Post # 1
I’m torn between the two. I can get a Mira cushion 1.4 carat or a .90 carat cushion diamond. The price difference is significant, but honestly, what would you choose? I’ve never seen a moissy in person, so I will need to first of course. Is the double refraction TOO sparkly? Please post photos if you have any.
Post # 3
For me, I’ve been diamond obsessed since childhood (my cousins were given whopping rocks for their 16th birthdays by my granny and I looked forward to getting mine only to find out that I wasn’t going to get one). It’s got to be a diamond for me.
Moissanite is very pretty (from what I can gather) but I personally wouldn’t want a manufactured gemstone for my engagement ring. That’s just me and it’s pretty silly, really.
I’m thinking of getting a moissanite ring in the future for a RHR or an alternate engagement ring, though.
Post # 4
I’m sure most people will say they’d rather have the stone that’s already in their ring. Personally I didn’t even know about moissanite when I was waiting, but I definitely prefer diamonds. I think they’re more traditional and now that i’ve seen some moissanites I definitely like the look of real diamonds better. Part of it for me also would be the fact that I woudln’t want to constantly explain to people that it isn’t actually a diamond, which goes back to my point about it being less traditional.
Honestly if a diamond wasn’t in our price range, I would prefer either a different colored stone (nothing lab created) or even a pearl.
Post # 5
For my engagement ring I only wanted a diamond but I would definitely wear other moissy jewellery
Post # 6
I know that I can tell 99% of the time at a glance if a stone is a diamond or a CZ, so I think I’d be able to tell a Moissanite wasn’t a diamond too.
Post # 7
Moissanite to me is actually more sparkly than diamond. Makes sense, it has double refraction. I like that about a ring – it should be sparkly!
Post # 8
@moderndaisy: The lab created thing is also something I think about, too.
I wouldn’t try to pass it off as a diamond, but I’m unsure if I should just get a conflict free diamond or moissanite. It seems silly to spend so much money, if they do look as similar as many say. I would get another colored stone, but for rings I like the clear look.
Post # 9
@Pinkmoon: Is it TOO sparkly though? As in almost fake looking?
Post # 10
Well of course I’m biased, but I chose moissanite. Diamonds just never had that special hold on me. It’s my birthstone so I’ve got all kinds of jewelry with little diamonds in it given to me by family members throughout my life. Fiance gave me a ring with diamonds in it for Christmas last year. It has never been a rare thing, so I honestly did not want him to spend a HUGE amount of money on something that wasn’t very special in my mind. Diamonds are beautiful, but just not worth it for me.
My ring is special because it’s my freaking engagement ring! It is what my FH got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife with. Plus I’m a huge nerd and I love the history of the moissanite.
ETA: I’ve never tried to pass it off as a diamond. It is incredibly sparkly, but it’s a good sparkly. 🙂
Post # 11
Doesn’t matter to me. I ended up with a diamond because the ring is a family heirloom.
Post # 13
I like moissanite, but for an engagement ring I would really be set on an older cut (chunky cushion, old miner) and moissanite just doesn’t offer those cuts. So I’d prefer an antique diamond. If moissanite offered say their Amora in Old Miner or asscher cut, then abso-freakin-lutely.
Post # 14
I knew about moissy, and the huge potential for savings to get a very clear sparkly stone, but I wanted a diamond for my engagement ring. Can I justify it with a legit good reason? Nope, that’s just the way it is. If money was truely an issue and I couldn’t afford a reasonable diamond of good quality, sure, I would gladly have a moissy, but that would have been the only reason I would pick it over a diamond.
Post # 15
I don’t know if this rule is the same in the USA but in the UK there’s no VAT on antique jewellery, so vintage jewellery is automatically almost 20% cheaper. If you’re looking for conflict-free that can be a great option.
Plus I’m increasingly in love with vintage cut stones.
Post # 16
Moissanite any day. And no, they don’t look fake. They are very pretty!