(Closed) Moissanite or Diamond???? HELP!!!

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 122
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2003

You know the reason these people are against moissanites? its because the people with the expensive diamond rings feel as if they are in a league of their own and think people with lesser means to get a real diamond shouldnt have somthing that looks like one. so in my opinion from a person that owns both a 1 ct diamond and a 1.25 ct moissanite I feel that you should have what you can afford and if that happens to be a moissanite then so be it. 

Post # 123
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Newbee

I did ALOT of research and decided (happily) on moissanite. I got the ring of my dreams and it did not break the bank…it’s 2.2 carat center stone oval halo moissanite

Post # 124
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@digitorum: You said, “Moissanite is just CZ with a different chemical component.”

I’d like to take a moment to point out that, even though the point is that both CZ and Moissanite are lab created, this statement is completely and totally false, and it is also grossly misleading.

For everybody else, I have to point this out:

Moissanite’s chemical symbol is SiC, or silicon carbide. It is one silicon atom bound to one carbon atom.

Cubic Zirconia’s chemical symbol is ZrO2, or zirconium dioxide, which is one zirconium atom bound to two oxygen atoms.

Diamond can be denoted as just C, or carbon.

All three have different chemical makeups and are therefore completely different stones. All three are clear stones. All three have different properties, pros, cons, etc. HOWEVER, they are three separate things. (And technically, moissanite is closer to diamond than CZ will ever be, in terms of chemical makeup, in that they both contain carbon.)

By the original logic seen above, you could say that hydrogen peroxide is just water, with a different chemical makeup… Except, if you drink pure hydrogen peroxide, you’d probably die since it can cause some really nasty chemical burns, even when it’s only partially diluted. Misrepresentation of scientific facts is not cool! (And sometimes it can be deadly.) The end.

Post # 126
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Blushing bee

After starting my own threads lately to ask some questions about enhanced moissanite I should have just looked her first to see how “heated” this conversation got and saved myself the firepit!  LOL  oh well.  I feel sad that some people can not just respect each other’s opinions. 

 

 

Post # 127
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Jane8530:  No one was rude to you or disrespected your opinions on your other thread. Everyone was very kind and accomodating actually, and I really don’t see how your other thread got heated. Just had to stand up for the other bees 🙂

Good luck with whatever you choose.

Post # 128
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@Jane8530:  Some people can’t. But what happened on your post, honestly, was a tea party compared to some of the moissy/diamond debates I’ve seen on here. Seems like I’ve seen a thread or two get deleted altogether because everyone exploded into chaos. Moissy/diamond on the bee gets like what breastfeeding/abortion/cat declawing debates get like most other places, if that makes sense. It’s ALWAYS a really touchy topic.

Post # 128
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

My wedding set is diamonds..I really love diamonds and always have but I dont think that diamonds are superior to other gems…ive never owned a moissanite but from the ones ive seen on here are gorgeous..I would love to own a moissanite some day as a rhr. Its really about personal preference. I love all precious gems!! 

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