(Closed) Can I pass the moissanite off as a diamond?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Can I pass a 1.8 carat J colored cushion cut Amora Moissanite off as a diamond?

    Yes!

    No!

  • Post # 348
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It’s is a “free” (BAHA) country.  If you want to lie about what stone you have then by all means

    You are free to do it. LOL

     

    For me something about having a precious rare stone from the earth means something to me. YES I am a nature freak who would hug a tree if asked as well.  I specified to my Fiance a long time ago if he ever wanted to buy me any diamonds it had to be certified conflict free or I  would just give it to charity so theirs that aspect as well. He took the time to save and get me a precious certified conflict free stone.  

    Off Topic question: I personally think it’s a big move for a man and to me the forever ring he percents me to show he wants me to be forever his says something about our future. If he is willing to wait to ask me to marry him till he can afford and find what he knows I would want then that shows me how much he wants to please me in our life.  I totally do not see or hear anyone else who feels this way yet but that won’t stop me from feeling that way ha-ha. 

    OP: You are free to do as you please,  everyone has some same some totally not same  foo foo or faa faa meaning to them, traditions, importance of color, stone, or size or  what have you and to some all of that matters. You do you and you will be happy.  You want your ring now and a size that is only affordable in that stone and don’t want to tell anyone what it is well 

    Post # 349
    Hostess
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    Sugar Beekeeper

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    @Jane8530:  It happens to me on a REGULAR basis and I have a diamond. In fact it just happened to me last Sunday at my bridal shower…a cousin I had not seen in a while asked out right “how much did that rock set him back?” I moved on to the next subject without really addressing the question to the crowd of ladies.

    So yes it does happen, those people do exist and as I said before rudeness is not reserved for one set of ladies/one type of gemstone.

    Post # 350
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

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    @Otulyssa:  The thing is… diamonds are actually not rare

    http://are.berkeley.edu/~sberto/DeBeersDiamondIndustry.pdf

    http://io9.com/5902212/ten-gemstones-that-are-rarer-than-diamond

    Their “value” exists only in what we attribute to them, and their prices are artificially inflated by the monoploy’s manipulation of supply and demand.

    ring he percents me to show he wants me to be forever his says something about our future. “

    Once again, this is akin to saying that your Fiance loves you more than her Fiance does, that your relationship has more meaning, because he bought you a diamond, and that’s just utterly illogical.

    Post # 352
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have an Amora moissanite set in a Verragio setting. I love it, it is absolutely gorgeous. Noone will ever ask. I love popping into jewelery stores to have my ring cleaned and so far 3 jewelers have been fooled by my ring. I keep reading on here that people can tell, I highly doubt it actually. I get dozens and dozens of compliments on how beautiful the ring is. Even though it is a moissanite, the setting is super expensive and my ring cost alot of money, so whether it is a moissanite or a diamond, or how much the ring cost, really has no bearing on whether your fiance loves you. I know mine does.

    I’ve only had two rude people ask..is it real? And they were either super sleazy or joking, or envious. So moissanite away.

    Post # 354
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    Newbee

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    @Otulyssa:  I think she was referring to the fact that they aren’t that rare in nature…

    Post # 355
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    Newbee

    Diamonds have already been recreated in a lab. Am I imagining this??

     

    Post # 356
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @MissNoodles:  

    You put your own perception of the way I see MY Fiance no one else I CLEARLY stated that and then use the words utterly illogical? How ironic. I think your idea of rare and precious is not mine and I will leave it at that. 

    Post # 357
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @Penelope.O:  

    Let me be more specific since is seems so many are sensitive to it. 

     Mine is rare, it is natural and created by nature and can never be duplicated. Yes to me that is special TO ME and if only me I am just fine with that. 

    Post # 359
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    @Penelope.O:  They sure have. They aren’t that much less expensive than a mined one.

    Post # 360
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    Buzzing bee

    Personally, I think if you’re going to lie about it and try to pass it off as a diamond, just get a real, smaller diamond. I would rather have a real diamond than have a much larger moissy and try to pass it off as a diamond… Own the moissy or get a real, smaller diamond within your budget.

    Post # 361
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wouldn’t take people’s opinions seriously if they have never seen moissanite and do not know that much about it.  Best thing about moissaniteco? You can order a loose stone from them and return it, no questions asked, no fees except shipping if you don’t like it.  No commitment, no risk, I urge you to do that if you are still unsure.  If you really wanted to, you could take it to a jewelry store and compare it with a diamond and make the decision for yourself how extremely similar they are.  Then if you decide you like it and want a ring from moissaniteco, just send the stone back and have it set or order a ring with a different stone, whatever you wanted to do.  

    I think everyone saying to get a smaller diamond now instead of lying about a moissanite are crazy.  

    Do you wear push-up bras? Has a guy in the past ever complimented your chest wearing one? Did you immediately say, Oh, no, sorry, its not real, its just a fake illusion making my breasts look bigger.  

    Say you actually REALLY wanted to have “real” bigger breasts and really wanted surgery, but you couldn’t afford it at the time or you think its crazy to spend that much money to get bigger breasts.  You can: a) spend thousands of dollars that you can’t really afford right now to have breast implants so you have the REAL thing, b) go buy an awesome, high-quality push up bra that is much less expensive  but gives you an extremely similar look to breast implants, or c) wear a cheap sports bra all the time, every day, because you don’t want to have to lie to people about your true breast size or lead them to believe you are trying to get the same look of bigger breasts with an inexpensive solution (push up bra).  But even if you wear a push-up bra, your husband will still know the true size of your boobs and love them anyway! And you and him are the only people who have to know the truth.  Having bigger-looking tatas makes some girls feel confident, sexy, etc. Why can’t it be the same with a ring? I don’t get it.  

    People who don’t care to have the “real” expensive thing or can’t afford it, but want the same look, do this all the time in our society.  I just don’t see why its such a big deal with an engagement ring.  Ohhh, because a lot of people in our society are also brainwashed into believing that if a guy doesn’t get his fiancee a diamond, he is a scum bag.  Pretty sad. Which is why I prefer to keep that my ring is a moissanite between me and my FH. I love it, he loves it, we’re the only people who have to know about my ring (and my smaller-ish ta-tas bahahaha). 

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