments about color, based on what I know about moissanite. Especially in larger stones, some people do seem to notice a hint of yellow or something, so you may want something as big as 4ct to be the enhanced version (treated to make it more colorless) or the new type, Amora, I think it’s called?
Post # 16
@Jade33: I too love the fact that moissy’s are from out of this world & solar system! My Fiance and I are trekkies, so to us, my moissy is so fitting