Post # 1
I’ve been lurking for a while now but this is my first post. My boyfriend and I have just decided to get engaged (in the next few months) and I just always thought I would end up with a diamond. But I discovered Moissanite on here and was amazed at the photos….absolutely gorgeous!! So now we’re seriously considering ordering from Moissanite Co.
After looking at posts on here…..I’m slightly concerned that the stone might look yellow (some people were saying that their stone looks yellow in certain lights). I don’t know if I’m being overly picky, but you all know what it’s like. I don’t want to get my hopes up and then be disappointed when I see the stone in person – get what I mean?
I’d relly love to hear your experience with Moissanite and see some photos so we can make a decision 🙂
Here’s the ring we’re thinking about: http://www.moissaniteco.com/round-moissanite-lowset-basket-solitaire-ring-p-9676.html (.75 Carat and in Palladium).
Obviously if we decide to go for this I’ll post some photos as a thank you! 🙂
Post # 3
No pics, but I have two unenhanced moissy rings, one 5 stone 1.25 total carat weight, and the other a 1 ct single stone in a bezel.
I also have a 0.5 moissy OEC cut pendant- all from moissco.
All of them are stunning. No hint of green/ yelllow with the notable exception of in the car- when the moissys get a little moody.
I love moissanite- and if I could go back would not have diamonds for my wedding set. I am actually designing an alternative wedding set with both moissy and diamonds, so I am a rather big fan 🙂
Post # 4
Ive been researching them for over a year now and its pretty rare. I ordered mine off of moissaniteco.com too and everyone I’ve heard of who’s ordered from there have LOVED their rings. Plus now you can enhance the stone to Amora which enhances the letter grade and makes it as white as possible. That’s what I did when ordering mine. You can add it in the shopping cart, it costs around 180$ extra for a 1ct. I wouldn’t be worried. Plus you can go to the “show me your moissy” thread on here and look at TONS of pictures of peoples moissys. I’ve heard they have more fire than most diamonds anyway! I can’t wait to see mine. I’m sure you wont be dissapointed.
Post # 5
I say just make sure you do the Amora enhancement and you will probably love it. I did unenhanced because I like the warmth, but honestly I can’t really tell the difference color-wise between my moissanite engagement ring and my diamond engagement ring (my grandma left me a ring with very good diamonds, I just didn’t prefer the way it looked) except under very specific lighting conditions. Sparkle-wise, my moissanite ring definitely beats the diamond. And I haven’t heard of anyone not loving their Amora. Good luck!
Post # 6
My ring is Moissanite and I have never seen the yellow you are talking about. I never wanted a diamond for a multitude of reasons. Everyone who knew this told me “see, you caved!” thinking it was a diamond. They really do look the same!
Post # 7
I have an enhanced Moissanite e-ring and I don’t notice yellow-green colors at all.It does sparkle more and tends to catch the light, sort of like a prism, so I’ve seen multiple colors for a split second when the light hits it just right.
I don’t know if this is important to you (it wasn’t to me), but all of my friends thought it was a diamond when they saw it and were really surprised when I told them about Moissanite.
ETA: My stone came from Moissanite Co.
Post # 8
Ditto to PPs… get the Amora enhancement, yellow is not an issue! It does tend to look different in different lights, so occasionally in the car or something it will show more warmth (ie yellow undertones). But it is beautiful– I have a 1.8ct equivalent cushion Amora, set in palladium, and I love love love it!
Post # 9
I have an amora and I love it. Although if i were to be honest, sometimes it lookes very white, and sometimes it doesn’t.
Its great for me, because I wasn’t after a convincing diamond stimulant or blindingly white stone. Heres what I mean though:
^It usually looks like this. VERY white.
^Reflecting the green of the trees on a sunny day.
Moissanite is a moody stone. Its stunning, and a lot of fun to watch it change personalities like that. I think if you saw it in person you would love it(:
Post # 10
Thank you all so much for your comments! 🙂
I just needed to hear from people who actually own this stone. It’s so hard trying to decide – very stressful! lol
So glad to hear that the Amora doesn’t show colour 🙂 I wouldn’t pass the ring off as a diamond but I’m not going to offer the info unless they ask.
Also interested to hear about your Palladium ring Amost Mrs.P! How is it wearing? I’ve heard that it feels very light, is this true? x
Post # 11
When dealing with Moissanite, don’t try to pass it off as a diamond. It’s a completely different stone and will look different. A really good CZ will look closer to a diamond than Moissanite. I think there are different grades. One of my friends opted for a Moissanite engagement ring and eventually the greyish undertones turned her off and she went for a diamond simulant. Be sure to look at the Moissanite in all different lighting situations, as jewelry stores can really get certain light bulbs to make Moissanite (or poor quality diamonds) look much better than they really are after you leave the store.
Post # 12
My hubby and I purchased a loose amora moissy stone (from moissanite co.)
We wanted to get the stone first to see what it looked like, and to see if that’s the route we wanted to take. Moissanite co. has a 30 day return policy of loose stones.
When I got it I was thrilled I took it all over the house to check if it would pull that “yellow” undertone.
I found in some certain natural lights, you could see the almost buttery undertone.
Mostly its white, I think its quite realistic – as a lot of diamond are “G” colored.
We decided to keep the moissy stone and have it set in a real diamond setting. J
Here are some pictures of what color I could pick up with an iphone camera.
With flash – white.
natural light, in my truck.
Post # 13
As you can see…no yellow. It’s not yellow. I was worried about that too, but the 1ct unenhanced moissy I have is always bright white and gorgeously sparkly.
Post # 14
And in all fairness…no one has ever asked me if my stone is real. It looks like a diamond and that’s what everyone assumes it is. They’ll look at it and say “That is one big diamond.” i don’t volunteer the information, and really no one knows otherwise. 🙂
Post # 15
Here’s a video of my 1.5ct-equivalent Amora enhanced moissanite ring. http://s1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg489/JezikaBee/?action=view¤t=IMG_5799.mp4
Mine too is palladium and I must say its weight has never really crossed my mind. It’s kind of heavy, actually, but I think that’s because my setting is pretty thick and the ring is a size 7. It’s still nice and shiny after well over three months and I haven’t polished it in aaages. I didn’t get white gold because I knew I would never, ever go to the trouble of getting it re-dipped.
As for colour, I’ll be honest; when I first saw the ring it seemed surpsingly warm and I wasn’t sure I liked it in that very instant. But the room I was in was basked in yellowish sunset, plus the decor was warm. Since then, I have never had issues with colour. I’d say 80% of the time it is utterly clear and white. The rest of the time it’s just warm, but definitely not yellow (and DEFINITELY not green or greyish). With a 0.75ct-equivalent stone, I would imagine there will be even less warmth, as usually the bigger stones have the most colour. If it’s Amora enhanced, I’m sure it’s even less of an issue. I am certain you will love the stone. I compare it to the diamonds I own and the rainbow colours it throws are so captivating, like flashing holograms (though the video sadly doesn’t capture this). Not in a way that would be telling that it’s not a diamond though, if that kind of thing worries you, at least not to the untrained eye (99% of people).
Post # 16
Here are my moissy pictures: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/im-engaged-yay
I love my stone, it’s a 1 carat unenhanced. It does change its mood, but it’s so endearing and I love it for that. It’s slightly warmer in the car (not yellow, just “warmer” – it’s really hard to describe until you see it), and slightly cooler when overcast (a greenish tinge if you wish). It’s hard to see it unless you’re staring at it all the time like I do. It’s usually white though, and no one has ever thought it was not a diamond. Everyone thought it was the sparkliest most beautiful diamond they had ever seen until I told them it was a moissanite (I got it for what it is, not to pass it off as a diamond). But if you’re concerned about the color, get an AMORA. That will always be white.