- 6 years ago
Okay, so I am the kinda girl who likes my sparkle, and for my 1 year anniversary i knew i wanted to upgrade my ring. Love the hubby, but the original set wasn’t my taste. The issue is though, I have expensive taste. I like the vintage halo sets, with a big beautiful cushion cut center stone. If i were to get diamonds it would cost a fortune! Luckily, I have never been that stuck on diamons. They are pretty sure, but they cost a ton for what they really are…which is a gemstone that has no use but to look pretty. So i started searching for alternatives. I wanted it to be gorgeous, and sparkly. I could not have really cared less about whether people knew it wasn’t a diamond. Well, i finally fell upon Moissanites, and after a lot of research, i finally custom ordered my ring from a jewelry place on Etsy. (was really anxious to do this over the internet, but i live in a small town and couldn’t get it done here for a good price) I now have my ring, and i must say i am 100% satisfied with my decision. My ring is gorgeous!!! I received 3 compliments on the first day! My ring is so sparkly, and picking the rose gold setting also was such a great move. The entire set is breathtaking, classic, and warm. I love it!!! I posted a pic so everyone can see.
I came across a lot of blogs warning against mixing diamonds with moissanites, and i would say this can have some truth to it. The issue is not that the Moissanite will fail in comparison (in my opinion they’re prettier) the issue is that even diamonds have different colors, and you want to make sure the colors are the same, or similar enough that it doesn’t look weird. I chose a 7.5mm cushion cut forever brilliant moissanite as my center stone. My accent stones are diamonds, but they are small. .33tcw and this gives it the added sparkle, but they are small enough that there is no way you could ever tell a difference in color. I also chose the rose gold setting, which some sites say will bring out yellow, but i didn’t find that to be the case. If you decide to go with Moissanite i would suggest going with forever brilliant, as these are the “whitest” ones on the market aparently.