Post # 1
i currently have a 1ct ring which has real diamod and assents but a fake white sapphire in the middle. the plan was to get a new ring once my f had more money but ive kinda fallen in love with this ring, however that dosen’t stop me from wishing my centre stone was real. i was wondering if i went to a jewlerys and took them a loose diamond would they be able to replace my centre stone.
my second problem is my f can’t afford a 1ct diamond so what would be the best subsitute if i wanted to pass it offand Moissanite, which is better and are their any other subsitutes.
Post # 2
Just curious, but to you it seems only a diamond would suffice as “real”. How would going to a moissanite or asha be any different in the way you feel about your ring if that’s what is upsetting you?
Post # 3
Teresa07: Why do you need to “pass it off”? If your fiance can’t afford a diamond (which there’s no shame in) people will probably assume it’s fake anyway. I’d rather be up-front about it than have people think (and be right!) that I’m lying about something. Your ring is very pretty. I probably wouldn’t even bother swapping it out.
Post # 4
If you search the boards (there is a search option on the top right corner) you can find a ton of boards about moissy, Asha and Amora Gem with photos.
Also, a white sapphire is not a fake diamond, it’s a sapphire and a much higher quality gemstone than a CZ which is a diamond simulant.
Post # 5
If your wanting a stone that’s much more affordable than a diamond, looks diamond like, and will last forever, then amora gem ultra would be a great option for you. It’s similar to moissanite, but is colorless, and has a much nicer cut. I have one, and it behaves similar to my diamonds. Moissanite on the other hand, is a gorgeous stone don’t get me wrong but it doesn’t look like a diamond to me due to the moodiness,splinter like facets, and flat crown angle. But that just may be because I’m a jewelry fanatic and I’ve owned moissanite as well. However the average person probably would assume it’s a diamond. If you want more info on the amora gem, you can go to betterthandiamond.com Goodluck to you and welcome to weddingbee 🙂
Post # 6
A sapphire is a real stone, not fake. It’s an actual gemstone in its own right. Yes, a jeweler can replace it with a diamond, but if you are only concerned about it looking “real”, it is real. It’s nothing to be ashamed of.
Post # 7
Is it sterling silver or gold?
Post # 8
It’s a white sapphire. I would not call that a fake, that’s a real gemstone you have love!
I guess since you pass a sapphire off as a diamond, to you it is fake. So I see that side. Be mindful because people here on the Bee actually have sapphires and calling their sapphires fake diamond is incorrect. There are other stones in the world besides a diamond, and just because they are clear don’t make them a wannabe diamond.
I would suggest going the diamond route, if you can. Shop around online or post a budget here and maybe some of the lovely ladies can help scout you a stone. Moissanite is also not a fake diamond, and if you truly want to pass off something as real diamond, it might be cheaper to just go real instead of buying a stone over and over again trying to find the elusive simulant that would somehow be dirt cheap and a 100% diamond characteristically. Best diamond simulant is a diamond. 🙂
Post # 9
Teresa07: Yes, a jewelry store could easily replace your white sapphire with a diamond if you bought a lose one, though I have no idea how much they’d charge.
I’m boggled, though, as to why you’d want to discard a white sapphire for a diamond simulant. A moissy or an asha is really not going to “look” any more like a diamond. If you want a diamond, I think you should just wait till you can afford a 1 carat diamond. Replacing it with a simulant is just another expensive that will get you that much further from a diamond, isn’t it?
Post # 10
I couldn’t tell from your post whether you have a white sapphire or something else that is designed to look like a white sapphire.
Post # 11
Teresa07: I have a completly cubic zirconia ring which I want recreated in white gold and diamonds. I’m most likely gona put the accent stones as diamonds and the centre stone a white sapphire or moissy. Its honestly up to you whether you’ll be happy with a diamond or a moissy.
Post # 12
swirlyclover86: sorry i don’t think i made myself clear the sapphire i have is fake/manmade so i was considering swapping for a real sapphire or something else.
Post # 13
swirlyclover86: my budget is £400 at the very max.
Post # 14
mangosandcats: sorry i think i have led a lot of people to belive it is actually a real white sapphire in which case i wouldn’t want to change it, it is a manmade white sapphire which is why i am so desperate to change it to something real. i thought maybe i wanted something that looked like a diomand and i have heard white sapphires can look like diomands but at the same time i have been looking at sapphires in their own right as a gemstone.
Post # 15
If you want something that looks like a diamond I’d just wait. Stimulants are always going to look a bit different.
If you want to embrace a non-diamond, here’s a photo comparison:
It seems like ashas are clearer but they don’t last as long as mossys. Best of luck!