Post # 17
@louonline: hey – i’m in the UK. I think Fiance paid around £75 on a 1.25ct in import tax.
I have a 1.25 round and it’s BEAUTIFUL. it’s soooooo much prettier set than when it was loose but it’s seriously breathtaking.
i’ve heard square brilliant’s aren’t the best and cushion cuts show more colour. round is definitely the best from what I’ve heard.
Mine is from Better Than Diamond. I have an amora moissanite (no more left I don’t think) but I’ve heard the forever brilliant is really good 🙂
Post # 18
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
@louonline: I’ve noticed that the princess cut looks almost like an entirely different stone compared to the RBs and cushions (from the pictures). The princess cut looks kind of shallow and more yellow and gray colored. I have a cushion that I’m really happy with, feel free to stalk my threads because I’ve posted it like 100 million times!
My advice is if you want a more “square” cut to stick with the cushion and if it’s above 1 ct go with an enhancement! I’m super happy with my moissy. I haven’t seen the square brilliants in person, but I think if you look on here and the BTD forums you might see how the cut makes the stone look much different.
Post # 19
@louonline: Moissy princess cut never looks good. That’s why moissyco sells the square brilliant cut instead but I hear it is still not as white as the round, OEC, and cushion cuts.
Post # 20
square cuts in moissy are really differentit and definitely not to everyone’s taste. In the 1 carat size I’d go for a round brilliant, cushion, or OEC, those cuts tend to look better in moissy. If you don’t like those, moissy just might not be to your taste, which is ok.
Post # 21
@louonline: All Moissanite is Charles & Colvard, but different sellers have different quality. Not all cuts are sparkly, and round is the most sparkly and the whitest. I have a 1.25c round Moissy and it is very sparkly and white! I would think the bigger the stone, the more the sparkle.
Post # 22
@louonline: I wonder if you got some Chinese or Indian moissanite or moissanite from US factory that is old stock (ie G1, G2? ) Found out recently that moissanite is now being produced in other countries that don’t recognize the patent. You can do a google search.
Moissanite is cut differently, more shallow. Cuts other than round are always going to show more color (be more yellow) Although even rounds have some color still at this point. Glad you can get a refund.
@MrsCassie: per Mike C who owns Moissaniteco, there are no true Princess Cuts moissanite, which he said is partly why his wife Jeravae (they both post on this board) actually has princess cuts diamonds in her engagment and wedding rings.
Post # 23
I recently saw a moissanite in real life and it looked like a low quality diamond. I was hoping to be impressed but no. I am surprised so many people go on about it being its own stone etc… it is very similar to diamond. And my diamond shoots rainbows as well… I think all well cut diamonds do.
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The best cuts for moissanite is the round and cushion followed by the oval. Make sure to get them enhanced. This will keep the yellow and green to a minimum. Buy from Betterthandiamond, moissaniteco.com, schubachstore.com, winkcz.com, amcordesign.com to ensure you get the best quality moissanite on the market. Many people do not know that there are different grades of moissanite. There is very good, fair and poor cuts. The cuts that show the most green and color are: princess, square, marquise, and the UNENHANCED oval.
Ask the vendors at the aforementioned sites to handpick the whitest stones but also ask that they make sure the stone isn’t hazy. Enhancement will keep the facets crisp.
Do research by visiting betterthandiamond and reading all the posts about moissanite. There are plenty of photos and posts about the different types available on the market right now. Stick with amora enhanced moissanite, forever brilliant moissanite and unenhanced moissanite in the round and oec cuts only.
The forever brilliant oval is beautiful. It is J colored and cut like an antique oval. You can get it from Schubach or moissaniteco.com or C&C official webiste, moissanite.com.
Beth at Schubach will hand pick you a stone if you ask her to.
Post # 26
One of my girlfriends got her 1.5 carat FB from MoCo here in the states and it’s gorgeous! I would try ordering a loos stone from them if you can.
Post # 27
Just lke there are different qualities of diamonands, the same goes for moissanite. I would go with one of the above mentioned reputable sites to make sure you get a top quality stone. Mine is so much more beautiful than my diamond.
Post # 28
@MrsCassie: hmm. thanks for the info.
Post # 29
@gemgirl6: You bet! There are a few white ones out there, but the reasons for their lack of popularity and availability elude me.
Also, another recommendation for OP for Schubach’s. Their customer service is legendary and the stones they pick make their customers very happy!
Post # 30
@soshy: I’m wondering the same thing, as I also live in Aus. I have bought 2 moissy rings since I started reading WB – I was so jealous! The one I got from MoissaniteCo was .66 and was very much like a diamond. It is lovely! I heard there isn’t much difference between moissy and diamond in that size (correct me if I’m wrong) and I decided to get a bigger one out of curiosity. So, perhaps I went with the wrong place… but I ordered a ring off JTV that is square brilliant moissanite elite in yellow gold. I do love the stone, but haven’t seen any rainbow sparkles etc. It is very, very green in natural light. It’s obviously unenhanced. But now I’m thinking maybe because I’m in Aus I might not have been sent the best stone (and they might not have the best stones in the first place) or it might have to do with the cut as well?
There is a place in Sydney called Moi Moi where you can see them in real life though, I’m thinking about making a trip!
Post # 31
@gemgirl6: There is princess cut moissanite. The square brilliant cut is what is usually sold, but there are both.
This video has both cuts.