Diamond community: would you rather

posted 11 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

I’d choose an imperfect diamond that is not worse than SI2 and good cut, proportions. If we can’t afford hat standard which is pretty much low, then I would go for the moissy and wear it proudly. 🙂 

Post # 17
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Bumble bee

Imperfect diamond.  I love all of mine!

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Greenspot Farms

Diamond 100%

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

Diamond. The ring I wear now is clearly imperfect but it was my grandmothers stone so I’m keeping it. Even with the fact that you can see a huge white inclusion without even squinting. Cover that sucker mostly with a prong and done. Lovely ring

I like the idea of moissy and am open to it for other jewellery. My only beef with it is the rainbow stain and not knowing exactly what causes it since it doesn’t happen for everybody who has one. With my luck I would get the stain lol. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Imperfect diamond, but if we’re talking about a really cloudy included one that doesn’t sparkle at all, then I’d probably go for a lavender natural sapphire!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

You are asking diamond fans so yes, we are going to pick diamonds. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee

Kinda depends…how imperfect? In what way? I like “flawed” gray/green sapphires even though they’re less desirable than the royal blue. Maybe you could find a “flawed” diamond you like better than a perfect one!

Post # 23
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Helper bee

If I’m being honest, an imperfect diamond, mostly because it’s my birthstone and it was one of my mom’s favorite stones (she was SO proud of her diamond jewelry). But I’ve had beautiful diamonds and been unable to keep them, so moissanite it will be for the rest of my life unless we get some unexpected windfall and the purchase wouldn’t compromise my kids’ futures. Ha! At the end of the day, they’re all just pretty rocks to wear and make us smile. At one point in my life, the type of rock mattered. Now, not so much. But I sure wouldn’t turn a beautiful diamond down if someone gave it to me!

Post # 24
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Blushing bee

Depends on diamond specs. What would be imperfect to you? Are we talking about Cut, color or clarity? I’d take cut and clarity over color, as long as it is not lower than J. I am not against moissanite as I have an earring set and wear it quite often. If money is not an issue then I would 100% get a diamond. 

Post # 25
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Blushing bee

imperfect diamond.

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Diamond 

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

There’s no such thing as a perfect diamond. So is your question really diamond vs moissanite?

Post # 28
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Helper bee

Diamond.  I stil don’t even know how to pronounce moissanite.  I’ve only ever heard of it here.  Is it the French pronunciation or like the word moist? 

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

100% diamond. I like the character. I love moissanite and am having a few right hand pieces made with it, but for my engagement ring definitely diamond 

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

llauren82 :  I would take an imperfect diamond over a flawless moissanite.  For me is because anyone that knows diamonds would be able to spot a “fake” and id rather wear a real diamond than a stone that looks like its trying to be an imitation.  I know that moissanite is a real stone, its the perception surrounding it.  I had a jeweler tell me if someone wanted a diamond looking stone they might as well go with a Cubic Zirconia.  I will say I have seen some really pretty moissanite stones on the bee but I’ve only ever heard of it on here.

Also, how flawd is this diamond? Lol because if a diamond is super discolored id just go for a sapphire :). 

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