Hi everyone – thank you for responding and being so supportive. My mom is Critical with a capital c underline!! She is very color sensitive, and I realized after making my post that I better clear that up so it doesn’t seem like I am slamming Mira. Mira is a very scrumptious stone and the brilliance is ah-mazing.
I intially LOVED my Mira ring – the sparkle was so crazy and brilliant. We have mostly LED lights in our house so I stood under the lights and admired the Mira for hours (much to my husband’s amusement). I did notice some warmth to the stone, but not the “pee-pee” my mom kept commenting about until she made me look at the ring in 5 bajillion angles and different lighting. I didn’t see any of the "mountain dew" she kept claiming she saw at all.
I did explain to my mom that I ordered a Moissanite and not a diamond – that was another long conversation as she is just as ‘traditional’ as she is critical. My mom wears a 3ct round H VS2 with 1ctw side baguettes – and she paid a pretty penny for it!! When I compared my ring to hers there was a definite color difference, but it was hard to capture on camera.
I texted my sister with one of the photos and she couldn’t see the color difference or warmth that I was worried about.
None the less, I didn’t want to have to hear my mom for the rest of my life making comments about my ring, so back the little beauty went. I guess what I have realized is that I do not want any warmth to my stone and for it to be as near colorless as possible.
@Dana – your photo made me smile
@kanagroocrazy – I should have been more specific, I am in Woodinville and would love to meet up with you!! I have a feeling you would help me find the perfect ring
@germanhatianese I would love to see your Asha that you will be selling!
I just realized something, I did tell my mom that Moissanite was “better than diamond” (LOL, as I used Less's tagline)in terms of investment, brilliance.... blah blah…. I more than likely rubbed her the wrong way unintentionally, and she probably had an axe to grind….oopsie. Oh well, can't make everyone happy!!
Here are some photos so people can see the ring in question. She was a beauty.
She was so sparkley that capturing her was almost impossible. She looks like a little star here:
Sorry the image insert is working for me so here is a link: Sky Drive
1st pic she looks like a little star and sparkles like mad - hard to capture her
2nd pic she is on my hand - not the best lighting
3rd she is next to mom's diamond - picture taken outside