(Closed) Moissanite — How Do YOU Explain It?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s not stupid expensive like a diamond, but way more sparkly.

Haha! I don’t have one, but that’s what I’d say.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have a diamond and I wouldn’t be offended, but I guess some people might. People get offended over silly things.

Here’s an informative page about what a moissanite is. It’s a little biased, so maybe leave out the parts about diamonds sucking 😛

http://diamondssuck.com/ 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Jade33:  I think this is a great question and I was actually wondering about that myself.  It’s not an issue for me but I was wondering what you ladies do say to. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

“It’s actually not a diamond, though it could be mistaken for one. It’s a different mineral called Moissanite made of Silicon Carbide and discovered on meteorites. It’s a little bit SciFi and thats why I chose it ^_^” 

I usually get a “OMG that is SO you!”

It’s Platinum but I mean I am getting a wedding band made of Palladium too – Iron Man’s arc reactor material. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It depends on whether or not I really want to get into the details. When I was telling my friends and family about it, I literally expalin every detail. It’s from astroids, it’s lab created, it’s doubly refractive so it’s sparklier, it’s approximately 1/10th the cost of a similar quality diamond, etc (etc, etc.).

However, I work in retail and I do get compliments from customers sometimes. I used to thank them and tell them it was moissanite, but three weeks ago, when I told a lady that, she said, “Oh, I thought it was an engagement ring. I couldn’t even tell it was fake.” It’s a big, round, shiny, white gold solitaire on my left hand ring finger. I was so annoyed by her reponse, but we were already CLOSED and it had been so hard just to get her to COME TO THE REGISTER, so I was not about to draw out the conversation. I don’t think I’m going to be having that conversation with random strangers anymore. It was just such a pain and it bothered me for such a long time afterwards.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

When I first heard about it, she said “I saw this and found out it’s actually sparklier and it’s so rare that if you were to try to find it naturally, you would have to be near a star!” 

Totally fitting for her since she and her hubby were space nuts!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was never interested in getting a diamond ring for ethical reason.  I really was more interested in getting something unique and original.  The ring that I want was with a conflict-free diamond but it was a lot more than Mr. Honey could afford at the time.

My 2nd e-ring (long story) was a colored gemstone.  I really loved it but Mr. Honey didnt.  He said it looked fake and that people will think he couldn’t afford to get me a nice ring.  So to please him I researched colorless gemstone and heard about moissanite from Weddingbee.  Mr. Honey was happy about that and surpised me with a 3rd e-ring from MoissaniteCo. 

I tell my friends and family that it’s Moissanite, they are not surprised and I have not heard any negative comments.  Actually some of my friends want to “upgrade” to Moissanite now.  When other people compliment me on my ring (she is a beauty), I simply smile and say thank you.  Unless people ask specific questions, I dont go in the details of it. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Jade33

The centerstone of the ring is 1ct (but with moissy it’s bigger than 1ct diamond I think), so my friends always comment “oh this must have cost a fortune”, I say “not as much as you think because it’s moissanite”.  Then the next comment is usually “oh so it’s fake, but it looks so real” and then I go into the details of what moissanite is.  I find that once you tell people that it’s gemstone discovered in meteorites, they usually think it’s cool and are intrigued.  Like I mentionned I already have a few friends looking at rings at Moissanite Co to “upgrade” their rings. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh I forgot to mention, that I also tell people that unlike CZ or diamond simulants Moissanite won’t cloud, change colour or fade over time.  For some reasons that seems to reassure people.  I know it was what sold my fiance on moissanite.   

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