(Closed) Canadian girls – any moissanite?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: For Canadians - do people ask what kind of stone? Do you have to explain?
    Yes they ask, but I take the easy way out and pretend it's a diamond! : (2 votes)
    40 %
    I've never been asked. : (3 votes)
    60 %
    I explain and people understand. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    338 posts
    Helper bee

    @Pinkmoon: I’m a waiting bee, but SO knows to get me a moissanite when the time comes.  I’m curious to see the answers as well.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I can’t vote because I don’t have a moissy….truth be told, I had never even heard of it until I joined the bee!  I still don’t know anyone who has one and if I were to bring it up, most (if not all) of my friends would say, “what-anite?”

    Post # 5
    Member
    2731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @Juliepants: Haha! That’s almost the exact reaction my mom had when I told her my ring is moissanite! I had to pronounce it for her like four times and she thought I was talking about the metal, not the stones. Yep, after that I decided I’m just not gonna say anything (unless asked) to Future Mother-In-Law or FI’s grandma because they probably wouldn’t “get it,” either. 

    And I would have voted, but I’m not Canadian!

    Post # 7
    Member
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I live in the US and I think it’s not very common here either.  I never heard of moissanite before I joined the bee. none of my friends had ever heard about it either. 

    Post # 8
    Bee
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

    I saw it at the Farmers Market here in Calgary. And theres a few shops that sell it, but I’ve never met someone who has it. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I am in Ontario and have an Amora Moissanite – I have never been asked and I pass it off as a diamond. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @Pinkmoon: I honestly would just answer with “of course it’s real!” since it IS real moissanite, right?  Unless I was close with the person, in which case they would probably already know, that’s what I would do.

    @CarolinaCola:  Haha, I STILL don’t know how to pronounce it! 🙂

    Post # 12
    Member
    57 posts
    Worker bee

    I am from US, but people probably wouldn’t ask about your moissanite because it looks so much like a diamond. I just saw it in person today, and it is gorgeous. Most people in the US don’t even know what moissanite is. I didn’t know what it was until these boards. It is a heck of a discovery though!

    If you do have to explain, my plan is to say that it is named after the man who discovered it. It was originally discovered from a meteor, but it is so rare that it is now lab created. And yes, it is real! But, not a diamond.

    Post # 13
    Member
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Pinkmoon: I’m not Canadian but my husband is (we’re still in a LDR). We could only find two stores somewhat near (2hr drive!) him and when he checked one, they only had a few moissanite gemstones and the biggest stones they had were half carat. I think it’s safe to say, at least in the area of Alberta he lives in, it’s not very common. It’s not very common here either though (California). I had never heard of it before Wedding Bee and neither did anyone I know.

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