(Closed) To buy or not to buy…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I buy a loose stone before getting an ering?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    65 %
    No : (5 votes)
    29 %
    Other (with explanation below) : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would absolutely do this. I did this very same thing, and it confirmed that Amora moissanite was the right choice for me. I wouldn’t have been comfortable if I hadn’t.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Definitely! I’m not sure if Moissanite & Co’s policies have changed, but you used to be able to return a loose stone without incuring any cost except the shipping fees. We ordered our moissy loose before deciding it was a go. 🙂 never returned it!

    Post # 5
    Member
    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I am also in the process of deciding on moissanite and I have found a local jeweler who is familiar with moissanite, and he got a couple of stones for us to look at. It was not enhanced (I dont think many jewelers will order it that was as moissaniteco is the only retailer with amora…as I understand it). He says that a lot of moissanite sold online is not of good quality, and hasn’t heard of amora. I think he is mistaken. I thought the stones he had were on the yellow side, and I was not sold on the color. I am planning on ordering a loose amora stone so I can see how it compares.

    Thanks to @deathbydesign for ALL of your posts on moissanite. They have been SO helpful!

    Post # 6
    Member
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Yes, certainly if you would both be more comfortable with that! Then you just send back and ask them to set it, or have someone else set it! Better to see it if you never have, especially if you get a customized setting (non returnable).

    I did not see my main stone before having it set and sent it direct to jeweler, but I have seen lots of moissanite & have some smaller stones already so felt okay with that.

    Post # 7
    Member
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    @BlondeMissMolly:  I’m glad I’ve been able to help! 🙂

    We actually went and saw some moissanite in a store before ordering from Moissanite & Co… the moissanite we saw at the store had a definite yellow tinge. I did hear that a lot of moissanite out there is made with an older, less streamlined process and is lower quality, so I decided to try ordering a Moissanite & Co. enhanced stone to see if it was different… and geez it definitely was lol!

    Post # 8
    Member
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    @BlondeMissMolly:  Yeah, I would totally trust Mo Co or Better Than Diamond. Both have Amora and unenhanced (BTD does the Amora). Schubach’s also has it and is a great vendor.

    Even their unenhanced (which I like) is better than what I have seen with many other vendors. It all comes from C&C but these vendors have greater turnaround (so not the older stock from before techniques were made better) and are more selective (send back stones that are really coloured).

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