Post # 16
winterinvirginia : No way! Get your mom that moissy and tell her what it is! She rocked that CZ ring with pride, I have no doubt she would love a moissy too! Let her know that it’s much stronger than CZ and won’t get cloudy over time. You’re such a thoughtful daughter!
Post # 17
One more thing, what if she would try to get it apprised and insured? That could mean REAL trouble.
Post # 18
OP tho I just wanted to add: of your mom is anything like mine, she will be so happy with whatever you choose to get her. Moissanite are not cheap so heck any stones will probably just brighten her life! I know I saw my moms face light up when I got her a pair of Havana flip flop and her first LV EQUALLY–she’s just happy that I’ve thought of her while shopping.
Post # 19
forgotusername : OK honestly, I feel uncomfortable going back and forth with you because you are taking my posts WAY out of proportion.
No where in my previous post was I being judgmental about the way people spend money. So if you felt that way, then my bad. That was not my intention. If you read it, I simply stated people spend their money the way they want. They also go into debt for reasons they want. Some people will consider student loans to be worth it, while others may not. Some people will consider wedding debt worth it, while again, others may not. It’s really just a matter of personal preference. My dad is in real estate and deals with many well-to-do people who will only buy houses or businesses with cash. Obviously that’s not even a choice for me since I will never have (although if it happened I wouldn’t fight it) 700K lying around in my bank account.
I’ve seen your replies on recent posts and seems like you have an issue with moissanites or CZ for some strange reason. Like honestly, I’m super confused as to why you are so mad… but to each his or her own. I will no longer be replying to your posts because your issue with my post was not the intent of the post.
P.S. Please actually READ my posts before making incorrect statements. NO WHERE in my post did I say “i’m not gonna buy a diamond even though I can afford it). I wrote JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN AFFORD SOMETHING DOESN’T MEAN YOU ALWAYS BUY IT.
Post # 20
Firstly, it seems this post has touched a nerve with a few people. My partner and I discussed moissy vs diamond when picking my ering and in the end couldn’t find a jeweller who had any moissy rings so went with a diamond. But that was just because we couldn’t see a moissy ring in person. It’s about the meaning of the ring, not the price tag.
Secondly, if you do decide to get your mum a moissy ring, please make sure you tell her, it’s not right to lie to your mum and she sounds like she would be extremely grateful for anything. She’s your mum, not your fiancé. She won’t be expecting you to buy her a ering.
Keep us posted on what you decide 😊
P.s I think I should add that I’m in Australia. I don’t think moissy’s are as popular here as other parts of the world because we went to 17 different jewellers, some of which hadn’t even heard of moissanite.
Post # 21
Get your mom a Moissanite and tell her what it is. My mom received a very pretty high quality diamond ring as an anniversary present for an upgrade. She loves it but when I showed her my Moissanite and explained what it is, she was sold on that and now wants one. She said all that matters is the sparkle and durability, not what it is made of lol.
Post # 22
Thank you, I appreciate everyone’s thoughtful replies. I think some misunderstood my intention – I don’t care whether others know it’s not a diamond. I wanted my mom to think it’s a diamond because I feel she would like the idea of having a diamond. She has no idea how expensive a diamond is and surely won’t go out of her way to get it appraised or insured. It’s just not like her or my family. I did think about explaining what a moissanite is but my mom is 75 and traditional so I wasn’t sure how to bring up this great invention of the century.
No one around her would be rude enough to ask her whether it’s a diamond or comment it looks different. In fact, even if I bought her a real diamond, they would assume it’s not a real diamond because people tend to make that assumption without saying it out loud. Growing up without jewelry, she’s not the type to brag about her ring, either, so she won’t just tell everyone it’s a diamond ring. The conversation will go like this: “That’s a beautiful ring!” “Thank you! (Blushing) My daughter gave it to me.” I just wanted my mom to wear it with confidence but you guys are probably right. She will be proud of the ring whether it’s a diamond or not.
Originally, I talked about this with my sister and my boyfriend. My sister, who doesn’t understand why people spend money on jewelry, said, “Mom doesn’t have to know.” My boyfriend, whose mother buys Tiffany and Cartier for every occasion, said, “I think you should spend a little more and get her a diamond.” I couldn’t decide so wanted to know what others think. I didn’t mean to start a debate on whether a moissanite can pass as a diamond.
Thanks again everyone for sharing your thoughts!
Post # 23
winterinvirginia : Such a sweet thing to do for your mom. I see nothing wrong with buying her a Moissanite or whatever and just not saying what it is unless she specifically asks. Doesn’t seem like your mom would care one way or the other. A gift is a gift. A beautiful ring, is a beautiful ring.
Post # 24
She will probably be so thrilled to have such a beautiful ring and so happy that she has such a thoughtful daughter, she won’t even ask about it being a real diamond! I did think the person who said you could just say it’s lab-created has a good idea though. You are so sweet for doing that for her! Post pics of what you get her!
Post # 25
If she had no problem wearing a CZ, which is a cheap stone I’m sure she would be thrilled with a moissanite which is a good quality stone. 😊 Moissaniteco is having a sale on one of their solitaire settings for Vday, you may want to look into. 🙂
Post # 26
Wow you are a great person my dear , it’s a nice thing to do for your mom, I’m sure she will appreciate that 🙂