(Closed) Moissanite Ladies: Can people tell the difference in your moissy and a diamond?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Unless you’re very wealthy Grandma will know that 2.5 cts isn’t a diamond.  

Post # 3
87 posts
Worker bee

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 # 5
867 posts
Busy bee

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
6396 posts
Bee Keeper

ms2mrs94 :  This is my ring I don’t have it just yet.  But what do you think it is?

Post # 7
382 posts
Helper bee

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
87 posts
Worker bee

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
867 posts
Busy bee

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 # 11
9575 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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
9545 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
2632 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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
4989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

At 2.5ct you can almost bet it isn’t a diamond. 

Post # 15
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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.

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