(Closed) Moissanite, diamond??

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Post # 32
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Helper bee

 

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Penang1885:  When you say you don’t want anything that will chip or discolor—Are you referring to a diamond?—

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I choose a moissanite that I bought from moissaniteco.com. It’s three stones with a 1ct equivalent in the center. It’s still super sparkley and even in the worst light, it shines crisp and bright. I’ve never noticed a yellow tint. My problem is that I think it’s too sparkley. I wish I had gotten a smaller stone (maybe .66ct) because it’s SOOO flashy. People ALWAYS comment on the sparkle. For some women, it’s what they want. For me, I would’ve liked for it be a little less fire. I didn’t exchange it for a smaller stone because all my friends said I’d grow into it and no one wants a smaller rock, but a year later, and I still wish I had it. 

No one has ever questioned whether it’s diamond or not. My closest friends know it’s moissy, and if someone wants to talk about the ring, and is being lead to believe it’s a diamond, I tell them what it really is. I’m not ashamed of my choice (although personal tastes would have preferred something smaller), and I want other women and men to know that diamonds don’t have to be the only choice. 

If you go with moissy, and you don’t usually wear jewelery, and bling bling isn’t your comfort level, I’d recommend getting stones that are less than a caret. 

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

double post. sorry!

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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kaity.velazquez:  No, diamonds tend to be plenty hard and not to get cloudy or discolor. However most of the other clear/white jewel alternatives like sapphires or cubic zirconias don’t have the same sparkle or hardness and tend to get a bit cloudy so they need regular cleaning.

Moissanite is very slightly less hard than a diamond but thankfully doesn’t seem to cloud or discolor over time like the other diamond alternatives. That was a big bonus for me because I wear it everywhere and I didn’t want anything high maintenance.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee

I was sold on getting a moissanite stone. I liked the fire from the pictures I saw, I didnt mind the potential color change, and the price was right for me. 

That said, my engagement ring is a diamond. My Fiance scoured the city looking for any place that sold moissanite, and could not find one place. A lot said they could order it, but he was uncomfortable buying something like that sight unseen. Then he talked to some friends and they all convince him he would look “cheap” if he got me anything other than a diamond. So he went to a local jeweler and had a great experience, they showed him all the stones they had and he picked the one he thought sparkled the most since thats what I wanted. He then picked the setting and they set the diamond he chose in the setting. And he did a great job, I love my ring and it sparkles like nobodies business.

So what you want is of course important, what your future Fiance is comfortable getting is a major factor. In my experience, most men want to make a big purchase like this in person and finding moissanite in a brick and mortar store is next to impossible. That and his feelings on alternative stones could effect his decision as well. 

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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theeebride007:  I’m in sort of the pre-engagement period that you are now too. Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been looking at rings/stones for a few weeks now and he’s ready to make it happen.

I was totally set on Moissy and we found a local jeweler willing to work with it (but who didn’t have any in stock). A second jeweler had one in stock. The first one ordered a few for us to look at and I was totally stoked. I asked her to order a FB Moissy in a 7.5mm. She got a 7mm and 8mm stone for us to look at and got it from a distributor of hers so no clue as to the generation of the stones.

I was shocked at how much color they showed honestly. She put a CZ in between them to show me the 7.5 size but all I could see was how yellow the moissys looked next to the white white cz. I walked them around the store and outdoors into the sunshine. They were BEAUTIFUL stones, super super sparkly and I could see the “moodiness” of the stones right away. I loved how they picked up the colors around them. BUT those were really yellow and I wasn’t set.

The second jeweler had a 7.5mm unenhanced moissy that was heads and tails whiter than the first jeweler’s FB’s. It was still a tad warmer than a cz but I expected that. Her stone faced up white and sparkly and so very pretty.

To soothe my curiosity, we ordered a FB 7.5mm from Schubachs which will arrive tomorrow. I have high hopes that it will be MY stone when it comes in and I’ll love it (why can’t Fed Ex be FASTER!). Will try to update here with pics when I see it 🙂

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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theeebride007:  Here is the beauty we just received!

Anyhow without much ado… Moissy porn! 7.5mm FB round moissy from Schubachs. I think I’m in love!

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

theeebride007

Most people do not know moissy in real life and when a person see an e-ring (like your family, or friends), they won’t ask you is it diamond or moissy.  usually they will ask to see it, and ask you what is the size.  If people “know” a little more about diamond, they will ask what color… hardly anyone will go into detail like, what kind of cut and clarity.  Not trying to talk you into passing it as diamond but if you are concern, these are the questions that people may ask and you can tell them the size and color is H (I think most moissy is equal to H color)… if they ask more detail, it is up to you to tell them what stone it is. 

 

As for the different between diamond and moissy… I own diamond in real life not moissy but I’m fascinated for the photos/video from bees.  However, after comparing diamond photo and moissy photos, I would still choose diamond over moissy as my e-ring as I really like the icy whte look from diamond.  From what I gather, Moissy appear white too but will have a hint of warm color from it.  Me personally, is planning to get a moissy dress ring or earring in the future after the wedding.   

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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theeebride007:  It is a pretty stone right?? Boyfriend or Best Friend will go with a local jeweler because that is what he’s comfortable with (I talked him into ordering the FB stone from Schubachs because I’d also heard they were the best and we were very happy with the stone). I wasn’t concerned with ordering from an online company but he wasn’t into it. Schubachs will do custom work actually (I’ve heard that is what they are known for and what most of the bees here talk about when they mention them).

We’ll buy our setting locally (or rather Boyfriend or Best Friend will so I won’t know the deets!) and have them set the stone we bought. The jeweler we have met with has an excellent after-purchase maintenance program and will guarantee the micro-pave which is great.

I’d contact Schubachs and talk to them about custom settings (based on the one you like!)

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