Post # 1
I am newer to the bee and I am loving all the info I am getting and looking at everyone’s rings!!
I am wondering what the true strength is of a moissanite. I have read lots that says it is just as strong as a diamond, not as strong, less than what they advertise. What I’d really like to hear from is those who have had them for some time now. Most of the posts I find are a few years old and I’d love to hear how they are holding up.
I just got my black moissanite as an early birthday/anniversary present. I love it. I have lost weight and guessed the wrong size (it was custom made in India), so I had it sized. Now I’ve noticed the stone is lose. I’ve emailed the guy who made it and waiting to hear back from him on what I should do because now I am totally afraid that I’ll lose my stone. I love this ring. I took it back to the jeweler who sized it and they tightened it a bit but that did nothing. He told me he couldn’t tighten it anymore or he would break the stone and that’s where I was confused. Personally I’m chalking it up to they don’t know much about moissy because they thought it was a black diamond until I corrected them and when I asked one of them if they had any I’d like to see a clear one. They told me they look like CZ. Well from what I’ve seen on here and YouTube, they look nothing alike. So I’m figuring they don’t really know.
I’m hoping to hear back from the jeweler who made it cause I want it fixed. Its kind of a tension setting so I was afraid to get it sized in the first place but the people here assured me they could do it and wouldnt damage it at all. But I didn’t notice it lose before they touched it. I saw a slight problem with it but the stone wasn’t moving at all. Now there is a slight movement but not much. I think it is still pretty secure but I’m paranoid now
Thanks for any info you guys can give me. And I’d like to keep this to who actually have a moissanite. I don’t want this to turn out to be a fight between diamond owners and moissanite owners. I really want to get info on moissanite. I’ve read lots of those and honestly, both are gorgeous but I have a moissanite and that’s all I want info on.
Post # 3
@Herbalgirl: Honestly it sounds like your jeweler is an idiot (sorry if that’s harsh). You should look for a local reputable jeweler who has worked with moissanite before. I don’t think that setting the stone correctly should be a problem! Pic of the ring?
Post # 4
@Herbalgirl: I’ve never actually seen a black moissy, so if you have pics please post 🙂 Aside from that, I think a good jeweler should be able to work with any stone. There are many blue topaz, citrine, etc rings which are all “softer” on the mohs scale than diamond or moissy. However, durability and hardness are two different things.
Post # 5
I was starting to think they were idiots. Hehehe. Not too harsh. I lost faith in them yesterday.
Here’s my ring. I really do love it. My husband dislikes most rings but he liked this one when we saw it. Wish I was closer to the guy who made it. But I know I can send it back and he’ll fix it quick but I don’t want to be without it for that long.
Post # 6
@Herbalgirl: Gorgeous ring! Congratulations!
Post # 7
@lululee40: thanks so much. I love it. We were visiting friends in Quebec a month ago and I found it and emailed to order it. I was just happy my hubby didn’t say its ugly or I don’t like it or its gaudy. Hehe.
Post # 8
@Herbalgirl: Yeah, he sounds like he doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about. Your stone shouldn’t be loose at all; I don’t blame you for being paranoid. Do you have a local jeweler you could bring it to? Maybe that way you can get a second opinion and perhaps better service on the setting.
It’s beautiful BTW! Never seen a black moissy before and it’s just stunning – good choice!
Post # 9
I have a pair of moissy earrings that I’ve had for years. A couple of years ago I thought I’d lost one forever, and it turned up in our home office after my husband rolled over it with the computer chair. I was afraid it would have damaged the stone but it was just fine. That’s about my only experience with the durability of the stone, and I was relieved and impressed.
Beautiful ring by the way, absolutely love the elegance of the black!
Post # 10
Thanks so much guys. I appreciate it!!