(Closed) Has anyone switched from Team Diamond to Team Moissanite?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: If I wanted a bigger stone, should I get a larger Moissanite or stick with my 0.60ct, E, VVS2?

    Get the moissanite, bigger = more sparkle!

    Stick with the diamond and upgrade later

  • Post # 31
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    Bee Keeper

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    mstattoolady :  you could have got a nice eye clean 2ct in the uk in H-J colour for around 10-12K if you know where to look. 

    Post # 32
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    Worker bee

    This might be a dumb question but are Moissanites popular in the US? I see a lot of bees are from UK and I’m just curious if that is where the moissanites are more popular.

    I might just be naive, honestly I don’t know much about jewelry and gems and all that and I’ve just never heard of a moissanite until I joined WeddingBee! I just wanna know if I’ve been living under a rock or if it’s because they aren’t as common here in the US.

    I have a diamond but I’ve learned that moissanites are stunning! I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to having one!

    Post # 33
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    Helper bee

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    UK-bee :  that’s still waaay more than I would feel comfortable spending /wearing!! I did see a 2ct diamond in a pawn shop in my home town the other week for £1200 but it had been treated as it was enhanced so I’m guessing a VERY dodgy stone!! 

    Post # 34
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    Bee Keeper

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    trace107 :  I’m in the uk and they seem pretty unheard of here still I think.  That said, with the trend for bigger stones coming our way maybe we will see more of it. 

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    mstattoolady :  yes very dodgy. Excellent 2ct options are available at that price on the estate/old cut market so I don’t know how they thought they’d shift that. 

    Post # 35
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    Newbee

    To answer the orginal question I did as an experiment and after two years I don’t regret it. Still on my finger, still gorgeous. It wasn’t inexpensive but it feels a lot safer than wearing higher priced jewelry on the street daily, or to work in. 

    Post # 36
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Moissanite all the way…my ring is a replica of the Tiffany 2.5CT three stone ring which retails for $65,000. With the custom setting, it cost $2,000, and I love it so much.

    Post # 37
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t have a team, per se. I like them both. I’m on the cusp of purchasing an AVC Amora gem, but it won’t replace my diamond ER. 

    It really depends on the individual. Good luck making your choice. 

    Post # 38
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I haven’t necessarily switched, but I totally would. My husband proposed with a .75 ct solitaire diamond and I had a paved diamond band to match it. For our anniversary we decided to upgrade, and the set is being made into a halo/cluster with the center diamond being my solitaire, and the halo being made from my band. So the ring will be all diamonds. 

     

    I accidently won this 0.75 ct moissy on eBay, and decided it would be special to make a replica of my original diamond engagement ring to wear when I don’t want my diamonds getting lost/stolen. I am blown away with the beauty of this stone. It looks so much like a diamond and sparkles like crazy. I told my husband if I had known about moissanite sooner I could have saved him a lot of money. And this is a cheap eBay stone! I can’t imagine if I got a nicer moissy. 

     

    The left is my original diamond and white gold set, and the right is the moissy replica with sterling silver. I can’t get a good pic of my moissy because the lense on my camera shattered, but I promise in person it looks amazing. 

    Post # 39
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

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    alybetter :  On the cusp…? Have they finally released these?!

    Post # 40
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    Newbee

    I have both. After losing a pair of 4K diamond studs I went with moissanite studs as a replacement and you can hardly tell the difference. My regular wedding set is all diamonds in  white gold. I also like to wear yellow gold and just purchased a yellow gold moissanite bezel ring to wear when I’m rocking the yellow gold jewelry. 

    Post # 41
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    Busy bee

    I don’t mind moissanites in earrings but they throw me in rings. Maybe because they’re generally larger. It’s not that they aren’t pretty, but there’s always something a little off about them to me. I’m not sure why. Like a pp said, they almost look “empty” or hollow. Maybe it’s like with diamond colour, and some people are just more sensitive to the differences than others. 

    Post # 42
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    Busy bee

    I didn’t switch bc I knew I wanted moissanite from the get go. It took a bit of convincing my DH to choose moissanite over diamond but he finally saw how much I genuinely loved it & caved. I got exactly what I wanted at a fraction of the cost. No regrets here! 

    Post # 43
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love both diamonds and moissy! I have a diamond engagement ring, but I also have a pair of moissanite stud earrings that I love! I got the size that I wanted and they were SO much less expensive than if I had purchased the same size in diamonds. They’re beautiful and I get compliments on them all of the time.

    Post # 45
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: County courthouse

    I used to be a diamond girl. But I wanted a bigger size for my rings. I’ve owned 2 moissanite rings and have been happy with both. Moissanite is a diamond replacement to me. I’ll never buy diamond again.

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