Flawed diamond VS moissanite

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would not want an obviously flawed diamond (or any gem for that matter). Small inclusions that need to be magnified in order to see wouldn’t bother me, but a large stone isn’t worth it to me if it visually doesn’t look good to the naked eye. I would go with a moissanite if size is what you’re after. Screw what other people think. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

In the end you have to love what’s on your finger whether it be a flawed diamond or a near flawless moissanite. Honestly I’d rather see a beautiful moissanite on my finger but to each their own. Congratulations on your baby! And happy anniversary! ☺️

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I love diamonds more than moissies. BUT I think getting a diamond with I inclusions just isn’t a good idea for several reasons… the main reason being durability. If you don’t have problems with a mossy, get a mossy! They are super beautiful and durable. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

graciekart88 :  For me personally, I would not want an included stone that had very obvious inclusions. If I am gonna drop money on a diamond, I would want it to be atleast eye clean with an excellent cut.

Inclusions I could see would bother the shit out of me. I went with moissanite since I could not afford a larger stone in my budget and am very happy with it. It is a beautiful stone, it never crossed my mind how others would feel about it.. since it was for me not them.

I wouldnt buy a heavily included diamond just to say I have one. To each their own though. If you feel like a diamond is the only thing that will make you happy, go for it. Do what makes your heart flutter.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree with your friend – a flawed authentic is better than a perfect fake. Just look for inclusions that can be hidden under prongs, that don’t show contrast, and don’t present durability concerns. If you have specific diamonds in mind, you can always post those here too for advice.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Well, a moissanite is its own stone and shouldn’t be looked at as if it is a “fake”. It only becomes a fake if you tell people it’s a diamond. 

I went the the moissanite route because I loved what it looked like, the cost, ethical reasons and the science behind it. I would choose it a million times over a diamond that is flawed. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

graciekart88 :  I understand wanting to upgrade, I’m the same size! And I own both, a heart shaped diamond and an Amora Gem Ultra. Both are beautiful in their own right. 

Every diamond is ‘flawed’ in some way, it depends which flaws the diamond has and whether you are happy with that. Even a flawless diamond will drop down to internally flawless because it gets flaws when set in the setting. Are you after a diamond that’s going to be eye clean? One that has black carbon spots or bad feathers that risk cracking it? 

And as a note, there is nothing wrong or fake about having a moissanite or amora gem. They are very beautiful and stones in their own right. They’ve allowed many women to have their dream rings by lowering the costs. I would recommend seeing them in person though to see whether you like the look of a amora gem or moissanite.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You are not oing to find a 2 ct diamond for a “few thousand” that is worth weaing. If that is the sie you want, go with a well made alternative. I still maintain that the best diamond look a like is a well cut CZ in a quality setting. They will last quite a while and can easily be replaced. I have not seen a H&A moissanite, but in my opinion, none of the others look like diamonds in terms of cut.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I would want a moissanite.

I would also rather have a fake Rolex than a Rolex that is all scratched up – what enjoyment would that give me if every time I’d look at the Rolex I’ll see annoying scratches?

When you’ll look at your ring and see a moissanite you’ll be amazed at the sparkle – will you really care if it’s not a diamond?

(I have a diamond and would have gotten a mossanite but you can only order them online here and Fiance couldn’t risk ordering something like that online so we got a diamond that we physically saw and chose).

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

graciekart88 :  

You should post a survey for people who want to say diamond, but don’t want to be attacked. 

I wouldn’t want a total crap diamond – I would either save longer, or go smaller, but I would rather have a diamond than something I was pretending was a diamond.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

If you’re hoping to get a 2 carat diamond for a couple of thousand, that’s going to be far worse than obvious inclusions. I don’t even know if you could find a reputable jeweller who would sell you a 2 carat diamond of such a low quality.

It sounds like you’d be happy with moissanite, and that your friend’s comment just made you second guess yourself. Get yourself a moissy or CZ that you’ll love, and if anyone asks you can proudly explain why you chose it and how it it’s an interesting gem in its own right.

Note: I’d count myself as team diamond, but I’d also rather a tiny perfect diamond than a huge imperfect diamond. I’d never think anyone was less refined or into ‘fakes’ if they preferred a moissy.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I’d rather an eye clean well cut diamond of the largest size available in J-k range for the budget. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Get what you truly want, stop caring about what other people think.  If you want something that behaves like a diamond until you can save up for the actual diamond you want, get a CZ.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I rather have a diamond over a moissy.  Depending on where the flaw(s) are a excellent cut can hide or make it less noticeable.  Also a setting can hid them if it is covered by a prong.  I would step down in color and carat before clarity. 

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