(Closed) Which would you choose to set in your ring: Diamond VS Moissanite?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: 1 carat diamond (6mm) vs 1.25 carat amora moissanite (7mm)?
    Diamond : (165 votes)
    69 %
    Moissanite : (73 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee

    It’s really not your moms place to pick your engagement ring. It should be whichever you and your FI prefer.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @piyopiyo:  It sounds like your boyfriend wants you to have the moissanite, so I would go with that. Both are gorgeous! I would set the diamond in a right hand ring or necklace.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It’s nice that your mom is offering her diamond…but she’s doing it for the wrong reasons.  If you and your SO love the moissanite, then go for the moissanite! 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    If your mom is giving you her 1ct diamond, use that and spend more of your budget (aka what you would have spent on the Amora) on a nice setting or a nice wedding band.

    Post # 8
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    1 ct diamond for free that will hold some of its value or 7.5mm moissanite that I have to pay for and that will significantly lose value as soon as the patent expires in a few years. That is not a hard decision to make. Diamond. Hands down it is the smart decision both financially and for the sake of family harmony.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee

    @lovekiss:  I disagree. It sounds like her boyfriend already purchased the ring. I can’t imagine how hurt my FI would be if he bought a ring, but I said “No thanks. My moms ring is better”. Yikes!!

    Post # 10
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’d choose the diamond since it’s already being made available and 1.2 amora still isnt exactly cheap.  I’d return it and keep the diamond.

    Post # 10
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    @Bostongrl25:  Hurt feelings aside, it’s still the financially responsible thing to do

     

    Edit: Why not use that $$ towards something special for you and FI, or a kickass wedding band or something?

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee

    @lovekiss:  My bf, however, prefers the look of the 1.25 carat (7mm) Amora moissanite that he purchased

    It sounds to me like he already bought the ring?

    Edit: Nevermind, you changed your response. And eh, to each their own I guess. I would never reject my FI’s ring choice because my mother wanted me to have a diamond. The mom doesn’t sound like she is passing it down for sentimental reasons either.

    Good luck OP! Post pictures when you decide
     

    Post # 12
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    nevermind.. misread soemthing.

     

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Go with what your BF wants, not what yor mom wants.  He is the one that wants you to marry him and the ring is a symbol of his intentions to marry you.  What does your mom have to do with that?  And… be careful how you handle this.  I’d be ticked off if my SO listened to their mother over me, IJS.  

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    FI had my e-ring designed and it has diamonds.

    However, I researched and decided to go with moissanite for my band. 

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee

    I would presonally choose moissanite over a diamond for my ering for many reasons. I would pick whichever one you and your bf think is best and from what you have stated, it seems like he may be somewhat hurt if you don’t pick the moissanite. If you like the moissanite, and don’t mind having it as your ering stone, then i’d pick that one, they are beautiful and a smart choice! IMO.  If you will not feel comfortable in the longrun with a moissanite, then pick the diamond(and try to explan to your bf)

    sounds like you would be happy with either one.  goodluck! Lets us know when you decide 🙂 either way, I’m sure they are both beautiful!

     

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