(Closed) Moissanite gals…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you openly correct and inform people that your ring is moissanite?
    I tell everyone and anyone that will listen! I'm proud to ROCK moissanite and spread the word! : (8 votes)
    14 %
    I only inform close friends and family, it's too tiring to correct everyone : (28 votes)
    48 %
    I have told a few close family members & friends but most people assume diamond and I like that : (9 votes)
    16 %
    I'm openly portraying my moissanite as a diamond : (13 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I can’t respond cuz I don’t have one but if you search this has been talked about a lot and I’m sure you would find your answers! From what I’ve seen the majority that own a moissanite aren’t trying to pass it off as a diamond and are proud of what they have. Laughing

    Post # 4
    Member
    4869 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    A lot of my close friends and family knew I wanted a Moissanite, so when I got engaged, they asked. But an acquaintance took one look at it and said, “What a gorgeous diamond!” I didn’t bother correcting her because it would’ve been a bigger hassle than to just smile and say thank you. 

    Most other people just say, “How gorgeous!” and leave it at that. I’m not going to explain it to absolutely everyone. 

    My brother likes telling people it’s a “fake diamond”. THEN I definitely tell people what it really is. Everyone has seemed really interested, though I usually just talk about the specs and leave out the price part. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1360 posts
    Bumble bee

    I let people that ask know it’s not a diamond. I’ve told all my friends and family, and anyone that’s relatively close to me knows it’s a moissanite.

    I don’t try to pass it off as a diamond, because that’s not what it is, LOL.

    If someone says it’s pretty, I smile and say “thank you”. People with sapphires don’t have to say, “Thanks, this is a sapphire!” or someone with a diamond doesn’t say, “Thanks, it’s diamond!” So I don’t really feel the need to say what it is if all they say to me is that my ring is pretty. If that makes sense?

    But if someone asks, I jump at the opportunity to tell them what it is!

    Post # 6
    Member
    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I tell anyone I’m close to.  I’m totally open to telling strangers, but since most people have never heard of it, it turns into this long explanation.  That totally gets exhausting.  So, if a random person compliments my ring, I just say thank you and move on.

    Most people don’t say anything about what stone it is, just, “oh, beautiful ring!”.  I know they are usually assuming it’s a diamond, but there’s just not time to educate every single person.

     

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I don’t feel like I have to tell everyone, it’s really no one’s business in general. Just like if someone has an F colored diamond versus a J, should they inform people of that when someone comments on their ring? Lol. Or say, “Oh yes, look at the inclusions.”

    People don’t really care about the specs or whatnot of a ring 95% of the time. They are just being nice and commenting on how “pretty” or “unique” or “gorgeous” or whatever they chose to say. Now, the 5% are usually other people that are somewhat involved in weddings — i.e. in the waiting stage or newly engaged. If someone specifically asks (in a non-rude way) or is just having a conversation with me about rings then sure I’ll explain it. πŸ™‚

    Post # 12
    Member
    732 posts
    Busy bee

    A lot of ladies on here get slammed for not being 100% honest about their moissys, but frankly it is not anyone’s business. And this is coming from a diamond girl! I get annoyed when I see these arguments and the diamond ladies turning it into an issue of moral character… It’s ridiculous.

    Post # 13
    Member
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’ve found that a lot of people don’t know what it is, so I don’t correct them becuase honestly, I’m a shy person and I hate explaining something that is fairly lengthy to srangers! πŸ˜› I do tell people if they ask, and I would never tell someone its a diamond, because it’s not! I am very proud to rock my moissy though. πŸ™‚

    Post # 14
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    6745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Azalea_Bee:  Should be available in the states in 2015.  But other countries might be getting it sooner.. as in 2013 sooner!

    Post # 16
    Member
    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Mostly people just assume it is a diamond and are not really interested in a gemology lesson. If people ask I do tell them all about it for as long as they will listen πŸ™‚ My friends in the lab were the first batch of converts I had. Slowly I see my less geeky friends sporting sparkly beauties of their own. It is an amazing gem & it is eco friendly πŸ™‚

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