(Closed) Negatives to Moissanite?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1926 posts
Buzzing bee

@Caryatid:  Uh, some people don’t like the warmth… honestly, I can’t think of any negatives to it, I’m obsessed.

Post # 4
1703 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
5398 posts
Bee Keeper

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
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
4639 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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. 

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