(Closed) Will people know her moissanite ring is not a diamond?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Can you see the difference between a Moissanite and a Diamond ring?
    Yes, easy-peasy! It's so obvious : (70 votes)
    39 %
    Nope, I think they're both beautiful and can't tell : (109 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 2
    142 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’ve seen moissanite next to real diamonds and the only thing I noticed is that the moissanite is more radiant, more sparkly. If I saw a moissanite on someone’s finger,for me, I definitely couldn’t tell. I’m planning to get moissanite myself because I’m not so jazzed on the idea of a diamond and don’t think that any of my friends would know the difference. 

    Post # 3
    11115 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    I have moissanite & no one has ever asked me if it’s a diamond.  I’ve seen a few in person & none of them looked like costume jewelry to me.  She just wants to be sure to get a quality stone, just as you would with a diamond.

    On the Moh’s hardness scale, a diamond is a 10, a moissy is 9.5, so they are quite similar in composition.  The Moh’s scale is sometimes the only way to tell the difference.

    And moissy actually has more sparkle than a diamond.

    Post # 4
    1322 posts
    Bumble bee

    Hi there!

    Main differences are that moissy’s are a lot more sparkly, can sometimes have a tinge of color (yellow/green, but there are versions now that are colorless), and that the cut is not the same cut that is used as a diamond.

    I don’t think anyone really looks at a moissy on a person’s hand and goes “thats not a diamond!!”, and she would probably be just fine. There are many pics of moissy rings on this board that are gorgeous.

    If you want something that looks even closer to a diamond, look into the Amora Gem Ultra Hearts & Arrows. You can pick the specific color you want (they are graded on a letter scale just like diamonds), they are cut with the same pattern as diamonds, and are also much cheaper than diamonds just like moissys. They run slightly more expensive than most moissys, but if you are going for the new colorless moissy’s anyway, the price is pretty comparable.

    Furthermore, since you guys are in europe, I believe there is a European authorized seller for Amora Gems so you wouldn’t have to have it imported from the US or anything. 

    I have an Amora Gem Ultra in a designer setting and get tons of compliments on my ring. I have told close family it is not a diamond because I’m not a fan of the diamond industry/environmental degradation associated with it (unless it’s a precious heirloom like yours! πŸ™‚ ) but no one even thinks to ask if it is real otherwise. Let me know if you want to see pictures.

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    Post # 5
    1607 posts
    Bumble bee

    vilo:  I personally don’t have one but I have heard that some can be good, while others can show more colour and be more moody. Think it could depend on the individual stone and person.

    If she wants to pass it off as a diamond and pay a lot less then I would recommend the Amora gem. It is very diamond like and you can get a large one for much less of the cost. If you search for it on here you’ll have plenty of pictures to reference. Apparently they are almost as durable as a diamond, eye clean, white and cut very much like an ideal diamond. I also live in Europe and can get them on Amora-gem.com.

    Post # 6
    3729 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    vilo:  Will people have an idea it isn’t a diamond? Yes, because her boyfriend can’t afford a diamond in that size. They’ll ask themselves if it’s a fake and depending on the light can see differences, especially between a well cut diamond and a moissy.

    I’ve spotted them easily before and the only reason I looked closely was I knew the ring was out of their budget.

    Post # 7
    1182 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I have a forever brilliant moissy and no one can tell it’s not a diamond. Even the jewler thought it was a diamond when I took it in to the resized.

    Post # 11
    1322 posts
    Bumble bee

    vilo:  here are some pics! Mine is a 2.2 carat F color Amora Gem Ultra H&A. We also had the money for a comparable diamond saved up because my fiancé was not convinced at first, but we went this route and used the money we saved to pay for all of the deposits for our wedding vendors. 

    Post # 12
    76 posts
    Worker bee

    if she decides against the moissy they can always order a diamond ring from jamesallen.com or bluenile.com .. both ship internationally and even with customs + VAT it should still work out a lot cheaper than european prices πŸ™‚ 


    Post # 13
    1607 posts
    Bumble bee

    tjacob2014:  Your ring is beautiful by the way πŸ’œ. I’m looking into getting an Amora gem and find your stunning. Where did you get yours?

    Post # 14
    1322 posts
    Bumble bee

    bluehope:  Thank you! πŸ™‚ We got the Amora Gem off of betterthandiamond, and my setting is the Tacori Dantela 2620 RDLGP, but got it off of EBay brand new for a steal. The whole ring cost us $2800, and retail for the setting alone is over $5k. 

    Post # 15
    4238 posts
    Honey bee


    I agree with PPs in that yes, people can tell the difference and that no, people won’t be able to tell the difference. πŸ˜‰


    But here’s the thing that I wanted to share. She’ll know. He’ll know. And that’s the most important issue in this discussion.

    Now, maybe they’re good with having moissies (which are lovely, btw, I enjoy mine) but when I asked my groom to look at alternative gemstones he balked because he always envisioned getting his girl diamonds. He said no fake diamonds because his love wasn’t fake. (Bless his heart.) He didn’t want sapphire, either, because he always thought about diamond when that time came. And, he talked about how my e-ring would reflect on him more than me, since he’s the giver. He wanted a ring he could feel comfortable giving, just as much as he wanted to find something I was comfortabe wearing.

    And comfort includes personal preference as well as beauty and fit. 

    Anyway, I share this to encourage you to suggest to your friends that they discuss moissies at length, as well as sapphires or rubies or any other perfectly wonderful alternative gemstone for e-rings. Do any of those match their sense and sensibilities about e-rings in general? If so, great; go for it. If not, take a moment to decide what will fit their ideals and then focus their search in that direction. Otherwise, they may be followed by that nagging feeling of what if? had they rushed into an alternative gemstone no matter how pretty it is and how reasonable its cost. (jmho)


    Now, here’s a shameless plug for stackers from this stacker girl. lol πŸ™‚ How about looking at a charming five or seven stone diamond band as an e-ring? It would looke lovely on its own, will likely stack well with any w-band, and should also compliment many solitaires or cocktail rings that they get later on, no matter their gemstones, moissies or amoras included. And a five or seven stone diamond band can be more affordable and will still be the diamonds they want, if they do in fact determine that they’ll only be satisfied with them.


    Best wishes to your friends, Bee!


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