Post # 1
People have different reasons for choosing moissanite over other gemstones for their engagement ring. I personally, just love the sparkle of moissanite. I honenstly wanted mossanite rather than a diamond or another gemstone.
However, my SO was a little wary of buying moissanite at first because he did not want to look cheap and really wanted to give me a diamond ring. He had to do his research and I finally convinced him it is what I really wanted. He recently bought my ring online !!!
Anyways, I was wondering how many of the bees on here with moissanite engagement rings had wary SOs about moissanite.
Remember that I am NOT dissing on any other gemstones. To each their own, and for me I wanted moissanite.
Post # 3
@Secret-Garden: My fiance definitely had some holdbacks! He wanted diamond and he didn’t want to look “cheap” either. I had an engagement ring previously that was diamond, and after awhile, the only thing I could see was the flaws in the setting, (massive hole in the halo, and majorly crooked! They scammed us seriously), and think about how I felt dirty having a potential blood diamond on my hand for some reason.. I think the whole blood diamond thing started making me feel down for some reason. Not that I don’t think diamonds are gorgeous!
He was eventually convinced!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
FH told me about it. Couldn’t possibly be any happier with my ring
Post # 5
we were both excited when we first were googling ‘moissonite’ because it was fascinating that this beautiful stone came from a meteorite, but then we read that 99% of the stones are man-made now and that was a deal-breaker.
Post # 6
He was definitely reluctant. I got some lovely “let’s see how we like moissanite” earrings for christmas a few years ago, and even though I loved them and continued to push the moissanite issue for the engagement ring, he didn’t want to be cheap.
Ultimately, he went with it (and dragged me to the diamond store the day after he proposed, just to be sure), and we’re both really happy with the ring and the stone. He feels pretty smart for not paying more when I love moissanite as much or more than I could ever have loved a diamond.
Post # 7
My husband had never heard of moissanite; my sister (who helped picked out my ring) actually suggested it.
He wanted to get me a 1 carat diamond but the ones he could afford were really cloudy and “gross looking.” (his words, not mine lol)
My sister is a really into jewelery and she sent him the MoissaniteCo website and asked if he’d be open to considering it. He was wary at first because he’d never heard of it and didn’t want to look cheap.
BUT I HATE spending tons of $ on things like jewelery and I told him so. In fact, I told him that if he spent over $1000 on my ring, I’d smack him. lol.
So instead of buying a $3000 cloudy diamond he bought an $800 Moissanite and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!
Post # 8
We were talking about getting engaged and he asked if I wanted a diamond. At first I said absolutely, then I rationally thought, any ring is a symbol of our love no matter what the stone (if any), plus I didn’t want him spending his life savings for a ring (he was still in college when we were looking). Because I did prefer a stone, I began looking at alternatives. FI prefered a clear stone, I preferred a bigger stone due to my large fingers. I began research and discovered moissanite. We ordered one to see how it looked in person, and I fell in love :)it was just what we were looking for at a great price.
Post # 9
@secretwife: “.. it was fascinating that this beautiful stone came from a meteorite, but then we read that 99% of the stones are man-made”
Actually 100% of moissanite is man made! No gem quality moissanite exists in nature. The true mineral: silicon carbide is actually green/blk and minute. The moissanite used in jewelry is manufactured at the Cree factory in NC for C&C from synthetic silicon carbide that is altered to make it larger and white for use as a diamond simulant.. The rest is brilliant marketing….we all come from the “stars”!
Moissy is very pretty though and very nice on the budget too!
Post # 10
He did. He thought it was good, but he knew his parents would freak out about it. They told him he was cheap and it was crap, but it’s what both of us wanted so that’s what I got. They still comment though!
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@Secret-Garden: I just asked him. He said “nah, I don’t care, I want you to get what you want”.
Post # 12
I’ve never liked diamonds, so moissanite was an obvious pick for me. However, my husband had lots of reservations because of the whole “it has to be a diamond” type campaigns. I ended up going ring shopping with him so that he wouldn’t get pressured into something by a salesperson.
Post # 13
He wanted a diamond at first, at LEAST a full carat…and only wanted to spend $3K total. I talked him into moissanite but he first said that it would look crappy- then he bought me a moissy pendant and LOVES it.