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Where to Buy Oval Moissanite 1.25 or 1.5 dew for my engagement Ring.

Strawberries1

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Hi guys,

I' looking to buy a well cut moissanite for my engagement ring and will appreciate your advice re where to purchase from , 1.25 or 1.50 and colour.

The engagement ring will be 3mm thick tapering to 2.4. Cathedral setting in a 3 row micro pave bombay shank.

I like the look of rings with 2pt/mm diamonds in the band but don't want it plain on the sides. I'm thinking of putting 1mm stones on either side ie 1mm side /2mm top/1mm side but want the ring to start with a 3mm width then taper to the setting with diamonds on the under gallery. However I want the shank curved like bombay (traditional comfort D court ring) not rectangular though I'm happy if it's not fully curved as long as it's more curved than rectangular. What are your thoughts on this please? Do I have to educe the stones in the milee to .75m/1.5m/.75m? They will not lie on flat lines to make a rectangle so I thin I shuld be able to achieve 1/1.6/1mm in the milee.

I guess I have to decide on the milee sizes to help make an informed decision on the size of the centre oval but it will be a 3mm tapering to 2.5 so perhaps any size will do.

The next question is colour. Fr
om what I read it appears a little warmer is better than stark colourless for moissanite. What're your thought please?
Thanks.
Cathedral Micro Pave Shane and Co.jpg 3D.jpg Simon G half eternity bombay tappering.jpg
 

KaeKae

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@Strawberries1

I was going to post a similar question, regarding an oval stone. Looking forward to seeing the replies you get :)
 

Grymera

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I have had zero issues with my colorless moissanite pieces. What's supposedly better about the warmer stones? A more diamond like appearance? My colorless stones look most diamond like (honestly) when I don't clean my rings--that tones down the "fire" and I just see the H&A cut (although not relevant for an oval).
 

Strawberries1

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I have had zero issues with my colorless moissanite pieces. What's supposedly better about the warmer stones? A more diamond like appearance? My colorless stones look most diamond like (honestly) when I don't clean my rings--that tones down the "fire" and I just see the H&A cut (although not relevant for an oval).
I remember reading somewhere that some colourless ones ie D colour can face up too white looking. Considering I prefered G colour when looking at natural diamonds I wondered if my preference will be for not ultra colourless.
 

Strawberries1

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sd_flp

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Thanks. What're your thoughts re Mona, Star Gem, Tianyu, Province, Moissanite & Co etc moissanite sellers?
I haven’t bought any ovals, but if I wanted to save money, I’d pick Starsgem to make an oval. I have seen few people buy the “diamond cut” oval from Starsgem and it looks really nice. I’ve bought from Starsgem (the ring in my avatar is from them), and I prefer their prices and customer service over Tianyu.

I did see an antique cut oval from Tianyu and I thought that one looked nice; otherwise, I think Tianyu has gotten too expensive and I am not interested in buying from them. I am not impressed with their modern oval, personally...Starsgem is better.

Mona is nice and I have bought from her before, but her reviews here have been mixed. She is a small business and she doesn’t have good access to high quality moissanite rough sometimes. Her cuts are ok, but I don’t think they are as good as Starsgem or Tianyu.

I have not bought from MoCo but I’ve heard they’re all right...personally I am not interested with buying from them because I wasn’t really a fan of their customer service based on my interactions with them when I asked about one of their loose stones.

Lastly, Provence. I think they've improved somewhat but I always viewed their cuts as the worst of the vendors you’ve just mentioned. I would only buy bands from them, personally.

Overall opinion: if this were my engagement ring, I would spend a little more and go with August Vintage. But if I were on a budget, I’d go with Starsgem.
 

Strawberries1

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I haven’t bought any ovals, but if I wanted to save money, I’d pick Starsgem to make an oval. I have seen few people buy the “diamond cut” oval from Starsgem and it looks really nice. I’ve bought from Starsgem (the ring in my avatar is from them), and I prefer their prices and customer service over Tianyu.

I did see an antique cut oval from Tianyu and I thought that one looked nice; otherwise, I think Tianyu has gotten too expensive and I am not interested in buying from them. I am not impressed with their modern oval, personally...Starsgem is better.

Mona is nice and I have bought from her before, but her reviews here have been mixed. She is a small business and she doesn’t have good access to high quality moissanite rough sometimes. Her cuts are ok, but I don’t think they are as good as Starsgem or Tianyu.

I have not bought from MoCo but I’ve heard they’re all right...personally I am not interested with buying from them because I wasn’t really a fan of their customer service based on my interactions with them when I asked about one of their loose stones.

Lastly, Provence. I think they've improved somewhat but I always viewed their cuts as the worst of the vendors you’ve just mentioned. I would only buy bands from them, personally.

Overall opinion: if this were my engagement ring, I would spend a little more and go with August Vintage. But if I were on a budget, I’d go with Starsgem.
This is exactly the sort of info I need.
Thanks ever so much!
I'm considering Alexander Sparks for the ring itself + band but found some diamond dealers/benches in London with competitive pricing so I might purchase from AV then make the rings here.
 
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