Post # 1
Long story short, my Boyfriend was supposed to propose to me this past summer. I said “was” because he messed up on the ring and didnt propose. We went looking togther at Diamond Rings and discussed what i wanted. Somewhere he took a left turn and custom made me a Black Diamond engagement ring. Said it was Rare like me and thought he would surprise me. I hated the idea of a Black one and cried a lot. He didnt propose with it.. i had found out after he bought it from my daughter because she new i would be upset if he proposed with it. Especially after i thought we had decided together on the ideal ring for me. So now he is stuck with this ring and i did not get my proposal. We now moved into a house and have many expenses that there is no way he can put asside the money for my new ring. In comes Moissanite..Can anyone tell me more about this stone and what they think? Do they look fake? I want to approach him and tell him that i would be ok with this if in fact they look and feel like diamonds and i get the size and style and colour i always wanted. Im looking for a white gold (maybe platinum now that it wont be a real diamond) solitare cushion cut 2 carrot on a very skinny band. Basically all stone. The websites say around $3000 for this style and size. Which is more his budget right now i guess. Please send me your pictures of your Moissanite engagement rings and or videos.. Are there any other options to diamonds as well, and as good? Any tips? Any suggestions would very much be apreciated. Where should he purchase and whay kind? Much love..xx
Post # 2
I would look at them on youtube.
Post # 3
Also search here for the (many!) existing moissanite threads. It’s how I found this site to begin with.
If you want a 2 carat stone, I’d say moissanite is the way to go. Lab diamonds are cheaper than mined, but still not super cheap. If you want to pass it as a diamond, moissanite would be better than other white alternatives (CZ or white sapphire). If you’re concerned about it “looking fake”, I assume you’re trying to pass it as a diamond? (Moissanite is a real gem, it’s just not a diamond.)
If you don’t care about passing it as a diamond, you can consider things like morganite and colored sapphires, but moissanite is still a good option. Due to its brilliance and hardness, I’d choose it over the alternatives.
MoissaniteCo is a good place to start, for loose gems or indeed for rings. If you’re looking for even more bang for your buck, search for the Tianyu threads here.
Post # 4
I Think Best option is White sapphire ring .You can buy 2 ct white sapphire ring near $2000.
Recomended place to buy :https://www.etsy.com/listing/520858146/white-sapphire-engagement-ringaaaa
Post # 5
As a moissanite owner who loves her ring, I will be honest — If you want something that 100%, unquestionably looks like a diamond, there is literally no other option but an actual diamond. White sapphires are less sparkly than a diamond (they are still lovely stones though!). Moissanite is MORE sparkly than a diamond (which some people love and some hate). You get the idea, hopefully!
Again, I love my moissanite (and its fire and sparkle!) so for me it was a great option. And all that being said, I don’t try to pass it off as a diamond, but I also never had anyone question what kind of stone my ring has. 🤷♀️ They just tell me it’s pretty! Lol So the average person won’t be able to tell. I just wanted to share that they truly aren’t exactly alike because I’m not sure how exactly-diamond-like you’re wanting it to be. But if you’re concerned about what others think, honestly any white stone would probably be assumed to be a diamond, if that is your goal.
Edited to add a pic of my moissy, as requested. As you can see, it’s extremely sparkly with lots of rainbows when it’s in the sun, and a bright icy-white when it’s overcast (the bottom pics)
It’s somewhere in between these two looks most of the time. These are the two extremes!
Post # 6
rencost20 : I have a couple moissanite stones, and they sparkle in their own way. They certainly do not look like a diamond, and will not mimic one, so I would not try to pass off a moissanite or a CZ as a diamond. Moissanites have a gorgeous rainbow sparkle! I have a white sapphire ring, and it is not sparkly and reflective, and gets dirty quite easily. Have you considered a gem stone ring? I think sapphire, ruby, and emerald engagement rings are breathtaking. I attached a pic of my blue moissanite ring.
Post # 7
99.9% of people are not going to be able to tell that your ring is a moissanite and not a diamond.
Post # 8
Sparklier, flashier than a diamond. I prefer them for this quality. And ethical reasons.
Post # 9
wow thank you for your comments and pictures…. im leaning more towards the moissanite right now… and if anyone askes just tell them its a jem stone but not diamond. i really wanted my dream diamond ring but after this whole thing happened ill settle for a bigger version of the same ring just in moissanite 🙂
Post # 12
And 99.9% of people aren’t going to care what your stone is. The prevailing thought seems to be that diamond owners are resentful of moissy because it looks just as good for less and no one will appreciate what they spent on their real diamond. The other fear is that people will think you’re cheap. I can tell you this is definitely not true. I have plenty of diamonds and I couldn’t care less who wears what on their finger. Wear it! Enjoy it! End of atory. And I respect people who are sensible with money.
If you’re looking to economize, diamond bistro and loupe troup have used moissy rings. A plain moissy solitaire will not break the bank. There are all different kinds out there. Look on the I bought a cheap moissy thread. Tianyu gems seems to be inexpensive.
I am puzzled why you boyfriend would buy a black diamond from your daughter that she knew you wouldn’t like. What’s that about?
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
If your heart is set on diamond, I don’t know if you’ll love having moissanite. Have you checked out diamondbistro and loupetroop for preloved rings? You can get some really great deals on there (even with moissanites if that’s what you decide on)!
Do moissanites look like a diamond? I guess I could say kind of? Some cuts are better than others – I would stick to H&A or OEC/OMC.
Post # 14
Lab diamonds are another option. They are real diamonds but not as cheap as moissanite. But if you’re insisting on a 2ct stone, a lab diamond would probably be too expensive. Are you sure you want a stone that big? I have to say, whenever I see a diamond ring that’s more than 1.5ct, I assume it’s moissanite because most people can’t afford a diamond that size.
Post # 15
Your bf involve your adult daughter in the purchase of your engagement ring and she purposely sold him something she knew you wouldn’t like? Am I reading that right? If so, WTF?