\'Upgrading\' my diamond to a moissanite!

posted 3 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
12 posts

Honestly, I would never change a real diamond for a moissanite even if it was bigger. I have seen a lot of moissanites and they never look exactly like a diamond. In the dark they have a nice color and reflect the light nicely but in the daytime it doesn’t sparkle like a diamond. But if it is what you want to go with and you don’t care about the change or you have a moissanite now then go for it. Remember you have to wear the ring not anyone else. Good luck! 

Post # 3
211 posts
Helper bee

I have the 238 F1 and I really love it. We ordered the ring after looking at diamonds just to see how it would compare, and I liked it enough to keep it. I feel like I got a sparkly stone for a great price and I’m not too worried about it looking exactly like I diamond — it ISN’T a diamond so imo of course it’s not going to look identical. 

Anyhoo – I personally wouldn’t go bigger than 1.0 because I think it’s plently big but if you are someone who cares what people may think of it, any bigger may get in to “questionable territory” depending on your income/lifestyle etc.

I ordered from moissaniteco, no issues or regrets and my cousins BF just ordered a ring from them for my cousin after she fell in love with my ring.

Post # 4
696 posts
Busy bee

I upgraded from a .5 ct diamond to a 1 ct moissanite with my ex husband. I didn’t regret it at all. As a matter of fact, I loved my moissanite so much that this time around, I insisted my DH get me a moissanite (& chose it over a family diamond of similar size). We actually bought my ering & bands from kohls. They have a better return policy (365 days) than any other place I found so we were fine with taking a risk and buying from there. I couldn’t be happier with my rings!  

( I prefer moissanite for a few reasons, cost only being one). I like the fire & brilliance & more importantly I don’t have to worry about anything happening to it. 

Post # 5
1450 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

mrsmg0614 :  have you looked at the loose diamonds on Etsy? If you are open color and inclusions you can get some really big stones, especially rose cut ones, on there for better prices than I’ve seen moissanite listed for.

Post # 6
198 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t know why people are ignoring your questions and instead trying to talk you out of a decision you’ve already made. The newer moissanites DO look like diamonds, especially in the round cut. I’ve visited moissys at multiple stores to compare to diamonds and they let you go outside to see them in different lights. They are super pretty!

Rosados Box and Fire and Brilliance are two well known moissy jewelers with lots of pretty settings. Also I just googled to see your bling and found a Bee who has your ring; her name is jccc.

Post # 7
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I got mine from MoissaniteCo and couldn’t be happier. It’s an F1 H&A 6.5 mm. Not sure was PP was talking about it “not sparkling” as much as a diamond in the sunlight. The sparkle is sorta what they’re known for. I just got mine a weekish ago so I’m relatively obsessed and have gob of pics  in all lighting  I love it’s many looks ❤️

Post # 8
1366 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

I have a Forever Brilliant from MoissaniteCo, and I love it. I was engaged once before, and I had a diamond solitaire. I knew I didn’t want another diamond, and I’m so happy I found out about moissanite through WB! Here it is in different lightings:


Post # 9
94 posts
Worker bee

Totally disagree that they aren’t sparkly. In fact they have a refractive index of 2.65-2.69 vs. a diamond which has a RI 2.49. The high RI is what makes a lot of people prefer moissy and still others think it looks too “undiamondlike”. Keep in mind that moissy’s also TEST as a diamond with a regular diamond tester. Jewelers have to get a special moissanite tester for it to read as a moissanite. Depending on your location/income I also disagree that you shouldn’t go too big. I could’ve easily afforded a diamond of the same carat size as my moissy (by sacrificing a bit on the color/clarity) but chose a moissanite for its beauty, fire, and most importantly eco friendliness. My F1 is icy white and throws some rainbows. Almost indistinguishable from a diamond. If color is a big deal to you I’d spend the extra money on the F1. It’s a huge difference. I got my engagement ring from Fire & Brilliance and couldn’t be happier.

Get your dream ring, bee!

bridesmaid250 :  

Post # 10
12 posts

aussiemoms0409 :  everyone is entitled to their opinion. I have seen a lot of moissy and don’t care for it. I have a jeweler in the family and have seen a LOT of stones side by side including diamonds white sapphires And moissanite. While it is the closest thing next to it is a lab simulated diamond, it still isn’t a choice I would make. They don’t look the same. Sorry if you don’t agree. I am glad you love your ring. Like I said that is what is most important you have to wear it not me. 

Post # 11
92 posts
Worker bee

Lots of lovely moissys around but Im not sure the word Upgrade is appropriate if your going from a Diamond to a Sim???? On that note, Im also a little anti “upgrading” at all, i cant imagine not wanting to keep my forever ering …… forever…

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