(Closed) The future of the diamond?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

could always sell your diamond and get a moissy and still have cash left over….

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I would so like that comment if the Bee had the button 🙂

For what we paid for my Ering I could have gotten a significantly larger stone in moissy and kept some in the bank

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

The people who are in charge of the moissanite industry need to do some serious advertising to create the idea in women’s minds that moissanites are the way to go rather than diamonds.  They need to play up the manipulation of DeBeers and how diamonds often come from mines worked by poorly paid and over underage workers.  They need to get DIRTY…though I don’t know that that would work.  

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I love my moissanite ring, I just can’t see ever buying a diamond again. I truly believe it’s the future of jewelry.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@blondemotives:  I think everyone has the choice to choose either a diamond or a gemstone for their ring and you shouldn’t HAVE to choose anything. And I also hope diamonds go down in price. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I thought this was about the Amora gem from the title. I’m fascinated by both though, but the UK is one of the countries on the “wait an age” list so i’ll have to wait a while to look at one next to my moissanite. ^_^ 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@peachacid:  THIS!!! I’m in total agreement. Diamonds are not rare or valuable except to a jeweler. My BFF’s FI’s parents owned a jewelry store so he had access to whatever he wanted at wholesale cost. Her ring was appraised at $30,000. He only paid $6,000. That’s how insane the diamond business is.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Omgbunnies:  Someone posted a link to an article from the 1980s all about the ridiculous diamond industry.  It’s completely and totally manufactured to make women think they have something special and precious on their fingers…when in reality sapphires, rubies, and especially emeralds are FAR rarer.  More rare.  Rarer.  You know what I mean!!

 

This coming from a girl with a beautiful diamond on her finger…I LOVE IT.  But I would love it if it were any kind of real stone.  I am not sold on the kind that are made in laboratories.  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t have a diamond e-ring, but I think there are some people who will always want to wear diamonds because they see other options as “fake” (dear God, PLEASE don’t flame me, just stating what I hear people say). So I don’t think diamonds are going anywhere, but I’m glad there are alternatives!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Idk moissanite may be popular here on weddingbee but I don’t think that is mirrored in the general population.

Men usually buy engagement rings–and oftentimes they see it as a symbol of their ability to ‘provide’. Yes, like a caveman bringing home a deer or something. Idk when it comes to emotional purchases like an engagement ring, the logical more rational choice is not always the one that prevails. Case in point, why women spend thousands on wedding gowns when they could get replicas for a fraction of the price

Also I would like to second another bee’s assessment that some people don’t feel comfortable with a lab created stone.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It’s crazy that diamonds are so expensive because they aren’t rare at all. There is a large supply of them being controlled, by making it seem like there aren’t that many available, but really there are plenty!

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@blondemotives:  i guess, but if you really believe they really arent worth their price or speial, then getting  any cash back would still make you come out ahead imo.

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