(Closed) Moissanite vs. diamond/other

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
1088 posts
Bumble bee

Personally, I wouldn’t say anything about it being a Moissanite unless someone asks.  Most people don’t go around saying, “It’s a diamond!” when someone asks to see their ring, so why would Moissy be any different? 

If for some reason someone asked what kind of stone it is, I would tell them that it’s Moissanite.  If they don’t know what moissy is, I would simply say something along the lines of “Moissanite is one of the hardest gemstones out there that has an incredible sparkle.  The sparkle’s what really drew me to it, plus I really wanted something that was unique!  Doesn’t it fire like mad?!” 

I wouldn’t mention anything about money or possibly upgrading later. If you and your SO love your ring, that’s the only thing that should matter. 

Post # 4
Member
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I totally agree. No one needs to know! There is no reason to tell them.

Post # 5
Member
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have a moissanite, and no one has EVER asked if it was a diamond! Don’t worry about it, and when people are like, “oh, what a beautiful diamond!” you get to just smile and be like, “why thank you!” ๐Ÿ™‚

(btw, I LOVE it! feel free to PM me with any questions!)

Post # 6
Member
775 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have mossainite and EVERYONE thinks its real. I NEVER tell anyone its not real because it doesn’t matter. If they look at it they automatically assume its a diamond because it looks like one. My FMIL told my FI he HAS to get my a diamond and that every girl wants a diamond (I DONT) and that I have to. Before I got the ring he showed her and she nearly died because it was the prettiest diamond she has ever seen….little did she know it was mossainite. Everyone asks me if its real because they cannot believe my FI bought me such a gorgeous ring. I don’t even want to upgrade to diamond actually. After reading about conflict or blood diamonds it’s turned me off. Plus from personal opinion, I think actual diamonds are overrated. If you bought a diamond and left the store and wanted to sell it or pawn it you would not even get back HALF of what you paid. It’s insane. Diamonds were a girls best friend initially because they were considered rare back in the day, but they arent anymore. 

 

 

Honestly, don’t worry about what your family will think because they will not tell the difference AT ALL. don’t worry. I was scared too, but I’ve been into many jewlers looking for wedding band ideas and I had to actually TELL THEM it was mossainite because they thought it was diamond. 

Post # 8
Member
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Honestly, I wish we’d gone with Moissanite!  I think it’s smart to save the money for other things if you don’t HAVE to have a real diamond.  My FI just bought me a white sapphire ring for my bday to wear on the honeymoon and I’ve been wearing it on my left hand for kicks. It’s about 1 carat in the center, with a pave halo and pave on the band.  People stare at it and compliment me on it constantly.  Everyone just assumes it’s a diamond.  I didn’t insist on having a “real diamond” ering, but at the same time I didn’t want people to think I had a “fake” ring or that my FI was a cheapskate.  If I’d known how easy people are to fool, I’d definitely have considered a diamond substitute ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 10
Member
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@squeak: I didn’t mean literal diamond substitute, as in CZ.  I meant substitute for a diamond, like instead of wearing a diamond.  Sorry if you were offended, I definitely wasn’t knocking Moissanite or insinuating that white sapphire is superior… 

Post # 12
Member
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@squeak: I think that sounds like a great plan!  I truly wish my FI had known about Moissanite before we started looking at rings.  I secretly like my sapphire ring a little more than my actual ering.  It’s more my style and I love that I don’t have to fret about something happening to it.  It makes me feel sooo guilty that he spent all that time and money finding THE perfect diamond, when I would have been just as happy with something else :-/  

I totally agree about the CZ stigma, though.  It really does cloud over time.  I’ve had it happen with almost all my costume jewelry, even the more “high end” stuff!

Post # 13
Member
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve wondered the exact same thing! My SO and I purchased a loose moissanite stone that we’ll have set after he proposes, and I’ve wondered what I would tell someone if they asked “Is it real?”. (Hopefully no one does that!)

I’m still unsure of what I’ll say since I know the news will travel fast if I tell someone it’s moissanite, so I suppose you should decide if you’re comfortable defending your decision to buy moissanite.

I usually explain moissanite as “the hardest gemstone next to diamond, and it has more fire and more brilliance”, but I *really* like ChicChick’s description above: “”Moissanite is one of the hardest gemstones out there that has an incredible sparkle.  The sparkle’s what really drew me to it, plus I really wanted something that was unique!  Doesn’t it fire like mad?!” – Awesome.

It’s a pretty tough call when your family thinks traditionally like that… ๐Ÿ™

Post # 14
Member
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@lumos:

 

aww I really want a moissanite ring myself, but I doubt my FI would even consider it if I told him its not a  ” real diamond”- He doesnt care but because my folks made it clear that I have to have a stinkin diaomond, he wouldnt wanna fool em and get a moissanite.. even though, thats what I really want, and theyd flip .. meh, Get whatever you find prettiest and omehing you trully want! If someone asks, jus say ” Yes its real.. a real moissanite” Haha, you aint lying !

Post # 15
Member
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hello!

I have a moissy and I love telling people about it. Nobody has ever actually asked me if it’s ‘fake’ or if it’s a ‘real diamond’, which leads me to believe most people think it’s a diamond, but if they seem interested in the ring I always proudly tell them that it’s a moissanite, and then go into the spiel about how cool moissanite is haha. And without further ado, my ring!

 

 

 

 

The topic ‘Moissanite vs. diamond/other’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors