(Closed) Moissanite vs Diamond

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 106
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Blushing bee

shelbyyyg:  If you want colourless, get a Forever One, they don’t have a tint, while the Classic and Brilliant moissanites do.

Post # 107
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Honey bee

shelbyyyg:  

You’ll either see the tint/color or not. Some people aren’t as color sensitive. And if you compare with d/e/f diamonds and a white sheet of paper, you should be able to tell the warmer colors of gems.

Happy shopping, Bee!

 

Post # 108
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Helper bee

stefzbee:  And this is natural diamond before being cut:

Diamond is Carbon and Moissanite is Silicon Carbide (regardless how it is created). Both are cut to maximize their brilliance as gemstones. Moissanite is a beautiful stone in it’s own right and can be appreciated for its own properties. Much like rubies and sapphires, they are not necessarily diamond simulants, though they can easily be mistaken for diamonds.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by  quantumleap48.
Post # 109
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

I can’t believe we’re still doing this. But, here’s a gratuitous moissanite shot.

I can’t justify going into debt for jewelry. Would I love a 2.5ct emerald cut diamond? I would!! Do I want to spend 20k+? Nayyyyyy

Post # 110
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

quantumleap48:  no, that is a black Diamond a natural gemstone thatonly needs cut n polish.  Moissanite mineral is teeney tiny like bread crumbs and colored  Unable to makejewelry with it.! Tis what it tis. That’s why it is so cheap compared to genuine diamonds. It’s still pretty! 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by  mrstodd2bee.
Post # 111
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

quantumleap48:  

This is naturally mined as well and is colorless. What you posted was not a colorless diamond, as all diamonds are not colorless. There are black diamonds, champagne colored diamonds, etc… Moissanites are gemstones in their own right, but the natural moissanite is NOT colorless. The lab created colorless ones are diamond simulants. Like I pointed out before, the natural moissanite is not what people are wearing in their engagement rings. They are wearing the lab created colorless ones that were created and marketed to look similar to diamonds which is also known as a diamond simulant. Just because moissanite is a gemstone doesn’t mean it wasn’t manipulated to appear more diamond like, I mean why was the Forever 1 moissanite created? Because the original colorless moissanite Charles and Covard patented performed in ways that made it apparent that it wasn’t a diamond such as having the yellow tinge, black spots, etc… But they continued to manipulate the stone to make it appear even more diamond like and now they have the Forever 1 moissanite, which is comparable to a D colored diamond. If they wanted it to truly stand apart and be obvious as a “gemstone in it’s own right”, then why keep manipulating it to look even more diamond like? Many people, especially those who aren’t familiar with moissanite would not be able to tell the difference between moissanite and diamond, and that’s exactly why moissanite is continuously being tweaked to lessen the visual distinction. But, I’m not going to keep debating this fact lol. 

Post # 112
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I had the SAME dilemma, but I ended up getting a small diamond because the SO wasn’t too convinced about moissanites! And now that I have the diamond – a J colour VS1 0.45 carat one for about 700$ (converting from my currency into the dollar) – I think I did quite well 😀

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Post # 113
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

shelbyyyg:  ask to view it outside, or atleast near a window. Sometimes a salesperson will walk outside with you. Youre right about the jewelry store lighting making everything ultra sparkly! I wish that lighting followed me everywhere haha.

Post # 114
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

NFLwidow:  You are right! After reading several moissanite posts, I thought its gonna be SAME as a daimond, but it’s not! I could see the warmth.. as could my SO. 🙂

Post # 115
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Bumble bee

shelbyyyg:  You can tell if a moissanite is going to have a tint depending on what type it is. A Forever One will be completely colorless (same as a D-F diamond), a Forever Brilliant looks fairly colorless but can be “moody”, i.e. will sometimes have a tint depending on what lighting it’s under, and an unenhanced moissanite will have the most tint and moodiness.

The larger the stone, the more noticeable the tint will be, and round moissanite have less of a tint than special cuts. Also, the Forever One is more expensive than a Forever Brilliant, which is more expensive than an unenhanced moissanite. Still much cheaper than a diamond, though.

Why the hell do these threads always devolve into bitch-fests about why someone’s personal preference is wrong? Give OP facts or your opinion and move on. Y’all are grown adults right? No mentally healthy person should gives 2 shits about what someone else has or prefers. Are you the one wearing it? Did you pay for it? No? Then shut the hell up, damn. I wonder if you’re this competitive in real life, sounds exhausting tbh

Post # 116
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

minniegrace:  It never fails that threads like this turn into a debate over moisannites being simulants or not. It’s not relevant to this thread but there’s always at least that one person who is defensive about lab created moissanite being a diamond sim and then it snowballs from there. I don’t understand why it always has to become a debate. It is what it is.

Post # 117
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Bumble bee

stefzbee:  Both sides are at fault. What does it matter what someone else finds offensive? Dunno how that affects anybody but that person

Post # 118
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Bumble bee

Other than CZ, I never heard of any alternative stones prior to this website…

I would definitely go diamond – I would rather have a small diamond than a large anything else. 

Diamonds are forever…maybe it’s because I have only heard of the alternatives here, but I have never heard of anyone saying they recieved a moissanite family heirloom…or a CZ, Amora gem or anything else in that category.

Post # 119
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Bumble bee

ct2015:  Because moissanite is just starting to become a popular option. It’s still a forever stone.

Post # 120
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

ct2015:  good point! Picturing the chagrin of greedy relatives who discover the large “diamond” they were left is just a simulant! 

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