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

posted 3 years 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 : (31 votes)
    9 %
    I have definitely seen moissanite rings out and about IRL : (23 votes)
    7 %
    I MAY have seen moissanite rings out and about IRL, but I didn't know for sure what they were : (63 votes)
    19 %
    The only place I see moissanite/talk about it is on weddingbee/jewelry websites : (214 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 46
    Member
    1386 posts
    Bumble bee

    It’s definitely not common amongst my circle of friends and my family.  We all went the traditional route and have diamonds.  I did see one girl at a restaurant with a huge rock on her finger at the next table and I thought it might be moissanite as it was throwing off a lot of rainbow sparkles and like I said, it was huge, like maybe 3 carats and she and the guy looked kind of young…but I could be wrong.  Most people in my city have a 1 carat diamond at the most so seeing something that big on a young person is not common.  But it was beautiful anyhow!

    Post # 47
    Member
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Im in Australia and I have never seen one IRL but based on what i see on the bee, along with my experience in the industry,  I would definitely know it was not a diamond, i may not necessarily be able to pick exactly what it is.

    I dont really think the mindset in Australia is anywhere near as ready to accept an alternative as in the U.S.

    Perhaps in a couple of years, who knows 

    Post # 48
    Member
    1609 posts
    Bumble bee

    aimerxoxo :  In the U.K. I haven’t seen or heard anyone talk about moissanite in person. Usually everyone either has a diamond or a gemstone. I have an Amora gem but no one else had heard of it before.

    Post # 49
    Member
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I live in Europe and I always told my Fiance how much I love subtle pink/blush gemstones. So he propesed using Morganite and I love it! I really never seen it before. He is really into gemstones and he said that though pretty, we might need to replace it in the next 10 years or so. And considering its rarity, replacing it with another Morganite in the next ten years might become difficult or expensive. So he said that Moissanite can be an alternative. I personally dont like diamond as center stone. My Fiance said that Moissanite gives this kind of sparkle that is very unique and incredibly beautiful. I saw it once and I think it looks amazing

    Post # 50
    Member
    3634 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

    aimerxoxo :  I learned about them on here, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one in real life. I tend to see more modest sized stones in my area (.50cts seems to be average), and it seems that most people opt for moissanite to get a bigger stone for their money.

    Post # 51
    Member
    117 posts
    Blushing bee

    I heard about it before and was afraid of how “fake” it might look so I didn’t care for it. then I came To wedding bee and saw how popular and beautiful it is Now I’m looking into a nice settings and inspirations before getting the stone.   Who knows how many times I have come across one. But then at the same time when a girl shows me her engagement ring I don’t be thinking about what stone it might be or any of that. 

    Post # 53
    Member
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    aimerxoxo :  I am wearing it daily. I’m taking it off when I’m doing some chores like cleaning or crazy cooking. And I usually put it in water mixed with the softest baby soap there is once every month just to clean it.

    Post # 54
    Member
    29 posts
    Newbee

    Mrs.Bill :  literally laughing at loud at that! I’m an ICU RN as well and I’m debating about what type of ring I want. Love the look of ones that sit high on the hand but for obvious reasons it wouldn’t be ideal at work. Considering moissanite as well, maybe I’ll wear a qalo ring to work to avoid the sparkle 😂

    Post # 55
    Member
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    TBH I never heard of it before joining the Bee…but don’t know if I’ve seen one IRL as I don’t look all that closely at anyone else’s rings. 

    Post # 56
    Member
    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    One of my best friends has been talking about moissanite to me for years! She worked at a jewelry store in southeast Georgia, not the most metropolitan of places. She turned me on to it again once my boyfriend and I started looking into engagement rings, and I am so excited to be getting a pear shaped moissanite soon! Thanks, Betsy! 😉

    Post # 57
    Member
    752 posts
    Busy bee

    I have a friend who has a moissy but she pretends it’s a diamond

    Post # 58
    Member
    908 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 1984

    Beth7210 :  What a funny thiing to do! Moissanite is superior to diamond in every respect so absolutely no need to pretend it’s anything but its superior self 😀

    Post # 59
    Member
    644 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t know of anyone in real life that has a moissy, or at least they haven’t shared that with me.

    ETA: a friend that is a gemologist said that one of our other friends was showing off her “diamond” and our friend could tell instantly that it wasn’t one. So I guess I do know one person, but she tries to pass it off as a diamond.

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