Moissanite is just about the only gem stone that I have never owned and I don’t know much about it. After googling it I see the price is comparable to many other places. Knowing Meh’s great customer service I’d give it a try and if it’s not up to your standards return it. If they look like what’s shown in the picture I’m sure your partner will love them, they’re beautiful! Good luck!
“Push screw”; the stem has ridges, but not threads. The clip gets a better grip than with a plain post, and is arguably more resistant to accidentally coming undone than an actual screw back. That feature is not terribly expensive to employ, but I don’t see it much. One embossed ring about halfway down the post is fairly common, though. My placeholder posts have that, and I’ve never had one fall out.
The color is described as EF? (You will have to read up on Moissonite to see if the quality is adequate). The reviews are all good, except for one owner who says the clarity is lacking.
Walmart allows returns up to 90 days, last time I checked. Not sure about Meh since I never returned anything.
I don’t think either price is unfair, given the earrings are supposedly 14 Karat.
The necklace chain is a different story … sterling or gold plate over sterling. If you are thinking yellow gold, plate doesn’t hold up well in a short necklace that touches the skin. Shame they didn’t go for gold-filled which holds up much better (as well as gold for most people)
Moissanite is a gemstone born from the stars. It was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, who later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He discovered microscopic particles of the gem that would eventually bear his name in Arizona, in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth. He initially thought that he had discovered diamonds, but later determined that the crystals were composed of silicon carbide.
Natural moissanite is incredibly rare, so moissanite available today is laboratory-created. After many years of trial and error, the particles Moissan discovered were successfully synthesized to produce what is now one of the world’s most scintillating gemstones.
Moissanite, referred to as a diamond simulant, is engineered to give the illusion of similarity to diamonds, but is compositionally and visually quite different from a real diamond. The durability, brilliance, and color of the two gems are quite distinct. One common property of both diamonds and moissanites is that they are both very good thermal conductors.
The Moissanites I’ve seen in person are really spectacular, but I don’t know enough about them to know if some are of better quality than others. I’m going to pass because of the unknown (admittedly could be all my fault / lack of knowledge here lol), and also I’d prefer the earrings to be 1ct size each.
@Commonwealth109 ohhhh good point- before my coffee i didnt catch that size. Altho they would be okay then for second, higher earring post hole, as you say, not one carat each. Thanks! ( better for me to read meh AFTER coffee ).
Just to be fair, while the prices for these are pretty good, only the earrings are solid gold; the necklace is gold-over-sterling, or it would be a great buy. Moissanite is pretty expensive if you buy from a jeweler.
@CBL_WV Good catch, I don’t buy sterling vermeil unless it’s white gold - It doesn’t really hold up to everyday wear the way gold-filled does, particularly in a necklace, and replating is costly… thanks!
Haven’t price-shopped this deal, but moissanite is beautiful. I had a ring with a 2-carat moissanite center stone in an expensive setting (platinum with smaller diamonds totaling 1 carat; long story!) and it looked great. I’m tempted by the earrings but have too much jewelry already. Half-carat each is a great size for earrings; large enough to look important but not so large that they seem fake.