(Closed) FI changes the game

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Diamonds don’t “hold their value” either.

Take it from someone who had a wedding set “valued at $6000” from her first marriage and ended up selling it for $700.00.

and there’s no trade in value either – most of the time you have to trade it in for double and the prices are already inflated.  

Post # 4
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Been there… Moissy is also the reason I originally found the Bee. I was ecstatic over it. It’s beautiful, has a great story of how it came to be, is a unique gem most people don’t know about, etc. etc. But SO wants nothing to do with it. He is too traditional. Wants me to have a diamond but has no good reason for it besides he’s traditional! We’re not traditional in any other sense.

I don’t have many words of wisdom except I know how you feel.

Post # 5
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@GroovyHippieChick:  Yah this. If you ever tried to sell either, you’d get a pittance compared to what you paid for it. It’s more sentimental value than anything.

I have a moissanite, and I love it! And the price is good too 😉

Post # 6
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

it’s possible that he agreed to it without actually knowing what he was agreeing to, while under the assumption that a moissanite is a type of diamond. turns out it isn’t, so now he’s speaking up.

Post # 7
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@GroovyHippieChick:  +1

A diamond might be a nice thing to pass on down the road to your child but as far as resale, forget it. 

My stone was purchased from a friend who works as a broker.  Darling Husband paid $1800 for a stone appraised at 10k. 

If your Boyfriend or Best Friend wants to get a diamond over a moissy it should be for a different reason besides the diamond retains value!!

Post # 8
3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’d get moissy. I think the reason why your Fiance “out of the blue” said he wanted diamond was probably as a result of the jewelry store. They have a way of sneaking in the message that diamond is “the standard.”

The only reason that my Boyfriend or Best Friend was okay with moissy was because, I hate to sound snarky here, that I know a lot more than most jewelry store employees about jewelry and gemstones. So when they tried to tell me why diamond was better, he and I both knew when they were lying or inflating their reasoning.

For the money you’d save getting the moissy, you would be able to re-dip and all that constantly and still be in the green.

Post # 9
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MsMidwesternCharm:  I would be upset if I couldn’t have my moissy… Did you explain to him that you love the ring you picked? Or that you can insure a moissy for much cheaper and any maintenance that wasn’t covered would still put the bottom line below that of a diamond ring? 

Post # 11
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Like cars, jewelry is a poor investment.  

Post # 12
365 posts
Helper bee

I’m all for moissanite as a stone, but don’t discount the value of a local or nationwide store with free check-ups, inspections, and in person customer service.   Some people are okay ordering online and basically sight unseen.  I am not.  I’ve tried it (three times with moissy, several times with diamonds) and it wasn’t for me.  I need somewhere that I can try on the ring in person and inspect it and make sure the colors/etc are what I want.  And that may be what your Fiance wants to do.  I’ve worn all types of synthetic stones, happily, but Darling Husband wanted me to have a “perfect” (to us, anyway) diamond so we finally got it.  It made him happy to do it.  I wouldn’t discount that, either.  🙂

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