(Closed) Moissanite Engagement rings… what do you think??

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Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I have a three stone enhanced moissanite ring set in 14kt yg. I didn’t like the warmth of the unenhanced moissanite and didn’t like the fact that the ring didn’t have a straight..flushfit wedding band. I recently traded in my original 1ct diamond ring for my new Forever Brilliant moissanite Stuller Solstice rings. The forever brilliant…IMO..looks whiter and throws less yellow…red and orange flashes or color. I am also very happy with the store size (8.5mm..2.5 ct). The rings have a very small gap..but it doesn’t bother me. If u do choose moissanite…i recommend fb or amora enhanced. Also make sure u see moissanite in person first. Make sure u really want moissanite for moissanite and not a diamond wanna be. Diamond and moissanite look similar…but act different. p>

Post # 34
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I like diamonds but my fiance and I discovered moissanite and were curious. I thought financially, it was the better choice. I am happy with mine. It sparkles like crazy and took me a day to get used to it throwing different colors in different enviornments but I love it! I was also able to get a bigger stone by going with Moissanite. The band/setting is 6 prong and is set in platinum, Pic of the ring:

Post # 35
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I like diamonds but my fiance and I discovered moissanite and were curious. I thought financially, it was the better choice. I am happy with mine. It sparkles like crazy and took me a day to get used to it throwing different colors in different enviornments but I love it! I was also able to get a bigger stone by going with Moissanite. The band/setting is 6 prong and is set in platinum, Pic of the ring:

 

Post # 36
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Shoot! I’m new! I didn’t mean to post twice! Sorry ladies!

Post # 37
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@bethygrace16:  My center stone is a 1.5 ct Amora moissanite. My fiance wanted to get me a diamond solitaire engagment ring, but I didn’t think a solitaire was my style. I fell in love with a custom Verragio engagement ring, but the price tag meant we couldn’t afford a diamond. I discovered the wonderful world of simulants. I thought about it for a long time and realized that I’m okay with having a simulant and my fiance didn’t care what my center stone was as long as I was happy. I wavered between an Asha (amorphous diamond–aka coated CZ which looks more like a diamond) and a moissanite. I decided the best way to decide was to order both and send the stone I didn’t like back. Originally, I just wanted a stone to stand in until the Amora Gem was available here. Well, I got my engagement ring back in June and have since decided that this moissanite is my forever stone. I couldn’t be happier. I don’t try to pass it off as a diamond, but I don’t correct people when they refer to it as a diamond. Quite frankly, I don’t care if people know it’s not a diamond or assume it isn’t or anything like that. It’s sparkly, my fiance gave it to me, and I’m happy with it. I can tell you that this stone absolutely glitters and I love that about it. Yes, it can have a bit of body warmth in some types of lighting or look kind of yellow in really terrible lighting in a room with yellow/orange wallpaper, but I don’t care. It’s an interesting property of the stone. Most of the time, it looks steely and I love it.

 

 

 

 

EDIT: Oops, I just gushed about what I thought about moissanite. Anyway, the true way to decide for yourself if this is right for you is to think for a long time if you would feel like your ring was sub-par because it wasn’t diamond. You will have to decide for yourself if a diamond is important to you. My fiance and I decided for ourselves that having a diamond wasn’t very important to us, which is why moissanite was a wonderful decision. It’s hard to compare diamond and moissanite when you are only thinking in terms of $$$. You’ll have to think whether or not you would ever want to upgrade your ring in the future (if so, moissanite or even cz temporary stone will not be a bad idea). You’ll have to take into consideration your emotional attachment to the ring (sentimental value etc.). There are lots of things to consider when thinking about an engagement ring. I agree with previous posters when they suggest your purchase a loose moissanite to help you decide because moissanite does not really act like a diamond. Good luck!!

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

There are many beautiful moissanite rings on this site. Personally I would not want a diamond simulant be that cz or moissy in such an important ring as engagement or wedding ring however clearly others feel differently. Moissanite is 1/20 cost of a genuine diamond so they’re great on the budget.

There r mixed reviews for moissaniteco.com you may want to do a search.

Post # 39
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

You’re getting to read a lot in this post for sure πŸ™‚

 

I just got engaged (as of 12/17) and my fiance and I chose a MoissyCo ring, and we’re very happy!! We had a great experience working with them, the ring was here about two weeks after ordering it. This is mine:

 

 

It’s 1.25 ct on a 6.75 size ringer, and it’s an untreated moissy. Some women have a really strong preference between untreated or FB moissy. I really felt the untreated didn’t look much different. In incandescent light, it does look a TINY bit yellow, but it doesn’t bother me at all. We went with moissanite simply because of the ethics of diamonds and the cost. This was a great middle of the road to get a very nice ring and a great looking stone, and save that money for a wedding/honeymoon or a house!

Do your research, and make sure you’re comfortable with the decision. Ask lots of questions, and get all the information you want. Message me if you want to ask me anything else, I’ll be more than happy to help. I was in your shoes between July and October, so I completely get it.

 

Congrats on the upcoming engagement πŸ™‚

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

moissanite center surrounded by diamonds and aquamarine baguettes

Post # 41
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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@luvjewels:  Is that the princess cut?? I’ve only seen square brilliants and that one looks really nice!!

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My fiance got mine from moissaniteco and he said it was super easy to order and the ring came very quickly! I love it so much! I knew I didn’t want a diamond the moment I found out about moissanite (thanks to the bee!!).

3 Reasons I love my moissanite:

– Cost a fraction of what a diamond would cost

– Sparkles like crazy!!

– Because it was more affordable I could get larger coverage which has always been my dream πŸ™‚

Honestly, for me its perfect. For the next person it might not be. I can say that no one has noticed that it is not a diamond. Although I do end up telling almost everyone cause I just love that there is something else out there!! Seriously, the only reason why diamonds are so expensive is because of marketing!! Drives me nuts!

Here are pics of mine πŸ™‚ 2.5 ct forever brilliant rose gold

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@futuregattman:  gorgeous!!!! What’s the style number? I’ve seen too many halos. Lol

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC

@bethygrace16:  hi! I know this is an old thread and I haven’t read all the way through so I don’t know if anyone’s suggested it yet…you could always go to a local jeweler and ask them to find a stone and order it for you! My SO is currently working with a local jeweler to make my ring, and he had access to pretty much whatever type of stone we wanted! it took away the pressure of buying sight unseen

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@bethygrace16:  Moissanite was a good choice for us. I didn’t want to support the diamond industry for a number of reasons (ethical and financial), but I love the look of sparkly white stones. Moissanite is harder and more durable than CZ, so that’s why I chose it. I’ve bumped my ring a number of times but have had no scratches or chips so far (that i know of).

I bought a pair of moissanite earrings first, to check that I liked the stone. Maybe you could try that?

For me, an engagement ring is a pretty symbol, not much more. I would have no problem with upgrading to a different ring in the future, and moissanite makes that possible πŸ™‚ My feelings might have been different if my Fiance had chosen the ring himself, but I asked him if I could choose it myself.

Here’s my 0.75ct OEC moissanite solitaire. We bought through moissaniteco.com, and found them fine. You get what you pay for, so the workmanship is not EXCELLENT, but they’re pretty, sturdy rings.

Mine is white 85% of the time, and ivory the other 15%. The last picture shows it at its most tinted. Hope this helps!

 

 

Post # 46
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Worker bee

Go for it! I am newly engaged with a 1 carat unenhanced equivalent and love it! Everyone has assumed it is a diamond but if it is a friend or relative, I will generally explain to them that is moissanite.

I honestly like the sparkle of moissanite better than diamond’s.

Here is a picture of my ring (size 6.5).

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