Post # 1
SO ordered my engagement ring, I saw an email from Moissanite Co on accident! 😍. He ordered me the SOL011 2.5 Ct H&A F1 Colorless in white gold! I am so excited! But I’m sure many of you know there’s a stigma about non diamond engagement rings.. I don’t understand why.. I didn’t want an overpriced J color solitaire that looked like and ice skating rink at the end of opening day and came with a $17,000 price tag at Zales/Kays/Helzbergs.. terrible inclusions and carbon spots plague my OCD as do yellow stones.. I would seriously stare at them all day.. so my question/statement is.. NO I am not trying to pass a moissy of as a diamond.. but I’d rather not have to deal with comments from relatives.. (my grandma is snarky and hopes people’s rings are fake.. just how she is 🙄).. so can you tell the difference? Has anyone pointed out the difference? If some one asks, I’ll gladly tell it’s a moissy. But I’m not freely offering information lol.
Post # 2
Unless you’re very wealthy Grandma will know that 2.5 cts isn’t a diamond.
Post # 3
I don’t think you’ll have anyone asking, unless you are very wealthy everyone will already know based off of the size alone.
Post # 4
karen12 : we can afford a 2.5 CT.. but I hate how terrible the quality is for the price of diamonds.. I cannot deal with the inclusions/carbon spots. I am just talking about the appearance.. we make well over 6 figures.. but I have no intention on him spending $30-$40k on a stone that won’t drive my OCD crazy.. and we live in an affluent area so a 2.5 is common
Post # 5
ms2mrs94 : I feel similarly to you–we could afford a sizable diamond, but I rather travel the world five times over, haha. No one has ever asked if my center stone is something other than a diamond. Honestly, I’ve been to two jewelers who looked at my ring pretty closely and wrongly assumed that the center stone was a diamond. Now the diamond-purists on the Bee scoff at this and say I must have an inexperienced/crazy/incompetant jeweler, which is not the case. Honestly, it’s very difficult to tell the difference, even for experts, depending on the lighting. There’s definitely more fire in Moissys.
I wear my grandmother’s diamond ring on my right hand and my engagement ring is a mix of Moissy and diamonds (on my left hand).
As terrible as this is to say, if people think that your stone size “matches” your income level, no one will think twice about it. If you’re wearing a Beyonce-sized ring on a middle class income–you may get some “hmm, what is that stone?” questions or looks.
Post # 6
ms2mrs94 : This is my ring I don’t have it just yet. But what do you think it is?
Post # 7
ms2mrs94 : I think previous posters meant that based on the size AND the appearance people will assume it’s not a diamond. A 2.5 carat diamond that is also super colourless and free of inclusions is crazy expensive and the average person does not have such a ring. That said, I have a 2 carat colourless H&A moissanite. I didn’t care about people knowing. Some of my friends know because I told them I was looking at moissanite before I got engaged. For the most part people compliment my ring without talking about diamonds vs moissanite, minus one friend who asked if I ended up using Blue Nile like my SO and I briefly considered for a diamond. She had no clue what moissanite was when I told her, but she’s really not into jewelry and wears a plain band.
Post # 8
ms2mrs94 : Well then no one will probably even ask since it’s common in your social circle. Other than size people say moissys are sparklier than diamonds and show more rainbow colors. I like sparkles so for me that would be a plus!
Post # 9
karen12 : I respectfully disagree–the price of diamonds can range so much depending on quality. You can buy a pre-owned 2.5 carat diamond ring for $4,000-$8,000. You can buy a 2.5 carat diamond ring from mall-jewelry store (like Kay’s) for $12,000. You can buy a designer, high-quality 2.5 carat diamond for $50,000-$100,000.
I don’t know the specifics of this Bee’s financial situation (nor do I care to know), but 2.5 carats isn’t “unreachable” for many middle class people, if that’s what they choose to spend their money on.
Post # 10
pinkcorsage : I would say diamond definitely
Post # 11
Moissy’s tend to shoot off rainbow sparkle where as diamonds have more of a white sparkle. If it looks like a 2ct sparkly rainbow discoball then I usually assume its not a diamond.
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
ms2mrs94 : Moissanite may drive your OCD crazy if you develop an oil slick stain or can’t get past the color :/
Post # 13
ms2mrs94 : In general, people are kind. They will admire any ring and will not question, or will even pretend they don’t notice/can’t tell that a stone is a simulant (even if you tell them!)…sometimes that will be the truth, but often not…
Most simulant wearers (understandably) choose to think that everyone believes their large moissy/cz/ag etc is a genuine diamond! You’ll see that false belief/hope/wishful thinking reflected often in the responses you receive here. ..
Since it matters to you what others will think, I would recommend returing your huge sim for an affordable genuine diamond. OR decide you’re ok with others knowing it’s not a diamond. Really in the big picture does it matter what anyone else thinks if you like your ring?! Its the sentiment that counts….
Post # 14
At 2.5ct you can almost bet it isn’t a diamond.
Post # 15
I agree with you and the PP, if you have money, people will assume it’s a diamond and probably not ask.
I also agree with you on the whole diamond market.. I’m in Finance and can’t stand the diamond industry. I also wouldn’t want to walk around town with a $20K ring or even travel with it. I actually went with an amaethyst stone instead for my ring and love it, but I wasn’t all that familiar with Moissy’s when I picked out my ring.