Post # 1
I only discovered moissanite after joining weddingbee, but I’m wondering how popular it actually is in your community. I think for me almost every single person I know has a diamond e-ring, with the exception of some other gemstones. Is it very common where you live? Have you ever spotted them IRL? Do most people just see moissanite and assume that it’s a diamond, so it doesn’t seem as prevalent as it actually is? Do you mostly just hear about moissanite online? Are the people you know who do have it open about what it is?
Post # 2
I think they’re pretty common, although definitely not as common as diamonds. I would have gotten one for sure if we didn’t have an heirloom ring. I’m not a jewelry person and I can’t tell the difference, honestly. I do have a fake engagement ring that I wear to work sometimes that is CZ and I can tell that is different. But my coworker has a moissy and I cannot tell the difference. It’s huge and beautiful.
Post # 3
I know one other person that has one. She got it after seeing mine. Most that see my stone think it is a diamond.
I don’t look that close at the center stone past if I like the ring.
Post # 4
I’d never heard of moissanite until I joined the Bee, too. I only have a few friends who are engaged/married and they all have diamond e-rings. All the other married women I know are much older, so either have diamonds or other gemstones – moissanite wasn’t a thing when they got engaged. I have mentioned moissanite to a few of my engaged/married friends and they all looked at me with a confused expression – they hadn’t heard of it before either.
Post # 5
I know someone who has heard of it and is planning on getting one for her engagement ring. Otherwise though, I haven’t seen it on others, no one I know has talked about it and I haven’t seen it in stores.
I have a moissanite RHR and I found out about the stone online. When I’ve spoken to people about it they just kind of shrugged it off as if I’d just bought overpriced CZ.
Post # 6
I can’t tell the difference between moissanite and a diamond so I’ve just assumed all my friends have diamond engagement rings. I think my best friend said that only her centerstone was a diamond and that stones in the halo of her ring were moissiante. And my SIL brought up moissiante to me when her and her ex were talking about engagement because she wanted to know if I had heard of it/thought it was a good option.
Post # 7
I’ve never asked someone what their ring was made out of (including close friends whose rings I’ve seen up close) but I see a lot of hands as a cashier and I’ve seen a few stones that were drop dead gorgous and firey and have thought it could be moissanite. I only thought that because I’m familiar with it since I have a moissanite ring, but I’m sure there have been MANY that came past me that I had no clue!
Again, I’ve never asked because #1 I don’t care, and #2 even if I knew that wouldn’t change whether I thought a ring was pretty, deserved by the wearer, expensive/cheap, etc. I like to give compliments without strings attached 😉
Post # 8
It’s really interesting to hear all of your responses because it’s such a common topic on this website but I have almost never heard of it in real life! The only time I’ve brought it up is to my husband when we chose my moissanite set together. He says he wishes he had known about it when he was buying my engagement ring lol, though I think I would have wanted a diamond anyway for my original ring set since I’m traditional anyway. I do wish it was more common though because sometimes I want to talk about it BUT I don’t want people to look at me like I’m crazy because they’ve never heard of it!
Post # 9
Talk about it! I let people know what my ring is. If they mention how pretty it sparkles I tell them what it is. The only way it becomes the norm is if we talk about it.
Post # 10
A few years back my hairdresser had a moissanite ring. And my brother’s girlfriend talked about getting one for her e-ring but they ended up breaking up before that happened.
Other than that I don’t know anyone that has one, and I don’t think most people I know even know what it is.
Post # 11
I only heard of it after joining the bee. As far as I know I’ve never even seen one IRL.
Post # 12
A good friend of mine has one and it’s honestly gorgeous. If she didn’t tell me it was one, I would never suspect it to be anything but a diamond. They’re beautiful in their own right and should be considered as more than just a diamond alternate. I love the way it shines!
Post # 13
I had never heard of moissanite until I started shopping around for a diamond upgrade for our 28th wedding anniversary. At that point we had our three boys in university and our goal was to help them graduate debt free so, even though my husband encouraged me to get a particular diamond that I had seen and loved, I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that money. I googled diamond alternatives and ended up here on the Bee and discovered moissanite.
I must admit I LOOOVE my moissies and so does everyone who sees them! Everyone I work with has ended up with moissy e-rings and earrings since seeing mine. They love it for the same reason I love mine – looks and cost. So now I know five people with moissie e-rings LOL.
Post # 14
aimerxoxo : I have seen some. I know someone who is open about hers. It’s not true irl that most assume a large white/clear stone is a genuine diamond. That myth is based on wishful thinking/self flattery maybe. The more expensive larger diamonds become, the more popular mossanite becomes and everyone already knows about CZ….
Post # 15
My SIL’s BFF has an amazing 3 stone moissanite! She’s had it for a couple years. That is the only other one besides mine that I’ve ever seen.