Diamond community: would you rather

posted 11 months ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Helper bee

I’ve since decided on moissanite, but before I knew about their existence, I’d wanted lab diamonds (my SO was very set on only getting a diamond) – mostly for ethical and environmental reasons. But with diamonds, I told him I was negotiable on color and carat, cut and clarity were non-negotiable for me. I needed a diamond that was symmetrical and preferably VVS2 or above. It would bother my “OCD” otherwise. If I see an occlusion once even under a scope, I’d know it was there and it would bother the heck out of me. 

Mom has diamonds ranging from VS1 to IF (maybe an F?) and I’ve seen them all under scope…I can’t see the flaws with the naked eye but knowing they’re there bugs me. And I feel like I can tell when she switches out between rings now.

To me, the important thing is mind clean – whether that means ethical stones or a flawless (or as close to it as possible) stone.

Post # 47
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Honey bee

Wrong post lol. And I can’t blame that on a weird forum site.

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Diamond- id choose a salt and pepper diamond over a perfect moissy, but I do love salt and pepper diamonds ๐Ÿ˜ป

Post # 49
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

Imperfect diamond or lab diamond. The reason is I always wanted a diamond so I know I would  always have a pang feeling if I got a moissanite. I would also try and “pass” it, knowing that I thought it was best for me to get a diamond and not a sim. 

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

This poll doesn’t make sense. However, one of the things I dislike about moissanite is that the stones look ‘too perfect.’ They are too white, too shiny, too perfectly symmetrical – aka they don’t look real. 

I love the depth and dimensions of diamonds. 

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

Imperfect diamond. If you don’t mind warmth of color (I love it) you can get a lower color grade for less. I have a VVS H or G color and I love it.

i love the moissanite I’ve seen here (didn’t know about it before this forum) but I wouldn’t want to explain it every time. 

Post # 52
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Honey bee

Diamond v Moissanite the Battle Rages On. Can we make it a video game?

I like diamonds. They’re from the earth. I’ve had several college geology classes (aka rocks for jocks) and spent way too many days of my youth scouting for rocks, fossils, etc. 

Lab-made anything may be beautiful to look at, but it’s just not the same, it doesn’t hit my sweet spot and it never will.

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Hopetoun House, UK

Imperfect diamond!

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

sunburn :  hahaha! A video game – love it 

same here – my fiancé and I are both geology nerds. Yay for rocks!

Post # 56
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Bumble bee

Always an imperfect diamond, in my opinion moissanite will always be a fake diamond, in that most people buy them because they look like diamonds and they want people to believe they’re diamonds. I get that some people genuinely prefer them, but realistically most people are buying them to imitate diamonds and they are made to appear “diamond like”, so they are fake diamonds whether some people prefer them or not.

So it’s like saying to me do you want a slightly damaged Chanel handbag or do you want a perfect fake one? Of course I would always pick the damaged real over the perfect imitation.

Post # 58
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Depends really what you mean by “imperfect” honestly I would like an “eye clean” diamond that sparkles and shines. 

I love love diamonds! My first set was a diamond engagement ring and it had many imperfections that really bothered me.. I lost that ring 2 years ago while in the process of moving and now I’m getting a f1 h&a moissanite! I ended up loving moissanites after being on the bee over 4 years , it has changed over the years! Love how much it sparkles and of course the price difference. 

Post # 59
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Worker bee

Diamonds are ALL imperfect! They’re natural, and that’s what’s beautiful about them… Nature created them. I’m especially fascinated by diamonds with fluorescence (even if they get a bad rap)… My dream stone is somewhere around SI1 – VS2 ish G-H ish… so nothing crazy… but I’d like it to be ideal cut with blue fluorescence.

I don’t mind inclusions because I view them as birth marks. Same thing with fluor… I like the idea of being able to recognize your diamond. For example, you take it to get cleaned, you look at it under a loupe or with a blacklight… and you know it’s yours!

I think eye clean & ideal cut is #1.

That said, I would certainly CONSIDER moissy for things like earrings, pendants, rhr’s…. I would want a diamond for my engagement ring, but I wouldn’t mind it for my other jewels! It’s environmentally conscious and friendly to the wallet ๐Ÿ™‚ They’re also beautiful in their own right… My bff got engaged with a moissy and while I wouldn’t want one because of my own perceptions of an engagement ring needing to be a diamond (that’s my own opinion, I don’t care what others do!), I do think it looks stunning! It gets a ton of compliments when we’re out and about…

…far more than my bare finger gets ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I will wait longer for my dream diamond ๐Ÿ™‚

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