(Closed) Lab-Created Gemstone Alternatives

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
118 posts
Blushing bee

There have been some discussions about lab-created gemstones on here before. I have an Asha and talked about it in this post: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/engagement-rings-anyone-have-an-asha

I love it! I think it looks beautiful and I agree with you that I don’t believe real diamonds are worth nearly what they cost. I haven’t dealt with any bad comments because no one has ever noticed and it’s not something I just blurt out when someone compliments my ring. My close family and friends know, but have never said anything bad.

Post # 4
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a moissanite e-ring and I LOVE it! I didn’t want a diamond, for some of the reasons you mentioned, but there wasn’t a particular gemstone I was really partial to either. I did like the white color (or lack of color, I guess) of diamonds, so I started looking into synthetics. I came across moissanite and instantly loved it. One of the things I like most about it is it’s a beautiful gemstone in its own right. It’s a diamond alternative, but not a diamond simulant 😉 It’s a great stone, whether you’re looking for a diamond look-alike or not. I really don’t think most people can tell that it’s not diamond, and I get compliments on it all the time, especially about how sparkly it is!

I haven’t had that any negative comments about the fact that it’s moissanite. I actually like telling people what it is if they ask about it because it’s a really cool story. It was discovered in a meteor crator in Arizona and is now created in labs. It’s fun to tell people that it’s from space 🙂

My FH wasn’t keen on the idea of moissanite at first either, but he came around. I think he was worried that he would be judged for getting me a “fake” ring, but I told him that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you need more convincing, this is a really great post: http://bios.weddingbee.com/topic/my-gorgeous-moissanite-ring


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