(Closed) moissanite illegal? thats what the Jared jeweler told me…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t think so… Man this a quite a thing to say to make a sale!! Good Lord!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

hahaha that is hilarious. I’m sorry, it is funny because it is so ridiculous. Moissanite isn’t illegal lol It is just as legal as diamonds are… maybe even more so.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

lol. Definitely not.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Considering how popular they are on this board I would have to venture NO.  Unless there are a lot of sneaky jewelers out there!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Maybe the jeweler thought you were saying he was trying to pass off a moissanite as a diamond – that would be illegal.

If he’s just saying it’s illegal to own a moissanite, I’d say you shouldn’t talk to jewelers about it. They don’t like gorgeous alternatives encroaching on their business. I’ve heard stories from multiple people where their jewelers went on anti-moissanite rants. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Unless they’re secretly made of meth, I’m going to go with no, not illegal. That sales associate is clearly mistaken. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Hahahahaha!

No! It is not illegal!

Charles & Colvard have had a patent on moissanite for over a decade, so others making it right now would be patent infringement, and BTD is challenging patents so they can make the Amora Gem without infringing patents….but it is not illegal.

A jeweler passing of moissanite as a diamond to consumers? Yeah, that would be illegal.

Please do not go back to that sales lady, she is definitely uninformed (and worse)!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@RayKay:  Or an a-hole.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@UpstateCait:  That’s awesome.

No, they are not illegal.  She doesn’t know what she’s talking about.  She should visit us sometime. 🙂

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@WillyNilly:  Yes, I edited to add an “and worse” to imply the same.

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