(Closed) Negatives of moisanite?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 77
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

The negatives to moissanite are:

1) They can be yellow or even greenish tinged, especially for fancy cuts (marquis, oval, ect) or at larger sizes (over 1ct). 

2) They are almost as hard, but not quite as hard as a diamond. That said, moissy is actually tougher than diamond (less likely to crack).

3) They are not diamonds, therefore they do not have the prestigue diamonds have. The “Diamond Standard” and all that jazz. There is still a lot of stigma about having a “fake diamond”.

Diamond and all it’s alternatives all have pros and cons. It’s up to each person to weigh the pros and cons themselves to determine what is best for them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 78
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@EffieTrinket: I REALLY wanted a blue moissy for my e-ring, I am so sad that they don’t make them anymore!!!! ๐Ÿ™

Also, before I bought my moissanite I also went to a store and saw them in person. The ones I saw in person were definitely more yellow than mine is. Now, mine is enhanced but I have also heard that moissanite’s color has improved a lot in the last 5 years, so moissy that is older than that looks a lot more yellow than today’s stuff.

Post # 79
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@noenyu:  

you can get blue lab-created diamonds, but I believe they are $$$$$$$

or at least the one I was looking at was! maybe they’re not all expensive. there are also many different shades of blue sapphire, and I think the lab created version of those may be very affordable. but they won’t have the fire of moissanite, if that’s what you were looking for. still really pretty though!

Post # 80
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Garden of the Gods

I also wanted a blue moissy, but since they weren’t available, opted for the green. I would guess that there will be blue available at some point in the future.

When that happens, I’m SO getting one. ๐Ÿ™‚

I know they’re offering canary yellow and pinks right now, too. I checked and checked even to buy a used blue, but to no avail!

Thanks for all of the compliments on my ring…I am in love with it. Moissanite Co. had so many gorgeous settings I’m still wondering if I chose the right one! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 81
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Garden of the Gods

Also, I’ve heard that Charles and Colvard doesn’t warranty the “enhanced” moissy. Do you know if this is true?

Post # 82
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@latentsmile: That is true, because they do not make enhanced moissanite. Moissanite & Co. is currently the only company that offers the enhanced stones and they have them enhanced at another company themselves, so that voids Charles and Colvard’s warranty. Therefore, they are only covered under moissanite & Co.’s warranty.

Post # 83
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wow… what a thread!!

I read every single comment and I have gathered the following negative (and one and only fact from this entire discussion)….

Moissanite has very low resale value. So if anyone plans to use their wedding ring as collateral for something else later on in life to hold them over, moissanite is not going to help out as much as a diamond ring would.

Everything else mentioned were mostly opinions stemming from personal preferences.

Post # 84
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Sasha2011: Diamond has an incredibly low resale value. You’d be lucky to get 1/3 of what you paid for a diamond if you tried to sell it.

Post # 85
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@DeathByDesign: I do think there’s merit to what she’s saying though… while diamond’s resale value isn’t exactly stellar, it’s still a lot higher than moissanite’s (even if you look at the numbers percentage-wise).

There’s a much, much smaller market for moissanite, and moissanite has much lower prestige. If I were to sell my ring today, I wouldn’t expect more than $50 for it, which is less than a tenth of what it cost to buy. 1/3 or even 1/4 is still a heck of a better resale value.

Post # 86
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@jayce: The trouble is so many people think you can buy a diamond and then, if you ever hit hard times, sell it for a good percentage of what you paid. This is simply untrue. You shouldn’t buy diamond or moissanite thinking it’s a good investment or something to fall back on. The only good reason to buy jewelry is because you like it.

Also, I actually doubt that. I bet I could get at least $250, maybe even $300 for my moissy, which cost $600, that’s almost half. My mother tried to sell a diamond ring appraised at $2000, the same jeweler who appraised it wouldn’t pay more than $300 for it.

Post # 87
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Garden of the Gods

Resale? Resale!? Ugh…

I would NEVER sell my ring…whether it were diamond, moissanite, or lava rock. Even if the marriage ended in divorce…nonononono. Never.

Since no jewelry retains its value (unless we’re talking about a $50,000 diamond…those just continue to increase in value), it wouldn’t make sense to ever think about selling it. It wouldn’t be enough to compensate for the horrible loss.

Moot point, In My Humble Opinion.

Post # 89
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Sasha2011: Diamonds don’t increase in value either. You can’t sell your $4000 diamond for $8000 later down the road. You would be lucky to get $2k out of it.

People shouldn’t be buying stones to diversify their portfolio or use as emergency back up in case something goes wrong later down the road anyway. I mean, unless you are a seriously collector, buying diamonds as an investment is a pretty bad plan.

Post # 90
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@DeathByDesign: Well I guess neither of us really know since we haven’t actually tried selling our rings, but you’re absolutely correct that neither type of stone should be considered an “investment” or good security in hard times.

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@latentsmile: Good point!

Post # 91
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@jayce: I definitely have no plans to ever sell mine, lmao! ๐Ÿ™‚

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