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

posted 5 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

    I have definitely seen moissanite rings out and about IRL

    I MAY have seen moissanite rings out and about IRL, but I didn't know for sure what they were

    The only place I see moissanite/talk about it is on weddingbee/jewelry websites

  • Post # 91
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    Mrs.Bill :  My diamond is an heirloom. How could I be more eco friendly in my choice for wedding jewelry than by reusing something old?

    Post # 92
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    Bee Keeper

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    Mrs.Bill :  Do you buy anything made in China? It’s the most eco-unfriendly country there is. Is your ring set in gold? Mining it has had a horrible impact on eco-systems around the world. I could go on ad nauseam here. 

    I have seen moissy in stores but no one I know has one, and no one my children know has one. 

    Post # 93
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    So I had heard of it before online. But actually my jeweler gave it to me as an option for my side stones. I said that I absolutely did not want diamonds anywhere near my ring and would be fine with CZ and he said “let’s do moissanite instead”. He recommended it over CZ and white sapphires. Now mine will be small (the center Stone is a sapphire) but I was shocked he brought it up! 

    Post # 94
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 1984

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    sunburn :  Actually all of my jewellery is made from recycled gold and platinum. You are arguing apples and oranges. No one needs a diamond ring or any other type of jewellery for that matter. I do what is feasible for me to do as I’m sure most of us do. I was simply pointing out that no diamond was ever mined in an eco friendly manner.

    I’m pretty sure that daysgoneby meant to say that her diamond is ethical rather than eco friendly. Her diamond is ethical because it was mined at a time before so-called blood or conflict diamonds. Conflict diamonds were mined in certain areas in Africa controlled by rebel forces opposed to internationally recognized governments. The rebels sold these diamonds, and then used the money to purchase arms or to fund their military actions. They were also known to use child and slave labour. 

     

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