(Closed) Are moissanite fans hypocritical/ inconsistent when they use diamond terminology

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@skjumps:  I will agree with you that a lot of moissanite lovers on this board seem a bit hypocritical. Moissanite is heavily marketed as a diamond simulant and most people see it that way. However, many people get offended if someone refers to moissanite as a diamond sim, which I personally think is ridiculous. I guess a lot of people are uncomfortable to admit that it’s a simulant and they only chose it to look like a diamond, even though there’s nothing wrong with that.

IMO it’s ridiculous to say that moissanite isn’t a diamond simulant. So what if it’s a simulant? Maybe we need to change the conversation so “simulant” isn’t such a dirty word.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Maybe because one of the biggest drawbacks to some people who want and buy clear gemstones of any kind are unwanted color and poor clarity. You can’t add those labels to emeralds or sapphires because they aren’t typically clear.

You’re probably not alone in feeling that way, but just because maybe you don’t know this: it’s also really rude of you to assume that all moissanite owners are hypocritical and “wanted the prestige of a diamond, but couldn’t afford it, but defends her choice with some meteor backstory.” People want what they want and it’s not because they’re poor or hypocritical.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh ouch you may get some backlash from that. I do think their are some who actually have more appreciation for a moissy, and I also think that many use that as a front to justify having something larger and more sparkly then they could afford in a diamond. It doesn’t bother me unless it’s a huge gawdy moissy that a person is trying to pass of as a diamond. If she’s excited and forthcoming about the fact that it’s a moissy and that’s why she loves it then I totally respect that!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

If you know it’s rude, then why would you perpetuate it? Do you roll your eyes at people who buy store brand things at the grocery store too?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Moissanite is graded like a diamond is (mine is an Amora graded H with a GIA certificate) so we are not being hypocrital when we talk about our moissanites.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Considering all life as we know it came from dying stars, the mossianite “backstory” isn’t really original. We’re all stardust. Everything is stardust. Ramen is stardust. Diamonds are stardust.

I’m just jaded, though. I see no reason to have a fancy, frilly backstory that, truthfully, no one cares about.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@skjumps:  Facts? Rude opinions are not facts.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I was wondering something as well – do moissy wearers get diamond accents, wedding bands and/or halos? Or are those made out of moissanite, cz, sapphires? (Question only pertains to ring wearers with clear stones – I realize you may have chosen a different colored gemstone altogether)

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@mstellah:  …. I had never thought of that. Good point.

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