Post # 1
I’ve just started doing some research on different options for colored non-diamond stones (I either want a yellow stone or peachy pink in rose gold), and have narrowed my options between sapphires or moissanite. I know that morganite is a lovely pink option, but I am pretty hard on my hands during the day and I’d be afriad of it being scratched or chipped.
I really love the brilliance of the moissy and I actually like the fact that it’s lab made. I work in a scientific field, and SO and I always joke about our feelings for each other being based on “science,” so it would actually be kind of cute for us, I think. But what I haven’t found much of in my research is whether there are any negatives to moissy besides the fact that it’s “not real,” which I would not mind telling people if they asked. I’m talking about negatives like ethical, environmental, etc. I also don’t really know if these kinds of issues exist with the sapphires, either. If anyone knows the answer or can suggest some reading, I’d be grateful!
Post # 3
@Caryatid: Uh, some people don’t like the warmth… honestly, I can’t think of any negatives to it, I’m obsessed.
Post # 4
I would seriously not worry about the scratching or chipping, moissanite is tough and hard, and the only “negative” with the peachy pink is that the color is a coating, but as long as you take care to not say, polish the bottom of the stone with diamond grit, the stone will last a few lifetimes. 🙂
Post # 5
The issue for me with a colored moissanite would be the way it looks kind of hollow. That’s a characteristic I really don’t like of all moissanite. Under natural light it has a shallow kind of look to it, and the colored stones do as well in my experience (I ordered a barely pink moissanite and ended up returning it, though the color was gorgeous). Also, colored moissanite is coated (I think all of them are) so theoretically you could have problems with that, although I think they claim it’s no concern. As far as environmental concerns, any jewelry has some due to processing, and natural stones like sapphire are mined, though you can get lab made sapphire.
Post # 6
My e-ring is a diamond, and I strongly prefer it. However, I really like the loose pink moissy I purchased recently…simply to experience, and make into a RHR. I have seen some shallow looking moissy’s posted on the internet, but mine doesn’t really look that way to me. Then again, maybe my expectation was lowered. I had noticed a couple really shallow looking ones, and I was worried about the one being shipped to me. It’s beautiful (to me), and I’m really happy with it.
Post # 7
it is clear and beautiful, but definitely warmer than diamond. i can see the difference when i hold a moissanite stone next to diamond.
Post # 8
Moissanite are cut differently. They tend to have a slightly wider and flatter top. Personally I really like their cut. Others prefer a more narrow cut like the hearts and arrows cut. Still others think there’s only one right way to cut any stone but then some people think going out in the cold causes flu and viruses don’t exist. Don’t listen to people. Try and look for yourself if you can.