(Closed) Feelings on moissanite?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 93
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Newbee

What’s wrong with being cheap and frugal? Lol, I’m cheap as hell, no shame in it. I don’t want to spend money on earth diamonds or lab diamonds, I don’t want to spend money on moissnites either (but yes, I’m tempted to buy all of the above). It’s got nothing to do with ethical reasons (because the factories in China may not be so ethical), I just don’t like to spend a ton of money when I can find something similar for cheaper. I’m a bargain hunter. I’m proud of it too because it just means the $xxx I would’ve spent is now in my bank account 🙂

i think someone tried to draw the analogy of sims to knock off handbags. That’s not exactly true because those designer stuff are trademarked and it’s illegal. Nothing wrong at all with buying lab stones or sims though! 

Post # 94
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1751 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

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teddyolivia :  right?

I also don’t understand the idea that simulants automatically mean it’s not “fine” jewelry. “Fine” jewelry to me has a lot more to do with the type of metal used and the quality than anything else. If it’s genuine gold, 925 sterling silver, platinum, palladium – essentially anything that won’t turn me green, I’d argue it’s fine jewerly. Like, idgaf if that’s a genuine diamond, or made by a designer, if it’s gonna turn me green it’s still not great jewelry imo

Post # 95
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I’ve owned moissy before and will say it was much prettier than many people’s low grade cut/color/clarity diamonds I see on a regular basis.

Post # 96
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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mrstodd2bee :  That aside, that doesn’t change the fact that people typically buy sims/ imitations/ replicas/  *because* of price … its just a fact, like it or not!

So, I think most people would see your tiny Tiffany diamond and say you also bought that because of price, you couldn’t afford a bigger diamond. But I bet you’ll say you prefer a small one……

Post # 97
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1461 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I have moissy.  I have diamonds.  I have CZ.  

Jewelry has really crappy resale value.  I play my diamond purchases safe (hoops, simple/ timeless designs) with the hopes that I’ll still like the piece in 10 years, or that the next generation of women in my family will.  

If I want a row of kite-set princess cut stones set in rose gold, you’d better believe that will be CZ or moissanite. I’m tired of realizing that I’ve outgrown/ no longer favor a piece of jewelry, but that I can’t really sell it for anywhere near what I paid for it.

 

 

Post # 99
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Bee Keeper

I think that plenty of people who choose moissy could afford a diamond if they wanted it. Maybe not in a huge size, but whatever.  It’s like friends of ours who always went out to incredibly fancy restaurants. After going out with them and having to fork over $700 for our share, including alcohol I didnt drink, I decided that it was insane waste of money and totally not worth it to me (plus they served aspic which looked like vomit on a plate). I can well imagine someone having the same feeling about diamonds. 

I think the real issue is why stones have gotten so large. When I was 19 I saw a 1 carat ring and thought it was enormous. Plenty of people walked around with much smaller rings, including people with money. Now I see people posting a 1 carat diamond in show me your small dainty ring threads and I wonder what the hell happened.

Post # 100
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Sugar bee

I’m closing this now.

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