Post # 1
I love my moissanite e-ring. A lot. The only tiny downside to it has been figuring out if, when, how to tell people it’s moissanite… and not the diamond they are assuming it is. Of course I love that moissanite is so beautiful that your average person thinks it’s diamond. But sometimes it makes me uncomfortable.
So, others who have moissanite. Do you ever casually tell people it’s moissanite? Only if they ask? Only if they say something like, “Wow what a beautiful diamond!” What if they don’t say the word “diamond” but they gasp and make a scene and say, “Wow! It’s so big!” (For my area and my age 1.25 carats is big.)
Personally I can’t help but tell people it’s moissanite in these scenarios, but I don’t volunteer the information otherwise. I’d say it only comes up about 20% of the time.
I did ask my FI how he feels about this and he could care less that I tell people it’s moissanite.
I need better pictures…
Post # 3
@christina-joy: I am in the process of picking out my own moissy e-ring. I think in the future I will just tell people it is moissy if they ask, but not volunteer the info. Not that I am ashamed by any means… 😉
Post # 4
I hae a very good friend with a Moissy! She tells people the first time they see it. She’s a science teacher, so she thinks it’s pretty cool!
Post # 5
@Giraffelover: PLUS ONE!
I don’t personally have a Moissy, but I do wear a stand in CZ on a daily basis, and to be honest, people are usually just so caught up on how “sparkly” it is, that no one even asks what stone it is. At first, I felt the need to tell them, but now I just say thank you, smile and keep it moving. Too much effort to explain 🙂
Post # 6
Depends on the person for me. Most the time if they ask, I say that I found the designer in America (were in Australia) and depending on the vibe I say thats its a mossy and explain what it is as its not common here. I’m proud to say I have something different but most people cant tell the difference i’m finding – fooled a jewelery store!!
Post # 7
I told my family & FI’s family when they all ooohed & aaahhhed over it… On facebook I just put a picture of the ring and I think most people assume its a diamond, but if anyone asks me or mentions diamond, I will correct them. Most people just say how big it is or how pretty it is:)
Post # 8
I have moissanite jewelry, but not an engagement ring. I only tell people what it is if it comes up naturally in the conversation. I don’t lie about it, but I don’t feel the need to shoehorn it into every conversation any more than I feel the need to explain that all my red stones are garnets, not rubies if someone just says “pretty necklace.”
Post # 9
I don’t even have my moissanite yet but I’m already sick of explaining why I don’t want a diamond (the marketing, the artificial scarcity that results in people paying way more than they should for diamonds, the fact that I think moissanite is just as pretty etc).
People just don’t get why you’d choose moissanite over a diamond, especially if you can afford a diamond of the same size, and you happen to already own a diamond of that size! Diamonds just don’t do it for me any more since I have learned so much about the industry that I didn’t know before.
Here is my loose G, 1.1 ct, VS1, 6.8 mm diamond, and my RHR, which is the solitaire. I am getting a 7 mm moissanite and I’m way more excited about it than I would be if it were a diamond. I don’t know anyone in real life with one, but nearly everyone I know has a diamond.
I won’t be volunteering the info to anyone because I don’t want to hear myself repeat the same explanation to everyone about why I choose moissanite. Bore. Don’t care enough to bother. If someone asks point blank if it’s a diamond, I’ll explain what it is, but I can’t imagine many people are that rude. Nobody has ever asked me that about my rings I have now.
Post # 10
Thanks for the replies, bees.
I think part of the reason I’m inclined to tell people what it is a little more than I really need to is similar to @BrandNewBride‘s friend, I think moissonite is really cool and I like explaining what it is. I’m proud. 🙂
But I hadn’t realized that I was proud until reading all your responses and it makes me feel more confident about this whole issue. Win!
Post # 11
I have a moissy, too! Most of my friends and family know it is a moissy, but not anyone else really. Not that I am ashamed, I LOVE moissanite but most people comment on how pretty/ nice/ etc my ring is. I usually dont disclose the info at the drop of a hat because I feel like its awkward for me, but if someone was asking specifically about the stone, I would totally tell them. One time, a student asked me during class if it was a real diamond and I simply responded, “it’s not polite to ask.” 🙂
Post # 12
A lot of my friends knew that I was looking at Moissy before I got engaged, so several of them asked. I generally only tell people if they mention the word diamond. “Gorgeous ring!” does not need to turn into a 15-minute science lesson.
Post # 13
@christina-joy: I usually blurt it out right at the beginning, especially since the most noticable thing about it is the sparkle.
Post # 14
I have only told a couple of family members. I have been married a long long time and I have a nice diamond. I just wanted to try an OEC cut. I just answer thank you to any compliments. No one has guessed it’s not diamond. Love it!
Post # 16
@Sandeek: Did you get new bands?!?!?!