(Closed) What's the deal with the Moissy?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@lhelm93:  There are a ton of these threads on the bee if you do a quick search but I’m sure people will give their opinions here too.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

They’re so SPARKLY! They throw rainbows. 

And they do this:

 

Diamonds only beat Moissy in hardness, which is a stone’s ability to be scratched. Moissy is a 9.25, diamond is a 10. Moissy has no visible flaws, is near colorless, and there’s the sparkle, of course. There’s other things, but that’s the gist of it. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Chemically, they’re very similar. Moissanite used in jewelry is all lab-created, diamonds are natural. Diamonds have single refraction (less rainbows, more white lights), moissanite has double (more sparkly rainbows). Diamonds can be found in colors from D-…Z, I guess? Moissanite ranges from G-J typically. There are more available cuts in diamonds, although more moissanite cuts are available now. Diamonds are about 4 times as expensive, and have the potential to have been mined from an unethical source. Some of the cuts in diamonds aren’t the same as what comes in moissanite–for example, your modern round cut will usually be a Hearts and Arrows cut in a diamond, and it’s usually a Round Brilliant cut in moissanite; then there is Princess cuts in diamond and the equivalent of a Square Brilliant in moissanite.

At the end of the day, they are both clear, sparkly stones. 99% of people can’t really tell the difference especially not at first. It just depends what details matter most to you, and how much you want to spend.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

As PP this topic has been discussed over and over and over and over again.

Here are some links:

CONS of Moissanite

Moissanite, Lab-Created, Simulated?!

Why YOU didn’t get a diamond…?

Moissanite or Diamond???? HELP!!!

Diamonds vs. Moissanite

some honesty about moissanite

That should cover the whole subject pretty nicely and you can see what happens when a moissy vs diamond post happens.  Best of luck in you decision.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mepayne:  I can only hope that the hallelujah chorus was playing when you looked at your ring in that moment lol

 

 

@frogprincess:  +1

 

IMO, Moissanite is the way to go. It is budget friendly and it is beautiful. It is also very tough. I am very rough on my jewelry. In fact, I have already scratched the gold on my ring, but my moissanite is still perfect like the day FI purchased it. I love the way it sparkles. It was a good fit for me, a great fit actually. 

 

Here is a link to lots of pictures of my moissy

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/moissanite-2

Post # 8
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Busy bee

OP, there is *tons* of info on this subject here. 🙂 Just do a few searches. There are also the Better Than Diamond discussion forums which probably have even more info as it’s really a jewlelry-oriented website  (http://betterthandiamond.com/discussion/).

Feel free to PM me if you have questions. I’ve done some obsessive research, hehe.

Post # 9
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Honey bee

@brandybelle:  Oh it was! I don’t think I breathed until I snapped that picture. It was absolutely blinding in person!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Most people don’t know about moissanite unless they stumble across these forums or the BetterThanDiamond forums, that’s how I found out about it. I decided to go with moissanite because:

1) Didn’t feel that I HAD to have a diamond, just because Debeers said so

2) Much much less expensive, so I could get a bigger stone

3) Physically, I wanted a clear, shiny stone that would stand the test of time and be a forever stone. Moissanite, diamonds, and white sapphires all achieve this. Diamonds are harder than moissanite, but moissanite is harder than sapphire.

4) Completely ethical, whereas the large majority of diamonds aren’t

Here are the main reasons why people don’t want moissanite:

1) Just HAVE to have a diamond, never consider alternatives

2) Moissanite is made in a lab. It’s naturally occurring, but in such miniscule amounts that you have to recreate it. BUT many people think this means moissanite is cheap and mass produced, which is not true. The process to create moissanite is very long, tedious, and expensive, and not every stone looks like a replica of every other stone. It’s completely personal preference on whether being lab-created bothers you or not.

3) It’s known to have a green/yellow cast. This was more prominent in the old moissanites made before 2007. The ones they produce now usually don’t have any green. There are also treatments that can increase the whiteness. They’re not coatings that can be removed, it’s a heat/pressure treatment that changes the stone inherently and cannot be removed.

I’m not saying that everyone who wanted a diamond is brain washed, btw! Everyone already knows all the pros of diamonds, I’m just trying to create a level playing field.
 

If you have any more questions, please ask! I’m in love with my moissy!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I feel that I should add for OP, the PPs above aren’t being cagey by not saying too much and redirecting you to other threads – this is just a topic that has caused a lot of drama in the past and all we want to do is get along nicely with one another, so it’s probably easiest for you to find that info in the threads helpfully linked. 🙂

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