(Closed) Review of Moissanite (Moissanite : Diamond :: Fire : Ice)

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

A wonderful post for a bee currently waiting on her palladium moissanite e-ring –  thanks so much 🙂

What a beautiful bold ring, the bezel is quite wide, if I’d have gone for one stone I definitely would have done the same, but went for slightly thinner on a three stone.

 

I’d been reading a lot about how ‘bigger’ moissanite stones tend to show their rainbows and warmth more but can never gauge what ‘bigger’ means on the bee as for a UK bee, 6.5mm is pretty damn big, but it seems the US bees go for bigger. 

 

 

 

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

september201601 :  “The diamonds I’ve seen, on the other hand, have a vibrant depth to them and more of a cooler blue-greyish tone

I have owned lots of moissanites (including classic and Amora Enhanced OECs, FBs, F1s, and 4H moissanites) and diamonds and I will just say that…not all diamonds are a “cooler blue-greyish tone”. I have a K antique cushion and it is decidely warm (with depth, but still warm!) and reminds me of a creamy antique lace in some lighting (in others it faces up quite white, but it also does have some medium fluoro). I also never had moissanites that gave any “green-ish tint” but I know that some classics and FBs can display this at times.

My 4H silicon carbide H&A moissanites (which are same composition of F1s) by the way perform astoundingly similar to my diamonds; not always the same depth in some lighting but not at all moody, and they are very white. They don’t have the rainbows that classics or FBs have (they have similar fire to my diamonds), and do have more white light return (like my diamonds). My H&A moissanites:

In direct sun they do get that blue-grey cast that very well cut diamonds tend to get in direct sun as well (but they have great fire and sparkle in direct light!):

 

 

Bezels can add a lot, especially depending on how they are done! I love bezels, but I used to have an 8mm Amora-enhanced OEC moissanite in a bezel and I often felt it was too big as overall it was closer to 9mm. It was lovely though…it has a new owner now and though it was graded by NAGL as a J, her comments were that it was the whitest J she had ever seen.

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

longtime lurker first time poster.

september201601 :  I completely agree with your post. While moissanite is beautiful, it does not look like a diamond irl.  Many people are wild about moissanite and maybe in their enthusiasm, they’ve oversold the similarity of moissanites to diamonds.  I had bought into the idea that a moissanite is a cheaper alternative to a diamond.  In reality, moissanite is its own stone.  When people buy a diamond, it is not necessarily because they have drunk the de beers koolaide.  Diamonds have its own unique optical properties that moissanite cannot replicate.  A super ideal diamond is absolutely beautiful imo.  I do own moissanites and I love them as earrings.  Moissanite is extremely bright and excel as earrings to be viewed from afar.  An ideal cut diamond is beautiful up close as it has depth and contrast.  This is just my opinion and obviously, moissanite rings are also beautiful. I just happen to prefer the optics of a well cut diamond. I’m super glad my wise husband warned me not to expect moissanites to look exactly like diamonds even though I read rave reviews online. Because of his advice, I bought a pair of “test” moissanite earrings. I love the earrings, but I settled on a diamond ring.

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