(Closed) DIAMOND vs MOISSANITE

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1360 posts
Bumble bee

I like having a moissanite (for money and partially ethical reasons), but I would also wear a diamond. In fact, I have diamond jewelry and wear it on occasion. I just didn’t want Fiance spending a ton of money that could be put back for a house or other expenses.

Also, be ready to get some heated opinions; if you put VS. there, it will lead to controversy.

I love moissanite, and I love diamond. (I just like the extra sparkle a moissanite has)! Good luck!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t know I guess the ladies with diamonds would prefer a diamond and those with Moissanite probably prefer moissanite..LOL.  I personally wanted a diamond but I chose my ring prior to coming to WB and hadn’t heard of moissanite.  I approached my Fiance with the idea of it or any alternative diamond/colorless stone but he dismissed it especially since we had already chose the ring.  When we (FI and I) think of wedding rings we think of diamonds but that’s not to say I don’t like the look of alternative gems and colored gems.  It just wasn’t for me.

 

 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@NovaRising:  I don’t know I guess the ladies with diamonds would prefer a diamond and those with Moissanite probably prefer moissanite.

Pretty much this… except for the minority of moissanite buyers that buy it to pass it off as a diamond and prefer only the price of the moissanite over price of diamond of similar size.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

This will get ugly fast. If you want a diamond, get a diamond. If you’re getting a moissanite cause it looks like a diamond, just don’t. End of story.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love my diamond ring and I would never get a moissanite… To me nothing compares to a real diamond. But I can respect other people’s choices and I even think some rings that aren’t diamonds are pretty.

Post # 8
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338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t really know much about moissanites. But based on the pictures that have been posted on here, they’re pretty. But honestly, I can’t notice much of a difference. As long as it’s pretty, white, shiny, and not from Claire’s, I’ll love it haha

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I love diamonds because to me they look different to moissonites and cubic zirconias etc, but I can understand people who dont see the difference opting for the cheaper option.

Post # 10
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1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I like moissanite, might get one!

I like diamonds, might get one!

I think it’s totally fine to get either regardless of the reason. They are both beautiful gemstones although moissanite is much more affordable.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

White Diamonds are my least favourite gemstone (sorry diamonds!) I find them a bit boring and tricksy, they pretend to be rare. I love the amazing colours in gemstones the best. I got a moissanite because its the most sci fi of gems and the rainbow twinkles remind me of a holographic effect. 

Blue gemstones are big favourites of mine. I like blue diamonds but I’d never pay blue diamond prices when I could get a different gem the same colour that was massive XD much like brand names, I’m just not impressed by it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It just depends on what you like. If you want a diamond, get a diamond. I chose moissanite because of ethical reasons and I absolutely love it. But I think if you have your heart set on a diamond then you will likely be disappointed with a moissanite.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I like the look of both.  I have owned diamonds, never had a moisonite.  But it looks pretty.  Whatever your choice, go for it.  

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Just get what you like and prefer. I had a diamond, later discovered that I prefer the look of moissanite. It’s not always a price issue either. I didn’t buy a color enhanced version (I like it as is) and I don’t advertise it as a diamond. If it’s “diamond or nothing” then you won’t be happy with a moissanite.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I love both!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2004

I have a diamond and I love it. But if we hadn’t been able to afford a diamond, I would have been perfectly happy with a moissanite. But I would have gotten a yellow moissanite in a diamond setting. I may get one eventuall anyway haha, they are gorgeous. They sparkle sooo nicely and have a lot of fire and are the fraction of the cost of a yellow diamond.

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