Post # 1
I just got engaged (yay!), and I am trying to pick between several rings (my SO has been very understanding about my need to find the perfect ring). What I’m looking for is a 1 centre stone and a thin band set with side stones.
So I am looking at Enr139 from MoissaniteCo as the wedding set, but I’m trying to decide between the cushion and round cuts (both either the 1.1 or 1 carat equivalent, I’d like larger but live in the UK and it would just look a bit OTT). I realise between the two is mostly a matter of taste, but is there anything other than that that would swing it for people? Sparkle, tendency for a good cut from MoCo, or anything like that?
Besides that is the concern around the side stones. The original ring he bought me was this one:
It was beautiful and quite close to the look I want, but I didn’t love the channel set of the side stones. I’ve been reading forum posts though and realise that people have had issues with sidestones falling out, and heard about bands being too thin (more fragile?) etc. Looking at the MoCo ring I’d like, are there any particular concerns about the sidestone settings? I’m not rough with my jewellery generally, but would like to wear it all the time.
Post # 2
Ill try and help out a little from the research I’ve done! Take it with a grain of salt, since it’s mostly from online stuff and I have no scientific way to back it up but from what I understand…
The H&A cut of Moissanite from Moissaniteco is for their round centre stones. I believe this is one of the most diamond like and better cuts of round on the market currently. As for sparkle, there was a chart that I saw that went something like this.
100% Round brilliant cut
90% Marquise cut
90% Oval cut
90% Pear cut
80% Heart cut
70% Princess cut
70% Triangle cut
60% Cushion cut
60% Emerald cut
60% Original Asscher cut (Royal Asscher sparkles more)
60% Radiant cut
45% Baguette cut
Cushions are typically more of a ”deep cut” which means that they face up smaller. They’re a ”thicker” stone so to speak. Ovals face up the highest, and round will face up larger than cushions.
Hope that helps!
Post # 3
If your options are round hearts and arrows or cushion, then I would go with the round simply because the cut is much nicer on the rounds than the cushions at this point. This is coming from someone that had a forever one cushion for a year and then swapped it out for an antique cut cushion moissanite. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful stone and full of fire and sparkle but the rounds are the most diamond like in terms of cut.
The only concern about that wedding set is how many mm those bands actually are. They don’t state on their website but you can shoot them a message and they will respond. If either of those bands are under 1.8mm, then I would be concerned about the structural integrity since there are side stones. In my jewelers opinion and I agree…if you have sidestones in the band, then I wouldn’t go below 2mm.
Post # 4
Oybsorc: thank you, that’s really helpful! What with that and Desirella’s comment I might be leaning toward the round h&a now..
Desirella: Awesome thank you. It looks as though the e-ring is 2mm but the wedding ring is 1.7mm. Might need to see if they have any alternative wedding rings to go with it! Would the actual type of prong /setting they’re using be ok do you think?
Post # 5
I agree with the previous statements.
I should preface this with I have no knowledge of diamonds, not having one previously.
I have a Forever One cusion cut moissanite and in the stone it looks like it’s all facets. Like broken glass kinda. It has like 80 some facets. This of course gives fabulous sparkle, which I love.
I think the round will be cut more similiar to a diamond, if that’s what you’re looking for.
I just wanted something super sparkly. 🙂
I should also add that people comment how sparkly it is but no one has said to me ‘that doesn’t sparkle like a diamond’ I think most people can’t tell a difference but it will be on your finger so get what you want 🙂
Post # 6
What does swing it for people mean?
Post # 7
I have a very similar ring from them. Mine has some fancy edging, but the side stones’ setting looks just the same. I am hard on stuff and have accidentally hit it on things several times. It hasn’t had any problems and I love it. As for the cut, I’ve heard that round is more sparkly and I really like mine, but I think it’s personal preference. I’ve attached a pic of mine for reference about what I mean for the setting.
Post # 8
Have you looked at JYBJewels or JosephSchuback antique cuts? They would be my choice right now for old cuts, with Harro my favorite of the cushions.
I think cushions are more ‘forgiving’ visually than a round as there are a LOT of types of cushions. People will always compare to what they know and rounds are more common, so while the Moissy H&A are very close to a diamond, they are also easier to compare to what is on someone’s hand. I also think near colorless is more successful and believable.
A note on the setting you choose. The ballerina setting is quite popular, but just be aware that they are not the most durable. The head is attached to the band only at the bottom and can be dislodged with enough force. I also concur with PP that the band/shank must be 1.9 mm minimum with pave. The most secure pave is bead set, like @msdenverbee.
ENG297 solves both issues by being a low cathedral (the shoulder can support the head) and bead-set pave. The shank is also thicker and thus the whole ring won’t bend or torque through daily wear (which anything under 1.9 mm with pave may). I would, however, specify “delicate claw prong” on the ring. These dot prongs are not that flattering to the stone. Also, pave is very very difficult to re-size, so make sure you have your size spot-on.
I personally prefer 6 prongs on a round, as I find 4 prongs square off a round. So, I prefer eng296a.
Post # 9
I should preface this by saying that in between posting this a week ago and now I have actually gone ahead and ordered ENR139, so it is possibly a bit of a moot point, but thank you all for your responses!
Thank you! Super sparkly sounds great. I never realised how difficult it is to know my own mind til I kept flip flopping between round and cushion, 6.5 and 7mm millions of times over a 2 day period, sometimes changing my mind minute to minute!
Basically would it make you choose one or the other 🙂
Thank you, that is really good to know! I think I was considering that one as well, and have looked at previous posts of yours while doing my research! Love the edging.
Thanks ever so much for that detailed reply, I only wish I’d read it before ordering! I hadn’t really considered either of those two as the bands didn’t look as delicate (obviously, as that appears to be one of the problems with a thinner band!), but hadn’t twigged regarding the fragility of the ballerina setting. Hopefully it will be okay, I may go and double check my home insurance to see if it covers accidental damage. After reading about pave generally on these forums I have asked for a few extra sidestones to be included in the order to have on hand in case I do lose some.
Post # 10
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- RMA Number: RMA number is required for your return. Packages without RMA numbers will be refused.
- 30 DAYS: Item must be returned and delivered within 30 days of SHIPMENT. After this date, they cannot be returned for a refund or exchange.
- Security Tag: The original security tag must still be attached to the unworn item in order for refunds to be processed. If the tag has been removed (or if it has been removed and re-attached by the customer) the return policy is voided.
- New Condition: Items must be in new condition (no visible signs of wear and tear). Items that have been altered by a jeweler other than MoissaniteCo.com (i.e. rings that are resized) are not eligible for a refund.
- Very Large and Very Small Ring Sizes: Ladies rings sized above a size 8.0 and below a size 4.0 (British size H and P 1/2 respectively) are considered special orders and are thus not eligible for a return. (Exceptions can be made depending on the style of the ring. Therefore please contact us before you place an order if you believe this may be a problem.)
- Custom and Special Order Rings: items marked as “special order” or “custom” on the website are not eligible for a refund or exchange.
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Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek
I’m sure other people have more specific details to share, but I’ve heard that round moissys are the most similar to diamonds/sparkle more than other cuts. I chose a very similar style ring. Mine is eng278 (I don’t remember what the set together is called, but it should show up if you look up eng278). Mine is 1ct equivalent, FB, and set in palladium.