How common is moissanite? Do you know many people with a moissanite ring?

posted 5 months ago in Rings
  • poll: How common are moissanite rings in your community?
    I know a few to several people with a moissanite e-ring IRL : (20 votes)
    11 %
    I have definitely seen moissanite rings out and about IRL : (11 votes)
    6 %
    I MAY have seen moissanite rings out and about IRL, but I didn't know for sure what they were : (36 votes)
    19 %
    The only place I see moissanite/talk about it is on weddingbee/jewelry websites : (120 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    619 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    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
    Member
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    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
    Member
    2317 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    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
    Member
    2596 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

    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
    Member
    6908 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    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
    Member
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    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 # 9
    Member
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    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
    Member
    425 posts
    Helper bee

    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
    Member
    709 posts
    Busy bee

    I only heard of it after joining the bee. As far as I know I’ve never even seen one IRL. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    63 posts
    Worker bee

    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
    Member
    636 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 1984

    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
    Member
    1077 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    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
    Member
    2679 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    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. 

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