Should we go with moissanite?

posted 1 year ago in Engagement
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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elainebenes321 :  Not all are easy to get rid of!! I’ve sent mine in for professional cleaning and they couldn’t get it off. 

Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Mount Princeton hot springs

Have you looked at lab diamonds? I know they aren’t quite as budget friendly but they are significantly less than mined diamonds and truly conflict free! Just a suggestion! 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

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Teekay6718 :  Second this. There is poster on another thread who bought a lab diamond from Lightbox and set it into a ring for about $1000.

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I totally say go for it. I went with an Amora Gem from the year they came out and have zero regrets.  Although I could have upgraded to a diamond since (our original plan), but I decided not to. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

I came across some Moissanite in a mall jewelry store last year.  I didn’t like the disco ball effect. 

– 3 stones give you nice finger coverage for a lower cost than a larger stone

– consider lab diamonds, though they are much pricier than mossianite.

– consider a sapphire and diamond/Moissanite ring. Or other gemstone as an alternaitve

– ignore all and go with Moissanite ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Huntsville, AL

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julia515 :  You might be right! My latest moissanite ring was bought around 5 years ago, stones might be better now. I will have to investigate. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I adore my moissanite. If you’re color sensitive, I guess the question I’d ask (which a previous poster mentioned) is whether the rainbow flashes would bother you?

For me, the “disco ball” effect is a plus. I genuinely love the rainbow sparkle of my stone (I’ve been often teased by coworkers for sometimes staring down and just admiring the flashes under the fluorescent lights. Ha!)

Here’s a picture of my ring in the sun, as an example. 

As you can see, lots of visible rainbow reflections, which some like me love and others dislike. All personal taste!

And I cant speak for others, but for me, the “oil slick” is very easy to get rid of. A 5-second rub with a polishing cloth and it’s gone (and I’ve only gotten the “slick” once so far and it was barely noticeable!)

Hope this helped a bit!

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

I was married before, and intentionally chose an imperfect diamond. Because we aren’t perfect, lif isn’t either, and it would still be stunning without feeling stupid paying too much. 

I would have been fine this round with a gemtone, actually. We talked about it. But my bf is quite particular and traditional, so I insisted on moissanite over diamond.

 

It’s more practical to me, ethical, and I think I prefer them to diamonds really. It took some convincing.

 

I thought I wanted a forever 1 colorless, but to me, when I saw them in store they were too steely and cold for me. I chose a regular moissy because I love the color. 

 

 

I’m not wearing mine daily  yet ๐Ÿ™‚ waiting …

Post # 24
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Bumble bee

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julia515 :  cz does scratch and dull easily

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I’m not a big fan of moissonites as they seem to look off. I think a good alternative if you want durability is a sapphire ring. You can get a white sapphire ring if you want a colorless gem. I personally wanted a blue sapphire ring but Darling Husband bought into the diamond industry hype and thought I “deserved” a diamond. 

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Mount Princeton hot springs

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anonymousbee001 :  food example!! I’m not sure what finger coverage she’s looking for but I think lightbox does go up to 1 carat! That’s a good recommendation 

Post # 28
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Blushing bee

I think moissanite looks lovely, and I frankly look slightly askance at those who think diamond is great because it has such scintillation (fire [rainbows] and brilliance [white flashes]), but then look down on moissanite for… having more scintillation (a lot more fire, and somewhat more brilliance).

Order some and see what they look like. Even for moissanite of a particular shape, the cut from different companies is different enough to change the appearance. I got two of the same shape, and one had noticeably more fire, which I thought was pretty so I went with that. I think if I’d shown both those stones to someone who can “tell moissanite”, they’d have happily believed the one with less fire was a diamond.

That said, as you say OP, I’d never lie about what kind of stone it was. It’s better for the environment and better for my pocketbook, and it looks prettier? Sounds good to me.

Lab diamonds are a good option too, but right now the technology doesn’t seem very mature. Which means the prices are still much higher than moissanite, for no extra value other than a harder stone. (Moissanite, of course, is still harder than just about anything else, including sapphire.)

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

This is my second wedding and therefore my second engagement ring.  My first was a diamond.  This one is moissanite.  I prefer moissanite by MILES over the diamond.  It is gorgeous, way more sparkly, and just over-all prettier than diamonds.  I have seen lots of diamond engagement rings.  I looked at diamonds in stores before picking out my moissanite, checked out friends’ rings (and since I’m older most of my friends have larger and more expensive diamonds that are either upgrades or second rings) and frankly, I just don’t like diamonds as much.  I would suggest you check them out in person before you make a final decision.

Post # 30
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Helper bee

I have a Moissy and I love it because of the sparkle and fire! I recommend going to see it in person though. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I also, strongly recommend going onto any Moissy thread, they’ll give you lots of insights too! Here is my ring ๐Ÿ™‚

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