(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 # 31
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Slick:  wiping the drool of my mouth… gorgeous rings!!

     

    i have a moissanite and adore it. i never really wanted a diamond though, so i wasn’t getting it to be an imitiation. i would never replace my moissy with a diamond, but i might get an OEC instead of my round brilliant someday. πŸ™‚

    Post # 33
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    390 posts
    Helper bee

    diymomma: You have lots of great info here!

     Choosing which stone to get is totally a “different strokes for different folks” decision. People love both and only you can decide which one you prefer. I chose moissy because, based on my preferences, for me it outperforms everything else in each area that matters to me: beauty, sparkle, durability and value per dollar.

    I hope you find something you love for your e-ring!

    Post # 34
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    1654 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I owned both a moissanite and a diamond and I like the sparkle of a moissanite but the durability of a diamond πŸ™‚ 

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 6 months ago by  akirasan.
    Post # 35
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    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Mine will actually be a Moissy center stone and diamond sidestones (mostly because my SO wants to go through a brick and mortar jeweler to purchase the setting from).

    The Bee is VERY pro Moissy and the moissanite vs diamond debate is a bit of a touchy subject for folks. I didn’t have anything against diamonds ASIDE from the fact that I don’t value them enough for what they cost to get a nice one. SO could get me any clear sparkly stone and whether he spent $600 or $6000 wouldn’t matter terribly to me one way or another πŸ™‚ Some girls have to have diamonds (and they are pretty and sparkly, so I get it) but some girls don’t need one (I fall into this latter category).

    I don’t plan to pass it off as a diamond but I also probably won’t take the few minutes to explain what moissy is to every single person who sees it. Not ashamed but also not totally fussed over the details πŸ˜› Either way, if you want to go moissy I’d suggest ordering one in person to see. It really is a stone you should see first just to see if you like it. It behaves differently than a diamond and can look more warm (or about a hundred other colors) in some lights.

    Post # 37
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    1731 posts
    Bumble bee

    Slick:  They are both beautiful! I just really love metal bands! I think I want something like the one you have πŸ™‚

    Post # 38
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    diymomma:  I saw you didn’t like large stones…I’m the same way. Something I came across in my research about moissy is face up they can look a bit larger than the same sized diamond. I originally was going to go with a 1.25 but decided on a 1ct equivalent and I’m so glad I did! I even would have been happy with a .75 eq. I’m a size 5 finger just for comparison.

    Post # 39
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    5 posts
    Newbee

    Just got my moissy e-ring a couple of days ago. I love it so much. I think moissy is very pretty.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 6 months ago by  a2zbabe. Reason: change pic
    Post # 40
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    370 posts
    Helper bee

    My half carat moissanite solitaire was 300. .75 would have been about 400 or a little more.

    Post # 40
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m still obsessed with my ring, simulant or not, so I made a video yesterday while sitting at my parents’ dining room table. My mom switched the overhead light on, and I was like, “Ooooh, time to pull out my phone.” She makes fun of me, but I know you guys care! Right? RIGHT? lol.

    It shows what unenhanced moissy looks like in some lights (buttery). It looks nice and icy in other situations. I have to say that while I love my Round Brilliant, I would love to have an OEC someday.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzbcJvBBT_M

     

    Post # 41
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Moissanites are beautiful and a great option. The only thing is the square moissanites don’t have the same depth and demention as a square diamond. Not sure if its the same case with other Shapes. Breathtaking gem regardless πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: A very pretty church.

    diymomma:  As you have received lots of feedback on Moissanite I won’t say anything about that. What I would say is that you described yourself as a ‘plain Jane’, I am one of those as well and while I think Moissanite is a wonderful alternative to diamonds for many reasons, for a ring I would wear everyday, they’re a bit much for me. Other diamond alternatives you might like to consider would be a nice coloured gem, or a well cut colourless sapphire. Another way to economise is to melt done gold you already have or use another metal. If twine would really do for you then there are some stunning dainty designs out there. Have a look at this shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/FernandoJewelry?section_id=6758197&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2 for some inspiration maybe? I am not a rep for them, I just stalk them on Etsy because I love their stuff, especially the cute stackable rings with conflict free diamonds and recycled silvers or gold. They seem really open to custom stuff (I’ve seen them use white sapphires), they, or a company like them, may be a great option. 

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