(Closed) Moissanite Rings

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

What makes a ring look cheap IMO is a shoddy setting, if it is a heavy, meticulous setting with fine details, perfect prongs in white gold/ gold/ platinum then I think it will look expensive.

 

I am a big moissanite fan, my e-ring is diamonds, but I have two moissy rings also. If you don’t mind daily cleaning Asha diamonds do a great CZ. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Also (posted too soon!)

 

If you look on the Better than diamond forum at the moissy rings there you will see they certainly do not look cheap!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

So in order to answer your question about whether someone who sees your moissanite will know right off if it is not a diamond, I will tell you about an experience I had with a jeweler.

I went in to go see a jeweler with a simple question about my band but I was a little intimidated when I went in because I knew from their website that the jeweler was a professional who was trained to identify gemstones.  I figured she would instantly see that my Moissanite was not a diamond, and perhaps even identify it as a CZ.  But I went in anyway, and asked my question.  She of course asked to see my ring.  She took it and examined it under her microscope for quite a while and you know what she said?  “…..Wow! You have a very high quality diamond here!  Gorgeous ring!”  And she wasn’t even lying. She was very sincere.  She raved about it during our whole appointment.

So I think if a professional gemstone identifyer identified my Moissanite as a high quality diamond under her microscope, then the average person would probably not be able to tell either.  They also would not think it is a cheap, plastic stone.  Nor does it look like CZ (the jeweler can identify CZ very easily).

I have an Amora Moissanite and it is a very beautiful stone and I love it a lot. It doesn’t look cheap and it doesn’t look too sparkly or too white (so that it looks fake).  It really, honestly is a beautiful stone in its own right. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

I hope that helped ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@redrose68:  Mine is a 1 Carat equivalent (6.5 mm) on a size 5 finger ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve owned diamonds and moissanite.  I like both, but I prefer moissanite.  Moissanite can resemble a diamond, but there are differences especially in cut and color.  Moissanite can be more sparkly.  Instead of flashes of white light that you get from a diamond, you see a more rainbow like effect.  As far as color goes, moissanite tends to have a warmer tone overall.  If you’re color sensitive, you may not like moissanite.  Even a round Amora enhanced moissanite is H in color.  If that bothers you, look up Ashas on the betterthandiamond.com forums.  Ashas are CZ that is coated.  CZ looks more like a diamond than moissanite.  Though, if you’re trying to pass off your moissanite as a diamond, the average person isn’t going to be able to tell it’s not a diamond. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You tell me. Look cheap to you? Can you immediately tell its moissy?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

both my pictures posted up top are my asha engagement ring, and ive had diamonds also and i cant tell the difference the sparkle is out of this world and completely amazing. Even my jeweler was surprised at how beautiful the asha is. I do reccomend it and it doesnt have the yellow/green tint that ive HEARD that moissys get. i love both stones i was between a moissy and an asha but after reading the reviews and seeing pictures i chose the hearts and arrows round asha, and i love it.

just look at your options research everywhere i spent alot of time stalking the betterthandiamond.com forums regarding the asha.

Post # 14
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Newbee

I have never wanted a diamond, and when doing my research I decided on a Moissy. I’ve been wearing it since October and I’ve only received compliments! I even had one friend tell me she was looking for a diamond like mine. I also chose the 1 karat equivalent from moissinite co., and paid for the upgraded stone. Total was ~$850… I feel like it was a great investment ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I had the same experience as sommertime… when I first purchased moissanite jewelry for my mom, my dad was like pssh it’s still a ‘fake’. he didn’t even take a look at it, just thought a jeweler would know. so I let him take it for a ‘test’, and he brought it to his jeweler friend who looked at it closely under a loupe AND used a diamond tester (moissanite tests positive on regular diamond testers; only testers made especially with moissanite marked on it will be able to tell. and even then, colored moissanite will still sometimes pass the test!), and in the end was speechless, said it was a brilliant diamond, told my dad it was a very expensive piece and to take good care of it.

since they’re friends my dad had to tell him then that it was moissanite, and the jeweler was so shocked, and also fairly ashamed I think, he went quiet for a long time.

but anyway, after that experience my dad is totally fond of moissanite now, he even has a few for fun!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@patchy:  Wow! That’s amazing that the Moissy passed on the diamond tester too. That’s really interesting.

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