Why did you choose a Moissanite?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What made you want a Moissanite?
    It's a cool space rock and I too am a little nerdy : (6 votes)
    11 %
    It was an affordable option, besides I don't need a diamond : (20 votes)
    36 %
    All of the above : (29 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 2
    356 posts
    Helper bee


    WowGamerBabe: When I found out about moissanite, I knew instantly that I wanted that over a diamond. In my opinion, I feel diamonds are a scam, and I would never want to start my marriage in debt because of something so materialistic. Not to mention, I LOVE sparkle, and moissanite has so much more than a diamond, and always flawless! We had a custom ALL moissanite ring made, but I only have pictures of it in the wax mold, as I don’t have it yet. I did find out this weekend that my SO has it, and he let me see it . It is BEYOND beautiful, I couldn’t be happier. I’m a little nerdy myself, and I secretly enjoy telling people its a space rock… 

    Post # 3
    2741 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I just wanted a sparkly white stone. And for the carat size that I wanted (I have large fingers), a diamond just wouldn’t have been possible. I really don’t have any moral objections to diamonds as many moissanite owners seem to – my wedding band has diamonds. But for my engagment ring, moissanite was the perfect stone and I’m very happy that we chose it. 

    Post # 4
    103 posts
    Blushing bee

    WowGamerBabe:  I knew nothing of Moissanite before I found the ring design I wanted.  It happened to be Moissanite, so I read up on it.  It’s affordable and a “forever” stone.  I couldn’t help but feel like I was getting ripped off when I shopped for diamonds.  Moissanite honestly feels like the better option, all around.

    Post # 5
    8389 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    WowGamerBabe:  Well since you game, I can explain it to you in this way: moissanite has higher stats than diamond (brilliance, fire, etc).  I’ve been following moissanite since I first heard it mentioned in “snatch.”

    Post # 6
    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Sorry, no pics yet! It’s being made right now and the wait is killing me, haha.

    I chose a moissanite because honestly, a pink diamond in that -exact- blush color and size(not even big!) would have cost as much as a house. We’re not celebrities. The numbers I was seeing made it easy to squash a dream.

    So while I’m looking for irradiated diamonds and trying to find that blush baby pink, I come across something unusual on google, none other than the fabulous Jcent’s ring! I mean, have you seen that stone sparkle? I could barely contain myself! SO would ask what I’m looking at and all I would manage is “It’s piiiink, piiiiink” like a giddy schoolgirl. Ah…that ring is love itself.

    Anyway. I decide that I must, MUST have one! I do all the research I can about the white ones, share it’s history with SO. I lurk in the forums and admire everyone’s new pink moissy come in while SO soon learns by that look on my face that this stone, no other stone, would be it.

    So Jcent helped me get in contact with Beth(and answered a million questions, I’m so sorry) and here I sit, dreaming of my beautiful OEC Barely pink moissanite! 

    And if you would ask why SO likes moissy, he likes “space rocks” so he immediately thought this stone was pretty cool.

    Post # 7
    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    It gave me the look I wanted at a price we could afford. I chose it over CZ and white sapphire because of the brilliance, fire, and durability. I love it and will make more moissanite purchases in the future.

    Post # 8
    802 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

    We aren’t engaged yet, but shortly after we got together (it was definitely a quick, when you know you know) I started to think about rings and what is important to me.

    The more and more I thought about it I knew that I didn’t want a diamond. It was kind of one of those quick decisions that as soon as I thought it, I knew that I didn’t and said something right away. 

    At one point many years ago I remembered seeing a ring that was made to look like a branch.

    My SO and I are super into the outdoors, he works outside all day, and works with trees. So once those rings thoughts started to pop into my head I started googling tree/branch/twig rings. 

    That’s actually how I discovered moissanite. I found a beautiful Kristin Coffin ring on etsy that was moissanite… when I read about what moissanite was I knew I was sold and immediately told my SO that I had read about moissanite which I described as a stone that was modelled basically after a substance found in a meteorite. Since we have a thing about shooting stars, I thought it was perfectly us and he was sold too!

    I’m fortunate that he later asked for more info about what I wanted the ring to look like and I showed him twig rings with moissanite. 

    So I’d imagine, when the time comes that’s what it’ll look like 🙂 

    Post # 9
    1107 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    After finding out about moissy from this site, I knew I had to look into it. It’s just as good as or better than a diamond in most cases and it’s hella cheaper! We just bought a 2ct one and my boyfriend said he’s really proud of my choice of moissy over diamond for many reasons! It seems to have made him want to “get with the program” even more! Here is a picture of my moissy we just got this past weekend!:


    I think if you choose this route, you won’t regret it!

    Post # 10
    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    WowGamerBabe:  I chose Moissanite mainly because of price and not wanting to support the diamond industry.  I love Moissy!

    Post # 11
    6789 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    I prefer lab made stones to natural (**GASP**). I work in a lab and I take comfort knowing that my stone was made in the USA by people that have fair working conditions, earn at least the minimum wage, and have health benefits. Not only am I a total nerd, but I didn’t really care what was on my finger as long as it screamed “I’M TAKEN!” The affordability was an added bonus!

    Post # 12
    22 posts
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I discovered moissy while looking at etsy rings. After reading up on it, I could not justify spending the amount of money required for a diamond when I could get a, in my opinion, prettier stone for much cheaper. I also got really excited about the color changes/refractions in moissy — I still giggle to myself when I get distracted by all the rainbow sparkles and the pretty colors reflected off the redwoods and the ocean where I live. The space rock thing was an added bonus, as was the ability to skip over diamond ethics

    Post # 13
    905 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I am a scientist so I love nerd shiz! I am amazed and so excited that we can create gems in a lab and not destroy the earth and lives in the process. Science has come so far! I also love how moody moissy is, it’s like getting to wear a different stone everyday! It has a whole little personality of it’s own. My husband is from Arizona, which is where moissy was discovered. I would never ever trade my stone in, plus the sparkle it to DIE for.

    Post # 14
    1173 posts
    Bumble bee

    I bought my moissy because, well first of all I wanted a change from my ering (married 25 years) and didn’t want to trade it in or a reset My diamond.  I also loved the idea of moissy being from the sky especially after losing my parents 5 weeks apart and I always look to the sky to talk to them. Silly I know, but it makes me smile again…

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  Slick.
    Post # 15
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    For me personally, I think diamonds are a waste of money. We paid probably 5-10x less for my moissanite than for a similar diamond, and they look damn near identical. The point of the engagement ring is just to look pretty as a symbol, so who cares what it’s made of as long as it’s sturdy? Not me. 

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