(Closed) Moissy Girls, I need your help!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t have a moissy but my bestfriend does, and it definitely looks different than a diamond. It’s waaaay more sparkly and the tint is sort of gray in some lights. Really pretty though!

Post # 4
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4330 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Amora Enhanced will not look grey in any lighting, so that is a benefit to it.  The Amora Gem will be even better though, so I would wait for that.  As for convincing him, I would just order a loose stone and let him see for himself, with no pressure.  Or order yourself some moissy/Amora earrings, and see what he thinks.  If you don’t tell him what you are doing you will probably fool him…and then you proved your own point.  😉

Post # 5
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Nobody has ever realized that my ring is a moissy, with the exception of the guy at the jewelry repair shop I took it to get it soldered to my wedding ring.  Unless you have friends that really really know diamonds, thats not an immediate risk.  Also feel free to explain to people what it really is, from my experience they find it really interesting if nothing else.

Post # 6
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3227 posts
Sugar bee

@Helloemi:  I can definitely tell the difference in person and in pictures… It stands on it’s own as a unique gem. It is very pretty. 

Post # 7
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451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have an unenhanced moissy, but it’s super white. EVERYONE thinks it’s a diamond when they look at it, but I am quick to say it’s moissy because I love moissanite itself. Generally they are shocked and want to know more about it. I think my aunt even tagged a picture of my proposal on FB and said something like “look at that diamond”

I’d post a pic, but my uploader isn’t working 🙁

Post # 8
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886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Everyone’s always assumed my 1 carat unenhanced moissy is a diamond as well. (But I usually tell them otherwise.) We saved a ton of money. It’ll last a lifetime. It’s gorgeous in its own right. You really can’t go wrong with it *except* if deep down you really do want a diamond but feel like you’re settling somehow. There are people who just have to have a diamond period. Other than that, send your SO here to read more about it. Also Better Than Diamond forums is another really helpful resource to educate you on moissy. And now, here’s some gratuitous moissy porn:

 

 

Post # 10
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4330 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Most people do not spend the same amount of time looking at rings as we do, so 99% of people will hinestly not be able to tell.  They see a white stone and assume diamond.  You can thank DeBeers, as their intense marketing has pretty much made everyone in North America assume all white stones are diamonds.  🙂  I agree moissy looks different, but I spend hours upon hours looking at rings and jewelry…that is not really normal, lol.

Post # 11
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3452 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Most people aren’t going to know it’s not a diamond.  Have you checked out the forums at betterthandiamond.com?  There are some threads there that have diamonds and moissanite side by side.

Here’s some:

http://betterthandiamond.com/discussion/ubbthreads.php/topics/625199/1

http://betterthandiamond.com/discussion/ubbthreads.php/topics/740549/1

http://betterthandiamond.com/discussion/ubbthreads.php/topics/601029/2

http://betterthandiamond.com/discussion/ubbthreads.php/topics/650421/all/Pics_of_Asha_vs_Diamond_vs_Win

Post # 12
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949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Helloemi:  Like some others who have commented, I have a 1 ct equivalent in enhanced moissy. No one has ever gone “oh, that’s not a diamond, is it?”, even some women I know who give the impression of being pretty into diamonds. (I’m open about it being moissanite when that discussion is appropriate.) As for what he thinks you want…all I can say to that is, have an honest conversation about it, ask him why he thinks that, tell him why you want moissanite and not diamond if that’s what you want.

Post # 14
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886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsBlueSeptember:  Thanks for the post! That was interesting!

Current moissanite can’t be truly cut in hearts and arrows because of the double refraction (how it reflects light). My ring can sometimes look similar to an H&A cut when viewed directly from above. But if you compare it with a true H&A stone, it doesn’t ever quite get there. But I didn’t even know about the whole H&A thing when I first got engaged. Heck, they weren’t even selling Amora when I first got engaged. Just know that Amora Gem won’t be available in the US until 2015 I think. So if you’re planning on marriage before then, you will either have to upgrade in the future, or “settle” for regular Amora. I think the reason why Amora Gem can be cut in H&A is because it has a slightly different crystal structure from the moissanite out there today so it doesn’t have double refraction. I think my stone was handpicked by our jeweler to be cut well since the ring was custom designed by my husband. I’m not sure any other ladies here notice an H&A-like pattern in their moissy. Any others?

Post # 15
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131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a 1ct equivalent unenhanced OEC and I love it. It shows warmth in overcast conditions, but I would expect any L-M coloured stone to do that. It DID take some convincing as far as the whole Diamond VS Moissy debate is concerned.  When I brought it up my Fiance felt weird and like it wasn’t going ot be a true ‘engagement ring’. I then told him about how the diamond industry was influenced by adds in the 50’s and 60’s, how silly it is that diamonds are as expensive as they are, etc. Eventually he came around and he is very happy with his purchase.  People assume it’s a diamond because that’s what we as consumers have some to understand-engagement rings=diamonds. I don’t HATE diamonds, but they are expensive for something so little.  The idea that people die for no reason in the diamond industry also swayed my decision of wanting moissy.  I love sparkle and white stones, and since moissy has more sparkle it was a win win!

Keep us updated!

Post # 16
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Helloemi:  Your fiance sounds exactly like my husband. It took like 2 months to convince him that YES I really wanted a moissanite, and NO I wasn’t going to accuse him of cheaping out because he didn’t buy me a diamond. 

Not a single soul has ever asked if it wasn’t a diamond. I’ve told the people in my daily life that it’s a moissanite because I think the story behind it is cool, but yeah if a total stranger says “What a pretty diamond”, I just say thanks. As for people thinking he’s cheap, hell most people slapped my husband on the back and complimented him on finding a woman that didn’t want him to spend money on a diamond. Two of my guy friends have now proposed with moissanites in the last year and their girls love them. I have an enhanced 1ct equivalent (amora wasn’t around when we were ring shopping) and it’s just beautiful, a little warm in certain lightings, but I think it gives it some character!

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