Post # 1
I am just wondering for the sake of wondering. This convo came up at my work today when I was on my lunch browsing the BEE! My co-worker never heard of moissy and said “oh people buy those to pretend they are diamonds”
I dont want a debate and I dont want to pick a side cause I dont have that type of personality nor do I care.
I love my diamond but I do wish I knew about moissy before I got my upgrade because I would have gotten one for the financial reason more than anything else. They are BOTH beautiful stones…again this is not a Diamond vs Moissy thread!!!!
Do you pass your moissy off as a diamond? Or if you dont have one would you if you got one?
To be 100% honest I wouldnt volunteer the info if I was asked. I have a diamond and have never been asked if it was real so I doubt that someone would ask if my moissy was real. If they did ask would I tell them??? Maybe maybe not depending on the person that asked.
I eventually want to get and Amora Gem OEC or Oval and I wont be telling anyone but you all in here but I wont lie if I am asked depending on who asked.
So please pick in the poll and be completly honest.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
I honestly don’t care if anyone knows about my moissanite wedding band. I don’t have anything to prove. I tell people about it, but only if it seems appropriate to the topic being discussed at the time. I don’t go around volunteering the information, just like how most people don’t go around saying “my ring is a diamond.”
I can see why some people want to try to pass theirs off as diamonds, but it’s too bad that there are such shallow judgemental people in the world that moissanite or CZ owners feel the need to lie about it.
Post # 6
I have a diamond, but if I had a moissy I’m not sure… I don’t think I’d go out of my way to say, “its a moissanite” so maybe that would just lead people to assume its a diamond. But if someone came out and asked then I’d tell them what it was. I guess I would just find it awkward to randomly blurt out what it is when no one is really asking lol.
Post # 7
@adoc86: +1. Generally people just say, “nice ring” or other generic comments. I’ve never heard someone say, “what is that?!”
Post # 9
@GelaMac: No one IRL has ever heard of Moissy. In 8 years of wearing Moissy, no one has ever commented on my ring or asked whether it was a diamond. So no worries about that!
Post # 10
I am one of those that does volunteer the info. Not if it is weird, like I am paying for something at the store, someone says “pretty ring!” in passing. In that case I say thanks and go about my business. But if there is time and someone has come up to be to say something, I always tell them, and I tell them about the stone and where to get one. I don’t really care what people think. And only one time has anyone lost interest because I said it was not a diamond. Every other time, they have been even more excited to learn that it is affordable. People that like jewelry tend to be open to moissy for things like right hand rings and earrings, even if they are set on a diamond for their ering. At least in my experience.
Post # 11
I don’t partiularly care if someone wants to lie about their ring…that’s on them. But I always thought it was direspectful to their FI/DH. He bought that for you…why do you need to lie about what it is and make it seem like something it isnt? Aren’t your proud of it, and what it represents?
Post # 12
So few people IRL even comment on my rings (diamond ering or Moissy *ering*) even though they’re both decent sized. I think beyond these boards, no one cares as we do.
My family, sure, they know I wear moissy. Others, if they say “oh, pretty,” I say, “thank you.” there have been times when I’ve explained about moissy if they’re inquisitive about it. And they have been shocked to hear it’s not a diamond.
Post # 13
I don’t have a moissanite, so no actual first-hand experience. But, whenever this topic comes up I always find myself asking why it would ever come up.
I don’t think that if I had a moissanite I would lie. But truth is I doubt it would ever come up. Ever. Unless I offered up the info.
People on weddingbee get really into diamond/ stone details, clarities, size, simulant or not etc. This just does not happen in the real world, in my experience, lol.
Post # 14
@sara_tiara: I’m married 25 years. (I was a teen bride, haha) This ring, or any ring for that matter, cannot possibly represent what our marriage is. Times and styles change over that many years, if you love jewelry as a lot of us do, than you’re bound to tire of the ering anyway. 😉
Post # 15
If I had known about moissy before ring shopping I probably would have picked out a moissy ring instead. I wouldn’t tell someone “oh yeah, it’s a moissy” if they just told me it was a pretty ring. However, if they called it a diamond or asked me about the stone I wouldn’t lie about it.
Post # 16
@Sandeek: so true! I have only been married 5 years, but have tired of a few already, LOL.