Post # 16
ooooh which one did you get!!
Post # 17
I would imagine this is what jewelry store employees are taught to say to customers…and not true at all.
Post # 18
I’ve had a 1 ct moissy solitaire for over two years now and it still looks flawless, just the way it was when I first got it and trust me, it’s been through a lot. I absolutely love it and wouldn’t change it for anything else. I truly believe it’s going to stay beautiful for years to come, plus I’m so happy that with Fiance we decided to go the alternative way and didn’t fall into the diamond marketing trap. Moissanite is a great stone but you need to appreciate it for what it is: a moissanite, not a diamond substitute. Good luck with whatever you choose! 🙂
Post # 19
It’s a 3.10 ct round solitaire in rose gold over sterling silver. Should be here any day now! It’s my 5 year anniversary upgrade. We’re just a little early.
We’ll replace the casting with gold if it starts to turn.
Post # 20
I’ve only had my moissanite for a year and a half. The stone hasn’t changed a bit, though my 14K white gold has beens scratched up quite a bit since I got it as my job is fairly physical. I have reeeeaally knocked the stone good a few times too…I’m a complete klutz. I do love the stone but in all honesty if you are looking to hand it down to a child, you MIGHT want a diamond? While I love my moissanite, I don’t know how my child would feel about getting one? I’m not sure if they will become more or less popular in years to come. But even so, I really do love the shine and ease to clean my moissanite if it does get a little messy. I just use some silver polish on it and it shines like new…my white gold needs to be redipped though!
Post # 21
I have a moissanite e-ring (no idea of the carats, sorry). It’s almost 4 years old, and it’s held up great. It still looks as good as when I got it!
Post # 22
I think (some) people who work in the jewelry industry do the hard sell on diamonds becasue they can make more commission. You can’t go wrong with a moissanite. I would suggest you go with a 12k and up band. I was looking into a 10k band for my hysband and a good family friend who is a goldsmith told me to go 12k and up. He said that 10k tends to shatter.
As a sidenote, I love your nail polish! It goes so well with your ring.
Post # 23
Really not true. I’ve known people (my jeweler) who’ve had Moissanite for 15years plus and its in perfect shape. My Mom has also had it for over ten years with no problem at all.
Post # 25
There is a jewelry repair shop at the BX. Every base and BX has one. They send the jewelry out, but the prices and work quality are good. I’d repair it, personally, instead of spending more money on jewelry.
Post # 26
I’ve had my Moissanite engagement ring for about a year and a half (so not a looooong time, but a while). It still looks as nice as the day DH proposed. I also had my wedding band made with moissanite and I LOVE it. I wish I could switch out the side stones on my e ring for moissanite too, since the diamonds look… dull next to the sparkly moissanite.
I’m pretty rough on jewelry (which is part of what drove me to moissanite over a diamond) and it’s held up just fine. I do clean it every 6-8 weeks with either a soft toothbrush and dish soap, or in the ultrasonic cleaner.
Post # 27
moissaniteco.com tends to have better prices than anywhere else I’ve seen for moissanite. I wouldn’t use anyone but James Allen for a diamond. To be honest, if you want to get a 1 carat diamond in your price range from a typical retail store, it won’t be very good quality and you’d be at risk for inclusions that weaken the integrity of the stone. I’ve personally checked zales and Kay’s loose diamonds online and they charge 30-40% more than James Allen for the exact same stone, not including any setting or anything. The mark-up is ridiculous!
I’m personally using moissyco for my ring. I’m getting a 3/4 carat with prong upgrades for $725, so you could easily get a simple 1 carat solitaire for around there. I’ve really only heard good things about their quality of settings, except a few sketchy bad ones. (Like people waiting a year to complain about a “defect” that may or may not have actually been there when they got it.)
Post # 28
at our bx they don’t do repairs. I had to contact the warranty people and ship it out to them myself.
Post # 29
They do, it just might be at another store on base. If you have a warranty, why not have them fix it?