Post # 1
Hello! I have been looking at the prices of 2 carat loose Moissanite Forever One stones. I’ve found 3 sites (I can’t find any that our sold through a local jeweler in Northern Virginia–that would be ideal). Moissaniteco.com’s price is MUCH LOWER than moissanite.com or moissanitejewelryshop.com. moissaniteco is $775 while the other 2 are $1349. I did notice that Charles&Colvard are mentioned in the 2 sites that are more expensive. Does that matter? I’ve read they use their name to increase the price. I just don’t want to get a lower quality product thinking they’re the same thing.
Any knowledge about where the best and most trusted place to buy a moissy would be awesome! I’ve read good reviews on moissaniteco.com here.
I have also read about the Asha and that the cut is better for that, but it appears those are completely sold out? I’m trying to avoid buying a diamond, but still want a clear stone.
Post # 2
Oops! Amora Gem, not Asha
Post # 3
I would go with moissaniteco!
Post # 4
someone correct me if I’m wrong but I believe Charles and colvard are sold at moissaniteco? I actually thought that’s where they originated from
Post # 5
- Wedding: County courthouse
Charles and Colvard supplies moissaniteco with their moissanite. However, moissaniteco screens for cut and I would highly recommend buying from moissaniteco. Moissanite.com does not screen for cut…you may get a dud.
Post # 6
Thanks! That’s interesting that moissanite doesn’t screen but it’s almost double the price of the moissaniteco.com 2 carat.
Do moissy’s come with certifications? How do you test that you’re getting a quality simulant?
Post # 7
The primary reoccuring problem is that some stones are cut too shallow. I don’t remember the exact %, but I believe if its under 55% (dividing the depth, table to culet, by the diameter), you get the fisheye or dark table effect everytime. However even if its 56% or higher you can sometimes get light leakage so its best to get an experienced eye to select the stone.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens
I wouldn’t get the asha. Go for the forever one Moissanite. The asha gets a weird coating on it that makes the stone look hazy. I had one in my e-ring and switched it out to a forever brillant OEC moissanite.
Post # 9
I live in Northern VA! There’s one local jeweler I found that has some 🙂
Post # 10
Could you PM me the location? I saw one location on the locator but it had gone out of business