What if diamonds were cheaper than moissanite: a poll

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: If this unlikely scenario actually happened, what would you do?
    I'd still choose a diamond because I honestly love them no matter what. : (241 votes)
    59 %
    I'd still choose moissanite because I honestly love them no matter what. : (28 votes)
    7 %
    I'd choose whatever costs less as long as it was good quality. : (89 votes)
    22 %
    I would choose moissanite because I want whatever is more rare and harder to get. : (23 votes)
    6 %
    I wanted a different gemstone altogether so this poll does not apply to me. : (29 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I ended up getting a peach sapphire but I originally wanted a Moissy because it was cheaper and, to me, looks the same as a diamond.

     

    So I would be all for a diamond if that was the cheaper option.  

    Post # 4
    Member
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I chose based on optical qualities, not price. I wish I did like moissy because that would have saved money for a sweeeeeeeet vacay for my darling. If diamonds were suddenly at moissy-prices, I would be very VERY happy!

    Post # 5
    Member
    9226 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I got a diamond, even though it was more expensive than moissy, although I didn’t know about moissy before the bee, I would still have chosen diamond over moissanite. I would still choose diamond if it were cheaper than moissanite.

    Post # 6
    Member
    562 posts
    Busy bee

    Having a diamond AND it being cheaper would just be a bonus! I am definitely a diamond girl myself. Though I also love emeralds and opals and other gems. Moissy’s are not my taste or style, no matter the price. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    2061 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @nerdybird:  All moissanites would still come from a lab? And the diamonds would still come from the Earth?….Still diamond, no question. I am not a fan of man made stones.

    Post # 9
    Member
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @nerdybird:  I don’t like how moissys look, so I would still get a diamond. They are one of my favourites. Then again, I didn’t pick my ring so it would be up to my husband. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I’d probably get a few of both and wear whatever I was feeling that day! 

    Post # 12
    Member
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Diamond, but I would probably buy a moissanite so I could re-sell it later for lots of $$$$.

    And I think colored diamonds would always be rare haha… even in your scenario 😛

    Post # 15
    Member
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    The day a huge solid gem-quality diamond meteor hits the earth (in the middle of the desert, where not even a lizard is hanging out, and causes absolutely no damage to the earth except making an awesome lagoon, of course), is the day I start designing a scepter that can take a…hmm, you think a 100 carat D Fl is too much? …in the top 😀

    The fact that the diamond ring I enjoyed so much until then (and will continue to enjoy after then, just as much!) will no longer have much monetary value will be MORE than offset by the Scepter of Ultimate Awesomeness I will now be able to afford and twirl around in the sunlight 🙂

    Post # 16
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    4760 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @nerdybird:  WHAT IF an enormous diamond mine is discovered that is so full of perfect white diamonds that suddenly the prices were driven way, way down. Plus they guarantee that they are being ethically sourced and cut. 

    I hope you know that this is essencially true.  Diamonds are not rare by any means and the price is purely manufactured.

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