(Closed) Worried about moissanite-Help?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: which stone?
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  • Post # 6
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    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    No problem! It’s the bees that introduced me to moissy and convinced me and I’m so glad they did. I got my dream ring and we could be smart with our money. I love so many aspects of having a moissy ring that I am not afraid to tell people it’s not a diamond. I’ve had it a year now and it’s still going strong with no scratches, bending, or lost side diamonds. I’ve never taken it off and I’m not easy on rings! I can’t say enough good things about it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Feel free to ask me any questions!

     

    Post # 7
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    1784 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It really depends on you.  I ended up with a diamond because that was the only choice for the setting I fell in love with.  It’s blindingly white and beautiful, and I do love it, but I actually slightly prefer moissanite with its super rainbows.

    Post # 8
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    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Jabberwocky:  Agreed. Everyone is different.

     

     @jovannarhea: We bought my ring in a size 8 with the intention to see a moissy in real life and if we really didn’t like it we could return it no problem (above an 8 is considered customized and cannot be returned). We found a moissy at a jewelry story and went to go look, it was very colored, freaked me out some, but it was also the old version. When we got the ring we just loved it too much. That is an option to make sure you like the color. Don’t foreget to take colored clothing off, I thought mine was really pink/yellow when I first put it on and was taking pictures, I had on a peach sweater and a pink phone cover. Took both off and it was blindingly white. Either picking the ring or a loose moissy to see in real life then return it if you don’t like it, if you love it then you can set it/keep it. It’s safer way to give moissy a chance.

     

     

     

    Post # 9
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    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would advise ordering one to see for yourself. I was set on moissanite until we ordered a loose stone to see and I really didn’t like it. It was very yellow/green tinged (it was an amora) and it had this shallow, hollo glassy look. However, I have seen some moissanite here in my days that look far better than others so what I would do is order from schubachs because they always seem to have the most attractive stones. 

    Post # 10
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    40 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @jovannarhea:  I have a moissanite… and it definitely does not have a yellow tint to it. It has so much sparkle to it! I went to jeweler to get my ring sized and he had NO IDEA that it wasn’t a diamond. He was really surprised when we told him what it was. Honestly, if you can get something that is just as hard as a diamond (9.5), that is more sparkly, that is bigger – and for a fraction of the price of a diamond, DO IT.

    Post # 11
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    2340 posts
    Buzzing bee

    my ring us from moissaniteco. i chose regular unenhanced moissaniteco. in some lighting it’s yellowish. i will upgrade to amora in the future. i can see the color difference.

    Post # 12
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    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Moissy all the way. Remember Ring Bearer faces up whitest. Order a stone and see what you think. I would get enhanced. I have a 6.5 mm (1.4carat) cushion cut FB moissy center stone and LOVE it. I only see the slightest hint of warmth in my car with all camel interior. I’m sure no one else would notice. For the price, look, and durability you can’t go wrong. 

     

     

    Post # 13
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    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love moissanite, it’s fire is just unbeatable. As for tint, I can see it in almost every lighting conditions (greenish gray in my Ring Bearer and buttery in OEC). My fiance, at the same time, does not. It comes down to how colour sensitive you are.

     

    I played with my sparkles this morning and made few pics and videos. This video (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/xillOllix/media/Jewellery/20130420_115955.mp4.html) is made in my living room on overcast morning with lighting on (no flash). From top (of my finger) to bottom: 1ct FB OEC moissanite, 0.5ct diamond (F, VVS1, Ex), 0.75ct Ring Bearer moissanite (serenity enhanced), 1ct generic CZ.

    Pic was taken with flash

     

     

     

     

    Post # 14
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    4606 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    FH and I originally went with a moissanite for my engagement ring (I’ve since had a more customized set made with my great grandmother’s stone), and I never really saw any yellow. Mine was a 1.1 carat enhanced cushion. 

    Thhe first photo was taken outside on an overcast day, the second was under my parent’s crappy yellow kitchen lights.

    This one is right out of the box under fluorescent lights with my iPhone. My fingers are extra swollen because it’s July in Alabama. 

    Post # 15
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    747 posts
    Busy bee

    Like BlondeMissMolly said I would order a stone or go find one somewhere before you decide.  It totally depends on you and how color sensitive you are.  Also moissanite’s double refraction and disco-ball glitter can be a turnoff to some, especially if you’re thinking you’d ever “pass it off” as diamond.  If you know what you’re looking at it can be quite obvious that it’s not a diamond.

    That said, moissanite can be gorgeous in its own right!  It’s just a different stone than diamond.  YMMV.  ๐Ÿ™‚    

    Post # 16
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    747 posts
    Busy bee

    Wow, this is the only pic I currently have of my ring on my laptop and it’s terrible…gotta snap some new ones!  ๐Ÿ™‚  1ct princess diamond center with halo and split shank, 1.47cttw

    Lovewinz:  Wow i LOVE your set!  So original!  Coolest set I’ve seen on the Bee in awhile ๐Ÿ™‚

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