Post # 1
I have not been able to find out the answer for this question on this board or on BetterThanADiamond.com boards.
I heard just recently now that Moissys need the extra attention to be kept clean. If for example you use lotion while you have your ring on, it will not shine at all. Whereas if you did the same thing with a diamond, the diamond will still shine through because of its ‘properties’.
My first reaction to this was…. wtf!? I thought since Moissy’s have double refraction, they will have a better chance at shining than a diamond in this particular scenario.
But I am just speculating. Only you can answer this question who has a moissy or has both a diamond and a moissy.
Just an FYI, I don’t lather up with lotion with my rings on anyway but I am very curious about this statement. (Yes, I am still planning to get a moissy wedding ring.)
Post # 3
Actually, I have heard the exact opposite. Moissanite doesn’t need to be cleaned as often as diamond in the sense that it keeps it’s sparkle even while a little dirty, while diamonds tend to attract grime and loose their sparkle a lot when dirty until being cleaned again.
When moissaniteco.com’s live chat is up today, I’ll ask them about this and get back to you.
Post # 4
Okay so I asked about this on moissaniteco.com’s live chat and this is the answer I got:
“Any gemstone will sparkle less if it gets dirty, just like any window that gets dirty is harder to see through.
What they were probably referring to was the fact that a CZ, for example, has a lower refractive index than a diamond. When a CZ gets dirty at all, it kind of goes dead as far as the sparkle is concerned. Moissanite has a higher refractive index than even a diamond, which means high brilliance and fire. Therefore it doesn’t need to be kept 100% clean to sparkle, but a clean stone will always sparkle more than a dirtier one.”
Post # 5
Thanks so much! I am so stupid…. I was JUSSSSSSST on the chat with them too about purchasing a ring and I did not ask this question. I am unbeliveable! Thank you for asking for me.
Looks like I will go ahead with my purchase of a moissy. Unfortunately 3.5mm stones are not enhanced and the setting I want has 2 of those for sure. (On the sides.) Grr! I will look around a bit more just in case I like something else.
Post # 6
At only 3.5mm, you probably won’t see any color in them at all anyway. 🙂 The enhancing is only really necessary for large stones or fancy cuts.
Post # 7
i think I read that it’s the silicon in Moissanite that keeps them from needing to be cleaned as often as a diamond- something about silicon’s properties keep moissanite from attracting dust, debris etc.
Post # 8
ive worn moissy earrings for almost five years–i never take them off even in the shower. they still sparkle a lot, especially in the light. i recently did take them off and brushed them with a toothbrush and they were beautiful, like new. 🙂