(Closed) How did you first learn about Moissanite?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How did you learn about Moissanite?
    From the Bee : (143 votes)
    76 %
    Friend/acquaintance : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Family member : (0 votes)
    From my SO : (0 votes)
    Jewelry store or jeweler (brick and mortar) : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Online jewelry shop : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Other website : (22 votes)
    12 %
    Other (describe in comments) : (11 votes)
    6 %
    What's Moissanite?? : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I found out about moissy after I went ring shopping for the first time. I really wanted at least 1ct for my engagement ring, but when I saw the price tag on that there was no way I could justify spending that much money on a small rock. I figured I would just get a smaller diamond.

    One night I was at home by myself and entered in “Diamond alternatives” in to Google and stumbled upon moissanite. The more I read, the more I thought this was just too good to be true!

    We ordered the loose stone from Moissanite & Co. around 6 months later and it lived up to it all and more! Moissanite really was a dream come true for my Darling Husband and I. I’m so happy I found it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    Member
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I read about them on Reddit. It was about a month after my now husband and I had really started talking about our future. I had already been looking for non-diamond alternatives since I didn’t want him to spend money on an overpriced diamond (own personal thought process, ladies with diamonds should rock ’em if they love ’em!) so I started doing more and more research on them. My husband was skeptical at first but when he realized it’s what I really wanted, he was totally on board.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I complimented a coworker on her ring and she told me it was a space diamond ๐Ÿ™‚

    I told FH about it but he didn’t understand why you would buy a lab created stone, or the difference between moissanite and CZ, so he picked out a diamond for me.

    Post # 6
    Member
    5218 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I remember first hearing about moissanite several years ago, from near back to when it first came out in gem quality, really! I first heard of it on another forum, not a jewelery forum or wedding forum, when another woman talked about how she wore a moissanite engagement ring. I did some research then, but kind of “put it to the back of my mind” and thought not much of it for years.

    When I was looking for rings following my wedding, I was looking at a lab sapphire, and came across the BTD forums where I was “re-introduced” to moissanite. I went with a lab sapphire but I spent 2+ years around the forums looking at lots of moissanite sparkle as people posted their moissanite jewelery and loose stones, and I followed with great interest as it was discussed in detail!

    When I was figuring out what I wanted for a new set there was no question in my mind I wanted a moissanite, specifically an OEC. I had seen them come out months before (and followed the journey as they worked to cut them and offer them).

    Post # 7
    Member
    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I learned about it on here. I still don’t really know what it is besides the fact that it looks like a diamond

    Post # 8
    Member
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I was in a jewelery store in Ontario… there was a jeweler selling it. I bought earrings the first time!

    Post # 9
    Member
    5218 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    @Ellegee:  My husband was like that at first when I mentioned it to him 2 years ago or so. He could wrap his head around idea it was not a “fake diamond” or not CZ (I hate to compare to CZ as I see lots of awesome CZ…just my husband’s comments!).

    Then when I got my new ring with a moissanite (I just picked them out on my own so he only knew the design as I had described to him, not the actual stone at the time) he was so impressed, taking it away from me to ogle it and look at it, and googling it right away, exclaiming “that is so cool that they thought it only came from space for so many years”, ha ha! He also said “it looks just like a diamond!”. He loves it. I should have just ordered one two years ago (but no OEC then, so it worked out!). He has told me often he loves my rings and likes to look at how “sparkly” my stone is. We were out for supper the other day and he kept looking at my hand and wanting to show my ring off to our companions. I take this as a great thing as I know for an ex he was going to propose too, he had spent hours looking up close and personal at hundreds of loose diamonds.

    Post # 10
    Member
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The first time I heard of it was in a scene from the movie “Snatch,” a British crime comedy that I <3

    But the bee was the first time I ever saw pictures of it and learned how lovely it can be ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 11
    Member
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada โ™ฅ EDD- April 2016

    I first read about it on the Bee (:

    Post # 13
    Member
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @MrsJazzy:  Ha – awesome!

    I first heard about it on the Bee.  Actually, I have only ever heard of it/seen it/talked about it on the Bee. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
    Member
    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I first heard about it when looking at engagement rings for fun on Etsy. I didn’t look into it at all until several months later when Fiance told me that he didn’t want to buy a traditional diamond ring from just any website or store in the mall because the stone might not be conflict-free. After that I started looking at antique rings, Canadian diamonds, lab-created diamonds, and even colored gemstones. One day I was back on Etsy and I remembered this white stone called Moissanite. I Googled it and found myself on Better Than Diamond and the Bee where I became 100% sold on moissanite. 

     

    Post # 16
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    4606 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I first read about it on the Bee and fell in love with it.

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