what do you bee's think of this ?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

raccoona: It doesn’t say it’s an LED but made from a silicon compound used to create LEDs.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

raccoona:  I’m not sure why post this would influence your decision.  Especially when you consider that this is the affilate disclosure linked to the post:

“This blog contains affiliate links to merchant sites. If a reader clicks through our links to purchase jewelry on a merchant’s site then we will receive a small commission. However, the jewelry we feature on this site is handpicked.  “

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

raccoona:  I’ve seen that Sue Samms lady’s name pop up in other places, and she always says the same things. If you look at some of the reports on the board/investors meetings at CREE and C&C I believe she comes up. I’d be curious to know what her credentials are, but I’m too lazy to go searching…

Post # 6
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Newbee

raccoona:  Still better than diamonds. They’re worth nothing near what people are paying for them. I wouldn’t be surprised if a company like De Beers bribed GIA to label moissies as “diamond simulants”. That expression makes gems and jewels look as fake copies of diamonds, and god forbid people would come to their senses and stop buying those.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

irina-noelle:  I think it’s a bit silly to pretend that Moissys aren’t typically used as a diamond simulant.  I would buy one for that very reason.  Moissys are also overpriced for what they are.

I like Moissys and think they are a good alternative but I still wanted a natural diamond for my engagement ring. That doesn’t mean that I need to come to my senses.  Different strokes and all that.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Moissanite’s are most definitely used as a diamond simulant. People can think of it as Moissanite’s being their own, nothing close to diamond, but the truth of the matter is that a large percentage of people get moissanites as an alternative to diamond.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

And diamonds are used in industrial machinery parts and sometimes even beauty products. Does that mean people are going to stop buying them because the compound happens to be used for other purposes as well?

I love moissy and I knew that Cree also manufactured products using silicon carbide. I simply don’t give a crap.  

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Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

Zhabeego:  You are right.  I got moissy stud earring because I could not afford diamonds and got a diamond “look” at a fraction of the price.  I don’t try to pass them off as diamonds, if anyone asks, and I know they have a color to them in certain lights, but I definitely bought them in place of the diamond studs I can’t afford.  My engagement ring is diamond.  FI and I agreed diamond was the best choice for us.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Moissys are also overpriced for what they are.

Zhabeego:  I think most luxury items, whether it’s diamonds, moissanites, designer handbags, etc, are all overpriced. 

To OP, get whatever you like and don’t worry about other people’s opinions.  I got a moissanite because I actually prefer the way it sparkles in comparison to a diamond.  We could have easily afforded the same size diamond (mine is only 6mm/0.75ct equivalent), but I never try to pretend that it is something other than a moissanite.  Get the stone you love, everyone’s tastes are different.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Zhabeego:  +1

MrsGatito:  +1

OP – You should just get what you want because you want it. It doesn’t have to be for a particular reason. Get it and enjoy it, whatever you call it. 🙂

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Honesly that article just seems like another “trying to discourage people from moissanite” thing. If you like moissanite then you should get it, who cares what others thinks or say. Classic moissanite looks nothing like a diamond imo, I saw moissanite in person for the very first time last week, in the middle of the diamond district, & it throws off so many rainbow spakles, very distinctive looking. It’s absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to have my very own 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Mr_ChickenWingsWifey:  I didn’t read the entire link but unless there is a quality or longevity issue with moissy, I agree – get what you love, what works for you. 

Moissy seems to be a smart choice and some of the settings they offer are drool-worthy.  I would love to get one of the vintage replica settings for a RHR. 

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