(Closed) Moissanite fooled moissy/diamond tester today

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
4652 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Mrs.Bill:  A Moissanite will test as a diamond on a few diamond tests I have heard. But I dont think anyone should buy anything trying to pass it off as a diamond If you want a diamond I dont think you will be happy with anything else. 
I love my Moissanite and wouldnt change it for the world but I wanted a Moissanite NOT a diamond! 

Post # 5
1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@MsPanda:  agreed, I am surprised that the jeweler could not differentiate just by looking at the stone…I have a diamond AND a moissanite and can clearly see the difference between both stones!

Post # 6
9815 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Add me to the PPs who said they were surprised the jeweler couldn’t tell! Although I didn’t get an Amora, I know I got my moissanite because it performs differently than a diamond. Maybe they just haven’t seen enough of them!

Post # 7
1211 posts
Bumble bee

Well they tend to fool diamond testers because it’s diamond vs “other”. But moissy/diamond testers were made specifically to differentiate between moissies and diamonds. So if it came up diamond on a diamond/moissy tester that’s pretty cool. I wonder if the new Amora gem will screw up the diamond/moissy testers too.

Btw: Birks is so yummy isn’t it? Go Canada!

Post # 8
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m surprised, too! Especially because the cuts appear different than diamond cuts for the most part…

That’s pretty cool, though!

Post # 9
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I am a bit surprised since they used a specific diamond/moissy tester (not just a diamond tester) and as they looked via a loupe (it will look different under a loupe). However, I have heard of jewelers before mistaking them before (including the unenhanceds)? One girl on BTD (I think she is around here as well) with a 9mm Amora OEC had a jeweler ask how much she was looking to sell her “diamond” for the other day!

They just probably have not seen too many of them!

The cut thing, meh, not all moissanites are round (and I am not sure what OP has), and not all round brilliant diamonds are cut ideally either. Unless someone spefically knows how a moissanite “round” is cut they may not know. A cushion cut, OEC, etc moissanite also won’t “give it away” as diamonds are cut in many variations with those. While the optical properties are a bit different for those who know what to look for, under a jewelery store’s lights they may not be very differentiated. 

The Amora Gem should still test differently under more specific tests, but the cut for the round will be H&A and it will be an F colour, so it will be interesting to see how jewelers identify those without the added tests!

Post # 10
5988 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

sounds like a bad jeweller to be honest

Post # 11
673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My unenhanced moissy has fooled every jeweler I’ve visited, and many used the diamond tester. One kept raving “what a gorgeous diamond for someone so young!”

I told one jeweler it was a moissanite and he grumbled rudely about it “ruining the industry.” I told him I had never wanted a diamond in the first place because they are a rip off. I wouldn’t have said it if he hadn’t been rude.

Post # 15
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

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@Mrs.Bill:  Gorgeous rings, both of them! I just love yellow gold, too.

Birks does have lovely stuff, for sure. I can see why they may be worried if someone was trying to do a swap on them or something, but as you pointed out they should look different under a loupe due to the structure and so forth (and they should match them to certificates and such anyway before taking anything back in a return or exchange!).

Tip for photos – try the macro mode, or, if you are like me and need extra help and your camera has it…super macro mode! It is usually easier to take pics with the rings OFF your hand or your hand resting on something, too – makes for steadier shots usually. Natural daylight works best, though sun shots are very fun for capturing some fire!


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