(Closed) Diamond or Moissy?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Diamond or Moissanite?
    diamond : (333 votes)
    63 %
    moissy : (177 votes)
    33 %
    neither...different stone : (20 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2270 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Moissy, because it is cheaper, not mined, twice as brilliant, has twice the fire, and is tougher, which means it is less prone to chipping.

    Diamonds have lost their appeal to me since they aren’t even rare, and people have died and many suffer because of diamonds.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am a diamond person.  I figure, you only do this once!  I love having a diamond and I would not ever want a lab stone.

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    4040 posts
    Honey bee

    In all honestly, I am not necessarily partial to either. I have a diamond and while it is not huge, it is big enough for me. You are right, you can get a bigger rock for less if you buy a moissanite (it is about an 1/8 the price). But remember, you do get what you pay for, regardless of whether it is a diamond or mossanite. But I would caution of how big you push it because sometimes it starts looking fake or guady (just my opinion though).

    My FI picked out my ring completely on his own and he really wanted to buy me something that will last a lifetime and keeps its shine/sparkle and definitely its clarity. So he bought a diamond and made sure it was a good quality. He saved for a while and spent about $3,000. I wish he hadn’t spent that much, but he is so proud of his purchase. Some mossanite stones can have a flourescent green/yellowish tint and over time can lose their clarity. But low quality diamonds can do the same.

    Honestly, it is up to you and your FI. If you are in love with a mossanite, then go for it. If you want to invest in a stone that will likely hold its value over your lifetime (though not garaunteed), then consider a diamond. Either way, just be sure to stick with a budget and something you can afford!

    For a fairly non-biased pros and cons approach to mossanite stones…check here: http://www.diamonds-are-forever.org.uk/moissanite.htm

    Post # 7
    Member
    4040 posts
    Honey bee

    @bunnyharriet:  Actually diamonds are tougher/harder than moissanites. They are technically rarer than moissanite because they are not lab created and there are conflict free options for diamonds these days. Just saying….

    Post # 8
    Member
    854 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I am a moissy person. and I second bm088. Diamonds are harder, but only by .75 (ETA i had my numbers mixed) on the mohs scale. So virtually the same

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    1975 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    although moissys are gorgeous i would never even consider them. that could be a cultural thing as well as a family thing as well as where i work in the jewellery department all noses are turned up to moissys. Also regardless to what anybody says i am a strong believer in that diamonds wont ever be faded out or loose value.

    But JMO

     

    Post # 11
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    1975 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @bmo88:  Actually diamonds are tougher/harder than mossanites. They are technically rarer than mossanite because they are not lab created and there are conflict free options for diamonds these days.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2270 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @bmo88:  Moissanite is tougher than diamonds. Diamonds are harder. They are not the same thing. Diamonds are more prone to chipping than moissanite since they are not as tough.

    I never said moissanite is rarer than diamonds. I just said that diamonds are not rare, which is true. They have value because there is a monopoly on diamonds, and DeBeers ran an excellent campaign convincing young people to get diamonds as an engagement ring. They have only been part of tradition for 100 years or so. Moissanite occurs in nature as tiny, rare crystals, so it needs to be made in a lab. Diamonds can also be made in a lab now.

     

    Post # 13
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    8122 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @bmo88:  Actually I have a lab grown diamond so you are wrong that diamonds cannot be lab grown. Mine was grown from a diamond chip.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1975 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @j_jaye:  im so interested. how do they grow it from a chip?

    Post # 15
    Member
    4040 posts
    Honey bee

    @j_jaye:  I never said that diamonds cannot be created in a lab, though some are, most are not. I was stating that they are rarer than moissanite, which they are.

    Post # 16
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    2270 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Also, moissanite does not lose its shine. Their crystalline structure is very similar to a diamond. Due to their crystalline structure, they CAN’T lose their shine, luster, brilliance etc. It is there to stay, just like a diamond’s.

     

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