Post # 1
Recently, I have been doing some research on moissanite rings and am beginning to think that I would prefer on to a diamond. Especially since they cost significantly cheaper than a diamond.
I have read several posts on here about moissanite rings, and everyone who has one seems very pleased with theirs..
I had never heard of a moissanite until I came on the bee. I know that most, if not all, of my friends have never heard of it either. I guess my question is, do people often ask you whether or not your ring is real or is a “fake diamond”? Have you ever been asked about it? I wouldn’t mind telling people that it isn’t a diamond, but I’m not sure that I feel like I want to have to explain it to people time and time again if it always comes up. Like if people are always asking. I know that since many people haven’t heard of moissanite where I am from, it would probably be see as “fake”. I’m from the south, yall. People are VERY traditional down here!
Thanks for your responses!
Post # 3
Welcome to the Bee!
You should search the boards, this issue has been discussed to death.
Good luck 🙂
Post # 4
No one has ever asked me if my ring is fake… I have told my close friends/family that it is a moissy, but everyone else just says “what a gorgeous ring! He did a great job!” lol. I also don’t mind telling people that my ring isn’t a diamond, but since few people have heard of moissanite it can just be a pain sometimes. You don’t need to tell anyone if you don’t feel like it. There are many on wedding bee who disagree, but I personally think that the gem in your e-ring is no one’s business but your own.
Post # 5
Hi, no I’ve never been asked if my ring was diamond, everyone just assumes that it is. When I first got it I was so excited about it and I wanted to spread the word about moissy but I got a few snarky comments from a coworker that really put me down, and since then I don’t bring it up anymore, I just say thanks when people compliment me. I think she was just jealous that my moissy outshined her tiny expensive diamond lol!
Post # 6
I’ve been asked if my ring “was real” (which, honestly, what a silly question, as if somehow anything other than diamond is real) by close friends and complete strangers, and I’ve never had an issue with gushing over my moissanite ring. 🙂 It has a small fan club at work, and just the other day I was talking with someone and she complimented my earrings, and I said thanks, they’re moissanite!
Well, I gave her a few websites to check out and she’s trying to decide which size stud earrings to get for herself. 😀
But most of the time, I just get compliments, and I thank people for them, and correct them only if they specifically compliment my “diamond”.
There is a ton of information on these boards regarding moissanite, the pros and cons, why some like it, why some don’t. Good luck with your search!
Post # 7
@bellenola: I’ve been wearing my 1 ct moissy ering for a month and no one has asked me anything. I’ve gotten complements on my beautiful ring and that’s about it. I would tell if someone asked but most just assume I see no reason why I should tell them. My FIs coworker almost fainted when she saw it (lol) so he told her it was “lab made” and that was enough for her.
I only think you’d get questioned if you went with an outrageous size. I think some ppl who could probably afford a .5 ct diamond and buy a 2.5 ct moissy would get the side eye for example. My ring it nice but not too large (1ct on a 6.25 finger) and its a simple solitaire.
Post # 8
@bellenola: I’ve had my moissy for a little over 2 years now, and most people just assume that it’s a diamond. My center stone is 6mm (0.75 ct), so it isn’t excessively large. I happened to like moissanite more than diamond, and knew about the stone before I was even thinking about getting engaged, so I tend to tell everyone upfront that it’s a moissy. However, I think most people won’t ask.