Moissanite Engagement Ring

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2000

I have a moissanite stand in ring and it is a c&c classic .50 ct set in silver my real e-ring is just over 1ct I love them both for what they are they are both gorgeous gem stones😍

but when people ask about what size looks “fake” it seems to not have much to do with the ct weight and more like can you afford a diamond of this size if you will not be telling people it’s a moissanite..

 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

Depends on whether you want to talk openly about it if you’re asked or if you’d rather just have people assume it’s a diamond. In my area I’m gonna notice a 2 ct stone on any size finger, but I think it’s a great size that flatters just about everyone. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I think like PP have said, it all kind of depends on what’s common in your area.

i have a size 11 finger (man hands!) and my moissy is “only” one carat (though the setting around it is larger). I had been a little concerned that it wouldn’t be big enough, but it’s perfect on my finger!

Obviously my finger is a lot bigger than yours, but this might help put into perspective what a smaller stone than you’re considering looks like on a larger finger! 🙂 (just try and focus on the actual stone, since I know my setting provides more overall finger coverage!

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I have a 1.5 ct and a lot of women on my area have some bigger so it’s not out of place. However being that I sort of pride myself on frugality and financial planning (I seriously almost declined one of the best medical schools in the country because it was expensive) some of my friends were shocked that I was ok with him dropping that much money (until I told them it wasn’t a diamond) because even a 1.5 ct can cost as much as a car. If you’re worried about perceptions, which if we’re honest with ourselves we all do to some degree, you may want to think of how you’d like to be percieved. Some people will judge you for having a non-diamond (if you tell them), some people will judge you for spending too much, some people will judge him for spending too little, some people will even judge you for having a diamond. You’ll get judged no matter what you go with. I’d recommend thinking long and hard about how you’d like to be percieved and what you like and then do what best reflects the face you want to present and the type of person you are. It sounds like you’re worried about it looking non-diamond, if that’s your main driving point I’d stay under 2 ct. Having 7-7.5 fingers I can tell you 2 gives awesome finger coverage but if you’re going for believably diamond I’d go with 1.5 or smaller and add a halo it would still be impressive.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Are you going to be looking at only rounds?  Or other shapes too?  The different shapes can look bigger.

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I think with your size fingers, that would look great!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I have a 1.25 moissy. I wanted a 1.5 but didn’t want it to look too big on me. People around my area have 1 ct or less I believe. I see a lot of small stones. 1.25 doesn’t make me feel uncomfortable at all. I wear a size 8. 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2000

hissoon :  love your ring!

glad to see you back on here!!!!!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

As you know it depends on the shape and cut. I have a cushion cut, 7×7 mm, NEO. I love it. I did not want  diamond and I don’t hide it’s a moissanite. Moissanites are silicone carbide, which is also used in bullet proof vests, which my Fiance wears daily, so when we were looking at diamond alternatives, this was the most meaningful to me. I actually like sharing the story behind it. And it’s awesome that it’s such a tough stone because I’m not very gentle on my rings. Here is my ring, on a 6.5 finger. 

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2000

nous2 :  everytime I see your gorgeous rings and your tats which I am the proud owner of a sleeve and many more Iam curios about the one on your hand..

Anyway gorgeous rings!!

love the story behind the bulletproof vest and your moissy 😉

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Size 7.5 and 2 carat should be fine. I have a 1.5 on a 6 finger, and it looks perfectly reasonable and not at all costume- y in my opinion!

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

cesarino9520 :  Whether or not the ring looks like costume jewelry depends on many things, mainly age and average size of rings in your area.  If you’re a college students wearing a 2 carat ring (no matter what your ring size is) you’re probably going to get a lot of side eye.  I find most people won’t say anything directly to you, but will wonder. A 2 carat diamond will run cost to $20,000 (if not much more).

In my area, 2 carat rings aren’t uncommon, but the average age for getting married is right around 30.  Where my husband is from, which is only around 45 minutes from where I live but is basically considered the outburbs or the country, the average size ring is more like 1/2 – 3/4 carat, and many people marry younger, like early to mid 20s.  My ring is a bit over a carat with a halo, and when we go shopping where he’s from, I feel like people stare at my hand.

The ring you like is very pretty.  I would probably stick with either the 1 carat or 1.5 carat not knowing anything else about you.  Also remember that moissanite looks less diamond like in larger sizes, so if you’re worried about believability, don’t go too big.

Post # 15
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Worker bee

Mine is 9.5mm cushion cut, approximately 3ct equivalent on a 5.5 finger. I’m surprised by how many people think it’s a diamond. This size isn’t common in my area but don’t care what anyone else thinks about my gaudy ring. It fits my personality

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