(Closed) Advice what ring should I choose?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you do?
    The Diamond : (13 votes)
    46 %
    The Moissanite : (15 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 2
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    gardnerg:  it depends entirely on you. Get a forever one if you want it to look like a diamond. I would go the moissanite route if I were you. I’m getting a moissanite upgrade from a smaller diamond. But only you can decide if you’re going to be happy with a moissanite! 

    Post # 3
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2006

    I was really into wanting a diamond for my upgrade for the same reasoning. My original engagement ring I lost was a diamond. But then I thought about it and realized I could get a bigger just as beautiful stone for WAY less that would also last forever. I feel that the sentimental part of the ring is what will make it an heirloom more so then the cost. I have decided to go with a forever one moissanite since I like white stones. I just found myself not caring about it being a “diamond” anymore, that is just me though. Diamonds are beautiful but the cost in my opinion just is not worth it overall. If you want a diamond and can afford it go for it! If you feel that part isnt important moissanite is a great alternitive.

    Post # 4
    1610 posts
    Bumble bee

    gardnerg:  It may be considered a deal but like you said that is still a lot of money and that’s even without the setting. Too be honest it sounds like they’re trying to push the diamond on you, most likely had the diamond for a long time and want to get rid of it. To double check its a good deal I would go on pricescope and use they’re stuff, as well as to check its dimensions are on par. Plus, is it eye clean for clarity? Because I’ve seen plenty in that range that have shown stuff easily, making it even less worth the money. 

    Diamond alternatives can also be an excellent way to go, particularly if your going for a larger stone. If going for a moissanite I would look into the forever one because it’s whiter than the older moissys, less moody in appearance.

    Have you considered the Amora gem? It’s an excellent diamond alternative and most would consider it the most diamond like. Even jewellers have been known to be fooled by it. It has a more diamond like cut and most all they’re rounds are hearts and arrows. They are graded like diamonds so can get them in all colours and clarity and different dimensions. So you get to choose and most go for a lower colour like F or a G because it makes them more diamond like and it saves you even more money. Have a look at Better Than Diamond and http://www.amora-gem.com, the latter has some amazing ones available at the moment and seen some around 1.5’s within the hundreds.

    Post # 5
    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    gardnerg: Not to say I know everything about pricing but…. If they dropped the price $3200 like that then they are overcharging you.  Look elsewhere. Assuming it’s worth it- go moissy. 

    Post # 6
    1323 posts
    Bumble bee

    I second what PP said. Look into Amora Gem Ultra Hearts & Arrows. If you have sharp eyes, they have the same cut and color as a diamond. They are more expensive than moissy, but far cheaper than a diamond. 

    Post # 7
    4238 posts
    Honey bee


    ” but this is forever and the diamond would be an hierloom, but what do i care ill be dead and they might just sell it anyway, see im torn so please…..HELP!!!!!!!!! “


    A fair point.

    WhatsHerFace from Titanic tossed her forever-stone diamond into the ocean, so it never had a chance to become an heirloom. 

    Countless heirloom e-rings get dismantled, reset, or sold based on personal preference.

    Jackie Kennedy’s famous three strand pearl necklace was made of fine faux pearls, it became iconic, and was sold for a boatload of money and copied countless times.


    If I watched my loved one wear something so often that I associate my memories of them with that piece, then it wouldn’t matter much to me if it was a precious or semi-precious gemstone, or even costume jewelry. If it’s still in good enough shape to wear, I would. A good quality setting holding a moissy can stand the test of time. You’d enjoy it for a lifetime and pass it on to whichever of your loved ones kept peeking at it. Just my $0.02.


    Post # 8
    2251 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    If you have the money,  then buy what you truly want.  I would buy a smaller diamond instead. What’s wrong with a nice 0.75 set in a halo, for  example? I personally don’t like any kind of man – made stone, be it CZ, Amora, Moissy, etc. just because it cheapens the experience,  but it’s my opinion,  not everyone’s. I would not spend almost 8k on a ring  though, so keep looking.  Another good option is to go a natural  gemstone way,  If you like clear stones then white Sapphire is great.  Or, if you’re adventurous,  look into bi- colored stones like pink/green tourmaline,  or  purple/yellow ametrine. I am for natural stones, be it a diamond,  sapphire,  ruby, or anything else, but it’s all up to you: you gonna wear it every day.  

    Post # 9
    2251 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I mean white  Topaz, not sapphire.  It’s early morning here in the U.S.  🙂

    Post # 10
    1244 posts
    Bumble bee

    gardnerg:  Long story short – my original e-ring shank broke twice this year (we’ve been married since 2003, but together since 1993) so I decided to get a new setting. My diamond was small and I wanted something larger with a halo. I discovered that diamonds are still a bloody fortune and I didn’t want to choke on the prices. So I looked into alternatives and whammo – Moissanite came up. Almost as hard as diamond, just as magnificent, ethically sourced, reliable and can last long term just like a diamond can… and sparkles more. Annnnndddd way easier on the wallet. Hello Moissanite!

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