Post # 17
@KoalaWalla: deleted, I read your post incorrectly.
Here is what I would say: we decided to use the money for an expensive diamond elsewhere. However I love my moissanite bling. Isn’t this beautiful? (hold out hand). Anyone who says something negative I would look them dead in the eye and ask them: “I wonder why you felt the need to say that?” Trust me, they will get discomfited and look away!
Post # 18
Own your stone!
I have a moissy and love it. Been wearing it for 10 months, and only had recently-engaged or soon-to-be-engaged friends ask details. That said: I’m happy to tell people even if they don’t ask specifically. 🙂
Post # 19
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
@KoalaWalla: Honestly no one has ever questioned my ring. Everyone says it’s gorgeous and that’s that. I don’t feel like I have to shout it from the roof tops that I have a moissy ring, just like I don’t feel like I need to go around telling everyone I dye my roots blonde. Outside of the bee, no one even knows what moissy is. So unless you feel like having a 10 minute conversation about what it is, where it came from, the pros and cons, and why you picked it, just say “thanks” and move on when someone gives you a compliment. Now if someone asks you “is that a diamond?” It’s up to you whether you choose to give them them moissy schpeal or not.
Post # 20
@KoalaWalla: You can never win with engagement rings….
Every avenue you choose will have some negative Nelly telling you that its wrong….
I say pick what you love and flash it with pride!
A workmate from years ago got engaged with a beautiful dainty emerald and diamond ring….
Another rude coworker at the top of her voice made a not so nice comment about it not being very large and that the centre was not a diamond…
quick as a flash engaged workmate said….yeah I really should have given Shaun a blowie before we went ring shopping….I might of gotten a few extra carats…..
gotta love offices with cubicles (working in a hospital just isn’t the same)….I just heard a collective intake of breath from everyone in the office…..everyone was like did I hear right?….did she really say that???
Wish I had the courage to say that to someone whenever I get a bitchy comment about my cluster!!!
Post # 21
When I got engaged my cousin who was also recently engaged heard it was a moissy and held hers up to mine to compare. I thought it was rude but when she said “wow you can’t tell the difference!” I felt pretty awesome. I don’t think people will ask you unless you tell them. I only tell my friends who are looking to get engaged and they are always shocked and super interested. Women who are already married don’t seem to get it, and they don’t ask, so I say nothing.
Post # 22
I’ve never had a rude comment from someone that knows my stone isn’t diamond. IRL, people don’t care about rings nearly as much as on the internet.
I’ve had one guy ask me if my ring was a diamond (he didn’t say, “Is your ring real?”- he said, “Is the stone in your ring diamond or something else? It’s beautiful, but I was just wondering.”) I happily told him it was moissanite, and he wrote the name down so he could research it later for his Girlfriend. I just told him to make sure she was okay with a non-diamond stone before buying it.