(Closed) Moissanite at the beach?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Moissanite is supposed to be stronger than diamonds on the outside and weaker on the inside.  Both of these attributes are only just. 

It should be fine at the beach.  I’m not sure what you think will happen to it but you can get it wet and sandy 🙂  Have a great trip!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t see why you can’t bring it along.  Just make sure it is properly sized first. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Be more worried about losing it than the beach damaging it–you can treat it just like a diamond and it’s fine.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t really know why it wouldn’t be ok at the beach besides the risk of it slipping off but just wanted to say I’ve left all sorts of stuff in hotel room safes. Especially if it’s the type that you set your own code the risk is extremely minimal. About the same as your house getting broken into or something that could just as easily happen elsewhere. 

Maybe it’s because I’ve had mine for 3 years and have gotten lacksidaisical but I feel that it’s meant to be worn and if you take reasonable precautions and something still happens, I guess thats what insurance is for…

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wore mine at the beach and it is just fine! 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I’ve worn mine at the beach before (: I did take it off and had my mom watch it when I went in the water though because I was afraid it would slip off my finger.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

That is what insurance is for!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Get it insured and properly sized if it needs either and then wear it with no stress.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Almost Mrs.P:  I would either insure it or have a stand in

It’s not the sort of thing u want to worry about at the beach, it’s very easy for it to slip off while you’re swimming

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I honestly would either leave it at home or in the hotel safe. You’d be heartbroken if you lost it.

(DH lost his wedding ring while we were on vacation last month. Thank God we actually found it, it had slipped off in the swimming pool for my sister’s condo. We put up a “lost” sign and someone called us that had found it. I was very sad for a few days though, even though it’s just a “thing”, and his ring wasn’t even very expensive, it made me sad to think it might be gone forver!)

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’ve worn my ring to the beach many, many times. Your stone will not be damaged by sand or (salt) water. 

If you’re worried about losing it, keep it in a safe place.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Bunny:  Just to clarify, the outside and inside of moissanite is the same. 🙂 Moissanite is tougher than diamonds, but diamonds are harder. What this means is that moissanite is less likely to chip than diamonds because diamonds are so hard they can be brittle! However, moissanite can be scratched by other moissanites and diamonds (because they are the same hardness or harder) whereas diamonds can only be scratched by other diamonds. Like you said though, these attributes are only just.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 I don’t know anything about mossinites—but I know what jewlers get worried about when you take a diamond ring to the beach is that the sand could get in the ring and make the setting loose. That said, I’ve worn my diamond wtih paves to the beach a bunch of times and it’s fine. Just be careful if you do it!  

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