(Closed) moissanite rings??

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@klaox3:   My guess is that since you asked if it looked “real” you are asking if it could pass for a diamond.  It could.  Most people assume that any white engagement ring is a diamond and have never even heard of moissy.  They also won’t be comparing it side by side to a diamond in different lighting situations.  However, in all reality it doesn’t play with light the same way a diamond does, it has rainbow sparkles, and even enhanced ones show a little color in certain conditions.  

If you are looking for a diamond sim CZ or Asha is much closer in appearance to diamond.

 

So if you get moissy be prepared for it to look like a moissy.  If you want a fake diamond, go with Asha.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

If you’re asking whether they look like diamonds, they don’t.

One description I found apt was that they are more similar in appearance to foil-backed rhinestones. Others refer to this as “holographic” or “kaleidoscope-like”.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

They do not look exactly like diamonds.  They’re more rainbowy, and the cut is different.  Will most people notice?  No.  Most people won’t look that close at your ring, and probably also don’t care that much about gemstones.  Whether the warmth bothers you or not will depend on how color sensitive you are.

 

@joya_aspera:  Huh?  Moissanite looks even less like rhinestones that it does diamonds.  Do we have different definitions of rhinestone?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

They sure look like real moissanites ๐Ÿ˜‰

Which is perfect for me. I couldn’t be happier with my choice. 

ETA: Since there is a lot to say on the subject of moissanite, I would very strongly suggest you use the search bar for old threads instead of waiting for all new posters to show up and make their points on this thread. There must be several thousand moissanite threads out there. It’s not that I’m unwilling to help, it’s just an ocean of information and opinions ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have a great friend with a small moissy! I can’t tell the difference between her .3 carat moissy and a .3 carat real diamond. That being said, I think the big ones are more obvious!

Especially the HUGE 2 carat plus ones!

(I have a diamond by the way)

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

@Jabberwocky:  I mean the ones with the foil backing that make rainbowy patterns. I’m not saying that it looks like the clear ones with no backing. It’s more about the rainbowy phenomenon I’m trying to describe.

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@BrandNewBride:  I’ve heard that too, that smaller moissanites look more diamond-like.

Now, my 0.5 carat moissanite doesn’t look like a diamond.  As other posters have shared, in some lights, it sparkles rainbows instead of white.  My moissanite doesn’t really take on colors from the environment, though, and I wonder if that’s because it’s under 1 carat.

The rainbows are my absolute most favorite thing, though!  I love the way it makes my stone look like a clear opal, if that makes sense.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

There are tons of reviews, opinions and pictures of Moissanite on the Bee, so I would suggest that you take a look around.  ๐Ÿ™‚

As @BuBuBubbles:  said, since you asked if they look “real” I assume that means you want something that looks like a diamond.  If so, then you would probably want to look into Asha or CZ. Moissanite does look similar since it is mostly colorless and when people IRL see a colorless stone they just assume it’s a diamond.  To be honest, no one really cares IRL… (in real life)  But like others have said, it doesn’t look exactly like a diamond because it is a different gemstone.

Moissanite can be very moody.  Most of the time I find mine to be very bright white and sparkly, but occasionally it is a little yellow/buttery.  But that only happens when there is bad lighting.  Otherwise it is really pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are pics of my amora moissanite in different lighting

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@joya_aspera:  Guess I haven’t seen what you’re talking about then.  The only rhinestones I have are on silver foil and don’t look rainbowy at all.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@wideeyes:  Clear opal is a really cool way to think of them.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you are looking for a stone that looks like a diamond, you should think about getting a diamond.

Getting one stone but wanting another (or at least the optical properties of it) will only lead to disappointment.

I love my moissanite. I love the rainbow flashes and the way it plays with different light sources, and adore the “holographic” (Thank you joya_aspera, that’s EXACTLY the perfect word for it!) dazzle display it can put on.

Having said that, I didn’t get it because I wanted something that looked like a diamond, I wanted it because of its own unique properties that other gemstones just don’t have.

If you want the look of a diamond but do not want an actual diamond (for whatever reason), an Asha is likely the right choice for you. They are created to mimick the look of high quality diamonds, and are diamond simulants, as opposed to moissanite, which is not.

Happy hunting on your e-ring, I hope you find the stone that is right for you and makes your heart sing!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

Saw my coworkers today-her right hand ring. Not sure if she has the unenhanced or enhanced–It is a C&C Moissanite Fire from JTV.  Under office lighting-it was very white. I didn’t notice any appreciable color difference comparing it to my d-e diamond engagment ring.

Enhanced moissanites are supposed to be whiter and rate i or j’s on the diamond color scale- I believe. (her’s seemed whiter to me than that at least in office lighting)

The unenhanced supposedly have more of a yellow/slightly green color at times that is more pronounced the larger the stone. Hers is a 2 carat but still didn’t see any yellow or green and it appeared white.

Her ring sparkled beautifully.  I looked at it with her 10x loupe (yes she brought that to work too, we’re both gem hounds LOL!)  I could see the double refraction-which makes it appear less crisp than a diamond under the loupe.  Have heard that that property sometiimes causes moissanites to look a little “fuzzy” or “cloudy” on the hand from different angles. I didn’t see that either. It looked beautiful-flawless.

Based on you already questioning how “real” a moissanite appears to others, I’d recommend possibly rethinking the sim route, and buy an actual diamond.

However I know you said cost is a big consideration so if you go with the moissanite anyway, I’d say absolutely Moissanite can “pass”. . .  especially if it’s on your left hand in an “engagement” type setting” and it’s a reasonable size.

 Best wishes.

 

 

 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@klaox3:  I suggest you buy a loose stone and see for yourself.  Because some of the comparisons here are way off (as per usual) and you can only really tell if it’s for you by seeing it in person, I think.

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