Post # 17
@Miss Tattoo- PLEASE post pics when you get your proposal! It looks stunning and would love to see the moissanite against the diamonds in the setting, because my ring is somewhat similar with the halo and diamonds in the band…. Here’s a pic for those of you who are not familiar with the Tacori 2620… This is the pic I sent Fiance, labeled “Dream Ring”
Post # 18
That is a beautiful setting! My whole ring is moissanite. Seriously, the photo does not do it justice! I mean, the photo is blown up to show details, but it does not show the sparkle. I hope that it happens soon!!!! It’s killing me waiting for it!
Post # 19
I can’t imagine! My Fiance had my ring for 4 months before proposing because he wanted to reinact when he gave me my promise ring, which he did in the snow. So he was waiting for a good snow fall! Had I known he had the ring I would have secretly put it on and starred at it every day till he proposed! hahaha And I wont lie, the urge to stare at the ring does not go away! I look at it every morning before I get out of bed and multiple times throughout the day! I absolutely love my ring, it’s just that darn cz. I know if I can get that fakey look to go away I will be so happy! I actually think I wont get a diamond if the Moissy takes away the plastic look. That’s the only part I dislike.
Post # 20
I am purchasing a 1.5ct enhanced moissy round today! I will be posting pictures and a review once I receive it! 🙂
Post # 21
Hi bees….what is the pricing like for moissanite rings??? Like for example is you want a 1ct. How does it work??
Post # 22
Mannnnn, I wish I knew this existed before! I would’ve had no problem getting this over the real diamond!! I’m always afraid of ruining my jewelry!!! lol
Post # 23
It depends on the specific retailer. Brick and mortar stores tend to mark up the stones a lot more, because their businesses have more overhead expenses. Online stores are less expensive but you do take the risk of not knowing what you’re getting until you’ve already paid for it.
MoissaniteCo sells loose stones according to cut and size: http://www.moissaniteco.com/loose_stones3.html
A 1ct round goes for $295.
Post # 24
I can not WAIT to see hand pics when yall get your rings!!!
Post # 25
I want a moissanite ring! My BF would be able to afford the size I most desire if he got this. My question for you moissy brides is, is moissanite heavy/durable like a diamond? For instance if you put on a CZ ring, it feels super light on your hand. Does wearing a moissy ring feel like wearing a diamond ring? Does this make sense?
Post # 26
@FutureMrsDP: Moissanites are lovely stones and they are so sparkly! I really like them. However, even though they are more affordable than natural diamonds, I wouldn’t consider them as inexpensive. If you and your Fiance are tryign to save up for a natural diamond, then perhaps you should skip this interim step, deal with the CZ, and get your desired natural diamond sooner rather than later. CZs are actually pretty good stimulants in the short run. On the other hand, if a moissanite is what you want at the end of the day, then definitely go ahead and get it now.
And for some insane reason, I *have* been asked if my natural diamond is real or not, and each time it has been a guy asking. Isn’t that weird?
Post # 27
By The Way, if you want to see moissanites up close and personal, head over to your closest Helzberg store. They have them. Also, I think Kohls and JC Penney may have them too.
Post # 28
You might be surprised to know that CZ is actually 1.7 times heavier than a diamond of the same size. Moissanite is similar in weight to diamond, but slightly lighter.
Anyway, unless your rock is ginormous, you’re not going to “feel the weight” of it on your hand. Most likely the CZ ring you tried on was made of a lighter metal than diamond rings you’ve tried.
In terms of durability, there are two separate properties to consider: hardness and toughness. Hardness is a measure of scratch resistance to other minerals. Diamond is rated a 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness, while moissanite is 9.5. The scale is not linear, but ordinal. This means that diamond is 1.5 times harder than moissanite. It should be noted though that relative to all other gemstones, moissanite is very hard, and I believe it is second only to diamond.
Toughness is a measure of a material’s ability to resist breakage from forceful impact. Diamonds are very tough relative to other gemstones, but they have “cleavage planes.” This means that diamonds can break quite easily if struck from a certain direction. Moissanites have no cleavage planes, so they are actually tougher than diamonds.
Post # 29
Penney’s does sell them–AND they’re heavily discounted right now. I’m talking 80 percent off! I’m reluctant to get one from there, though, because I’ve heard the stones and settings are of poorer quality than you’d get at Moissanite Co.
Post # 30
He popped the question tonight! Here is a crappy cell phone picture, but you can sorta see the sparkle!
Post # 31
You probably were trying on diamond rings in platinum settings (platinum is very weighty). Diamonds are measured in really fractional gram weights– the liklihood of you being able to tell the difference in weight between any precious or semiprecious stones under 6 or 7 carats is very slim.
You were likely feeling the lower quality settings that are often set with cz. But for the record, many of those platinum settings you tried may also have had CZs in them–many jewelers put well cut czs in their display settings to reduce loss in cases of theft and reduce the diamond overhead they must store.