Moissanite Engagement Rings and other options to Diamonds.

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
390 posts
Helper bee

I would look at them on youtube.

Post # 3
129 posts
Blushing bee

Also search here for the (many!) existing moissanite threads. It’s how I found this site to begin with.

If you want a 2 carat stone, I’d say moissanite is the way to go. Lab diamonds are cheaper than mined, but still not super cheap. If you want to pass it as a diamond, moissanite would be better than other white alternatives (CZ or white sapphire). If you’re concerned about it “looking fake”, I assume you’re trying to pass it as a diamond? (Moissanite is a real gem, it’s just not a diamond.)

If you don’t care about passing it as a diamond, you can consider things like morganite and colored sapphires, but moissanite is still a good option. Due to its brilliance and hardness, I’d choose it over the alternatives.

MoissaniteCo is a good place to start, for loose gems or indeed for rings. If you’re looking for even more bang for your buck, search for the Tianyu threads here.

Post # 5
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

As a moissanite owner who loves her ring, I will be honest — If you want something that 100%, unquestionably looks like a diamond, there is literally no other option but an actual diamond. White sapphires are less sparkly than a diamond (they are still lovely stones though!). Moissanite is MORE sparkly than a diamond (which some people love and some hate). You get the idea, hopefully!

Again, I love my moissanite (and its fire and sparkle!) so for me it was a great option. And all that being said, I don’t try to pass it off as a diamond, but I also never had anyone question what kind of stone my ring has. 🤷‍♀️ They just tell me it’s pretty! Lol So the average person won’t be able to tell. I just wanted to share that they truly aren’t exactly alike because I’m not sure how exactly-diamond-like you’re wanting it to be. But if you’re concerned about what others think, honestly any white stone would probably be assumed to be a diamond, if that is your goal.

Edited to add a pic of my moissy, as requested. As you can see, it’s extremely sparkly with lots of rainbows when it’s in the sun, and a bright icy-white when it’s overcast (the bottom pics)

It’s somewhere in between these two looks most of the time. These are the two extremes!

Post # 6
19 posts

rencost20 :  I have a couple moissanite stones, and they sparkle in their own way. They certainly do not look like a diamond, and will not mimic one, so I would not try to pass off a moissanite or a CZ as a diamond. Moissanites have a gorgeous rainbow sparkle! I have a white sapphire ring, and it is not sparkly and reflective, and gets dirty quite easily. Have you considered a gem stone ring? I think sapphire, ruby, and emerald engagement rings are breathtaking. I attached a pic of my blue moissanite ring.

Post # 7
1255 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

99.9% of people are not going to be able to tell that your ring is a moissanite and not a diamond.

Post # 8
1611 posts
Bumble bee

Sparklier, flashier than a diamond. I prefer them for this quality. And ethical reasons. 

Post # 12
5815 posts
Bee Keeper

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wineosaur :  And 99.9% of people aren’t going to care what your stone is. The prevailing thought seems to be that diamond owners are resentful of moissy because it looks just as good for less and no one will appreciate what they spent on their real diamond. The other fear is that people will think you’re cheap. I can tell you this is definitely not true. I have plenty of diamonds and I couldn’t care less who wears what on their finger. Wear it! Enjoy it! End of atory. And I respect people who are sensible with money. 

If you’re looking to economize, diamond bistro and loupe troup have used moissy rings. A plain moissy solitaire will not break the bank. There are all different kinds out there. Look on the I bought a cheap moissy thread. Tianyu gems seems to be inexpensive. 

I am puzzled why you boyfriend would buy a black diamond from your daughter that she knew you wouldn’t like. What’s that about? 

Post # 13
9659 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

If your heart is set on diamond, I don’t know if you’ll love having moissanite. Have you checked out diamondbistro and loupetroop for preloved rings? You can get some really great deals on there (even with moissanites if that’s what you decide on)!

Do moissanites look like a diamond? I guess I could say kind of? Some cuts are better than others – I would stick to H&A or OEC/OMC.

Post # 14
578 posts
Busy bee

Lab diamonds are another option. They are real diamonds but not as cheap as moissanite. But if you’re insisting on a 2ct stone, a lab diamond would probably be too expensive. Are you sure you want a stone that big? I have to say, whenever I see a diamond ring that’s more than 1.5ct, I assume it’s moissanite because most people can’t afford a diamond that size.

Post # 15
2552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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rencost20 :  Your bf involve your adult daughter in the purchase of your engagement ring and she purposely sold him something she knew you wouldn’t like? Am I reading that right? If so, WTF?

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