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Expert July 2011

Moissanite Rings - Does Anyone Have One?

Now a Mrs, on April 1, 2011 at 7:26 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 32
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Hi Ladies,

A friend of mine recently got engaged and has a Moissanite ring. Has anyone every heard of this type of ring? Does anyone have any pictures of their Moissanite ring?

Hers looked just like a diamond. In fact, if she hadn't told me I would've thought it was one.

Just wondering what other people have to say about Moissanite rings.

Thanks!

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Latest activity by Lee, on June 1, 2021 at 8:56 PM
  • June
    Expert March 2011
    June ·
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    I have one, had it for a year and a half and no one can tell its not a diamond. We decided to save some money and keep a little secret. I get compliments on it constantly and instead of it being over $9,000 (the one I liked) we got a huge discount (gotta love 70% off sales at JCP) it cost a little over $800. We've talked about replacing it one day with something "real" but the longer I have it the more we forget about it.

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  • FMW ~ BatLlama
    Master May 2011
    FMW ~ BatLlama ·
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    Ooh! I wanna go look at em! A local shop carries them! Never heard of it until now!

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  • Dana
    Devoted July 2011
    Dana ·
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    I have a moissanite ring. Have had it for more than a year now and it's still as sparkly as day one.


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  • Cayla
    Super August 2011
    Cayla ·
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    Yea from what i see it definitely looks like a diamond...they're very pretty!!

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  • Jessica
    VIP June 2011
    Jessica ·
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    They look nice... what exactly are they?

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  • N
    Expert July 2011
    Now a Mrs ·
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    You know, I don't exactly know. My friends said it's a gemstone just like diamonds, sapphire, an ruby. Here is a website I found talking about it, http://www.whatismoissanite.com/. Hah, I'm still a little confused on what it is, thats why I came to WW to ask about it. Smiley smile

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  • lovefortwo36
    Devoted June 2010
    lovefortwo36 ·
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    Saw this ring in person at J. C. Penny's. It looked real to me, if the sales clerk had not told me I would have thought it was a real diamond.

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  • snaps
    Expert June 2011
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    Moissanite is man-made - it was first found in a meteor though, if I remember correctly. Smiley smile Obviously companies can't sit around and wait for meteor strikes to get more, so they developed a way of producing it synthetically. I don't mind people wearing, but don't like it when they blatantly lie and say they're diamonds. I can see the refractive differences though and have called someone out on it before (and another for wearing white sapphires and bragging on her new "diamonds"). It's not that I don't like them, but I can definitely tell them apart from real diamonds.

    I think it is always a good choice to use moissanite as a diamond substitute if you like the look of it, and it suits your budget more comfortably.

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  • Sharon
    Master June 2010
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    I've seen them, I they look exactly like diamonds.
    I don't see the point of calling someone out, what purpose would that serve? Except to make the person feel bad. If they love their ring, want to say it's a diamond, then it's no one elses business.
    Good manners would dictate you say "that's beautiful" and nothing else.

    When someone says they love my ring, I don't reply with yes it's real, it's 2.4 carat radiant, platinum setting. I say thank you.

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  • Nicole
    Super May 2011
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    My friend has one and it is as beautiful as when she got married 5 years ago. She got hers at JCP too.

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  • Mrs. Vitucci
    Expert October 2011
    Mrs. Vitucci ·
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    I just did a quick search, those rings can still be quite expensive and very beautiful too.

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  • snaps
    Expert June 2011
    snaps ·
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    @sharon - I'm not cool with a 19 year old shoving her hand in my face with the comment, "Your's doesn't look so big now, does it?" and a snarky smirk on her face. When someone tries to publicly embarrass me, I have no qualms with putting it right back in their court. I would normally try to respond to childish behavior with better manners, but I was not in the mood that day.

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  • Jessica
    VIP June 2011
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    Now I want to go see one if real life! They sound very cool and very pretty. I can't tell from the pics at all. Is that like the rings they sell on QVC? (Dimondique or something?) My mom has ring from them and you literally cannot tell at all.

    Snaps not cool that you have called out multiple girls on their rings.

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  • snaps
    Expert June 2011
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    @Jessica - is my explanation of the circumstances not ok? Still bitchy to call the girl out? She was an indignant, spoiled brat who regularly picked on everyone for not having as nice of things as she did. I guess I didn't see the problem with pointing out the fact that her "fat rock" wasn't what she was boasting it was. And the second case of pointing out was a pair of sapphire earrings, not a ring. A woman in passing said she had bought diamond earrings as a present for herself at our local jewelers -- if they were real, they would have literally been about $60,000. I didn't say anything to her, merely mentioned to my coworker that I had seen them there and they were white sapphires, not diamonds.

    I guess I don't think it's bitchy when people are being boastful. Why not just say, "They're great, right?" Because they are. Why lie in order to brag??

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  • N
    Expert July 2011
    Now a Mrs ·
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    Jessica, I'd like to see one too! I was hoping a WW member would have an actual picture of themsleves wearing a Moissanite ring. I think they are a little different than Dimondique, because they're quite a bit more expensive than diamondique.

    Here's the website my friend got hers from, http://www.moissaniteco.com/.

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  • Jessica
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    Snaps I totally get your point...

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  • Miss Tattoo
    VIP September 2012
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    I know this is old, but I have a moissanite ring. I love it. I don't hate diamonds. Don't get me wrong. I hate the industry and the mark up and the brainwashing that makes everyone think diamonds are rare. I wanted a colorless durable stone and I'm so glad I found moissanite. I get compliments on it all the time. Even after a year it looks like it just came out of the box. I'm constantly distracted by the sparkle.

    I don't lie and say it's a diamond. That's silly. I'm proud about our choice and I like to educate anyone who asks. I have a lot of info in my profile.

    Here is a photo in my dim office. It goes crazy when the lights are low.


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  • Marta
    Just Said Yes October 2012
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    Hi girls i was wondering if any of you have had a moissanite ring for a while now like 2 years plus and found it to get like that milky couldy color like cz does? thanks girls!

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  • J
    Just Said Yes March 2013
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    Hi,

    I was reading this forum while researching rings for my friend who is proposing to his girlfriend this spring. I have a moissanite one carat solitaire that my husband and I bought on Ebay, and a wedding band with 9 small real diamonds that sits right next to it. Nobody can tell... I get SO many compliments on my rings... how sparkly and beautiful they are. We bought the ring about 6 and a half years ago before they "enhanced" the Moissanites. It is clear, nearly white, with tons of dazzle.

    I'm proud to say we spent less than $700 on the whole shebang and saved the rest for our honeymoon and new life together! :-)

    Pictures don't do it justice, but I thought I would post one anyway. For any bride who is hesitating about getting a Moissy, fret not. I don't work for them, or anything like that... I'm a private investigator. :-) I just would hate to see people spend big money on diamonds because they think they have to have a diamond to look real!



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  • P
    Just Said Yes October 2013
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    I've had mine since July 2010--looks exactly the same as day one. It is about a half carat solitare w/gold. I absolutely love it! If a beautiful rock is what you want on your finger, this is the way to go in my opinion.I am really happy with the choice we made and wouldn't change a thing. I did tell my husband that I wanted diamonds from him at some point but as the previous poster mentioned, that desire has faded as I see how long lasting and beautiful this stone is. ***PLEASE NOTE*** If you're considering going for a moissy I'd recommend looking at some of the trusted online sellers. Mine is from Moissanite Co. I've seen JCP's selection and it pales in comparison to online (also I've heard quality is not as good but that is just forums talking). It is true that the larger the rock, the more likely there is to be a slight tint of discoloring (usually yellow-ish in some lighting) Round cut and less than one carat is the clearest. Here is non-pro pic next to the window.


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