(Closed) Moissanite owners…Help Please :]

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

1. There is a thread on the betterthandiamond.com message boards regarding questioning of moissanite. My recollection is in several pages of posts, only one or two posters had been questioned. Usually it was in the circumstance of the moissanite being brighter and more brilliant than other engagement rings in the room.

2. I have never seen a cloudy moissanite. They’re very clear. Enhancement will bring you up a color grade or 2, but if you’re looking at a 1.25ct round, the difference might be marginal since the rounds under 1.5ct or so face up pretty white by themselves.

3. Enhancement does whiten some of the color, yes. This is more visible in some cuts and some sizes than others.

4. Moissaniteco is the only company to offer the enhancement so if you want that, you will have to go with them. I worked with them on a pink moissanite ring and was very pleased.

They do take returns however I would order a loose stone from them first and inspect it yourselves before shipping them your ring to have it set (if that was the route you were going to go). Also, check the dimensions of your stone (from when you purchased it, or have a jeweler measure it with calipers) before ordering so you can be sure you’re ordering the right diameter for your setting.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My questions for you are:

1.  Do people ever question your ring/ask you if it is a real diamond?

No, I haven’t been asked. However if I ever was I don’t have a problem telling them that it’s a moissanite.

2.  Are you’re stones cloudy?  Do you recommend getting the enhanced moissanite?

Mine is not cloudy at all. Yes I do recommend getting it enhanced. I occasionally notice a tinge of yellow in mine (mine is enhanced) that doesn’t bother me. If it was more yellow it probably would.

3.  I read that moissanite stones are colored (I-k) on the diamond color scale, does enhancement take away some of the color?

Yes, my enhanced moissanite is probably about a g-h on the diamond color scale.

4.  What website did you purchase your Moissanite stone from?  I was looking into ordering mine from Moissaniteco.com.  Is this a reputable company?  Do they take returns if for some reason the stone didnt meet our expectation?

Moissaniteco.com is where I bought mine and I was very pleased with the customer service. I upgraded mine to overnight last minute with no problem and bugged them throughout the entire process lol.

I really love my 1.25 round solitaire moissanite ring! When it starts sparkling in the light I cannot take my eyes off of it! If you’d like to see mine, I will post a photo of it when I get home from work this evening. 🙂

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

There are also some really beautifully cut CZs out there. I strongly suggest if you’re thinking about a replacement, to call Wink Jones (of http://www.winkcz.com) and tell him what problems you’re having and what he might recommend. He has really beautifully cut CZs that come in different “shades” of white all the way down to very faint yellow, which might get rid of that “clear/glass” effect you’re having. A winfields cut stone (which he deals in) will be as well cut as a diamond, and would probably be less than $30 in a Ring Bearer select color.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

 

Also, my ring size is 5 in case you were wondering for carat/finger comparisons. 🙂 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My questions for you are:

1.  Do people ever question your ring/ask you if it is a real diamond?

So far no one has asked, but I don’t hesitate to tell people it’s a moissanite. I’m so over the DeBeers “It has to be a diamond” gimmick, and I don’t care what people think of my moissanite! There was one person I didn’t tell (didn’t get the chance to) and she didn’t ask, so I assume she thought it was a diamond. This woman is very outspoken and has an opinion about everything so I’m positive she would have said something if she had noticed. She also really knows her diamonds – she has an $80,000 rock on her finger!

2.  Are you’re stones cloudy?  Do you recommend getting the enhanced moissanite?

Moissanite doesn’t cloud. I’ve read that sometimes the stones do have a slight yellow or green tint. The color is not that noticeable in stones under 1.5 ct (they might look like “warm” diamonds), and the round brilliant cuts face up especially white due to the amount of light they throw. The radiant and marquise cuts throw the least amount of light, and benefit the most from enhancement.

I did opt for an enhanced stone (1.2 ct cushion cut), and it is very white. I’ve only noticed a slight yellow tint under very warm lighting, and I’m not sure a diamond wouldn’t look just as yellow under that kind of lighting. I would recommend going for the enhancement if you are quite picky about color. I believe MoissaniteCo.com is the only retailer that offers it.

3.  I read that moissanite stones are colored (I-k) on the diamond color scale, does enhancement take away some of the color?

Yes, that is the purpose of the enhancement.

4.  What website did you purchase your Moissanite stone from?  I was looking into ordering mine from Moissaniteco.com.  Is this a reputable company?  Do they take returns if for some reason the stone didnt meet our expectation?

Fiance purchased mine from MoissaniteCo.com and was very happy with the service. Needless to say, I am VERY happy with the product!! From what I read while I was researching moissanite, MoissaniteCo.com is one of the best moissanite retailers and our experience supports that. They do take returns within 30 days as long as it was not a custom order (note that women’s rings size 8 and up or 4.5 and below are considered special orders).

 

Here’s mine!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I don’t own a moissanite… yet.. but I’ve researched them quite a bit and read a TON of posts on here and other websites. I would definitely recommend googling Charles and Colvard, they hold the patent and are the only company that manufactures the stone. Also, on their website they have a list of companies that sell rings with thier stones in them. What’s weird to me is that moissaniteco.com gets mentioned so much but it’s not listed on their website. Also, I’ve read that enhanced stones may void the manufacturers warranty (which wouldn’t be good at all if something happened to it!). I don’t think based on everything I’ve read (and if anyone knows for sure, correct me if I’m wrong), that I would get an enhanced stone, since it’s supposed to be basically colorless to begin with, especially if you get a round cut and under 1.5 CT equivalent. Hope I helped!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

1.  Do people ever question your ring/ask you if it is a real diamond?

      I’ve never had anyone ask if my ring is a diamond, but I’m quick to tell them it’s not.  I WANT people to know it’s not a diamond actually.  They should know there are beautiful alternatives to diamonds I think.  🙂

2.  Are you’re stones cloudy?  Do you recommend getting the enhanced moissanite?

     My stones aren’t the least bit cloudy and they aren’t enhanced.

3.  I read that moissanite stones are colored (I-k) on the diamond color scale, does enhancement take away some of the color?

     I’ve never really noticed a greenish color, only a very, very slight yellowish color in some lights, and that is rare.  Again, mine isn’t enhanced either.

4.  What website did you purchase your Moissanite stone from?  I was looking into ordering mine from Moissaniteco.com.  Is this a reputable company?  Do they take returns if for some reason the stone didnt meet our expectation?

     I haven’t purchased from them, but my wedding ring will be coming from them!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@FutureMrsDP: Hi! Welcome to the bee! We went with moissanite and I had a sneak peek of it (I know! I wasn’t suppose to but I couldn’t help it!) It’s sooo beautiful!

1. I’m not going to be passing it off as a diamond. If someone asks if it is a diamond, I will tell them no. If you are trying to pass if off as a diamond, keep in mind that some professionals can’t even tell the difference in testing.

2. Moissanite does not cloud and I have never come across anything that says it does. The enhancements are to make the stone whiter and I hear you only really need it for anything bigger than 1ct. We went with 1.5ct and went with the enhancement. It’s SUPER blingy! I can’t wait to post real photos!

3. The enhancement will make it whiter.

4. We went with moissaniteco.com
The oweners post almost every day over at betterthandiamond.com on their vendor boards and the user moissanite/asha boards. They have been super kind and get your answers quick. They have a 30 day return policy, but I believe there is a restocking fee.

Here is the photo of my ring from the website:

The photo does not do it justice! It sparkles sooo much! I didn’t want to put the box down, but I had to put it back in hiding before he got home! >_<

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/moissanitecocombees-please-provide-insight

OP, visit that thread. I posted a question on the CC’s Facebook page as to why moissaniteco.com wasn’t on their website. They said they didn’t have any problems with moissaniteco.com. Also the owner of moissaniteco.com responded to my question on the btd forums and I copied and pasted it.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I just thought of a couple more things to note…

Some people claim to be able to tell the difference with a naked eye in certain circumstances, or when they look for specific things:

  • Cut – Because moissanite does not have the same optical properties as diamonds, they are not cut in the same exact way a diamond would be. However, it’s very hard to tell the difference unless the stone is quite large, and you have a very practiced eye in terms of recognizing all different types of diamond cuts. 

  • Birefringence (Double refraction) – Moissanite actually splits rays of light into two. This can cause the facets to look and photograph slightly blurry, because you’re actually seeing a double image of the stone. Again, it’s very hard to see it unless the stone is quite large. And hey, the birefringence is what gives moissanite its brilliance!

  • Fire – Fire is dispersed light, aka the flashes of rainbow colors. Moissanite actually has more fire than diamond, and under certain types of light, moissanite will throw flashes of color like a disco ball. However, most people will just assume that you have a really high quality, super sparkly diamond. It takes a practiced eye to know that no diamond can sparkle that much!

I have not noticed any double refraction in my 1.2 ct stone, but sometimes the fire from my moissy is distracting… because it’s SO GORGEOUS! It sparkles like no tomorrow!

@Miss Tattoo: I can’t wait to see pics of your actual ring!!! What a stunning setting!

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@jayce: You and me both! UGH! The waiting is starting to make me crazy! Like before the ring was here it was just a thought. Now I know the proposal is coming and even though I’ve seen the ring, I know I’m still going to be shocked. Like right now it’s just a super pretty ring. When he proposes, it’s going to be a symbol of his love for me. (That’s the way I am justifying the peek. lol)

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