(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 # 377
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

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    @Penelope.O:  Yes! That’s what I’m trying to allude to here. 

    I might be in analytical mode when I browse these threads because I’ve been studying for my doctoral exams in a few weeks. I guess I might be hyperaware of the comments I see that bash diamonds and dismiss their value completely. I sit here thinking, were we stupid for buying only diamonds? Then I think, why would I think that? I love my jewelry! How dare people get defensive about their own stones just to turn around and specifically bash diamond owners. 

    I start browsing around here for what I thought would be light banter.

    Funny thought I had there, lol. 😉 

    Post # 378
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @Lovenewbooks:  I do agree with you, I find that many poster’s on here seem to believe that as a diamond owner we are “making up” that we can actually see a difference, and most often just want to hear what they want to hear from other moissy owners, but to each their own-  it’s not my ring!

    ETA: while often there are stories of even jeweler’s not being able to tell the difference, I had a princess cut moissanite ring and brought it to a jeweler to be pawned (ended up selling it on ebay), he knew right off the bat without a tester that the stone was not a diamond, and told me he could only give me money for the gold band since the stone was worthless. I am not trying to tell you that you cannot pawn it off as a diamond if you so choose, just stating my experience as others have stated theirs.

    Post # 379
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

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    @Lovenewbooks:  I ignored the rest for a reason. That being I am not going to get into arguing what is “better”. I like many stones for different reasons, and many I do not like at all. There is no mandate I respond to your entire post.

    Post # 380
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

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    @Dell79: 

    Exactly.

    I guess my reaction here was a reaction to the comments here (and in other threads), not toward the OP. I honestly do stay out of the “diamond vs. other stone” posts as much as possible. From this point on, I will go back to staying out of it, HAHA! 

    To the OP, I say she should do what’s best for her and her future husband. I’m not trying to judge. The lying part kind of bugs me or whatever, but it’s not affecting my life, so who cares what she decides to fib about or not, lol. 

    Post # 381
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

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    @RayKay:  Well, the point is that there is a difference. I’m not going so far as to say “better.” I’m just saying there is a difference, and it’s backed by historians, museums, and other relevant people other than only the diamond industry. A lot of people blame marketing for diamond popularity, for example. It doesn’t make sense to me beyond a certain level because the fact remains that diamonds are special in their own way because of the way they are made in nature. I’m not really trying to be a d***. I’m just adding to the convo. 

    Post # 382
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Can you pass it off? Yes. Should you? No, it would be lying.

    Post # 383
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

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    @Lovenewbooks:  

    Before the marketing diamonds were not popular, coloured gems were. The marketing started to make some use of a stockpile of diamonds.

    I have nothing against diamonds. I own diamonds. I own coloured gems. I own moissanite. No one is saying there is not a difference as all stones have their own inherent characteristics. Diamonds are special in their own way – both natural and created, sapphires are special in their own way – natural and created, moissanite is special in its own way – both natural and created.

     

    Post # 384
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @khf777:   You are too funny, that had me in stitches!  

    Post # 386
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Holy balls. HOW can this thread still be going?

    Post # 389
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I think this has run its course too but I have one thing to say….I am a diamond owner but want a moissy too…does that make me a lover of diamond or a diamond snob or does it make me a moissy lover or a poser (i have heard these terms used)….honestly they are all so pretty and posts like this are rude to both parties and I am like Switzerland stuck in the middle lololol

    I snorted too….earlier today she made me spit water on my puter lol

     

    GROUP HUG EVERYONE….in the sun shine with e-rings up….E-rings of all types UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!

    Post # 390
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

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