(Closed) Diamond or Moissy?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Diamond or Moissanite?
    diamond : (333 votes)
    63 %
    moissy : (177 votes)
    33 %
    neither...different stone : (20 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 152
    Member
    1783 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Diamond!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All the way! I’m not a moissy fan, it looks like a fake wannabe diamond to me, but that is just my opinion! 

    Post # 153
    Hostess
    9772 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    I wonder how many of the diamond proponents have actually seen moissy in person? For me I think moissy is “better” than diamond because I had 4 simple requirements for my ring, all of which my moissy meets and some of which my moissy surpasses:

    1. Clear/White stone (Check)

    2. Shiny (DOUBLE Check) 

    3. Durable (Check)

    4. Ethical (Check)

    The double refraction and extra fire the moissanite has was a BIGGER draw for me. I think it has more personality than diamonds, and frankly, next to my mother and grandma’s sizable diamonds, theirs look dull and lifeless, although perhaps they need cleaning? The durability is way up there, as they are *almost* as hard (scratch resistant) as diamonds, but they are actually tougher (harder to chip). And I can sleep at night knowing that my stone wasn’t extracted out of the Earth – causing loss of habitat for wildlife or the possibility it could be a blood diamond. In addition, mining is bad for the environment in general. I know the people who made my ring have health insurance and get paid a fair wage, with fair hours. I am a scientist so a lab created stone was a plus for me.

    Post # 154
    Member
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I wanted a lab stone in 2ct+ range. They were no lab diamonds at the time in that size range. So it was going to be a long wait for a lab grown diamond or a moissanite in the meantime.

     

    Even now 3 years later the lab diamonds only go to about 1.5 in the colours I would be interested in.

    Now that I have a couple of moissanites with their mesmarizing sparkle, I don’t take a second look at diamonds any more.

     

    Pick what you like and what works for you 🙂

     

    Post # 155
    Member
    673 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Even if it’s not a “blood” diamond, many overseas diamond mines have people working barefoot with a shovel earning less than a dollar a day. Probably not Canadian diamonds, but overseas, you can count on it.

     

    Post # 156
    Hostess
    9772 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    @LittleAudrey:  +1, not to mention the environmental toll that mining has on the Earth.

    Post # 157
    Member
    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    Ethically sourced diamonds are readily available but of course diamonds are expensive!  Which is how so many end up with moissanite. Moissante is a bunch of bling for the buck!

    Environmental concerns are valid! We can’t forget that the gold and platinum in our jewelry is also an environmental issue! On top of that there is waste and environmental ramifications in any manufacturing process. No doubt also in the manufacturing of synthetic silicon carbide that is used to manufacture the moissanite jewel.

    Can’t get away from environmental issues, they are in all our products…..

    Smile

    Post # 158
    Member
    734 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2007

    I have moissanite because I wanted a 1+ carat white stone, but did not want to pay $16k+ for a diamond of the same size. I didn’t want to settle for a smaller diamond so it would be cheaper; I like the way 1-2 carat stones look on my hand. 

     

    Moissanite was my final choice because it is durable, clear, and sparkly. I didn’t want CZ because they cloud and don’t last ‘forever’. Honestly, the ethical issue wasn’t even a factor in my decision, because I know diamonds can be just as ethical (think BrilliantEarth, for example- beautiful diamonds and all 100% ethically mined!) I’m not going to pretend that I got Moissanite because it is ethical (although that’s awesome)- I got it because I wanted a nice sized stone for a fraction of the price of diamond. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 159
    Member
    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

     I wanted a color gemstone and my H got a violet sapphire for me. I’m in still in love with it.

    Post # 160
    Member
    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I’m diamond all the way. I like that it came from a God given natural process. They are held under tons and tons of pressure, extremely high temperatures of fire and shuffled under shifting of tectonic plates, for a long, long time 🙂

    Post # 161
    Member
    7 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    @gemgirl6 haha you are a little ridiculous.  Personally, I don’t believe one is better than the other.  They both have thier positive qualities. 

     

    Post # 162
    Member
    7 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    @gemgirl6:  haha you are a little ridiculous.  Personally, I don’t believe one is better than the other.  They both have thier positive qualities.  I am not looking for a sign of my commitment to be a status symbol, it is something sparkely that I wear on my finger.

     

    Post # 163
    Member
    1812 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I have a degree in geology and didn’t own a single diamond before my e-ring. I collect rocks and minerals already, and a beautiful diamond is like a little crowning achievement. They’re scientifically interesting to start with, and naturally from the earth is a bonus to a geologist. Moissanite is cool in theory, but I really didn’t want anything man-made. Earth-made D color/SI1 and man-carved (perfect H&A cut) was just enough nature-meets-science “cool factor” for me.

    I’m rambling with horrible grammar. I hope it made a tiny bit of sense. 

    Post # 164
    Member
    8439 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @gemgirl6:  actually one of the main reasons I chose moissanite is because it’s not carbon, which has a nasty habit of clinging to itself.  Not great for someone that uses moisturizers regularly.

    Post # 165
    Hostess
    9772 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    Actually, my ring is made from palladium. While I know palladium also comes out of the ground, it usually extracted as a byproduct metal from other mining endevours where they are mining for copper, nickel, or platinum. Most “palladium only” mines are greater than 60% mechanistic mines, meaning they aren’t sending people down in a hole to get it out, they are using machines to extract the metals. Because palladium has just recently become a popular choice for jewelry, the mining equiptment is a little newer and less harsh on the environemnt (pollution wise) from what I’ve read. This is another reason why I chose palladium AND moissanite.

    Also, many people like to go around telling everyone how “warm” moissy is and that it’s “yellow.” I don’t know if it’s just me or bc I have a FB stone, but mine rarely looks “yellow”… more that it can look yellow, green, grey, purple, blue, etc. It reflects ALL colors in the environment, not just yellow. I like this about my stone.

    Also, doing a quick search on the environmental impact of silicon carbide turns back nill on http://envimpact.org where-as quarried stones gives a CEII of 0.06.

    I find that it is much more captivating this way. So yes, I still think moissanite is “better” than diamond.

    Post # 166
    Member
    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @aggie2010:  not rambling at all. I know what you mean. I feel the same.

    @stefanielovesjamie: yep exactly, what you said, tx for your forthright post.

    @BlushingBrideNYC: yes, so cool how diamonds are a billion years old. They have their own imperfections and each is unique. I love that about them.

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