(Closed) Please clarify moissanite clarity :)

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Moissanite have perfect clarity, every time.  πŸ™‚  There are no cloudy moissanite.  I know I’ve tried to take pictures of mine and they seem funky, but they really aren’t.  I don’t think it’s even possible for a moissanite to have inclusions.   You mentioned liking white stones…they aren’t always white.  I can almost always tell in a picture if someone has a moissanite, they look very faintly yellow to me.    But the ones I have owned were *white enough* that no one could tell a color difference.  I’m sure someone else will be along with pictures, they really are gorgeous in real life!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@claireos: I think its the glare..its hard for my camera to pick up the reflection that the moissanite has with light on it. I love move it in the light to see its “fire” but it doesnt translate well on camera. On a side note: My moissanite is enhanced and I can sometimes ((especially at work where the lighting is TERRIBLE and hasnt been updated since the 70’s) see the yellow that people talk about. Otherwise it generally reflects what color is around (ie: may take on blue appearance in a sunny/bright day).

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@claireos: Personally, I haven’t seen any cloudiness. There is somewhat of a glare when I take pictures though. If you check out my post here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/guess-what-i-got-in-the-mail-very-pic-heavy-video you can see pictures of my ring and there is also a link to a video of it. It’s amazing how clear it is. To me it looks like there is absolutely nothing filling the middle of the stone. I honestly don’t think pictures or videos can do it justice.

 On Moissanite Co’s website, there’s an education guide and it says that most moissanite stones are “…equivalent to a VS diamond clarity grading. Needle-like inclusions are inherent to the Moissanite crystal growth process which can only be seen under magnification and are invisible to the naked eye.” You can see that here: http://www.moissaniteco.com/guide_clarity.html. There’s also a bunch of other information on there as well.

If fire and brilliance in a gemstone is what you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with Moissanite.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think the “cloudiness” is because of the double refraction properties moissanite carries. Since there are so many facets in the stone, it makes it hard to capture in a photo becuase there is so much going on in the moissanite if that makes sense. In pictures, all of the facets I’d say, cause a big blur because of all the light that is hitting the stone, but no cloudiness in the actual moissanite itself. That’s the best way I could describe it. I have I think one picture where I captured the sparkliness of my ring without having it looked all blurred together. lol Here it  is for reference πŸ˜‰ But it shouldn’t matter how the ring photographs anyway! It’s gorgeous and definitely didn’t stop me from purchasing. haha

and here is another picture, not so great but it wasn’t as blurred looking as some others I have taken.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would deffintly check out the info Noenyo gave you on the moissanite website πŸ™‚ Here are a few photos of my beauty some are so blingy its hard to get a good photo of it…and the great shot of the cut I took in a yellow room with a yellow light haha and as one of PP’s mentioned the stone is so brilliant it picks up its surrounding colors!! I hope these help you a little bit!!

In the yellow room

Outside in amazing light (but not all sparkly so I could get a good shot)

And a blingy shot in direct sunlight…it dosn’t catch the amazing sparkle or glow πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Moissanite doesn’t cloud. Camera phones suck. Simple as that. My moissanite is not cloudy. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

NOT my engagement ring any more….but for educational purposes, here it is πŸ˜‰

1ct equivalent enhanced moissanite from MoissCo:

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@claireos:  I felt so horrible about my SO spending the money on a diamond, so I ordered a moissanite stone to see it in person first.  I highly recommend you do this so you can make your own decisions, it is a BEAUTIFUL stone, but it did have a yellow tint, even enhanced, and we made the decision to send it back. I would love to have a moissy one day, but we decided it wasn’t right for us for our engagement ring.  After researching other options, we both feel better about spending the money on a diamond too.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

I just saw mine yesterday for the first time.  πŸ˜€

It is stunning and clear and super sparkly.  I can imagine that it is hard to photograph.  Mine is unenhanced 7mm cushion and looks to be about a K grade in color–which I love.  I hate plain white stones, I think that they are boring.  The jeweler had ordered an enhanced one as well and wasn’t going to charge differently but I really preferred the slight yellow color.  It was picking up all sorts of color from everything around–definitely not cloudy or dull.  

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