Flawed diamond VS moissanite

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Sugar bee

 

RayKay :  So eloquently stated.

OP, listen to RayKay.

Post # 32
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Helper bee

I’d rather have the moissy. It’ll be cheaper and will look better than the “I”. I’ve seen some SI1 with black inclusions and my eyes spotted them immediately, which is something I personally wouldn’t want, even if it was a real diamond. Also, I wouldn’t want a scratched preowned Rolex either lol.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee

When we got married back in 2003, we got what we could afford at the time – a 0.41 carat obviously included diamond. It has a huge inclusion that looks like a big dust blob in it. **If I had known about Moissanite (and if it was an option then) and that I could get a larger, flawless stone for the same price – damn straight I’d have gone Moissanite. I have a Moissanite now and love it. **

P.S. I also wouldn’t want a scratched Rolex. Give me a pretty no-name watch or a nice vintage one any day.

Post # 34
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would want a diamond but I wouldn’t want one with obvious carbon spots or something. Excellent cut, GIA/AGS I colored RBs are still really white in person. That’s still near colorless. I would get a nicer smaller diamond so it could be excellent cut and eye clean and add a halo if I wanted a bigger look. I wouldn’t want a moissanite for my ering but if you do go for it. You can get whatever size you want for beans and the RBs are looking really nice these days. 

* I see you meant I clarity. That’s a no go for me. I’d much rather an eye clean 1.75 + halo or sapphire with halo. You can get amazing deals 2nd hand though! On certified diamonds and all. 

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

It is really all about your preference…

I wouldn’t have minded an alternative stone (and by alternaive, I didn’t want a white/clear stone as I wanted soemthing a little different)…Fiance however, was a little stubborn and was adamant that it had to be a “diamond”. This frustrated me…until we found “the one”.

I have a fancy blue diamond centre, white white diamonds showcasing the stone; my centre stone has flaws but the truth is…I LOVE it…it has character and performs amazingly in different light types. In sunlight my diamond looks electric blue, when overcast it is turquoise, and in flurescent lighting it looks dusty sky blue. 

again, it really depends on what you are after. don’t worry what your friend thinks – how do YOU feel about either choice? 

1. a diamond that has “character” (to others known as “flaws”) but performs the wayyou are used to

2. a stone that is in its own right special (and as such, should be celebrated in that regard), despite not performing like a diamond

🙂 good luck bee! 🙂

Post # 36
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Blushing bee

My engagement ring is a diamond but I would personally choose moissanite over a flawed ring. I mean I’d take a VVS OR VS but that’s it. Definitely not a visibly flawed. Moissanite is stunning! Had my fiance not fallen for the “it must be a diamond” trap set by my family that owns a jewelry store, I would’ve choose moissanite. The fire is amazing!

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Real diamond over simulant. Or get a simulant while you save for the quality diamond you want (were doing that). Most of the big jewelry stores diamonds are I2-3 quality or not even graded. Many still look good but I would go smaller and higher quality

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

mishybear :  moissanite is a diamond simulant like cz is one but they’re both their own gemstone too.

Not exactly like natural gemstones because moissanite is green and tiny crumbs so it requires chemical intervention to make it large and white.

Post # 39
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Bumble bee

graciekart88 :  Do you like diamond eternity bands? I’m sure that you could find something awesome within budget with great stones too.

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Personally, I find diamonds overrated. Buying a flawed diamond is like buying a designer purse covered in pen marks. Whats the point in having something flawed JUST so you can say it is designer (or in this case a diamond). Wouldn’t you rather have an equally nice stone without flaws and they unreasonable price tag? Just my thoughts. Diamonds are lovely but if you are not going to pay the price to get a good diamond, you should go with something else that sparkles and will make you happy.

Post # 41
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Blushing bee

lesbeeinlove :  Moissanite is its own stone and as someone who prefers moissanite over diamonds, I can guarantee I did not choose it as an “alternative”. I don’t understand why people try to pass it off as a diamond, though, that’s just weird.

Post # 42
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Helper bee

I would go down on diamond carat for better cut and clarity. Club diamond for me. Moissanite is beautiful in it’s own right. In the end, it’s your life and finger. 

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I second the five stone diamond ring.  It will be much more practical with a newborn than a 2 carat ring. However your opinions are the most important?  Which do you prefer? Do you plan on upgrading in the future?  Do you prefer rounds or fancy cuts? Do you have a trade in policy with your jeweler or will you be buying this without selling your original ring?

I prefer diamonds and opted to purchase an eye clean SI-1. Diamonds above an I-1 are considered structurally sound. It’s generally the cleavage patterns(that enable a diamond to be cut) that lead to chipping rather than the inclusions. Moissanite H & A rounds are pretty similar in appearance to diamonds but the moissanite fancy cuts are not quite perfected yet so if you want a fancy cut then I would wait until you could either halo a smaller stone or afford a larger fancy cut.  

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Honestly, I’d take a smaller diamond with no visible inclusions. If size is a priority then I’d go a moissy. I just think I’d be staring at the inclusions all the time and they would annoy me.

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

No no no! If you are a diamond fan, a moissanite will not be mind clean. But also an I grade diamond means included, I had an si and it was noticeable to the naked eye. My husband and I couldnt afford a higher clarity but I wanted an upgrade, well that got sent back same day. 

My recommendation is to either get a diamond you can afford that is at least si1 or wait it out until you can afford what you want in a better quality.

Besides, Why are you trying to ‘upgrade’ if it’s not really going to be an upgrade? (Just my opinion though)

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