Post # 1
Hey Everyone…I am new here but have seen a lot of talk about moissanite vs. diamond, so decided to put up a video. The video is taken inside of a pawn shop, that does not specialize in jewelry (there was no special lighting)
Funny thing…The pawn shop guy said one of the workers took the ring in as a Diamond, because it looked like one, and tested positive on their tester. Which I was able to see for myself. The moissanite was just under a carat. I really did not see any warmth or yellow in it.
Anyhow thought the video might help. A little part of me was still on the fence about going with a moissanite ring, but after today I AM SOLD 🙂
Post # 3
PS…the picture may be more obvious…especially because it is so close up and big….take a look at the video though…that is more how it appeared to me 🙂
Post # 4
Honestly, it’s too blurry for me to tell much of anything.
Post # 5
It’s too blurry/glary to really tell the difference in the video and the glare reflecting off the table in the pics makes it impossible to see as well. Don’t get me wrong, I was excited that you posted them. I love these posts. 🙂 The cut usually gives away the moissy to me. My guy is like some freaking moissy detector. I was testing him last night and he could always pick out the moissy in pics within a second of looking at them. He couldn’t explain why very well. Something about a higher contrast within the diamond? I don’t know…he’s not great with his words. 🙂
Post # 6
I guessed the moissy is on the right, judging from the picture and the first 10 or so seconds in the video (hard to me to watch videos very long at work). The gem on the right looks slightly warmer and in the video it seemed to have a bit more fire and sparkle to it. But, I am definitely not an expert, so I may be completely wrong.
Post # 8
sorry about the blurriness and glare :/ … I am tempted to go back and try again lol. In person though…they were both very pretty 🙂
I asked to look at both rings thinking they were both diamonds…and then he dropped the ball and told me one was a moissanite. Super excited to see one in person. lol
Post # 9
I guessed correct. The moissanite is flatter and looks like there is a hole in it/through it.
ETA: It’s probably not something everyone would think about though when they see a ring, especially when it’s not compared to another ring. They look pretty similar.
Post # 10
@SoupyCat: They tell you at the end of the video by the way. Don’t know if everyone knew that…
Post # 11
@SoupyCat: Oh, seriously? I may have tried to watch the entire video then!
Post # 12
I based my vote on the photograph since I didn’t watch the video. They are both pretty and it’s very hard to tell. My guess, though, is with the stone on the right. Because the moissanite that I have seems to be less “chunky” than a diamond – meaning that the crown(?) seems noticeably thinner than most diamonds.
Post # 13
I picked before watching the video and was correct. The moissy has “more fire” to it.
Post # 15
I guessed the one on the right was a moissy only because it shows more color and it looked smaller than the one on the left. The last time I was in a pawn shop, that place was colorful and moissanite’s color reflects its surroundings. I can normally tell by the cut, but it’s not obvious in this picture.
Post # 16
To someone who is not used to looking at diamonds or who doesn’t own a well-cut diamond themselves, the two stones may look identical.
However, the cut of the moissanite gives it away. Moissanite stones are typically not cut like a diamond. A diamond will usually have a distinct ‘star shape’ when you look into the center. Whereas, the moissanite (in the picture) has a rather undistinct dark shape in the center of the stone (darker splotch). You can even tell that there is a strange darkness in the center of the moissanite in the video – towards the end of the video.
If you could get a moissanite that was cut like a diamond, I would think that it would look much more similar to a diamond. However, at this point in the trade, they don’t seem to grade Moissanites based on their quality of cuts.
If you do decide to get a Moissanite, there is a risk that some people may think that you either have a) a poor cut diamond or b) a Moissanite/similar looking stone
At this point -If I was trying to choose between a larger Moissanite or a smaller, well-cut diamond, I would choose a smaller, well-cut diamond.