(Closed) Moissy rings..

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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2586 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moissanite

 

they are not “cheap”,  only cheap by comparison to diamonds.

 

And they are only “fake” if you decide to pass it off as something its not.

Post # 4
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971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 

I will try to refrence each of your questions but please feel free to PM me, I adore my moissy and am all about helping ladies with questions out.

 

Price- As the PP said, they are not cheap, only cheap by comparison to diamond, my moissy is a smidge over a carat not sure the exact specs but we saved several hundred dollars or maybe more by going moissy.

 

Sparkle- they have doublt the refraction of a diamond, they have a tremendous brilliance about them that really gets them noticed, but honestly it is not so much so that people are like wow who bought you that disco ball and why are you wearing it as an engagement ring. I had concerns about this too before I got my moissy they are not sold anywhere in my state, so my Fiance got my moissy online, neither of us having seen a moissy in person, was a gamble, but couldn’t be more pleased. I get a compliment on my ring at least once a week

 

Durability- As you probably know diamonds are the hardest stone you can get, you can only cut diamond with diamond on the Mohs hardness scale a diamond is a 10 and a moissy is a 9.25 for compairison a CZ is an 8.25 an amethyst is a 7. This is important to know because the lower you go on the scale the greater the chance of scrathing your stone. I originally wanted an opal ering, but opal is a soft stone approx. a 6.5 and I wanted my stone to be for life. For a testimonal I am INSANELY hard on my jewerly especially rings, and my moissy looks brand new, no scuffs or scratches.

 

What the heck is Moissanite?? – I went through this too. Ok, it is a naturally occuring stone, it just does not occur naturally on earth. It occurs naturally in meterorites (which I find insanely cool just sayin) It was discovered and studied, and it was found that they could be made. So if you get a moissy you should know

1. it is a real stone, not a simulant. it’s got the same “DNA” as a floatin’ on a meteor moissanite. whereas CZ is a diamond simulant, not the same “DNA” as a diamond

2. but it was not harvested off in space somewhere, as cool as that would be, i’m sure that would run the price way up. lol anyway, it is manmade in a lab, but it is no less a real moissanite, than dolly the cloned sheep was a real sheep. 

They are popular I think for all the above reasons, they are more affordable than diamond while maintaining a traditional look and feel. They are durable like diamond, and they are stunning.

my fiance & I researched moissy for well over a year before he bought my ring so learn learn learn till you are comfortable no matter what stone you choose!

Good luck in your search for the perfect ering for you and the love of your life. Go with your good sense and your heart! It’s your engagment ring and only you and your hubby to be can be the judge of what is best for you!

 

Feel free to PM me, and also this site has some good info.http://www.4facets.com/moissanite.html

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes, moissanite is a real gem, not fake.  They aren’t cheap, but they cost thousands less than diamonds. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@ames12708:  I would say you saved thousands, not just several hundred, on choosing a 1ct equivalent over a 1ct diamond (assuming the diamond you are comparing too was not of very poor quality.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Also, in terms of durability, moissanite is only slightly lower on Mohs scale (hardness tested by scratching) but they have a better ressistance to heat (if you heat a diamond it will basically turn to coal and burn to nothing, moissanite can withstand temperatures over 2000 F – housefire, extreme setting conditions…) and greater toughness (resistance to chipping, cracking).

And as a bonus it is also less prone to accumulating dirt on the surface (oils, chemicals from detergents and so on) – its attraction to dirt/oil is low, diamond’s is moderate – diamonds get dirty quicker.

I reccomend this site to read more/confirm what we have shared with you 😉

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@RayKay:  Yeah, I stayed out of it once I knew the time was coming I have no clue how much the ring cost. =]

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