(Closed) Changed mind about moissanite

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Check your local pawn shops. Mine usually have a few moissy rings that you can at least look at in person to get a feel.

Post # 17
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Busy bee

I ordered a few moissanites to see in person. I loved the stones in some lighting and then in others I just couldn’t get over the plasticky look you’re talking about. In the end for me it was more of a mind clean thing with moissanite. I ended up getting a lab diamond instead (from D.Nea Diamonds) and I love it, it’s exactly what I had wanted.

If you’re already feeling eh about the moissanite I wouldn’t get one. IMO it’s one of those things you have to be 100% sure on, or not at all. Personally I’d just end up staring at the stone, tearing it apart, and wishing I’d just got the diamond.

Check out D.Nea Diamonds their lab diamonds are so well priced and the owner is so helpful!

Post # 19
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Blushing bee

I don’t know how to say this without it sounding rude but, it’s in your head. You are over thinking it. You are thinking of what it will feel like when people ask you “How many k is your diamond?” And responding that it’s not a diamond. Who cares! Get something that makes sense for your budget and love the fact that he picked something out. Sometimes ladies get so caught up in the status symbol of it and don’t realize how rude that is to the man who spent the time and money getting THAT ring for you. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

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pdxus :  that still doesn’t change the fact that she doesn’t really like how they look so why should he waste money on it?

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

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dracarys :  

She’s been looking a videos. She needs to go to shops. Ones that truly focus on her wanting shine and not selling her bs. Also, she could be having a somewhat placebo effect. If she was shown a diamond and a moissanite of the same caliber, I bet she’d get them mixed up. 

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper

If you dont like it, please tell him now before he spends his $$ on something you will hate! You dont have to convince yourself to love it as some PPs are saying. Its one of those things that once you know, you cant forget. It will always be in the back of your mind. Simulants are not for everyone, and that is ok.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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pdxus :  what?! She should pretend she wants something that she doesn’t (lie) rather then just telling her boyfriend her actual preference? That seems like terrible advice. He hasn’t bought the ring yet, after all. Moissanite are cheaper then diamonds but the ring will cost him plenty. Why would she set him up to possibly  spend thousands on something she doesn’t like? 

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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pdxus :  moissanite aren’t of the same caliber as diamonds. That’s why they’re cheaper. I’ve seen them in real life (not under store lights) & they don’t look like diamonds. That’s ok. Because they aren’t diamonds.

Post # 25
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Blushing bee

I was in the same situation. I would just tell him that you changed your mind and would prefer a diamond. 

I currently have forever one studs and diamond studs. They do look different. In my opinion, the fire from diamond is much softer looking than moissanite. 

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

My coworker was shocked when I told her that my moissanite was not a diamond. She has family that are Jewelers and was actually on a local billboard for her ring. Side by side my stone looks like hers. I do have diamond pave on my engagement ring and I bought a diamond band and had a hard time finding a diamond set that was as brilliant as my moissanite.  

Look at them in person then make a decision. If you don’t like it.then get what you want. 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - -

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jannigirl :  aside from them not being quite as hard as diamonds, “caliber” is seemingly subjective to what you prefer the look of. Even performance is different, not “better.” 

Threads like this seem so obvious to me. Just talk to your dude, get a diamond, and feel satisfied with yourself. Lol

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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tryptofanaticat :  Yes, you’re right. It *is* personal preference if someone prefers a cheaper, man created, manufactured diamond imitation/simulant such as moissanite or cz or if they prefer the original, a billion year old naturally occurring (or synthetic) expensive diamond. Like designer purses, some women are satisfied with a “knock off”, some only want the real deal!   There Is something for every budget (and taste)!

Post # 30
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Newbee

It is 100% okay to change your mind about the type or style of ring that you want! After all, you will be wearing it the rest of your life, so you should love it.

With that being said, when I was in your position, I went “ring shopping” at a few jewelers with my husband. We tried on lots of different options and in the end, I figured out the perfect style for me. While trying on rings, you could say something along the lines of, “Wow, this diamond is beautiful! This is just my style.” Or, you could take a more direct approach by simply stating that since comparing moissanite and diamonds, you prefer the look of diamonds. Good luck!

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