(Closed) Moissanite or Diamond??

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Post # 46
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2017

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Chussein :  Thank you! We had my ring custom designed πŸ™‚

Post # 48
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Sugar Beekeeper

Diamonds always. (Ethically  sourced ones)

Post # 49
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

 

Not sure if this point has been made before, but as an engineer I went with moissanite for more than just cost reasons. I’m not a fan of massive sparkle (which is only noticeable with moissanite vs. diamond at larger sizes) but I did want a white stone.

Diamonds were the most expensive and the hardest substance – though certain cuts can chip in unlucky circumstances.

White sapphires are a bit harder to find, but cheaper and really white. But they are softer and require cleaning, as they can look a bit soapy over time.

Moissanite stones are white (I have a Forever One, but the Brilliant is still nice) and less expensive than diamonds, but I liked the hardness factor too. They are closest in strength to a diamond and require minimal maintenance. 

In the end, going with moissanite meant that I could upgrade my metal to platinum and enjoy the secutiry that comes from a heavier metal and a strong stone. I mean, I think it’s pretty too. But I like knowing I gave it the best chance at lasting forever. In the end it’s up to you, because I know my logic may seem strange to others.

Post # 51
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - The Tides Club- Florida

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helloyestoast :   I love the points you made.  Again ,  I really urge people if they have the chance to go to a local jeweler and have them order a forever one Moissanite in whatever shape and size they are considering just to see it in person .  I was really impressed and I know without a doubt I won’t regret choosing this stone over a diamond 

Post # 52
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Newbee

I am so happy with my rose gold moissanite! Halo and hand have real diamonds and you cannot tell the difference. The sparkle is amazing πŸ™‚ 

Post # 53
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Bumble bee

Just make sure you really love moissanite. I love my ring, but I wish every day it was a smaller diamond. πŸ™ now it seems extremely impractical to “upgrade” because of…a lot of reasons. But if you love moissanite for what it is, by all means get it and love it!

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

i am more of traditionalist – so i do prefer diamonds. i think there’s also a certain pride when it comes to saying “yea, it’s a diamond”.

however, i do not have anything against moissy. if you want a bigger stone and diamond is not within your budget, moissy is definitely a good substitute πŸ™‚

Post # 56
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Newbee

If u have to have a larger stone on a budget u almost have to have a moissy..rather than stare at a tiny stone reminding u that u can’t afford bigger…however,if ur ok with something smaller then a diamond is preferable in my opinion…I take pride in all the time it took me to choose my diamond pear..if I would’ve chosen moissy,it woulda taken a few minutes.now when I look at my ring,I feel proud knowing I searched high and low on a budget and found a .61 carat pear with a mm size of a .75 oear..with no visible inclusions…for $710..NOW when I go back and sift thru diamonds of same carat/color/clarity,they start at over $900…and are blurry,spotty,and no smaller…so I feel lucky to have grabbed mine…

It’s a K color wich is ok since I didn’t want super fake looking white.but if u need/prefer a whiter diamond on a budget,then definately have to take the moissy route…

So it’s preferrence.no one is gonna ask..is that real?but that’s always my fear..haha..so I can say,yes it is real:)

Here’s mine in dim lighting..so u can’t see the sparke..outside thigh,it’s like a chandelier..

nb

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