(Closed) Honestly, would you rather have moissanite or diamond?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

For me, I’ve been diamond obsessed since childhood (my cousins were given whopping rocks for their 16th birthdays by my granny and I looked forward to getting mine only to find out that I wasn’t going to get one). It’s got to be a diamond for me.

Moissanite is very pretty (from what I can gather) but I personally wouldn’t want a manufactured gemstone for my engagement ring. That’s just me and it’s pretty silly, really. 

I’m thinking of getting a moissanite ring in the future for a RHR or an alternate engagement ring, though.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m sure most people will say they’d rather have the stone that’s already in their ring. Personally I didn’t even know about moissanite when I was waiting, but I definitely prefer diamonds. I think they’re more traditional and now that i’ve seen some moissanites I definitely like the look of real diamonds better.  Part of it for me also would be the fact that I woudln’t want to constantly explain to people that it isn’t actually a diamond, which goes back to my point about it being less traditional.

Honestly if a diamond wasn’t in our price range, I would prefer either a different colored stone (nothing lab created) or even a pearl.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

For my engagement ring I only wanted a diamond but I would definitely wear other moissy jewellery

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I know that I can tell 99% of the time at a glance if a stone is a diamond or a CZ, so I think I’d be able to tell a Moissanite wasn’t a diamond too. 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Moissanite to me is actually more sparkly than diamond. Makes sense, it has double refraction. I like that about a ring – it should be sparkly!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well of course I’m biased, but I chose moissanite. Diamonds just never had that special hold on me. It’s my birthstone so I’ve got all kinds of jewelry with little diamonds in it given to me by family members throughout my life. Fiance gave me a ring with diamonds in it for Christmas last year. It has never been a rare thing, so I honestly did not want him to spend a HUGE amount of money on something that wasn’t very special in my mind. Diamonds are beautiful, but just not worth it for me.

My ring is special because it’s my freaking engagement ring! It is what my FH got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife with. Plus I’m a huge nerd and I love the history of the moissanite.

ETA: I’ve never tried to pass it off as a diamond. It is incredibly sparkly, but it’s a good sparkly. 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Doesn’t matter to me.  I ended up with a diamond because the ring is a family heirloom.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

Diamond.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I like moissanite, but for an engagement ring I would really be set on an older cut (chunky cushion, old miner) and moissanite just doesn’t offer those cuts. So I’d prefer an antique diamond. If moissanite offered say their Amora in Old Miner or asscher cut, then abso-freakin-lutely.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I knew about moissy, and the huge potential for savings to get a very clear sparkly stone, but I wanted a diamond for my engagement ring.  Can I justify it with a legit good reason?   Nope, that’s just the way it is.  If money was truely an issue and I couldn’t afford a reasonable diamond of good quality, sure, I would gladly have a moissy, but that would have been the only reason I would pick it over a diamond.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t know if this rule is the same in the USA but in the UK there’s no VAT on antique jewellery, so vintage jewellery is automatically almost 20% cheaper. If you’re looking for conflict-free that can be a great option.

Plus I’m increasingly in love with vintage cut stones.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Moissanite any day.  And no, they don’t look fake.  They are very pretty!

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