(Closed) Worried about moissanite-Help?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: which stone?

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  • Post # 34
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 1994

    well darling, as Marilyn Monroe once said (in a film) “diamonds are a girls best friend” lol. But, imo it is of course a matter of what you love. I happen to love diamonds. Also, diamonds have the advantage of being the hardest stone on earth, therefore the most durable and it will never scratch.

     

    Post # 35
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    1722 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @jovannarhea:  i have a moissanite from MoissaniteCo and absolutely love it! i really think that the yellowness that a lot of people see comes from their lighting.  i have a gorgeous moissy that is so super white. but when i first got it and opened it in my apartment with dark cream walls, i was shocked by how “warm” it looked. then i took it into a room with white walls and it looked SO white that i realized it really was just picking up the surrounding colors like crazy. so keep that in mind and decide if you are okay with that! i’m going to post a few pictures to give you an idea of the colors, but i live in an apartment with lighter walls so i don’t have any where it looks super yellow anymore. these were taken over the past year of having my ring, so you can see when i was super tan and now pasty from winter LOL.

     

    here it is outside when it was kind of cloudy: (for me, my moissy always looks super white when it’s cloudy because the clouds are white/grey)

     

     

    here it is inside at my desk (i do have a blue phone cover and it reflects that sometimes FYI)

     

     

    and then here it is when the sun was setting and very yellow light was shining on it, and it looks much warmer:

     

     

    hope that helps! 🙂

     

    Post # 36
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @Novaimu:  +1

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    @jovannarhea:  plus diamonds are natural from the earth, valuable, a billion years old and each is unique, one of a kind…but also expensive.

    All moissanite is created, there is no gem quality moissanite. It is created from synthetic silicon carbide in a lab by the Cree company in North Carolina.

    Since you asked, I personally would choose a smaller good quality diamond or other natural gemstone (morganite in rose gold!)  because I love genuine gemstones (hence my name Laughing).

    That being said, everyone is different. If I were a girl w/a limited budget but wanted to rock a bunch of bling and was ok with a sim, I would definitely go with moissanite (enhanced). Moissanite is approximately 1/10 the cost of a siimilar sized high quality diamond and if the literature is accurate, will last forever. It has amaziing sparkle. With the new enhancements (Amora is supposed to be the best) it has much less yellow/green than it used to. A coworker has a 2ct moissy from Jtv and it really is beautiful.

    Don’t forget to post a pic after you get your ring!

    Post # 37
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    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @gemgirl6:  *Eye roll*. Moissanite is not a simulant diamond, and it’s not a “knock-off” version of a diamond. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and preferences, but those statements are untrue.

    Post # 38
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    1699 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @allyouneedislove:  I deleted that comment  I was in the process of editing when you posted, actually I was  thinking of coach purses when I said that. .I realized it would be misconstrued….no need to roll your eyes.Wink

    but yes, Moissanite was made to be a diamond simulant. So what?! It is true though.

    Post # 39
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    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @gemgirl6:  Diamonds are expensive, but I wouldn’t really say they are that valuable. Try to sell one of your diamonds and see if you get anything close to how much you would have to pay for that stone “new” in a store. 

    Post # 40
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    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @gemgirl6:  I think lab moissanite was made to be a natural moissanite simulant. 

    Post # 41
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    1699 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @BluePeaches:“I think lab moissanite was made to be a natural moissanite simulant. “

    Actually no, there is no gem quality moissanite nor has there ever been.

    I don’t want her thread to get hijacked here…The OP asked for opinons and why we chose what we did. I gave her my opinion and reasons.

    Post # 42
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    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I have a 1ct enhanced RB moissanite and I love it! I just got engaged Sunday and every single person has told me that my ring is unbelievable. I didn’t get it to pass it off– I loved the look of moissanite– but I can tell you that this ring surpassed my wildest expectations. That being said, I don’t own a large diamond and wasn’t very familiar with the up close and personal of how a diamond looks so I had nothing to compare it to in my head. All I know is that it sparkles like no other, there is no buttery warmth to the stone (it looks just like the smaller side stones in color), and it makes me so so happy because it symbolizes marrying the man I love. Win win!

     I would add that you should go for the enhancement though– it was worth the money just for peace of mind originally nad now, seeing my ring, I’m so glad we did.

    Post # 43
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    36 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Not to thread jack, but diamonds can chip (can’t really scratch, but chip and crack) (so can moissanite) 

    I think you should go with what you love. Plus, who says you can’t enjoy your bigger moissanite now and replace it with a bigger diamond in a few years? Hello, upgrade! Wink

    This way you get the best of both worlds. 

    Post # 44
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    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @gemgirl6:  Here I can do bold letters too. I never said anything about gems, just that it was made to mimic/replicate/simulate natural moissanite since it was so rarely occuring. Have a nice day.

    Post # 45
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    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @sleepyhead22:  Surrounding colors make a huge difference.  My D color diamond looks green sometimes because my couch blanket is bright green.

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