Moissy Moissy Moissy-Questions about your Moissanite (And post pictures!!)

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Post # 19
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Bumble bee

1.  I have 5 moissies, four are set into rings, and I’m saving/shopping for the last setting.  The shapes are cushion, 3 rounds and an emerald.  I live where we have extremely hard water and have not had the stain issue.  All my moissies are classic as far as I know.  I do however keep my rings clean all the time.  So if build up is what causes it, it never has had the chance.

2.  None of my rings have been chipped or cracked or scratched at all.

3.  No, never look glass like to me, but again mine are classic so I do think that may affect it.  If ever I wonder, just holding them next to CZ definately shows they are not glass-like.

skipping to 8: I don’t think you will have any trouble with that size you’re looking to get.  Also, the colors you’re looking at are so much whiter than classic that you’ll probably never notice any yellowish/creamish colors.

9.  I don’t regret it all.  Moissy came along during the 20 years of my marriage where I was not looking at jewelry for myself.  When our 20th came around I decided I’d like to have a new sparkly.  Shocked at what the prices were in diamond of what I liked, coming here to the Bee by accident, I discovered moissy.  Never looked back.  Would not drop that kind of money on diamond based on our financials.  That is to say, if we came into enough money I would, but not at this time.

Moissy allowed me to have large stones, 3 of them at 1.5 ct equiv., one at .50 and one at .84.  Three of my moissies are from India and are gorgeous.  I got one dud out of four, so tickled.  That dud is not counted here (so really, 6 stones but the dud was so awful I trashed it).

The ONLY thing I don’t like – I got my main rings in spring of last year and where I live the light is very bright, intense and almost zero cloudy days for about 8 months.  So the yellow tint to my older classic stones became evident to me only during the fall/winter.  I don’t like it and will be purchasing more white stones in the future.

I love the rainbow flashes of moissy too, like LOVE them.  My diamonds sparkle clear white flashes, there is a difference but it’s one I love.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee

I had the mystery stains on my moissanite. It drove me nuts, I even made a post about it. I asked C&C for a sunshine cloth and they wouldn’t send me one because I didn’t buy directly from them, and MossianiteCo (where I bought the ring) wouldn’t send me one either because I live outside the USA I guess. So after a lot of researching I bought silver polish from Amazon for £7 and NO MORE STAINS ๐Ÿ™‚ To be fair Chris from MoCo did mention that I could try silver polish, so they weren’t totally unhelpful. 

FB is more yellow as I undestand it, like visibly yellow. Forever One original is totally colourless and has a undiamond like cut that maximises fire and brilliance. The new H&A cut looks like a diamond but is less sparkly. I’ve heard F1 now comes in near colourless as well. 

I banged my ring alot and no damage. No regrets, I’m so happy I didn’t buy a diamond!

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

“Harro gem- anyone have one? Do you love it? What’s your experience? Any advice on that versus forever one/C&C/moissyco?”

C&C cuts the Moissanites to maximize the fire and brilliance of the stone.  “Harro Gem” Moissanite and other Chinese cut Moissanites aren’t adjusting the cut for the Moissanite crystal, and as a result what you get, when compared to the C&C Moissanite, is a stone with drastically less sparkle. 

LaurenBJewelry just posted a couple of videos today comparing C&C stones from Moissanites cut from the same source as Harro, and the oval looks downright lifeless in comparison (and consider its under a spot light too).  Not to mention the bowtie.  The posted a video of a ring as well with a the ‘crushed ice’ oval and its look chalky and opaque. 

https://www.instagram.com/laurenbjewelry/

There is a reason C&C cuts Moissanites the way they do.  Its not that they can’t do the crushed ice look, its that it doesn’t work well with Moissanite.  Amora Gem tried to do the same and their oval and radiant were discontinued almost as quickly as they were introduced.

Just my 2 cents

Post # 22
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Blushing bee

elbee723 :  

  • Stain? I haven’t had the dreaded stain but I do baby mine a little.  I try not to get really chemically things on it like hair products, certain soaps, lotion, whatever.  I’m not super strict about it but I do try, lol. And if I do get something on it, I clean it with the cloth right away! I mostly just love how shiny it is after๐Ÿ˜
  • Does your moissy really feel “as strong as a diamond”? It does!! If feels very durable and I don’t worry about whacking the stone on accident.  I worry more about the setting just bc it’s very delicate but the stone holds its own!
  • Do you ever feel like your moissy looks like a “fake?” No, but I know what you mean… I think some of the larger ones can look a little overwhelming or chintzy, but I still think they’re beautiful. Not knocking them at all! If you can pull it off, go for it!  Mine is 1.5 carat equivalent and I don’t think I’d be comfortable going much bigger.  To me it’s never looked fake or too much.. the stones are so stunning! Sometimes they don’t look like a diamond, it just looks like a crazy gorgeous stone, but I’m okay with that!
  • Harro gem- anyone have one? Do you love it? What’s your experience? Any advice on that versus forever one/C&C/moissyco? – No experience with Harro gem but I’d love to see one in person. Mine is from C&C through our designer.  I wanted the Forever One and she advertised Forever Brilliant in her design, so I asked for the upgrade, but it came with the certificate of authenticity and all that. 
  • Forever one versus forever brilliant? What’s the biggest difference? – Color, I believe. To me, the FB was markedly more yellow. In some lights I love the warmth but when it crosses to yellow, I’m not a fan. I ended up going with the F1 because I didn’t want to risk it looking yellow. Plus my skin is olive and moissy is kind of moody in the way that it can pick up light and color around it sometimes. Both are great though.
  • Forever one near colorless versus forever one colorless? Is there a real color difference? – Not sure about this one! I didn’t know there were different F1’s. Mine is DEF colorless. 
  • Forever one versus hearts and arrows? What’s the biggest difference here? Is it just a different cut but the same clairty/color? – No experience with H&A
  • My absolute dream ring is a 0.6-1.0 carat solitaire in a 2mm yellow gold setting. With that size/gold choice what would the best stone be? I don’t mind a little warmth, and in fact prefer a little warmth over some moissy pictures I’ve seen that look so icy white they’re almost blue/grey, but I have also seen pictures of moissy where they look yellow, and would like to avoid that, too. – This sounds beautiful and I think that’s a great size! It definitely wouldn’t look fake in any way… the sizes in that range (in my opinion) don’t throw off the rainbows that the bigger sizes do. Mine surprisingly only looks icy in certain dim lighting. Not always.  But my cousin’s diamond does the same thing. I think every stone has it’s own personality!
  • Do you regret getting a moissy? Why? – Lawd no!!! I love mine!!! I stare at it all the time… so much so that my friends pick on me about it, lol.  I have been proud to tell people about moissanite if it comes up, & I love that it’s more unique & ethical than diamonds. I also feel good about the price point. My Fiance is an electrical engineer makes good money and could have afforded a nice diamond. In fact we went to a couple diamond places, had one picked out, etc, and when I heard the price, I grabbed his hand and we walked out. I would have felt guilty walking out with something that expensive. I’m not judging anyone in any way that does have a huge diamond, I just wasn’t personally comfortable with that much responsibility. I absolutely love my moissy!

Here are some pics in diff lighting:

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Post # 23
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Blushing bee

msdenise123 :  The Harro oval did look more diamond-like just because it lacked fire (I love the fire of moissanites, but that bowtie was so distracting!  Your comment was very informative about the cuts.. I didn’t know all that!

desertgypsy :  I LOVE your ring. That champagne color is so gorgeous!!!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee

elbee723 :  Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€ I love it too! I decided to go with a bezel because of how practical it is, actually! I love the look of prongs, but I really wanted something low profile and secure. I wanted a ring that would be comfortable to wear every day for my entire life – whether that means putting my hands in my pockets, mittens in the winter, or playing outside with my future kids, etc.

My friend has a 3 stone ring set in prongs, and she would complain to me all the time about how it snags on her sweaters, scarves, sits high on her hand and in general isn’t that comfortable, so she stopped wearing it. I really didn’t want that!

I love how it looks aesthetically, though. I think it’s really sleek and classic!  ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 25
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Hey! I just recieved my ring from MoissaniteCo this week and it might be similar to what you’re thinking about. 

I chose a 6.5mm (1 carat) hearts and arrows colorless stone and set it in their two toned ENG 354 solitaire. 

I love it! I had to laugh… it looks EXACTLY like my diamond, just bigger and a little less color if you take a picture of the two side by side (can’t tell by just looking). I chose moissy because I decided I wanted a slightly larger stone (my diamond was .5 carats) and I couldn’t justify spending 5k+ to upgrade. 750$ later, I have a ring I love. Anyone who hates on this new H&A moissy is just upset that they spent too much on a diamond ; )

 

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Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Friendship Plaza

1. Nope, never a problem!

2. Also never a problem ๐Ÿ™‚

3. No. I appreciate the beauty of the stone itself anyway, so I’m not really thinking about ‘what it looks like’. It’s also an OEC, so I know it looks a bit different from other stones anyway. That antique cut and its vintage setting give it a different vibe as it is.

4 -8. I bought mine before some of those came out and/or wasn’t interested in a FB. I like the warmth of my stone – the classic, for my preference, fits better for an antique cut. If I were to get an entirely different kind of look/cut/moissy, I might go for Hearts and Arrows, though – it really it just your preference! You clearly have a lot of feedback and research now to make an informed decision!

9. No freaking way! 10/10 would do all over again and plan to, for funsies!

(For stats, my ring is a 2 ct, OEC forever classic white gold in a vintage Edwardian setting, size 7).

 

Post # 27
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Worker bee
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Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

 

  • I feel like every so often a thread pops up along the lines of “my moissy is developing mystery stains and IDK why. Help!!” Has this actually happened to you/anyone you know? How easy was it to resolve- or was the stone just ruined? 

Nope. I don’t wear it all the time though (when I do wear it – my F1 moissy set is a wedding set I only sometimes wear). I also NEVER wash the dishes with it, shower, or sleep with it. I also take off my rings to put on lotino, etc. 

  • Does your moissy really feel “as strong as a diamond”? (I know they technically aren’t but from what I can tell the strength difference is so minute you can’t really tell unless you’re scratching your moissy with a diamond- is this true?) Has anyone managed to damage their moissy?

I’m pretty clumsy and it feels sturdy to me. We opted for a six prong to make it more secure. 

  • Do you ever feel like your moissy looks like a “fake?” (I don’t mean a fake diamond- I don’t really care that much if people “can tell my stone isn’t really a diamond!!!” I’m concerned more about some moissy pictures I’ve seen on insta in which the stone looks like straight glass. Has anyone experienced this?

I wouldn’t say that it looks like a “fake” but it is rainbowy in some lights and also quite white in other lights. I would say that it draws a little bit of attention (just looks – but not in a bad way, more like a, ‘huh that’s a big stone’ kind of way). In my area 1.5 + is a bit big and mine is a 1.5 equivalent.  

  • Forever one versus forever brilliant? What’s the biggest difference?

Forever One is enhanced so that it is more colorless on the diamond color scale.

  • My absolute dream ring is a 0.6-1.0 carat solitaire in a 2mm yellow gold setting. With that size/gold choice what would the best stone be? I don’t mind a little warmth, and in fact prefer a little warmth over some moissy pictures I’ve seen that look so icy white they’re almost blue/grey, but I have also seen pictures of moissy where they look yellow, and would like to avoid that, too. 

Check out my picture of my moissy – it’s in a yellow gold setting. I personally like the contrast. 

  • Do you regret getting a moissy? Why? 

Nope! It’s great for when my diamond rings are at the jewelers or when I feel like wearing a larger stone/solitaire. 

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Post # 29
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Worker bee

elbee723 :  Hi Bee! Not sure if you’ve gotten your new moissy yet, but here’s a preface before answering your questions,

-My ring size is 4.5.

-My e-ring is a 1.3 I color diamond, SI1, 6 prong platinum setting.

-Also own 8.5mm Forever One moissy that I wear in place of the e-ring because I like the bigger stone look. Check out the diamond vs moissy here: https://vimeo.com/215917585

-Just received a 11×8 loose stone, Oval crushed ice, from Harro Gem yesterday, see vid here: https://vimeo.com/215785961

-I am extremely picky about my moissy looking like a diamond; I’m constantly polishing it and evaluating it in all sorts of light. Instead of asking the hubs if clothes make my butt look big, I ask if lighting makes my moissy look “real.”

  1. Stains – I’ve had mine for about 6 months and I do not see any stains on it. I also have an ultra sonic cleaner that I throw my precious stones in weekly, and scrub with a child’s soft toothbrush.
  2. Strength of a diamond? – I can’t really tell. I banged it pretty hard against my office desk by accident, and it scraped some black residue off the desk. But the moissy was fine, so I guess it could take a good beating. 
  3. Look “fake?” The F1, sometimes yes. Especially inside Target. Don’t know what the heck is going on in the lighting there, but my F1 gets very opaque and gives off all sorts of color other than white there. Or sometimes it looks way too clear. But to be fair, my diamond doesn’t look the greatest in there either–but it doesn’t give off the rainbow sparkles. Haven’t taken the oval in yet.
  4. Harro gem – So I’ve barely had this loose stone for a day, but I love it so much already. I take a bunch of videos, pics, just stare at it in its tiny plastic container. This to me looks very diamond like–more so than my F1. I sent pics and vids to my jeweler, and he said he looks pretty darn good. I’m going in person to see him on Friday so he can give a better evaluation. I purchased my off etsy, @mymoissanite, and there’s a 5% restocking fee should you want to return. Something I thought was worth trying since I won’t be getting an upgrade for a “while.”
  5. Forever one versus forever brilliant? – I haven’t seen them both in person, but I understand the difference is colorless vs near colorless. This is just a matter of preference. I prefer colorless. It does look a little warm in its gold setting though.
  6. Forever one versus hearts and arrows? It’s the type of cut; the “arrows’ are a lot more apparent in an h&a cut, which might make it look like it has better clarity. brilliant cut has a lot more sparkles. The actual clarity/color is the same as each other.
  7. My absolute dream ring is a 0.6-1.0 carat solitaire in a 2mm yellow gold setting. With that size/gold choice what would the best stone be? –This is all up to you, fellow bee! You can check out my 8.5mm (2.2 carat equiv) here: https://vimeo.com/215894203 It’s also in a gold setting, with 1.5mm band. Looking to sell this if you (or anyone else!) is interested.
  8. Do you regret getting a moissy? No–it’s so inexpensive and looks amaaazing! I would definitely do my research. I jumped the gun w/ getting the big round because it was the most “diamond like” at the time. The oval crushed ice cuts are very new–I would’ve gotten that originally had it been around. Whatever you’re interested in, make sure the jeweler showed you multiple vids/pics in all sorts of setting, if you aren’t able to see it in person.

Let me know if there’s anything else I can answer for you! ๐Ÿ˜€

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