Same ring, major price difference! Moissanite vs diamond. (Pic heavy)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KJA00:  I think it is a matter of personal preference and also your FI’s budget for an engagement ring and the wedding ring. $4500 is pretty steep for a setting, I know my FI spent about $2500 on my setting and I thought that was steep in terms of pricing. I think moissanites seem just as pretty as diamonds and you can always upgrade down the line. Honestly I had never heard of moissanite until I joined wedding bee, what a great alternative to diamonds for people who don’t like the diamond industry practice or don’t have the budget for it. I say go with the moissanite wedding set since it may keep you under budget or within budget and spend more money on the honeymoon and planning your honeymoon! I can’t tell the difference between the original ring and the moissy ring. And I am not a fan of jewelry stores anyway. LOL Cool

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

@KJA00:  Go with the moissy and use the money saved to go on an awesome trip!!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow, looks like a great alternative if you didn’t want or could afford the diamond one!   The setting looks identical.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Local jewelers are terrible- the mark up is generally insane! You will definitely find more competitive pricing online or even on eBay!  Like a pp said, $4500 is just crazy for a semi-mount, I mean it depends on what the tcw was in diamonds, but, yeah, that’s steep!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

if i could have a do-over i would have gone with a moissy, but that is because i dont like the diamond industry.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Haha, we’re looking at my getting the matching band for my wedding set. I went into Kay to look at something similar in person. $1900 with diamonds. Or for something with moissanite, it’ll be about $600. 

 

Gee, tough decision, especially when my e-ring is moissy! NOT!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

You should actually be able to find, or have custom made, a diamond setting like that in the $1-2k price range. The $4000 one is very much overpriced. What are the carat weights and quality specs of the melee?

That said, if you are using moissanite for the center, it’s best to avoid a diamond setting anyway, as they would result in a navy-sock black-shoe type clash.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

wow that’s amazing!

i would go for moissanite all the way. it is beautiful. i have a diamond and my mom has a moissy and hers is so clear and sparkley, i want a moissanite too one day, even though i love my ring.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

My cranky pants came off, haaaa, lol. Glad you found a replacement!!!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

was the $4000 setting in platinum?  Maybe they have a white gold option that is less expensive. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hooray for you and your soon to be fiance’s wallet, lol! Get the ring in moissanite, I’d recommend upgrading the center stone to either a FB or Amora, and wear it happily and proudly for the rest of your life! Moissanite is hard enough that it will last forever (yes, it can be damaged like all other stones, but the likelyhood is so tiny), so the great thing is that you don’t have to switch stones later on (unless, of course, you just want to!). 🙂

I really like that halo setting, and am so happy you found a much more reasonably priced version.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

WOW! I agree with PP! I had never heard of moissy rings until I joined weddingbee POST-engagement. I wish I would have seen it earlier because I would have totally gotten one!

I think the design of the ring is really cool and unique! NO one even asks if they are diamonds or not & etc… everyone is just happy for you and loves sparkly things! hehe

Congrats on finding a fab deal!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wow, that is really stunning.  I am getting myself a Mossy too!  I went to blue nile and the diamond setting I wanted was the same price as the whole 1.25ctw Mossy sha-bang.  Then I created a blue nile diamond ring w/ a middle of the road spec center stone = $7500.  The Mossy set (including band) $1550.  Plus now I am going to a 1.5ctw, still less than the damn setting only.

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