- 4 years ago
My boyfriend just proposed to me last night, I just wanted to share because I had similar questions about visual difference between diamonds and Moissanite.
YES, there is a difference, especially visible under colored lights, halogen lights and bright outdoors. I asked my fiance to have a cap on what he spent on my ring. I would love a visual representation of our love for others to see….but never at the expense of other fun adventures we go on and financially building our future together. And having a new, big diamond can lead you into 10k+ pretty quickly. I didn’t give him a size or exact dollar amount, just requested he be thrifty. ( he could have purchased pre-owned, white sapphire, moissanite, white topaz etc.) I LOVE the ring, but let me be clear, it is obvious to me it is not a diamond as soon as I saw it. It reflects rainbows of light back to your eyes, diamonds never do. Furthermore it is colorless itself and also allows extra light into the stone bc it is cut differently so it remains super bright and clear at all times, even in the dark romantic resturaunt we were in. I love it because its from him and the design is goregous. I am a bit more modest when it comes to bling and we both remarked how the ring was twice the size he pictured and I expected. Because it is so economical I have about a 2.5 carot (if this was a diamond) pear…..and that further shows that this is not a diamond bc to find a stone that large, that colorless, that flawless and without the typical “bowtie” effect common on pear diamonds (due to the cut there is a portion of the diamond that does not reflact light and it looks similar to a bowtie). Just FYI – if you are trying to fool others, or even yourself/ save money/ keep authentic diamond look etc…. It’s better to go pre-owned diamond, white sapphire (9 on Mohs hardness scale) or white topaz (about 7 mohs)or a smaller, round or square cut ( Moissanite is 9.5 mohs) where less light is allowed in ayways….