(Closed) Help with Moissanite vs a diamond Family is involved…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1832 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

If you have the money and can now afford to buy the diamond ring of your dreams, let your husband buy you the real thing! You and your husband waited ten years and are now at the point in your life that you can afford a super nice upgrade. Don’t think about the money, just buy the real diamond. Think about it this way, if you spend lets say 6 grand on the moissy, wait for it to come in the mail, than hate it in person, you now stuck with it, now thats a waste of 6 grand. However this will not happen with a real diamond, you pick it out, and will not have any chance of being let down. Even though moissy is a beautiful stone it will never compare to a diamond. Good luck with your choice.

Post # 4
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1716 posts
Bumble bee

Why are their opinons on your jewelry important?

I have a clear stone that is not a diamond. No one has ever said “oh well it’s not a DIAMOND so it doesn’t mean anything”.  Mine is a white sapphire and I just LOVE it.  They do joke with me about it being 2 carats though! 

I love moissanite too I think it has a great story and the science behind it is amazing. I’d most likely get ones of those if I wasn’t so in love with my sapphire.

Post # 5
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9574 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Who the hell cares what the rest of your family says?  It’s your own freakin money.  Get what you want Smile

Post # 6
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198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It’s up to you and what you want. Also, if your inlaws are kicking up a fuss, perhaps you can tell them if they feel so strongly, they can donate a goodly amount of $$$ to buy the diamond for you Laughing

Post # 7
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6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh, for f—‘s sake.

Just get the moissanite. Tell them it’s a diamond. If they are dumb enough to think it “won’t mean anything unless it’s a diamond”, they will never know the difference, I guarantee it. Just make sure you get the Amora enhancement if you plan on trying to pass it off to the rest of the world.

 

Post # 8
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862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lizzy_bee2004:  I would argue the fact that he already HAS bought you diamonds!  Granted, they were small diamonds, but they were still diamonds nonetheless!  I would also just go ahead and buy the moissanite since that’s what you want.  You’re allowed to want something different!  However, when/if you get your new moissanite set, if your husband’s family asks whether they’re diamonds or moissanites, I would refuse to answer the question because it’s none of their business and they will never know for certain either way because you will obviously never give them the rings to take to a jeweller!  Sure, some people say they can tell the difference between moissanite and diamond, but you don’t have to confirm or deny their suspicions.  Just let them speculate as much as they want and never comment on it yourself.  Then, if they criticize your husband for not buying you a diamond, say, “Nobody ever said that it ISN’T a diamond!” and go back to refusing to answer any questions about whether or not it’s actually a diamond.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@mishagirls79:  You can always return them, and there’s no way a 2.5 ct moissy would be 6k unless the setting was about 5k.

 

I wouldn’t listen to your family, get the ring you like and put the money you saved to something more worthwhile. Even if you have a lot of money it doesn’t mean you need to toss it away on an overpriced diamond. 

Post # 10
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6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@mishagirls79:  Both of the major internet retailers of moissanite have a 30-day return policy. If she doesn’t like it, she can return it and get her money back.

Post # 11
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1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Get whatever you want. Tell them to shut up. Or tell them it’s a diamond. Or don’t tell them anything! It’s your life and your jewelry… they don’t get a say in it.

Post # 13
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5405 posts
Bee Keeper

Ok. Nobody’s opinion matters but you and your husband’s. But, you should order a moissanite and see if you even like it. You may not like it, and then it is a non-issue! See one first before you go stressing about what to do. 

Post # 14
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198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@lizzy_bee2004:  Well, it sounds like you know the answer already. Stand up to them!

Post # 15
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1281 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens

@lizzy_bee2004:  You can always buy a loose stone before you make a commitment to a full ring. It can also be used to compare to diamond and choose the one YOU want as you will be the one wearing it.

Post # 16
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9574 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Come on, you’re an adult right?  Stand up for yourself!

I agree…order a loose moissanite stone to at least make sure you love it.  You can return it if you don’t.

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