Post # 46
No. Really, it doesn’t matter. A stone is a stone, is a stone. It’s a material object that, while acts as a symbol of love and commitment, is not the love and commitment itself, so it’s not like the marriage union is lessened because of it.
If the wearer likes it and thinks it’s pretty, that’s all that matters.
Post # 47
I completely agree with everyone who said it would be rude. Chances are, the wearer knows it’s not an actual mined diamond, and chose it for herself. I wear a CZ. I chose it myself, and I have never called it a ‘diamond’ but I love it just as much as I love the diamonds I do own. It’s my engagement ring, which makes it REAL to me no matter what the heck it’s made of. However, I would NEVER hold it up to someone else’s ring (no matter what it is) and compare mine because it’s bigger / shinier / what have you. Also, don’t be so quick to judge someone’s ‘fake diamond’, because I’ve seen a lot of sim rings that cost more than a diamond ring…just because they’re not *real* diamonds doesn’t mean they’re cheap or tacky.
As for the word ‘fake’, I don’t think it’s necessary. Just because a stone happens to be the same color as a diamond, doesn’t mean it’s a ‘fake diamond’. It’s a real moissanite, or asha, or white sapphire, etc. You don’t go around calling garnet’s ‘fake rubies’ just because they’re both red.
Post # 48
I noticed that too….lol…we are here to support eachother not to be miss snarky cattypants 😉 haha
Post # 50
I would never point out that someone’s ring is fake or even call it one because maybe she loves her sim. BUT I do agree that I do not like having to tiptoe around the whole sim issue. If people were really so “proud” to own a sim there wouldn’t be so many girls that let people “assume” it’s a real diamond. That is actually lying no matter how you slice it. I used to let my mom “assume” that I was studying at a library and not my friend’s house. That’s just a pretty way of passing off a lie. One of my friends has a moissy and she proudly tells everyone. People that lie about their non-diamond give everyone else a bad name and that’s why there is such controversy about the “falseness” of a sim.
Post # 52
No, not unless they specifically asked. In that case, I wouldn’t lie.
Post # 53
Unsolicited? No way, unless they were making other people feel bad on purpose.
I see this the same way I see hair color, would you run over to someone minding their own business and say “YOUR HAIR COLOR IS FAKE! I KNOW I DID HAIR FOR A WHILE!!! FAKE HAIR FAKE HAIR FAKE HAIR!!!” No. Rude.
Now, would it be appropriate if you were standing in a group of friends and one friend said “Wow, I love your hair!” to another with dyed hair and you immediately said “Her hair color is fake! I can tell its fake you complimented her fake hair!”. No? Same thing.
Post # 54
I can’t tell the difference between anything, probably my lack of interest in stones but if I could tell the difference and they asked me if it was real or fake I would tell them the truth.
Post # 55
Um, no way. That would be a completely rude thing to ask.
Post # 57
Nope. I’m proud of my rings (both CZ) and even I would be offended if someone pointed it out. It has nothing to do with our financial situation, I just picked out CZs. I wouldn’t do it, and I wouldn’t expect others to do it to me.
Post # 58
@allihappy: I’d only say something if they explicity stated that it was a diamond and it very clearly wasn’t and I was 100% sure. If the context is someone saying “nice ring” or “nice rock” and the ring owner responded “thanks”, I would just let it go.
Moissy, CZ, white sapphire, etc. are all rocks in their own right, and lovely to boot!
Post # 59
I would totally jump out of my seat pointing and shaking my finger at the woman and yell something like, ‘HA!!!’ Kidding of course. I would not say anything. The truth is its just a stone, life is short and who cares. If she wants to pass off her stone as something else thats her business, I got my own problems.