- 5 years ago
I’m getting a moissanite engagement ring – we’ve bought the stone and it’s currently being set (eeeeeeeeee!) and once it’s finished then we’ll be announcing our engagement publically.
When I first saw moissanite, I’ll admit, my first thought was ‘um, fake’ but the more I learnt about it, the more I fell in love, and the more I actually preffered it to diamond, rather than it just being an alternative.
My moissanite will be a 1.25 carat, and my friends and colleagues will know it’s not a diamond because we’re very careful with money and wouldn’t spend that amount on one.
My female colleagues are quite a judgemental bunch (I love them dearly, but they all earn a LOT of money and buy the best of everything) so when discussing one girl’s engagement ring, the topic of diamonds and centre stones came up.
One girl said she loved rough diamonds, and so I mentioned that actually, diamond wouldn’t be my first choice and asked if they’d heard of moissanite.
“Oh my god,” says one of the (not yet engaged) girls, “I’ve heard about that – my grandma loves jewellery and has been telling me all about it – she says it makes diamonds look DULL in comparison!”
So I told her all about the double refraction and the rainbow sparkles and it being found in a meteor and all that, and all the girls just listened intently. These girls who either have or want minimum £5k rings were so so interested in this stone.
I cannot WAIT to show them my moissanite now. I was so worried that they’d look down on it being a ‘fake’ but having spoken to them about it before getting it, and getting them excited, I believe I’ll get a really positive reaction when they see my ring.
Knowledge is power, ladies! Woo!