(Closed) Moissy ladies!! Answer me this….

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

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 # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Busy bee

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. 🙂

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