(Closed) Bees with rings: Moissanite vs Diamond – what's up??

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which one??
    Diamond : (72 votes)
    52 %
    Moissanite : (66 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 16
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    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: Huracan Cafe

    I didn’t want a diamond so my bf and I picked a tanzanite ering together. 

     

    But do they make wedding bands with moissnite stones? The sparkle is just amazing!!!!!

    Post # 17
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    1530 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have both Diamond and moissy and I honestly love my moissy more. My Round Brilliant diamond is a great size but my moissy is prettier for some reason…here’s my OEC unenhanced moissy. 

    Post # 19
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    1731 posts
    Bumble bee

    Slick:  I love your wedding band!!!

    Post # 20
    Hostess
    9738 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    diymomma:  I wanted a diamond e-ring before I learned about moissanite. It just seemed like the traditional and safe choice, I guess. After a coworker of mine got a moissy, that was it for me. I could not justify spending so much money on a ring when you can get the same look and durability/longevity for a fraction of the cost. Getting moissy allowed us to upgrade the setting as well as the center stone size. I can truly say that I have my dream ring and it was made 100% possible because of moissy and the good people at Joseph Schubach Jewelers 🙂

    And with my bands because I’m a newly wed and love showing them off 🙂

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We chose a diamond.  My Fiance is pretty traditional.  I have moissy earrings.  They look yellow to me in certain lights.  They definitely have more color change properties than my diamond does.  I’ll be the one who says something different here.  I have a super ideal cut Round Brilliant diamond and I prefer it to my moissonite.  My moissies are a carat each ear and my diamond is 1.3 carats, so I have a pretty good comparison.  I like the cut and consistent color of my diamond better than the moissy.  Also, I cannot see any inclusions in my diamond.  That would bother me, but my diamond is definitely eye clean.  I am not crazy about the rainbow hues the moissy puts off.  Although, I do believe it was a great choice for earrings, because I could heve never afforded equivielent sized diamond ones!

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 8 months ago by  NavyBee.
    Post # 22
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it’s entirely up to the person/couple. I love my moissanite e-ring, but I never wanted a diamond in the first place.

    I think someone who wants a diamond and gets a moissanite with the expectation of having it be a cheaper “diamond” might be disappointed, but someone who buys a moissanite for its own qualities (not its resemblance to a diamond) will probably be pleased.

    Post # 23
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    2847 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

     

    LadyBear:  I think this is true.  If you love moissy for its own qualities, you will be happy.  If you pick it as a diamond substitute…maybe not so much!

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I picked it as a diamond substitute, and I love it.

    Post # 25
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    3307 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You may have trouble finding a moissy ring for “a cpl hundred”. While moissy is substantially less expensive than diamond, it is not cheap. A nice ring will set you back a bit, but it should last forever. 

    I have yet to see moissy in person, but online they look great, esp the OECs.

    Post # 26
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    4697 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I chose a diamond because I didn’t want anything else. I don’t find moissy to be a comparable substitute for a diamond and I don’t like the facets nor the color of them. If you like it for its own qualities than its a perfectly fine stone.. You’d need to see it in person to judge for yourself.

    I’ve not seen one in person because it wasn’t an option for me.

    Post # 27
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    4474 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    While moissanite’s affordable, you probably will have trouble finding a ring for a couple hundred – a plain solitaire with a more modestly sized stone will be around the $400s to $500s.

     

    I have a moissy wedding band.  It’s super sparkly and the stones are quite white.  Smaller stones are pretty much indistinguishable from diamond – if anything, the moissy might throw more rainbows .  The bigger you go, the more you might be able to tell the differences, but most people still won’t be able to tell.  I love my moissy – I prefer moissies to diamond – they look similar, but moissies are more fiery, almost as durable, and cost less.

    Post # 28
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    One thing I’d like to add is that durability=/= hardness.  The Mohs scale tests scratch resistance, not chipping.  While an included diamond still has a hardness of 10, it will actually be less durable than a lab created moissanite due to cleavage.

    Post # 29
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    1530 posts
    Bumble bee

    TheLadyA :  thank you! I also struggle whether to wear that or the baguette band I have…what do you think? Sorry for another huge photo! I do love my moissy!

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