Moissanites and Rainbow Lights

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Bumble bee

My moissanite really doesn’t have much of the rainbow sparkle. It’s mostly white sparkle. But it’s also cut differently than Charles and Colvard stones. It’s a Crushed Ice oval Harro Gem moissanite. Definitely never looks dull and I don’t regret my choice one bit! 

Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Park Winters, Winters, CA

Here’s mine in several differnt lights if it helps you decide. On the lower right my stone appears pink because it is in front of a red wall in my livingroom. I love that aspect of moissy! I chose moissanite for it’s own properties, so a diamond was never in my sights, but I have several already in other jewelry. I have to say my moissy is my favorite. 

I think other posters are right when they say us on the bee may be more adept at telling the difference between moissy and diamonds, as I feel I can distinguish them as well due to comparing them side by side quite a lot. I might be a little obsessive. 😂

Good luck on your decision! Just make sure you get what you truly love, be that a diamond, moissanite, or other stone. ❤️

 

 

 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

collegebee :  Oh wow! Makes me feel like I need to take a photo or two of my ring that aren’t old. But my hands are hideously ugly so that usually stops me lol. I freaking love my ring. I love the way it lights up my car and the way it shines in low light. I never think about it not being a diamond because I am just so damn happy it is what it is. Sometimes I think the chunky facets of the ACC affect the way it sparkles vs other moissanites, so if you do decide to go the moissy route maybe an antique cut would work well for you. And as far as the angry Bees on here, why the hell would I care about the opinions of internet strangers? I know they love to hate everything about it and think anybody who buys a moissy is somehow a terrible person.  But whatever. The internet isn’t real life haha. I tell everyone it’s a moissy and if they judge me, I throat punch them. Mentally at least 😉 I guess I never had the whole concept of an engagement ring all built up in my head, so this shiny rock and piece of metal is pretty awesome, but it isn’t some testament to who I am as a person or my worth or anything. It’s a damn pretty sparkly rock. Here is my favorite photo of it, without my old lady witch hands

Post # 19
Hostess
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

collegebee :  Oh wow! Makes me feel like I need to take a photo or two of my ring that aren’t old. But my hands are hideously ugly so that usually stops me lol. I freaking love my ring. I love the way it lights up my car and the way it shines in low light. I never think about it not being a diamond because I am just so damn happy it is what it is. Sometimes I think the chunky facets of the ACC affect the way it sparkles vs other moissanites, so if you do decide to go the moissy route maybe an antique cut would work well for you. And as far as the angry Bees on here, why in the world would you care about the opinions of internet strangers? I know they love to hate everything about it and think anybody who buys a moissy is somehow a terrible person.  But whatever. The internet isn’t real life haha. I tell everyone it’s a moissy and if they judge me, I throat punch them. Mentally at least 😉 I guess I never had the whole concept of an engagement ring all built up in my head, so this shiny rock and piece of metal is pretty awesome, but it isn’t some testament to who I am as a person or my worth or anything. It’s a damn pretty sparkly rock. Here is my favorite photo of it, without my old lady witch hands

Post # 19
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Helper bee

bumblebug :  Yep! Fiance and I were at the movies (had been engaged for only a short time) and an older lady grabbed my hand and her and her daughter ooohed and ahhhhed over it.

And then the first time I went to the grocery store after being engaged, two different people grabbed my hand and complimented my ring.

It was super uncomfortable and I was caught off-guard. I kick myself for not saying something.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

mrsbarack :  Oh man, that sounds horrible. I have a thing about being touched or having my personal space invaded. That would have freaked me out so much. I’m sorry people are rude.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I have a moissanite and I really hardly ever notice the rainbow sparkles — but when I do, I admire how pretty they are! Generally it just looks like a white, sparkly stone.

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Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

nalastardust :  That looks more like a diamond than my own E colored excellent cut round diamond!  And those claw prongs… so beautiful! 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Love love love moissanite.   Mine is a H&A cut F1 from moissaniteco.   I also have old classic moissanite that dates back to around 2001 and it has never gotten dull or changed at all.  The band is diamond and they look great together. Dry old hands!

Post # 25
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Blushing bee

Yes very rainbowy and I wear a diamond solitaire as a RHR which sparkles white. It’s really obvious but if you like rainbow colors then it’s a good thing. CZ flashes rainbow too i think, so there’s that to consider possibly 

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

 Here’s a few pics of my 6.5mm hearts & arrows moissanite. I LOVE it. Like others have said it’s usually bright white and sparkles white. It does get the crazy disco ball look going in some lighting, but I’ve compared it to my friends similar sized ideal cut diamond in that lighting and it was just a smidge more rainbow sparkle, not necessarily noticeable if you aren’t looking for it. She thought I was messing with her when I tried to explain mine wasn’t a diamond and her dads a jeweler. I can always pick out the round brilliant moissanites in pictures, but I think the hearts and arrows cut is a bit more “diamond like.”

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

collegebee :  I have a 6mm OEC (old European Cut) moissy. I love it. Because of the cut, it is sparkly but never ever disco ball like sparkly, if that assures you. 

Stick with some deep cuts (like ACC and OEC) like desertgypsy  said and I think you’ll find they don’t have the kind of reflection. The chunky facets look really diamond like in my absolutely inexperienced opinion and are super lovely. 

here is a pic of my wee one on my decrepit and dry hands. (Me and desertgypsy  are “dermatologically” challenged, lol) 

Here at the height of “color weirdness” under certain conditions. 

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and here looking like it usually looks

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Post # 28
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Helper bee

Its funny, my sister-in-laws ring is 5 round diamonds. The center diamond is .9 carat and the other 4 are .7 carats. it rainbow sparkles like crazy. I have never seen a moissanite in person, so because of the women on here always talking about the “rainbows” I wondered if her ring was moissanite because I have never seen a diamond that sparkled rainbows as much as her ring. So i asked her about it. Turns out the center diamond is a family diamond, her uncle cuts stones and he matched the 4 smaller ones to the larger heirloom stone that his grandfather cut. She’s so proud of the fire and how much it throws rainbows. She actually showed me the GIA certificate because she had the whole thing certified. So, a real diamond can in fact sparkle rainbows too. All the women on here that jaded me into thinking only moissanites sparkle rainbows killed me! LOL! A well cut diamond will do it too.

So, I have only had diamonds and I haven’t seen a moissanite next to a diamond to know if I would tell a difference, but I do question all the people who say “I can tell immediately just from a glance” because I think a really well cut diamond with a lot of fire can sparkle rainbows too based on my experience seeing her ring. I have no idea if I would be able to tell a difference or not, and the reality is – I DON’T CARE. I don’t care if someone else has a diamond or a moissanite or sapphire or no ring or a smaller ring or bigger ring or a ‘real ring’ or a ‘fake ring’ or a fake they pass off as real. I only care about what I have, what I like and I seriously could not care less what anyone else has or thinks of me or my ring.

I only bring this up because I totally thought my sister in law had a moissanite based on the ladies description of the rainbow thing but she actually has a diamond, so it makes me wonder if any other ladies like me now think firey actual diamonds are moissanite because of weddingbee.

So, if you want a diamond, get a diamond. If you want moissanite get moissanite, but just get what you want and who cares what anyone else thinks. 

 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I am no expert, but I did look at moissanite when we were first talking engagement rings. I’ve heard a lot of people say really good things about an Amora stone instead of moissy or diamond. You might want to check that out. I ultimately went with a pink sapphire (I was actually between that and a pink moissy. A pink diamond was out of the question – way too much money.)

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