Hung out with friends the other night and one had a gorgeous solitaire. I kept trying to steal glances and it was very white and sparkly, guessing it was at least a 2 ct stone. in online pics I can spot a moissy among diamonds. But I don’t know anyone In my social circle that have purchased one so I assumed it was a diamond since I couldn’t really look at it closely. But at the restaurant we were at it exploded into disco ball like fire. Our other friends have large 1.5+ ct stones and they have lovely fire in the right light but NOTHING like this. Made me wonder if it was a moissy. I’ve heard about moissy fire but I’ve never seen a pic or video that could really capture it. Is there a chance that that is what it was? A moissy? I’m thinking about ordering one out of curiosity and research for a future project but I’d like to know if the moissy ladies can confirm what their fire is like.
Some people say they can tell, but unless you have experience with seeing the differences for sure, it’s impossible to say. I say go to a jewelry store that stocks moissanite or order a loose stone online to make sure you like moissanite. Also, moissanites are not all identical, so not every stone will have exactly the same fire and sparkle.
I don’t really know enough about moisanite, but I have an ideal cut/symmetry/polish hearts and arrows diamond and let me tell you in certain stores and resturants my diamond looks insane! And it has a ton of fire and sparkle that can be quite colorful depending on the lighting. Olive Garden and Walmart seem to have the most fun lighting for me to far.
Although it’s hard to describe the difference in words, I would suggest thinking about the nature of the flashes. Was it more like a lot of pinpoints or larger, broader flashes? Were there a lot of bright white flashes?
Rainbow pinpoints (often many at once) suggest moissanite, larger broader flashes including both colors and pure white flashes suggests well-cut diamond.