(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 # 47
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    A diamond, no doubt. Like others, I have never heard of moissanites prior to wedding bee. I’m not sure how I feel about them. I like the thought of a moissanite for stud earrings or something, maybe. I do know I wouldn’t want one for an engagement ring. Or a wedding band. I’d rather have a smaller diamond.

    Post # 48
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    A diamond, no doubt. Like others, I have never heard of moissanites prior to wedding bee. I’m not sure how I feel about them. I like the thought of a moissanite for stud earrings or something, maybe. I do know I wouldn’t want one for an engagement ring. Or a wedding band. I’d rather have a smaller diamond if it had to be one or the other.

    Post # 49
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Diamond…but I voted whatever my fiance chose…because HE chose it…

    I told him that when we were talking about engagement rings….I used the hockey jersey he bought me as an example…I wear it because HE bought it for me….and the amber ring he bought me…I wear it because HE bought it for me…..

    He wanted me to have something “elegant and timeless that I will be proud of in 40 years”

    Post # 50
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I had never heard of moissanite before these boards, so after I read about them here I curiously asked my fiancé what he thought since he is a graduate gemologist and has worked in the jewelry industry five plus years.  He said there is no comparison and they look blueish which easily identifies them from real diamonds.  Just fyi from his professional standpoint ๐Ÿ™‚ I would personally prefer a diamond even if it was teeny tiny because it’s real! 

    Post # 51
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Oh and he just told me to add they scratch way more easily then a diamond. and are doubly refractive which means they split light twice, whatever that means… lol.  Just some inside jeweler info ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 52
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    @Seattlebridetobe:  Sounds like your Fiance is having trouble keeping moissanite and CZ straight. CZ has a blue tint, and moissanite is the next hardest stone after diamond. The last point is true for moissanite though, and it has the effect of making it seem sparklier. 

    Post # 53
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I told SO I want a Moissanite ring, mostly because of the price (it would cost roughly $20k for a diamond of the same carat size and clarity that I would like) with the ethical and environmental factors being a huge plus! Also, the fact that we’re nerds and love science and space made it a very appealing stone. (I’m an engineer, he’s an animator) 

     

    As for the moissy vs diamonds debate, this is just one of those things that some people wont be able to agree on. More power to every woman that decides what she wants/likes and goes for it. <3

    Post # 54
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Totally prefer to have a diamond for the following reasons: My mum’s engagement ring is a diamond and all other family rings are diamonds and I love the sentiment that that holds, my birth stone is a diamond and I love the fact that my beautiful, classic diamond dream ring that my husband bought for me will one day be passed down to our future children. I drool over my mums jewllery and love the sentimental value of it. I cant wait for my daughter or daughter in law to enjoy the jewllery my DH gave to me.  Totally not opposed to Moissy or other gems as RHR, I think there amazing actually but for a ring as important as my engagement and wedding ring it had to be diamonds. Luckily for me my hubby totally agreed! Yay!

    Post # 55
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Taeyers – I guess the higher refractive index is what gives it the different color actually (the unnatural amount of “fire” because they handle light differently is what makes the color different, so not the actual color of the stone) Unfortunately he doesn’t have them confused, its his profession. Despite it being the next hardest stone to a diamond it’s still only barely harder then sapphires and rubies and means after 3-5 years will be scratched or chipped  ๐Ÿ™ Apparently jewelers also super mark up moissanite & love to sell it to people because it’s so cheap for them to buy & mark it up to 200% more then their cost compared to actually only a 20% mark up on diamonds.  Just trying to get the facts out there because jewelers make such a big mark up on them they are willing to tell people whatever they want to hear to sell them.  As long as you know the facts then you should be able to make your decision from there!

    Post # 56
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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    @Seattlebridetobe:  Agreed, although atm i work in finance i used to (and am still friends with the girls who still do) work in the jewelery department and mossys do have a blue tinge

    another reason i perfer diamonds ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 57
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    Bee Keeper

    Diamond. After seeing moissanite in person there was no comparison in sparkle and fire. It was like comparing apples to oranges to me, and I much prefer diamond. 

    Post # 58
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Moissanite. I would choose it again in a heartbeat!

    My moissanite doesn’t have a blue tinge to it and I have never seen one that does? Maybe a warmer tone to it and possibly some green if its an unenhanced. I’ve blinded complete strangers with the fire and brillance of my ring so I would have to say its a pretty fiesty stone ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 59
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    Worker bee

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    @Seattlebridetobe:  If it’s the next-hardest to diamond, than what, exactly, is supposed to scratch it? All the diamond dust floating around? And if it’s normal for sapphires and rubies to be scratched/chipped in 3-5 years, this is certainly the first I’ve heard of it.

    Post # 60
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Pro-moissy. Don’t get me wrong, diamonds are beautiful, but way more expensive. Moissanites are just as beautiful if not more (because of its fire) and are significantly cheaper. Only a jewelry expert looking closely at my hand will notice the difference anyway.

    Post # 61
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @Kitquist:  I thought that was some strange information as well! A diamond would be the only thing that can scratch a Moissanite!

     

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