(Closed) Moissanite vs diamond

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you prefer a moissanite instead of a diamond just to have it bigger?

    No. Never.

    yes, of course, I prefer it bigger

    It doesn't matter, as long as my FI chose it

    other

  • Post # 32
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m going to be honest – I have no idea what Moissanite even is.  Before this board I had never even heard of it. I know you may point and say, “Ah, but maybe you’ve seen it and thought it was a real diamond!” but I live in an area where people pay for their morning coffee on black cards.  That doesn’t exclude them from purchasing Moissy but, just trust on this one that the chances of them having Moissy are very low. I wouldn’t even know where they would buy it in our area. How did all of you hear about Moissy in the first place? I’ve browsed through bridal mags and I swear I don’t remember ever hearing about it. Though, I am fascinated that people throw around that it’s a “space created” sort of thing.  I have a lot of physicist friends who may be interested in investing in this magical space-originating stone!

    Post # 33
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    1152 posts
    Bumble bee

    We almost got moissanite. 🙂 The price was a big bonus, but we didn’t want to get something just because it was cheaper. After a lot of discussion and research, I liked the sparkle and the clarity of a moissy, so we decided to do it.

    I have never wanted a big stone – I’m a pianist, so wearing a ring at all will be difficult enough! The moissy wouldn’t have been any bigger than what we’d planned for a diamond. .5 ct or under.

    However, the local jeweler where we got our rings offers a fantastic warranty deal – but only for diamonds. Free lifelong cleaning, free stone insurance, free lifelong repairs, free engraving, free ring replacement within the first year, etc. It was hard to say no to that! So in the end, we decided that the extra money was worth the wonderful warranty and got a diamond anyway.

    Post # 34
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m blessed that my DH was able to get me the diamond ering of my dreams. That being said, when we were looking for rings, I knew I preferred a colored gemstone rather than going for something that (to the untrained eye) looks like a diamond. For example, I would rather get a large blue sapphire (a la Kate Middleton) than a large Moissy. That said, I don’t knock the girls that do have a Moissy. For us, personally, we would’ve gone the colored route if size was really an issue.

     

    Post # 35
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    Worker bee

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    @Suerte:  I read about moissanite in a magazine way back when it first came out. Don’t remember what magazine it was, just something I was reading on an airplane. Only times I’ve heard about it since were on the Bee and when I was actively looking for moissanite-related things, though.

    Post # 36
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    5373 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I prefer Moissanite for many other reasons, but yes, I would choose a larger Moissanite over a smaller diamond.

    Post # 37
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I actually prefer a smaller stone, and I’d prefer a diamond.

    Post # 38
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’d rather have a smaller diamond.  Honestly, I’d never heard of moissanite until weddingbee.  The debate between the two is a little tiresome though.

    Post # 39
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I knew I wanted a 1 carat size, I like the way it looked on my stubby fingers. I knew my Fiance was NOT going to pay $$$ for a 1 carat diamond so I began to look at other alternatives. I knew I wanted something diamond-like and out of all the options, the durability of moissy won me over. Fiance was soooo impressed when I showed him all my research and the price, he never questioned me! He proudly told his sister-in-law (when we told her it wasn’t a diamond), “she researched this and picked it out. She didn’t want a diamond!” LOL! So really, yes, it was all about size. 

    Post # 40
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    i have a diamond e-ring, & i wouldn’t want anything else my personal preference, prior to weddingbee i had never even heard of Amora or Moissy lol 

    Post # 43
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    No, I’d just get a bigger diamond…

    Post # 44
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    1975 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Diamond for sure. i like that my ring is real and its really not that expensive

    Post # 45
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Nope, I love my diamond.  It sparkles so much <3 and it’s perfect.  

    Post # 46
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’d feel better about a Moissanite because it’s less expensive than a diamond, but not because I could get a bigger one. I voted “doesn’t matter as long as my Fiance chose it” – he knows I’d be happy with any clear stone.

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