Silly Question: How do you pronounce Moissanite/Moissy?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017


engagedsagebrush:  i say mossinite too but only because I hate the sound of Moist and moissinite has the same sound. yuck!

Post # 3
744 posts
Busy bee

engagedsagebrush:  I didn’t really know before either!  But when I went to a jeweler who specializes in moissanite, she pronounced the first syllable to rhyme with “moist”, but with more of a “z” sound than an “s” sound.

Post # 4
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The one JVC spokes person says it, “Moi-sin-nite” I always said Mossinite lol

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Moy-sa-nite. Just always made sense to me, but whatever,  in my head I pronounced Hermione as her-moyne until the 4th Harry Potter book made it clear so I trained myself not to do that. Then the movies helped too.

Post # 6
957 posts
Busy bee

ladyamalthea:  Funny you should say that. When I was in elementary we did this thing at school where the teacher would read out loud a book and we would have to draw what was happening in the book. She read us the first Harry potter book which had just come out and she pronounced Hermione as Her-mee-on. So up until the movies came out, that’s what I always thought it was!

I say moy-za-nite. But when I see Moissy, I want to pronounce it Moi-zee.

Post # 8
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Moy-suh-nite and moy-see.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Like the name Moises, Moy-sehn-Ite <br />(mis<sup>ə</sup>nˌīt) is how it’s listed on Mirram-Webster online.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I heard a jewler pronounce it like Moist (minus the t) in ite. So I say Moissy the same way for the moi sound as I would Moist.

Post # 12
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

MrsGatito:  I also say Moy-zee when i see Moissy

And I say moy-za-nite

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