(Closed) Undecided for wedding set! HELP!!!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What should I custom make my wedding set with?
    Moissanite in 14k white gold : (19 votes)
    86 %
    Cubic Zirconia Center with diamonds on band in 14k white gold : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Don’t take this the wrong way, but wouldn’t you rather a smaller diamond than a larger not-diamond?  That ring is beautiful, but at that size, I’m not sure how a imposter diamond would look.

    If you don’t have the money now, can you buy something simple, and then get upgrades for anniversarys?

    Just some food for thought Smile

    Post # 4
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    i agree, go for quality over quantity.. you will not regret that

    Post # 6
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    321 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Personally I would go for white sapphire because it is durable, it would certainly take a beating better than cz. 

    Have you ever heard of crystal quartz, sometimes called sand or saudi diamond?  I have one as a pendant necklace, no one can tell it’s not a ‘real’ diamond.  It’s made of quartz which is very hard, I’ve worn it every day for a year, shower with it, and the thing does not scratch or discolor.  It’s quite affordable too!

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    There’s a ton of posts on Moissanite; a lot of bees are fans of Moissy here. I have a Moissanite engagement ring which I adore. I’ve had no problems with it, no green tints, no scratches or dings. Plus it’s super sparkly, was only 800 dollars (a diamond of the equivalent would be 3000-5000 dollars) and I know exactly where it came from : )

    I don’t think of it as a substitute for a diamond– just a gorgeous gemstone.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    http://www.moissaniteco.com

     

    They have excellent customer service, hundreds of customer reviews, and gorgeous designs. I can’t wait to order my wedding ring from them. I even lost my warranty and they replaced it instantly. They are great to work with. I’ve seen 1.5 carat moissanite rings go for 1000-1200 dollars.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I definitely don’t see green– I do notice that it changes its look in different lights. In store or restaurant lighting, or in bright sunlight, it sparkles like a frickin rainbow. On overcast days, it’s not quite as radiant and can look a bit gray. But moissanites have so much more fire than a diamond that I don’t mind one bit that it’s not as pretty in dark lighting. What gemstone looks good in that lighting anyway?

    So, no green, but can look a bit gray. Trust me, no one has noticed and all I’ve ever gotten is ooing and lots of compliments.  And I’ve worn my moissanite next to a white sapphire and the white sapphire is a bright icy white compared to my moissanite. But on it’s own it’s not noticeable. Also, if you’re concerned about color, I know Moissaniteco.com will color treat it to enhance its whiteness. It’s about 100 dollars or less.

     

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    What a great idea. You can request any ring to be set with a colored stone on Moissaniteco.com. They will do custom orders. Also, you have 30 days to return it for a full refund. I bet the blue Moissanite is stunning. I was kind of wishing I would have gone with colored Moissanite, but there’s always birthdays 🙂

    Okay, so you have to post pics when you get the ring!

    Post # 14
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Moissanite Co. has “treated” moissy, which is supposed to take away some of the tinting and double-refraction which is something most people complain about. Moissy is beautiful and many people can’t tell the difference from a diamond, but it CAN have some of a tint in certain lighting (not green though). I would totally go for a moissy ring!

    As for CZ, going that route means you can spend more on the setting and save to replace with a diamond. There is handcut CZ that looks like a diamond and they’re still pretty durable. I mean, even diamonds can break. I got a handcut CZ from freecz.com and I couldn’t tell the difference from my diamond, other than putting it on paper. The plus about CZ is that not only can’t the average person tell, but it’s cheaper than CZ, so I guess it depends on what your priorities are and what your future financial plans are. Also, if your CZ were to scratch, they’re only like $30 so it’s not like you can’t replace it, KWIM?

    My two cents for what they’re worth.

    Post # 16
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Moissanite’s really pretty, but if you wear something that big/nice as a waitress, i guarantee you your customers will get the wrong impression. I would never wear a large sparkly ring waiting tables! It’ll probably bring your tips down.

    I definitely wouldn’t do CZ. In the enviroment you work in, it won’t hold up

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