(Closed) Changed mind about moissanite

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

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professorplum :  I have several moissanite pieces and I correct anyone who says anything about my beautiful “diamond.” So yes, I love my moissy and think they outperform diamonds hands down – at a much better price point and I tell anyone who appears interested about this amazing option.

Is it for everyone? Nope. But hey, we are fortunate to have choices. 

softersounds, if you have changed your mind about moissy, I agree with PP that you should tell your future Fiance before he spends any money. I would just simply say that you’re not pressuring him but that, after some thought, you realized that you would prefer a diamond.

mrstodd2bee, my gracious you are always so bitter towards moissanite. I remember reading in another post that you have a moissanite engagement ring. You must absolutely hate it. For goodness sake girl, get a diamond ring and call it a day already. It’s really not as bad as you think it is and who cares what anyone thinks about your choices??!! Make yourself happy, life is to short to be so worked up about what, in the end, is only a pretty bauble.

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Helper bee

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Mrs.Bill :  It’s quite surprising actually. I have been virtually absent from the bee for almost a year now and I come back reading the same stuff from mrstodd2bee only a few threads in. However, it’s not that surprising bc when I used to heavily research moissanite,  threads from years ago would pop up and she’d be saying the same stuff verbatim as she does now. You’d think she’d be sick of it already. She has a half carat Tiffany’s diamond solitaire which she proudly boasts that her hubby paid more just for the name so it shows the root of all her moissanite disgust. Anyway, nothing on this forum has changed…still the same moissanite vs diamond crud.

 

Softersounds, it’s OK if your mind has changed, but I think you still need to see it in person some way. Nothing replaces seeing jewelry right in front of your eyes, but it sounds like your mind is already made up. You want a diamond so just kindly tell your boyfriend that your taste has changed. Aren’t us ladies notorious for changing our minds when it comes to fashion and whatnot anyway lol? We experiment with several things…at least I do.

Post # 48
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Bumble bee

I have a moissanite, and I cannot for the life of me understand what people mean by “flat.” It doesn’t look flat at all. It has plenty of depth. The plastic-y thing I get. Here’s a pic in my car that displays this “plastic” side of moissanite. It has so many moods and sides. OP, I prefer diamonds. If I could go back, I’d have gotten a diamond, so if you feel like you’re having doubts, do it right the first time before other things get in the way and you can no longer justify “upgrading” to a diamond. For us, it’s because we’ve got kids, etc., and there’s too much other stuff to spend money on than a silly rock. That’s why I’d have done it “right” the first time. I “settled” for moissanite (I realize others PREFER it, and that’s a different story), but get what you want…which is a diamond. 

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Bumble bee

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greeneyedbee :  but keep in mind I don’t own a diamond, save for those tiny little diamonds in the band and in another ring I have. But maybe diamonds look like this sometimes too? I actually have no idea hahaha. I just prefer the facets and white color of friends diamonds to the facets and more “clear” color of my moissanite. Not enough to go spend thousands of dollars for one though…

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Bumble bee

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mrstodd2bee :  to be fair, they could put some dirt in a vile and wear it around their necks and voila: “billion year old” jewelry. Lol not everyone is impressed by rocks enough to spend thousands of dollars on them. I do prefer the look of diamond to moissanite, but that includes lab diamonds. Those aren’t a “billion years old.” Still a diamond. When you’re old and dying, I’m glad that at least you can say…”I had a diamond and not a cheap man made stimulant.” Because really, folks. What else matters? 😂 

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Helper bee

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greeneyedbee :  LOL exactly! I used to buy only earth made stones, but have been buying mostly lab grown gems the past few years. It’s the same thing but only a fraction of the price. I would buy 2-3 new pieces of fine jewelry a year, but the lab grown allows me to get a bunch and still not come close to spending what I used to…it’s a win win to me! As I admire my collection now, I couldn’t care less where the gems/stones came from or how old they are lol. 

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Helper bee

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softersounds :  In photos and videos it’s harder to tell. I usually do the fog test when I am not sure if a cz is a diamond. I blow on the stone like you do when you’re warming up your hands. If it’s a cz, it will fog up. If it’s a diamond, the fog will have disappeared by the time you look back at it. Also the price is usually a dead giveaway. Lab created diamonds cost about as much as an earth made one. That’s the one lab created stone that does not take a huge price dip just because it is lab grown.

Post # 55
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Bumble bee

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softersounds :  legitimate lab diamonds are made of the same composition chemically: carbon. They’re almost as expensive as earth mined, but they spare the earth of the emissions and are more earth friendly. Companies like Brilliant Earth sell them. CZs are sold as diamond stimulants and are really cheap. Obvs you can get them tested at a jeweler shop and they’ll be able to tell you which is which, but it’s usually pretty obvious by the price and looks of them.

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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softersounds :  if you cannot tell the difference between a CZ and a man made diamond without asking for pointers, then I’m certain you’ll like the look of the new colorless moissanite once you see it in person.

Just order one online. Moissaniteco.com allows for returns without a restocking fee on single loose stone purchases. You’ll have it super fast and if you hate it, bam, return to sender. This isn’t really all that complicated. We here absolutely can’t tell you what you’d prefer or really offer all that much help. Videos and photos are not the same as seeing it in person. Just order one so you know for sure. And if you do that, you can even take it with you to Tiffany’s and compare. 😉 problem solved! Honestly, doing this would take way less time and effort than constantly browsing and searching online. 

Post # 58
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Blushing bee

There’s four pages of replies here so I’m not sure if it’s been mentioned but would you consider a lab grown diamond? 

 

Edit: just saw that many smart bees beat me to that suggestion. One of the jewelers i shopped with strongly recommended lab grown diamonds and had one herself. 

Post # 59
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Blushing bee

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softersounds :  check out brilliant earth. They have a huge selection of lab grown diamonds. If you’re in Los Angeles i can tell you another place in person. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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nifer317 :  Do you get some sort of commission from the company or something? Because you are really pushing this “just spend hundreds of dollars on something you don’t want, because an Internet stranger really wants you to” thing. 

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