(Closed) How do you pronounce Moissanite?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    mwah-so-nite : (15 votes)
    14 %
    mo-is-a-nite : (3 votes)
    3 %
    moy-sa-nite : (89 votes)
    82 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    mois-san-ite

     

    like moist with out the T.

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee

    I say mwah-sonite. I guess I thought of the French way of pronouncing “mois”  but I guess I’m in the minority according to the poll!

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    MOY-ZIN-NITE

    Post # 5
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    When Moissan descendants lived in Canada, they pronounced their name Mwah-sohn. So since the gem is named for that inventor, it seems that the French pronunciation would have to follow. Mwahsohnite.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: Rocky Mountains-May 2017

    iliketurtles:  Moy suh night

    Post # 7
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    i say it moss-in-ight .. lol

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Well. I’ve been saying it wrong all along! Lol. 

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee

    Moy-ZA-night…the 2 s’s take on a Z sound

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m french-canadien so in french, it would be pronounced mwah-sah-nite. But I heard tyra banks pronounce it moy-sa-nite on her show when she was giving away earrings.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2006

    Moy zin night

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I agree that it probably should be pronounced “mwah-san-ite” (and maybe it is) but I spent several years in the jewelry industry and everyone called it “moy-za-nite”. I never once heard it pronounced the French way.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve always said moy-sin-ite but the mwah-san-ite actually sounds so much better and so much classier IMO!

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