(Closed) Moissanite or Diamond???? HELP!!!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

The ring is a symbol, and I personally don’t think it can be “fake.” It can be “not a diamond,” but as you will see on these boards there are a variety of very beautiful rings, some diamond, some moissanite/asha, some beautiful gemstones or colored stones, and some sans stones at all.

It is what you make it – if you want good advice, search through the boards for some Moissanite threads. I know several brides are very happy with theirs – and they are beautiful.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think you will be attached to anything that you get. I personally like moissanite more than diamonds, everyone has their own opinion. I agree with @AmeliaBedelia: there have been a ton of moissanite discussions that really weigh out the options.

Post # 6
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with preferring diamonds, even if you don’t have a good reason for your preference.  When it comes to jewelry you’re going to wear the rest of your life, being practical doesn’t have to be a factor if you don’t need it to be.  Don’t feel bad about wanting a diamond, if that’s what your heart really wants.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m all for Mossanite. And to be quite honest, none of my friends ever need to know that it wouldn’t be a diamond. That is only for the bride and hubs to know if they prefer.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think you should get the one you are most comfortable with. Seeing all of your choices in person would probably make it much easier for you.

The only reason I dislike those who tout only one option is because they do it at the expense of all of the others. Moissanite has its positives as well as negatives. I wouldn’t trust anyone who says it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Eh, for me diamonds are not that great anyway. If it shines exactly like a diamond (or more even) than why spend thousands more dollars for it? The only reason diamonds are considered so special is because of marketing. They’re not actually better.

The only real downside of moissanite is that it isn’t a diamond, and therefore doesn’t have the diamond reputation. If you want to keep that “diamond prestige”, just don’t tell anyone it isn’t a diamond. I’m not.

Also, moissanite isn’t a “fake diamond”. That’s like saying an aquamarine is a fake sapphire. Moissanite is a gemstone that happens to look a lot like diamond.

I think as soon as you see a moissy in person, you’ll forget why you ever wanted a diamond at all lol. If you really want a diamond though, that’s fine.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I personally prefer a diamond. I hope I don’t offend anyone and this is just my personal opinion for myself. I rather a tiny real diamond that shines than a big huge stone that is CZ or Moissanite. To me, the Moissanite stone is beautiful but they look too much like a diamond and it’s not a diamond so in my book it’s a knock-off of a diamond….aka, Fake. If you want a pearl or another stone that does not look like a diamond than thats a diff story…

But you should pick whatever YOU and your Fiance love the most because by the end of the day thats all that matters, you and him πŸ˜‰

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@laherna12: I second (third?) the who has to know what type of stone it is brigade. πŸ™‚ You guys pick what you like and are comfortable spending. From there, let people ooh and ahh to their pleasure. It’s none of their business what size, what type, or whatever it is you are wearing. πŸ™‚ Just go look through some old threads, this discussion comes up a lot actually, and you have found some really good resources. Good luck! You can’t go wrong – it’s YOUR RING!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Asia_Leone: “the Moissanite stone is beautiful but they look too much like a diamond and it’s not a diamond so in my book it’s a knock-off of a diamond….aka, Fake.”

By that logic, I could say that diamonds are fake moissanites. πŸ˜›

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@DeathByDesign: Ha!  Good catch.  Pretty soon, people will catch on to Moissys and the diamond business will have to reckon w a serious competitor.  The great fire, strength and beauty of a colorless stone can be found in moissanite.  It is it’s own stone.  People just don’t know about it.  Once they do, watch out!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Well, actually moissanite has more fire and brilliance than a diamond, two properties that diamonds are prized for. And while diamonds are harder, moissanite is more durable – hardness and toughness are separate properties, and the key is that diamonds have natural cleavage planes that they can crack or split along and moissanites do not.

But look at it this way – an e-ring is an emotional purpose. If you want a “real” diamond, then by all means get one! If knowing you have a diamond makes you happy, that’s what matters. If all you want is a gorgeous rock, moissanite is your friend. πŸ™‚

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