(Closed) Changed mind about moissanite

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - -

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mrstodd2bee :  Well, to be clear, moissanite was not made to be a diamond simulant. Its composition was discovered on its own in its own formation. 

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2022 - Louisville, Ky

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teamroro :  Thank you for this info!  I’ve been fairly sure that I want a moissanite for a long time, but I’ve only ever seen one that a pawn shop randomly had and had no info on. We’ve got one of these stores near me and I’m excited to go check them out in person!

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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tryptofanaticat :  there’s no question moissanite is a sim. Silicon carbide is only a trace green mineral. It doesn’t exist as a large clear stone… 

This was posted a few days ago, this article is about Charles and Colvard in 1998 about their new *fake* diamond imitation. Enjoy…

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB885928599171771000

Post # 34
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Bumble bee

Just tell him. Use your words. None of that gentle hints bullshit.

Or he’s going to buy what you TOLD him you wanted.

Post # 35
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Bumble Beekeeper

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tryptofanaticat :  factually inaccurate and proven many times. It was created and marketed as a diamond simulant. Only recently have they rebranded it as a “space stone”, “wonderful in its own right”.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - -

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mrstodd2bee :  
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jellybellynelly :  oh, okaaay, the point I’m trying to make is that if you want a diamond and can’t afford the specs, so you buy a moissanite, then you’ve bought a simulant. If you specifically don’t want a diamond in all its fabricated romanticism and you purchase another white stone, is it fair for others to presume you simply have it because you couldn’t have the diamond? Rhetorical.

If you want a diamond, get the diamond. If you specifically don’t want one, you most likely would hate it if anyone would think what you have is a diamond.

Post # 37
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Blushing bee

I compared a C&C moissanite to a diamond once and although the moissanite sparkled beautifully and didn’t look cloudy or plasticky, it also didn’t have the crisp scintillation that diamonds have. Looking at them online can be tricky because I think it really depends on the quality of the video… The TrueGem’s moissanite videos always look crazy sparkly, for example. If you’re unsure then going for a diamond will probably be the safer bet in the end.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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tryptofanaticat :  Do you really think most moisssy owners would hate having their rings be taken for diamonds? I’m… skeptical, to say the least.

Post # 40
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Wannabee

Ive asked for a mossy, for various reasons.  If you haven’t watched the YouTube video “Adam Ruins Everything” about diamond engagement rings, I’d give it a whirl… 😉

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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softersounds :  I looked at moissanite when we were looking for my engagement ring, but only online. For me it just wasn’ the right choice, I don’t like big stones and there wasn’t that much selection in moissanite rings in the .2-.5 range that I saw and what there was really wasn’t much or any cheaper than diamond rings around the same size at Charm Diamond (our local mall jewelry store), and more expensive than the diamond rings at the pawn shop. I ended up choosing a pre-owned diamond ring which cost less than a similarly sized new moissanite would have and I’m very happy with my choice.

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel

I agree, I’m not a moissanite fan at all! I’d definitely talk to him about your new preference 

Post # 44
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - The Tides Club- Florida

Like you, I knew I was really interested in a Moissanite ring, but I just couldn’t make a final decision until I saw it in person. I contacted a local jeweler and asked if they had any in stock. They didn’t, but amazingly they had no problem ordering some in the shape and sizes I was considering. I even got to see them in various settings. It definitely sealed the deal for me and now I am positive I will be getting a Moissanite. Seeing it in person put my mind at ease. It was gorgeous!! 

Post # 45
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Busy bee

You’ve got to tell him ASAP you’ve changed your mind. If he was planning on just out right buying you a ring, those plans will most likely need to be changed because of price differences. I have moissanite and personally love it but your ering could possibly be your forever ring- so get what you want and not a stone you will potentially regret!

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