Post # 1
first of all i would like to thank all the moissy bees out here who helped me choose a perfect stone for my future e-ring. when i showed my SO (soon-to-be a FI) a picture of moissy vs diamond vs CZ under light it made him gasp 😀 so at least one choice is made.
now there’s another tiny issue about the dream ring. i am allergic to any kind of metal except silver and gold. i don’t wear yellow/rose gold (all the rings i saw here were seriously stunning, but it just doesn’t suit me for some reason) and i read recently that white gold contains nickel and other metals that may cause allergy. in my case, 99% chance that it will. and platinum will crack our budget limit *cryface* =(
i am also not really a huge stone lover, and sites like moissaniteco don’t offer solitaires less than 0.5ct which for me is still kinda big.
after days of searching i trapped into a lovely handmade ring on etsy which is a 4mm C&C moissy in sterling silver. do u think it is fine for an e-ring or looks more like a RHR? it may be ordered with two wedding bands (for him and her) or separately.
here it is:
with a band:
looks very appealing to me, but i want opinions 😮
also, please feel free to post your pictures (of your rings or just the ones you’ve seen) in silver settings 🙂
Post # 3
What about palladium for you?
White gold can be made with different alloys, it’s not always nickel. Especially on Etsy, you can get palladium white gold too.
Have you contacted moissyco to ask about smaller center stones? I know some of their settings can be custmised, and they should also be able to tell you what kind of white gold they use.
Personally I would not want silver for an e-ring but that is mainly because I have a vague memory of reading that it’s not durable, and also it just seems cheap/flimsy, like why put an incredible, durable stone like moissanite into flimsy metal? But I dunno if these are total misconceptions lol. Hopefully somebody who knows more about metals can help out.
Post # 4
I love the set the way it is, are you considering wearing the silver as a perminent set? If not I second the palaidum thats actually why I popped on the computer…haha it is in the platinum family but for the fraction of the cost, and you wont have the issue of the white gold wearing off and giving you nickel allergies!! But beautiful stone and I love the simplicity of the set you purchased it makes that beautiful stone just pop! I do have a moissanite stone, but currently on DH’s desk top and don’t have a photo on here!
Post # 5
I have a sterling silver ring but the stone is a blue topaz, about 1/8th the cost of a moissy so if the stone were ever to fall out we could replace it without very much financial distress, which is the concern people have expressed about me having a sterling silver ring. Other bees suggested palladium white gold which is alloyed with, obviously, palladium instead of nickel eliminating allergy issues. Since you’re open to white gold I’d check with a jeweller to see if it’s in your price range, definitely less than pure platinum I’m sure. This is my sterling silver ring with blue topaz:
dang, uploader isn’t working, you can see it here if you want:
Post # 6
Palladium is an option. You could also look into stainless steel and titanium. Sterling silver could work, but you’d have to check up on it often to make sure it’s holding up. Silver’s just not that strong; argentium silver’s supposed to not tarnish. If you do go with silver, just be aware that eventually you may have to reset your ring. Then you could go with platinum or something.
If you look on moissaniteco’s website, you’ll find palladium rings that aren’t that expensive at all. For example, this one:
or this one
or if your style’s more romantic, this is affordable:
Post # 8
first off, i’ll agree with others that palladium might be a great option for you! second, i love the ring chose and don’t think it looks like a right hand ring at all. i think sterling silver is awesome and have many rings that are sterling silver, but they really do bend a lot and that’s troublesome when you have a stone set. so even though .5ct may be a little bigger than you like, a bezel cut may be low profile enough that you will be more comfortable with it.
Post # 9
Wow – that website is amazing! A 2ct ring for under 1k. That’s a steal. Thanks for sharing for we have been looking for rings lately. I am curious though the quality of the stones.
Post # 10
another vote for palladium or plladium alloyed white gold. It should cost just a few hundrend more than 14k white gold. Silver is fine for an occasional wear piece, but is not suitable for longterm daily wear. Sure, you could reset later on if you got SS now, but if you are at all sentimentl, that my not be the best option for you.
As well, there are other retailers out there that work with more metals and do custom work, and that specialize in moissanite… like Schubach’s. 🙂
Post # 11
thanks for a great advice ladies 🙂
@Jade33: yeah, i have contacted moissyco and it seems their white gold is nickel+zinc+rhodium plated. i got no answer about customising center stone size though :S
@Whitanella: i loved the way this set looks too 🙂 now trying to find something as cute as that, but in different metal.
@lionskitty: that ring is just beautiful! ^^ dang, now my tint to sterling silver is becoming even bigger 😀 the stone choice is (almost) non-negotiable though, lol.
@abirdword: i’ve seen a few titanium and steel rings with a moissy, and they all seemed freaking HUGE to me 😀 (they were like 4+mm wide). will look for more 🙂
p.s. i guess i will be trying to find anything pretty in palladium white gold, because on real-life pictures 950 palladium solitaires seemed kinda greyish. maybe sth was wrong with the pictures? no idea.
Post # 12
Only thing about sterling silver is it will probably tarnish over time. I’m another vote for palladium! I have heard wonderful things about it 🙂
Post # 13
Silver will tarnish but it’s very easily polished 🙂 However, the jeweller advised me that the setting wouldn’t be as strong, I would be very sad if I lost my stone but it would cost maybe $50 to replace vs. $400 for a moissy of the same size (75pt in my case). We talked about moissy but I wanted the meaning of the topaz.
Silver is the most comfortable metal for me, it’s light and warms up so I barely feel it compared to others (it conducts heat better than any other metal), I don’t have to worry about rhodium replating, just polishing, but I do have to be gentle with it because it can scratch and bend easier too and and have to be prepared to repair or replace as needed.
I was very happy with my local jeweller, talk to a few around you until you find one who seems knowledgeable and fair. Mine was able to get semi-custom rings without the full custom price which should be easy with a solitaire. Since you’re fine with white gold (which I avoided because I’m wierd, not really allergic) ask about palladium alloyed white gold (hypoallergenic and doesn’t require rhodium plating) and get opinions on sterling with a moissy. You can get a custom combination (premade setting and precut stone) with very little extra labour cost normally associated with custom rings!
Good luck! And thank you, I do love my ring!
Post # 14
I’m badly allergic to anything containing nickel, and I wear a MoissaniteCo palladium e-ring with absolutely no problems. I would personally not have a SS e-ring as it tarnishes and is quite soft so easier to damage. I can’t recommend MoissaniteCo enough – they were fantastic to buy from and absolutely beautiful jewellery!
Post # 14
linssi : silver polished to mirror and moissanite bang of rainbow reflection is my favorite thing. It is hard to use silver to jewl but they’re the best galaxy has <3