(Closed) How do I convince FI to buy a diamond simulant and how do I choose which one?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1360 posts
Bumble bee

I have a 1 carat Amora Moissanite, and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Have you considered colored gemstones, like sapphires, amethysts, emeralds…etc? Or do you want a colorless stone?

There’s also white sapphire if you prefer the colorless look. I’ve seen beautiful Moissanites, beautiful Ashas, beautiful CZ’s, and beautiful diamonds on here. It just depends on YOU and what you like best!

Post # 4
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2117 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Colored gemstones are definitely a good choice. However, precious stones like sapphires, emeralds and rubies are usually the same price or even more expensive than diamonds. There are other stones such as tanzanite, morganite, etc. that are beautiful and less expensive. 

Post # 5
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9548 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Show him this post. Or just tell him what you just said. You’ve obviously thought it out and have logical reasoning, so just tell him what you’ve been thinking. Ask what he thinks, because he gets an opinion too, but don’t hesitate to let him know what you’re thinking.

Post # 7
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1030 posts
Bumble bee

My SO really wanted to buy me a diamond, but the more I read about the Amora Moissanite, the more I wanted one. I showed him a pic of an Amora Moissanite next to a diamond and asked him to guess which one was which. He didn’t guess correctly. Then I told him the price difference and he was pretty impressed.

It was only when I told him that moissanite was originally found in a meteor that he got fascinated with it, and then I would just drop in “you know, I actually think I’d like one of these….”

The more he knew about it, the more he liked the idea. We dicussed the financial aspects of diamonds vs the size of stone I’d like. He never wanted to appear as though he was thinking about cost, but I did my best to tell him I’d rather spend the money on a trip to Disney World or something!

He’s bought me a 1.25ct Amora Moissanite and although I haven’t seen it – I know he’s absolutely in love with it. He kept running off to look at it!

The more we read about moissanite, the better it gets (in our opinion), like how it’s possible it’s the ‘parent’ of diamond. It’s found in space and is extremely rare on earth. Plus is sparkles like crazy. All those reasons make me pleased to say that irrespective of cost, moissanite beats diamond for me.

I do think Ashas look beautiful – but I could never clean my ring every single day and I would prefer something that lasts longer.

At the end of the day, though – as long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters! And your parents should be thrilled about your engagement – not just your ring!

Post # 8
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2137 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i dont know how to convince him but i do reccommend asha heres mine 1.50center in a diamond setting and i have 7.5 fingers a 2ct would look great on a size 9

Post # 9
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743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Platinum setting. 1ct stone. 

 

The idea that it’s a space gemstone really sold it to my fiance! 

 

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