(Closed) Moissanite: Everything You Wanted to Know

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Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

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@MissBuffalo: I looked at my moissanite next to a G colored diamond and I could not tell the difference at all. I don’t think many people can see a difference.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@DeathByDesign: Mine is also sparkliest in my office! Awesome videos, I will try to make some myself to show what a cushion moissy looks like!

Post # 34
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Seriously, mine is like sparkle parade in my office. I get distracted. ^_^

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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@DeathByDesign: Wow your videos are great!! I have told my bf about moissanite and he seemed pretty interested.  I really appreciate your videos though because on the btd forums all the close-up pics you can tell diamond vs. moissy because of the cut, but in your video I couldn’t tell it wasn’t cut like a diamond.  Thanks for your review and I can’t wait till you get it set!!!

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@jayce: I for one would love to see some cushion cut moissy videos!! I’m looking into the cushion cut halo style at moco… looove cushion cuts!!

Post # 36
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  • Wedding: February 2012

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@AmyDee: I find that in close up macro pictures like a lot of the ones on the Better Than Diamond forums, you can see the double refraction and the different cut which makes it easier to identify as a moissy, but those photos are taken so close up! In real life it’s really hard to see the double refraction and the difference in cut when you’re looking at it on your hand. 

Post # 37
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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@DeathByDesign: Your stone is so pretty! I’m excited to see it once it is set. 

 

I have a general question about moissanites… how long-lasting are they? It is really just my own curiosity because I already have my ring, but I know one think I like about a diamond is it feels like it will last forever… through many generations if I wanted to pass it down… and it will always be just exactly the same. 

I know that there are some issues with CZ getting cloudy or needing to get replaced, so I was just curious about mois… is it something that will look the same FOREVER? Or is it something that you’ll need to get replaced every 20, 50, or 100 years? 

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@DeathByDesign: oh my that stone is beautiful! I can’t wait to see it in its setting.

I must admit I am quite jealous, I told SO that I have no problem what so ever with a moissanite. I actually prefer it because I love big and sparkly rings but I hate the price. I am obsessed with saving money and getting deals so I wanted SO to get a great deal on a ring. But SO wants to see the ring/stone in person before he purchases it (and we don’t have any places locally that carry moissanite, he actually told me “I didn’t buy my car online, why would I make such an important purchase online.” I told him that everything I have heard about moissanite/ moissaniteco is very positive and that he would save tons of money. But boys will be boys.

Post # 39
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  • Wedding: February 2012

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@CorgiTales: The only things that can scratch moissanite are another moissanite or a diamond. Also, moissanite is actually tougher than diamonds which means it is less likely to get chipped.

Moissanite will last virtually forever. It doesn’t fade, doesn’t cloud, doesn’t change color and it’s extremely durable. I could totally pass on my moissanite to my children or grandchildren and generations to come. It will look just as beautiful in 100 years as it does today. 🙂

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@CorgiTales: Moissanite is one of the hardest stones, right up there with sapphire and diamond. It also lacks the fracture planes of diamond crystal and the silk occlusions of mined sapphire, so it is likely tougher than either of those stones in terms of chipping or fracture.

It’s too new for anyone to have lived a lifetime with it yet, but I would think considering I am wearing my great-grandmother’s sapphire right now, that it would be equally durable with proper care, like any gemstone.

Post # 41
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@Mrs.LetsGoPens: That really is too bad. 🙁 I had such an amazing experience with moissaniteco.com and I will be buying earrings from them soon and my future wedding band will probably be from there aswell!

You could also buy a loose stone from them instead of a whole ring. You can return a loose stone for a full refund if you do not like it and it is a less expensive purchase than a whole ring so maybe that would make your boyfriend more confident about buying online. You could always have the stone set locally!

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@DeathByDesign: You could also buy a loose stone from them instead of a whole ring.

That is a great idea. I have a feeling that he bought the ring on Monday but if I am wrong/still waiting in January I will mention it to him. Or, purchase myself a pair of earrings or a pendant for a Christmas present to myself from myself. It will be like killing 2 birds with 1 stone, I get an awesome pair of earrings and he gets assurance that the ring will be beautiful.

Post # 43
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@DeathByDesign: great to know, thanks!! i think i’d really love some moiss earrings at some point bc i just can’t let Fiance buy me diamond ones for at least a few years… but moissaniteco.com has a not so great selection of earrings. Anyone have tips on where to buy earrings? 

Post # 44
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

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@CorgiTales: Not sure what kind of style of earrings you’re looking for, but Moissanite & Co. has a pretty big selection of stud earrings and three stones earrings.

OMG those halo martini studs are amazing!!!

Post # 45
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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@DeathByDesign: I want hoops or danglies… i never wear posts :/

Post # 46
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m looking at some three stone studs. ^_^

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