(Closed) Do you have a diamond, moissanite or other?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you have a diamond or moissanite e-ring?

    Diamond

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  • Post # 46
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

    Mine is a peridot with diamond halo. I wanted something colourful 🙂

    Post # 47
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    Bumble bee

    I have a few moissanite rings. My Fiance and I think diamonds are a huge waste of money. It’s the marketing ploy that cost the value to be so much. It has barely any resale value and it’s just a big deal because we’ve been drilled from society that diamond is the greatest gem. If we had money to burn, maybe one of these days I would like one just to see the hub bub or maybe a lab diamond when the price goes down a bit. But I think it is to each their own. If a couple can afford it, more power to them. 

     

    Post # 48
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    Blue Sapphire simply because I wanted something different. He proposed with a different ring as he wanted me to pick out the ring that would be on my hand forever. We went to a friend of a friend and had this pretty designed!

    Post # 49
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2021

    I have a diamond, I toyed with the idea of moissanite, however, it was for purely financial reasons not because I prefer the stone. I don’t like how it can look dark in certain types of light, and find it looks less crisp and clear than diamonds. I knew if I got a moissanite yes I would have saved money, but I would have always wished it was a diamond and been worried people would realise it wasn’t.  I have a 0.74ct pear diamond and I have no regrets. 

    Post # 50
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    Helper bee

    Not ring in hand at this point but boyfriend and I have chatted about what I’d like. Went with Montana Sapphire – considered a Canadian diamond but couldn’t afford it at all. Our jeweler doesn’t work in Mosisante.  

    Post # 51
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    (see below comment, I didn’t reply directly to a comment embarassed)

    Post # 52
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2019

     

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    luckyrabbit :  where did you get your moissy ring/what are the specs?! it looks a LOT like the one I decided on from moissanite co. it is gorgeous! I love ovals!!

    Post # 53
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    Honey bee

    Diamond! 

    I had actually not heard of Moissy until I came to the Bee and have never seen a Moissy in person, so I never even considered one.  They do look pretty in pictures, but I am in love with my diamond.  

    Post # 54
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    Bumble bee

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    mainehoneybee :  Thank you:) It’s 9×7 colorless moisssanite in 14k yellow gold pave setting. I love it. The only thing I wish I had done differently was to go near colorless instead, b/c of the yellow gold. StarsGem8 on eBay is the vendor.  

    Post # 55
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    Helper bee

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    amandajane4949 :  your ring is gorgeous! the moissanite emerald cut with tapered baguettes is exactly my dream ring if I got one with a center stone!

    I opted for ‘other’ ring with no center stone. It will be a channel set semi eternity baguettes (the melee/side stones are likely lab diamonds). I toyed with the idea of moissanites or sapphires but center stones are not likely to be pragmatic for me to wear every day. I’ll save fancy rings for RHR or anniversaries.

    In the environmental argument of diamond mining vs gold, at least the latter can be traded in free market system. You can trade gold for cash anytime, every time, anywhere, any currency, for anything. You can trade gold for cash, cars, food, oil, silver anything. Gold can also be recycled, melted and poured many times over. There is environmental cost for everything. Petrol in our cars, trees in our paper, plastics in our ocean. It all boils down to what you value and what cost is within your tolerance. We are all complicit in the destruction of the planet and the premature death of people in 3rd world countries for our convenience. I’m not going to give up airplane travel because my families live thousands of miles away and to me, seeing them is worth pushing the world further into global warming. The planet isn’t worth saving if I don’t get to see my family and be happy. So if your ring makes you and your partner happy, that’s all that matters. Environmental impact of lab gems, diamonds, gold, oil, meat are not all equal. People make choices based on their happiness and tolerances. What is so hard to ‘get’?

    Post # 56
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I have a diamond.  It was mainly my husband’s choice.  We ordered some moissanite to see in person as I already had a classic moissanite in a pendant that wasn’t nearly as sparkly as everyone claims moissy to be.  My husband thought the moissanite were very flat and could easily tell the difference from a diamond.  I do think he was a bit afraid of looking like he was cheap because he has a good paying career.

    I only know one other person IRL that had a moissanite and she sold it because to her it looked too fake.  She bought a smaller diamond and is much happier with her choice.

    I usually stay out of the diamond vs moissanite discussions although it bugs me when the Bees that tout the “ethical” nature of moissanite have diamond side stones in their rings.  There is a also one popular moissanite vendor that a lot of Bees have bought rings from that has had some very shady business practices so unfortunately that alone makes me very wary to buy another one (my pendant is directly from C&C).  I also feel that they are very expensive for what they are. 

    Colored gemstones are not very common in my area, at least not yet.

    OP – you have to go with what you love and with what is going to make you happy.  You’re started many posts about this and I think in the long run you’re not going to be happy with anything but a diamond.  There’s nothing wrong with that.  An engagement ring is a very special piece of jewelry (IMO) so don’t settle and regret you choice.  Now I don’t feel that anyone should go into debt for a pretty piece of jewelry, and I personally don’t know anyone that had an unlimited budget, but there are many choices if a diamond is what you really want (pre-owned, ebay, etc).

    Post # 57
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    Helper bee

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    sunnierdaysahead2 :  regarding diamond side stones, in many cases diamond side stones are cheaper as there are more sources for melee diamonds than small manufactured moissanites. Moissy manufacturers don’t really manufacture them for cost/scale reasons. a lot of small/side diamonds can be recycled or lab diamonds but they are not tracked like larger gems.

    Post # 58
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    Diamond. I didn’t care what I got, it was dh’s choice. But now that I have it, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

    Post # 59
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

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    malayna :  I understand melee are cheap.  That wasn’t my point.  My point was that a lot of Bees get on their high horses about how ethical their moissanite rings are and how they refuse to buy into the whole diamond propaganda, yet have the exact things that they loathe so much on their very finger.  Unless one’s ring is entirely made of recycled diamonds and gold/platinum, then the ethical argument is a moot point.

    Post # 60
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    Helper bee

    Mossy, I heart the rainbow look and hate the concept on spending over 2k on jewelry, if I am spending over 2k on something it’s gonna be a care, camera or computer.

    I have other ethical reasons that I tend to keep to myself unless you’re a certain child worker with a conflict diamond… beside that I fully support people choosing want makes them happy.

    Here are my promise  ring, 6.5 or 1ct Mossy H+A from Mossiantco:

     

    And my engagement ring,  also a h+a as the center sting with two .25 mossy side stones( I think? )

    Both are in desperate need of cleaning but at there prime, I have issues driving without watching there colorful brilliance. I have owned both mossys and diamonds and my personal preference is mossy hands down.

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