(Closed) Problem with my Moissanite

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Hmmm the first pic definitely looks off, but the second looks normal to me. It’s the table of the stone.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Also, many bees don’t recommend going above a 1 ct Moissanite. Mine is a 1.3 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Can you ask for an exchange? Maybe that would work out better. Otherwise, return if within window. If it bothers you now, when it’s new, you’ll never grow to like it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

I think this is an issue with H&A cut moissanite generally but there can be stone to stone variation so some will perform better than others. Also, C&C is known to have issues maintaining cut consistency.

I would contact Moissaniteco ASAP and tell them you are not happy with the stone’s performance and ask them to swap it out with a better performing stone personally vetted by them.

ETA – the ring is beautiful and looks amazing on you! Hopefully this can be resolved.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Are you able to post more pictures in different lighting and from different angles? I might be able to help tell you what looks normal. I have the same type of stone, same size and everything. Here’s mine:

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

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lovejasper2015 :  Contact MoCo ASAP and ask for an exchange. 

They’ll tell you C&C’s cut isn’t always consistent. That all the stones that come though them go through vigorous screening and the one they use is the best of the best. And then they’ll plug their new line of their own moissanite. Show you a tray of MoCo’s own gems vs C&C’s. You wouldn’t be able to tell them apart. They’ll send you both to look at and then you can pick from “the best C&C” they have and MoCo’s new brand stone. 

There, I just predicted your future a bit to help you prepare 😎

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

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luckyrabbit :  This had me laughing 😀

One thing for sure – it’s always best to order the stone and see it for yourself! What bothers some may not bother you and vice versa. There are many brands of H&A cut moissy out there and OP should consider keeping the setting and returning the centre stone (though not sure if MoCo will allow that.) Then shop around – order a few stones from vendors with decent return policies so that she can pick the best one.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Have you cleaned it?  Get a small toothbrush, and some Dawn dishwashing liquid, or some white vinegar and scrub the stone all around, and especially underneath it.  Dry with a blow dryer if possible, or else, some paper towels.  It may have a coating of stuff on the stone!  Please try this first.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

hrm.. can we see sunlight pics? I can tell you, they get super grimy/dirty quickly.  That may be the cause.  

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Lighting has a tremendous effect on the color of the ring. I would suggest taking more photos in different light. Sometimes mine has a glassy look or the reflective rainbow colors are insane (which may be considered a bad thing). 

In my opinion, the bigger the moissy, the faker it looks. I went with a 1 ct center stone because of this. Maybe it’s because of the actual surface area and how the light hits its, but I’m not sure.

In the end, if you are not happy with it, that’s what matters.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I definitely reccommend cleaning it, when I haven’t cleaned my 1ct C&C for a while there is a huge difference. When its clean the sparkle is pretty brilliant. 36774220_995993790578012_9218395930695303168_n

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I ordered a loose F1 when my husband and I were looking at engagement rings.  While pretty, it wasn’t as crisp nor had the depth of a real diamond.  I already had a moissy pendant and I compared that and the F1 to my sister’s ideal cut diamond.  Side by side, it wasn’t even close.  The diamond had more fire, more depth and I hate to use the same term “crisp” but there was no other way to describe it.  My husband thought the moissanites were all milky.  I cleaned them all but there was no change.  I also never saw any disco ball effect that so many people describe.

It wasn’t that they were ugly, just not what I was expecting.

Your stone in the first picture does look a bit off, but I’ve discovered it’s really hard to photograph these stones.  If that’s what it looks like in real life, then it does appear you got a dud.

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