(Closed) ladies help someone on the bee said that Moissanite are worth MORE then diamonds

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: are Moissanite worth more then diamonds?
    absolutely not! : (153 votes)
    93 %
    yes they are : (11 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Monetary worth? Natural moissanite is much more rare and probably vastly more expensive than diamond. Synthetic moissanite costs less, but the diamond industry has inflated their own prices well above what they should be based on the rarity of the gem. There’s no absolute good answer to this if you’re interested in more than retail price tag. 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I guess it depends on your defnition of worth.  My diamond cost a pretty penny, but I would never tell anyone that her Moissy was ‘worth’ less.  It mean everything to you because your husband gave it to you when he asked to to share your life with him.  So my diamond is priceless, to me, and I’d assume the same of anyone else’s ring.

    Now if you told me that your Moissy cost more than my diamond… no.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I don’t think anyone meant that Moissanite was worth more than diamonds.  The OP had mentioned diamonds being an investment because their value will go up over time, and other posters were trying to explain that this isn’t true.  If you try to sell your engagement ring, you won’t get exactly what you paid for it.  The same is actually true of Moissanite, you won’t get what you paid if you resell it, but you won’t sell it for pennies either.  

    Post # 7
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    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Worth has many definitions.  Do you mean retail cost?  As a PP said, diamonds are heavily inflated in retail cost by the industry, so while they are not technically “worth” the inflated cost, they are sold at that price so their retail value is worth whatever it is that someone will pay for it.  A natural moissanite would be rare enough to easily outstrip a natural diamond in retail cost–however, those don’t really exist on Earth so it’s a moot point.  Lab moissanites are  worth much less in retail cost.  Diamonds cost more retail and this will also affect appraisal value.

    Do you mean resale value?  You could look at this one of two ways–moissanites retain much more of their retail value than diamonds do.  My custom moissanite ring cost $2500, I could probably sell it for $2000 – $1500.  If I had the same ring with a diamond, it would have probably cost about $20,000 and I could resell it for probably $5,000.  So number-wise, you can resell diamonds for more but if you look at percentage of retail cost retained at resale, moissanites come out way ahead.

    If you’re going to address worth as sentimental value, well then for most women, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a diamond or a moissanite.  The ring your future husband gave you as a gift when he asked to marry you is priceless.

    Post # 8
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    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Oh and diamonds are not an investment.  They depreciate in value just as rapidly as a new car.  If you bought a diamond ring for $8K and walked out the door and came back later that day, barring exchange/return policies, you’d be happy to get $1500 for it and would probably be offered much less.  Their resale is crap.  Estate pieces and heirlooms retail at about the same cost, maybe even a little less, than newly made pieces, so don’t listen to that crap about them being worth more in 50 years.

    You will never make money on the purchase of a diamond.  

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    hahah that makes me laugh, if the were worth more then wouldnt they be more expensive then a diamond?!?

    they are lab created, that being said if you found one that was natural thats a different story b/c it is very very rare to find a non lab created one!

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @zomgwut:  I dont think that is a correct statement. The dealer my fiance bought my stone from said if we decide to upgrade down the line he will give him the same price for the diamond that he sold it to him. I have a 2.01 carat round diamond so he spent a pretty penny, in fact when I got it insured it appraised for double what he paid for. The depreciation is not like a car at all, not sure how that makes sense? If you’re saying that if you walk into a store at the mall and buy a ring and then try to return it or sell it back to them maybe that would happen, but not because the diamond is now used and worn down, more likely because the store is trying to make money and doesn’t care about service.

    As for the original question, I only heard of moissinates after joining this board so I can’t really speak to that. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @cocobe:  Sure, but that’s more like (not exactly like, granted)  Hyundai’s trade in guarantee: it’s an agreement from the place you purchased from that they will honor what you paid for it if you want to buy something more expensive in the future. And appraisal value has very little to do with what jewelry can be sold for.

    OP, I’m just curious what context that was said in, I have no idea what it would mean.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @cocobe:  Upgrades are different.  Where your Fiance bought your ring, he can go and upgrade it at any time in the future for whatever he paid for it.  Having said that, if he upgrades it in 10 years and gets the same dollar amount he paid towards the upgrade, the ring didn’t appreciate in value.  Hence the reason for saying that diamonds aren’t an investment.  Though, I have heard some retailers offer a small appreciation to the upgrade value.  If you were to sell the same ring somewhere else, you won’t likely get the same price you paid.  The amount you get for it can depend on where you’re selling it as well.  I do believe you make more money if you sell it on your own, rather than to another jeweler.  Also, appraisals are inflated.  I’ve seen appraisals for synthetic gems that were a lot higher than what they were priced.

    This doesn’t mean your ring or anyone else’s ring is worthless, by any means.  Every engagement ring is worth something to someone.  I don’t think it should matter how much was spent.   Whether a ring costs $50 or $5000, it’s meaningful to you.  No one should be buying any engagement ring as an investment in anything but the relationship it represents.

    Post # 14
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    2863 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Nobody said that…?

    Post # 15
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    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Natural Moissanites are worth more than natural diamonds. Synthetic Moissanite is worth less (retail value).  But Moissanite holds its resale value better than diamonds. If you pay 2K for a “new” diamond, you might get 600 if you sell it.  If you pay 2K for a synthetic Moissanite, you’ll get a lot more than the diamond if you sell it.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @mixtapehearts:  They are helping to power the internet with the arguements they fire up. If only we could make other equipment run on snark they’d be a warm light for all mankind never mind a spangle. 😉

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