Post # 1
So I got on this site and learned all about Moissy and fell in love with it! Then when we go into a local family owned jewelry store so I can check to see how carat sizes look on my hand and the width of the band he tells me out the blue he’s rather get a diamond. I told him months ago that I was looking into getting Moissy and asked if that was okay with him. He said it was so I picked MoissaniteCo and found my ring. Now he’s changing the whole game. I’m just not sure what to think. He made some good points about Moissy not holding its value and how the jewelry store has a lifetime warranty and free ring “Check ups”and redippings for the white gold.I just wish he had said something right off. I guess I’m kind of venting but if you bees have any words of wisdom I would love to hear them.
Post # 3
Diamonds don’t “hold their value” either.
Take it from someone who had a wedding set “valued at $6000” from her first marriage and ended up selling it for $700.00.
and there’s no trade in value either – most of the time you have to trade it in for double and the prices are already inflated.
Post # 4
Been there… Moissy is also the reason I originally found the Bee. I was ecstatic over it. It’s beautiful, has a great story of how it came to be, is a unique gem most people don’t know about, etc. etc. But SO wants nothing to do with it. He is too traditional. Wants me to have a diamond but has no good reason for it besides he’s traditional! We’re not traditional in any other sense.
I don’t have many words of wisdom except I know how you feel.
Post # 5
@GroovyHippieChick: Yah this. If you ever tried to sell either, you’d get a pittance compared to what you paid for it. It’s more sentimental value than anything.
I have a moissanite, and I love it! And the price is good too 😉
Post # 6
it’s possible that he agreed to it without actually knowing what he was agreeing to, while under the assumption that a moissanite is a type of diamond. turns out it isn’t, so now he’s speaking up.
Post # 7
A diamond might be a nice thing to pass on down the road to your child but as far as resale, forget it.
My stone was purchased from a friend who works as a broker. Darling Husband paid $1800 for a stone appraised at 10k.
If your Boyfriend or Best Friend wants to get a diamond over a moissy it should be for a different reason besides the diamond retains value!!
Post # 8
I’d get moissy. I think the reason why your Fiance “out of the blue” said he wanted diamond was probably as a result of the jewelry store. They have a way of sneaking in the message that diamond is “the standard.”
The only reason that my Boyfriend or Best Friend was okay with moissy was because, I hate to sound snarky here, that I know a lot more than most jewelry store employees about jewelry and gemstones. So when they tried to tell me why diamond was better, he and I both knew when they were lying or inflating their reasoning.
For the money you’d save getting the moissy, you would be able to re-dip and all that constantly and still be in the green.
Post # 9
@MsMidwesternCharm: I would be upset if I couldn’t have my moissy… Did you explain to him that you love the ring you picked? Or that you can insure a moissy for much cheaper and any maintenance that wasn’t covered would still put the bottom line below that of a diamond ring?
Post # 10
@GroovyHippieChick: Its shocking that diamonds don’t keep value but the jewelry store he decided on has a program where if you buy from them and you want to upgrade later they take the first diamond back and put whatever you paid for it towards the new one and you pay the difference which is nice.
@strawbs: I explained what it was when I told him about it. He says he just wanted me to be happy but he’s really traditional and would rather I have a diamond.
@Kat: He says he’s always wanted me to have one but just kept his mouth shut. Its strange but its something he would do.
Post # 11
Like cars, jewelry is a poor investment.
Post # 12
I’m all for moissanite as a stone, but don’t discount the value of a local or nationwide store with free check-ups, inspections, and in person customer service. Some people are okay ordering online and basically sight unseen. I am not. I’ve tried it (three times with moissy, several times with diamonds) and it wasn’t for me. I need somewhere that I can try on the ring in person and inspect it and make sure the colors/etc are what I want. And that may be what your Fiance wants to do. I’ve worn all types of synthetic stones, happily, but Darling Husband wanted me to have a “perfect” (to us, anyway) diamond so we finally got it. It made him happy to do it. I wouldn’t discount that, either. 🙂