Unsure About Moissanite

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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466 posts
Helper bee

goblin :  I don’t know about an ultrasonic cleaner because I don’t have one, but silver polish also worked for me! If you have hard water you will probably get a stain, like if you use tap water and dish soap to clean your ring. But it’s not really a big issue, I think it’s more bothersome to people who buy moissanite as a “diamond simulant”. Its not a diamond and doesn’t behave like a diamond, but that’s why I like my moissy!

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

goblin :  go with the smaller mined or lab created diamond you can afford. A large simulant is not worth the savings no matter how substantial, if you factor in the moodiness/stain/and unusual sparkle that will identify it as “not a genuine diamond” to others. Plus the possible need for repetitive scrubbing it may require while hoping your prongs and setting aren’t being eroded/scratched too…

 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

Have you considered going with a vintage diamond/ring? That’s arguably the most eco-friendly option because you’re not producing anything new. 

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

“go with the smaller mined or lab created diamond you can afford. A large simulant is not worth the savings no matter how substantial, if you factor in the moodiness/stain/and unusual sparkle that will identify it as “not a genuine diamond” to others. Plus the possible need for repetitive scrubbing it may require while hoping your prongs and setting aren’t being eroded/scratched too…”

There is no “moodiness” in Moissanite made today.  As far as staining, I have owned both diamonds and Moissanite, and Moissanite ring gets dirty a lot, lot less frequently than my diamond jewelry.  I haven’t experienced the staining, but even if I did, I wouldn’t mind cleaning to remove a stain a couple times a year, especially when overall I don’t have to clean as frequently as my diamond jewelry.  Your post implies that diamonds don’t have to be cleaned, and that is not true.

As far as “unnatural sparkle” I can attest to the fact that there is nothing unnatural looking about my moissanite jewelry.  I get nothing but compliments.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

juliensmommy :  

I mean cz is its own stone like moissy. I saw forever one on tv today but it looked rainbow coloured in lights. They kept saying it was like a diamond but you see it were different. Expensive to!

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have a 17 year old moissanite and it’s never had an oil stain. I just bought a new F1 snd it’s beautiful.

Post # 24
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466 posts
Helper bee

SoonMrsCrocker2 :  ahh yes I agree. If someone has their heart set on diamond but gets a different stone in place of one I think they will always be disappointed. 

Post # 25
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1228 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

msdenise123 :  I’m glad your moissanite has not gotten the unique oxidation stain that some moissanite gets..can be a bummer as some have mentioned.   Perphaps your F1 isn’t as moody as some, others have complained of it and can see it in videos depending on the light. It is a subjective perception too though…..

Moissanite does have quite a distinctive cut and unique (unusual) colorful sparkle…which does not always go unnoticed.  If anyone thinks that others around them cannot tell that their moissanite is probably not a diamond, that’s only…wishful thinking!  Most people are kind and are not going to ask/ will even feign surprise if told and/or will only compliment a ring! That does’t mean they can’t tell. …

Both moissanite and cubic zirconia are beautiful sparkling stones and cheap enough to go very large.  Of course there will always be compliments!

OP, get a pre-loved genuine diamond,  you’ll be happier in the long run. 

Post # 26
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378 posts
Helper bee

I’ve had my forever classic moissanite rhr for about 6 months and haven’t gotten the stain as yet. Mine is much smaller than many on this board, 6mm round, so that may have something to do with it. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee

I’ve had a 7.5 mm Forever Classic moissanite for nearly 20 years, and never had issues with staining. I presently wear an 8.5 mm Forever Brilliant moissanite, and have not noticed any stains on it either. It’s a beautiful gem! Both are. I’ve had several diamonds too. The most expensive among them looked like a dull rock next to either moissy. I’ve since given them all to my daughters, sister, aunt, and niece. I don’t wear diamonds anymore.

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Its really a mystery why fundamentally the same materials has such different rates of oxidation. FB is a different base material, and F1 has only been around for a 2 years or so — so time will tell if the new moissanite base material will have this issue. Nevertheless, I just give my Amora Gem OEC a buff with the sunshine cloth every time or two that I wear it. Not a problem. 

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