Post # 1
Hi Ladies –
I am a young woman (24) and my boyfriend and I are shopping around for engagement rings. I already know I want a moissanite- they are absolutely stunning! But, because they are so much more affordable than diamonds, my bf can afford quite a large stone. I don’t want something that is going to look clowney. I have a very slim, long, size six finger. I was thinking a round brilliant solitaire on a thin band (1.88 mm), 1.5 carats. I do like the look of a solitaire on a thin band!
Does anyone have any pictures they would be willing to share of their 1.5 carat solitaire moissante?
Post # 3
*bump* there are tons of moissy lovers here!
Post # 4
@philadelphiachic: I started my moissy search by typing it in the search bar, also the better than diamond boards have ALOT of moissy pics!! i just started typing in moissy numbers from the site…and also i just posted a thread and they have a facebook…..where they have posted pics of IRL rings!!
Id love to post pics…but we are in the decision phase so we dont have one YET! Good luck!
Post # 5
I think moissy is beautiful!
As long as you’re aware that a 1.5 carat diamond ring is worth over $16,000 dollars (depending on the cut, colour, and clarity of the diamond of course), so as long as you don’t want people to think it’s a diamond you’ll be fine. But if you want to pass it off as a diamond, it’ll never happen. You’ll constantly get asked if it’s “fake”, which is a terribly rude question that should never be asked, but unfortunately it will be.
Just wanted to throw that out there.
I have no problem with moissy rings, I think they’re lovely!!!
I just also think it’s important to keep in mind that the likelihood of a 24 year old woman having an engagement ring that is that large, is highly unlikely, so almost everyone will know its not a diamond. (Which if you’re okay with is totally great!)
Post # 6
@Ms.Meghann: not always…im 24 and alot of the women i know in small town america, have around 1-1.5 carat diamond rings….that are real diamonds…most out here unless you get like a super redikulous ring paind 8-10k for their rings…i think it just depends on where u live and if you are barely scraping by suddenly turn up with a 1.5 carat equivalent, that would be suspicious…..i think it just depends some people are willing to put it on credit cards to get what they want or save for years….just depends on ur situation and what u want…
Post # 7
I didn’t mean to offen you or anyone else… I just want to note that I DID say it depends of the cut clarity and colour of the stone.
Moissy stones are intended to simulate the best diamonds possible. Therefore they would be equivelant to a “d” colour (colourless), FL (clarity), and an Ideal cut. In reality, that diamond (alone, not counting the cost of the setting and any side stones) will cost/ is worth $23,000 in today’s diamond market (diamond markets are regulated and the same across north america). So realistically, if anyone in your town has a diamond ring what is 1.5 carats, thy either paid more than 8-10,000 dollars, or the stone is less than flawless (which is perfectly fine), all I said, is that a Moissy stone that size is OBVIOUSLY (most likely) not a real diamond on a young 24 year old girl. I did not mean to say no one at the age of 24 has a 1-1.5 carat ring… I’ve seen it. It happens… but they either a) are less than flawless .. and therefore don’t look like moissy bc of the colour/ cut / inclusions or b) are on the hand of a very wealthy individual….. or c) on the hand of someone willing to rack up a hell of a lot of credit card debt ($23,000 worth) from one item.
I am only speaking from personal experience. I am 24 years old, and my ring is approximately a 1.25 carat diamond (flawless, colourless, brillant cut), and because of the size and characteristics, and the amount it is worth, I am CONSTANTLY asked if my ring is “fake diamonds”, especially since it is more similar to moissy than most diamonds because of the characteristics listed above.
Some people don’t like diamonds (for whatever reason, which is TOTALLY fine)… in that case, get whatever size you would like… all I meant to say is that if you want it to look like a diamond, moissy MUST be compared to “flawless” diamonds, in which case, the poster would be wearing a ring worth over $20,000.00 USD…. Which in 99% of cases is highly unlikely.
Post # 8
Here is mine, 2 mm band, 6 prong setting, 1.25 carats. I wear a size 4.5 band.
Post # 9
@kansas_nurse: Yup, same where I live – all of the recently engaged individuals where I work are sporting 1ct – 1.5ct diamonds and some also have halos around the stone. I’ve been married a looooong time (28 years) in my day .25-.30 ct was standard (I’ve recently upgraded to a larger stone with Amora moissy.) I think that some go into debt, some inherit the stone and some have been saving for a long time. To the original poster, Amora moissy is very white and sparkly and looks like a very good quality diamond – not fake at all. Enjoy this time in your life and don’t let anyone rain on your parade!
Post # 10
“Moissy stones are intended to simulate the best diamonds possible. Therefore they would be equivelant to a “d” colour (colourless), FL (clarity), and an Ideal cut.”
Actually, you’re wrong. Moissanite is not colour graded at all, but some estimates put it at I-K, VS clarity, and excellent cut. Moissanite is cut differently than a diamond and upon VERY close inspection, it may become apparent that they look different.
Amora moissanite (which is moissanite treated with high pressure and high temperature to whiten the stone) varies in colour depending on the size and cut of the stone. Ring Bearer stones face up whiter than fancy cuts. For the sake of argument let’s choose a 1.5ct Ring Bearer. According to Moissaniteco.com, this stone is graded at G/H, VS, excellent cut – and again the cut is different than a diamond.
Post # 11
1.5ct round brilliant amora moissy on a 1.8 mm band! ring size 5. hope this helps!
Post # 12
Mine is a 1 carat; my ring size is 5.5. Here is a picture of my mossianite reflecting the sunlight
and just FYI, my prongs are little hearts. <3
Post # 13
Hi Everyone – Thanks for your opinions! That’s why I asked. I don’t mind telling everyone my ring is moissanite – I just wanted to make sure it didn’t look gawdy that’s all.
I have started looking at smaller rings.. maybe a 1 or a 1.25 carat. I still love the idea of a small band 🙂