Post # 1
I’m just asking. I see lots of threads about moissanites vs. diamonds, real vs. stunt rings, etc. I honestly and truly could care less how much my ring costs or whether its a real diamond. It is important that the band is real (yellow) gold, but beyond that…it’s just jewelry. I have a lot of very expensive jewelry that I’ve bought and received over the years, but none of it diamond. And I have never bought a diamond for myself because clear stones don’t do anything for me.
Culturally, I realize that I’m expected to wear an engagement ring (preferably clear)…and I think it’s an important rite of passage. But it would be perfectly fine with me if SO presents me with a moissy, lab created or even a CZ. As long as it’s beautiful, who’s really going to judge me?
I also wanted to mention that I don’t understand what’s involved in “passing off” a clear stone as a diamond. If I’m not announcing with a bullhorn that’s it’s a diamond, how is my simply wearing it (and not volunteering information about what it is and how much it cost) dishonest?
Post # 3
You can wear whatever you want. Dishonesty only comes into it when you say your 2 carat asha is a 2ct flawless diamond. Don’t lie about what your jewelery is or is not, and there should be no problem.
Also fake =/= inexpensive.
Post # 4
@HelleCat – people do that? lol. Just flat out lie about what their ring is?
Post # 5
Also, I have a 2ct created white sapphire. I love my ring. Granted my current ring is set in silver, so my actual engagement ring will be a natural white sapphire in white gold.
I’ve neevr lied about my ring. I’m VERY proud of my white sapphire.
Post # 6
Yeah people lie! Honey people will always try to keep up with the jones. Same with the people who carry around fake LV bags and say it’s real.
Post # 7
Does anyone prefer a fake/inexpensive ring? Sure, there’s ton of people that do. I’m not one of them. Who’s going to judge? Not me. I couldnt care less what anyone else wants to wear on their finger. Wearing a clear stone is not ‘dishonest’, there are many clear stones.
Sorry, but this moissy vs diamond vs white sapphire vs whatever, expensive vs inexpensive, big vs small, I dont care so why do other people care so much topic is getting old.
Post # 8
I actually prefer my Moissy, yes.
Post # 9
@Overjoyed: I’ve always liked diamonds. I get a thrill wearing something so expensive. I grew up watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s and believing that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Just another way that I’m girly. I am sure part of it is genius marketing and I don’t really care. I also love designer handbags. Those things make me happy.
With that said, though, I have plenty of ‘fake’ jewelry that I love too. It doesn’t have to be expensive for me to love it, but I’ll always have a soft spot for diamonds.
I think passing off a moissanite as a diamond is lying about it if someone asks. Obviously you don’t need a sign taped to your forehead saying “THIS IS NOT A DIAMOND”, but if asked, lying about it is what ticks people off, I believe.
Post # 10
My everyday ring is one that my Darling Husband made for me. It doesnt have any stones but he made it with his own two hands so I love it and am proud of it. Plus, he sacrificed his best butcher knife for it.
Post # 11
Do I *prefer* diamonds?
But hey, I have plenty of jewelry that I love that does not consist of diamonds. But for an engagement ring, I would prefer something that is more hardy so it would last longer.
But for jewelry that’s easily replaceable, it doesn’t matter to me really what it is.
Post # 12
Do I prefer fake/inexpensive rings? Nope.
I have collected jewelry all my life and while the cheaper items have tremendous sentimental value, I’m at a place in my life where I can afford nicer things (finally!).
Post # 13
@tksjewelry: his best butcher knife? I’d love to hear that story!
Post # 14
my rings are real diamonds and i love them.
i do, however, also have a gorgeous lab created pink diamond. it is beautiful and i love it too. when people ask what it is, i tell them the truth. let’s face it, i don’t have $3million for a real one.
real or not real; beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Post # 15
I prefer a moissanite, but it’s not a fake diamond. So I’m not going to vote in this poll since there is no option for that. My SO can afford a diamond, but I don’t see the point in spending a ton of money on one, when all jewelery stores use is price gouging for them. Whatever makes people happy though is all that matters.
Post # 16
We will be designing a matching set, likely in a grey metal which fits BOTH our styles. I needn’t a diamond for it. I am looking at colored stones on EBay but will be perusing pawn shops for diamonds (they are SUPER cheap there!).