(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 # 93
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I don’t like diamonds personally. It is a political thing to me. I wanted a colored stone but Fiance didn’t really agree. He is way more traditional than I am. So to split the difference, we went lab created. I do love my ring. But yes not going the traditional route does make it possible to get a larger stone and I will NOT complain about that. 

    Post # 94
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I wanted a relatively small stone for my e-ring, so it’s a diamond.  I wouldn’t want to trade in and get bigger of any stone because I LOVE the size of my ring!  .4 ct ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 95
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Moissanite x Infinity.

    3ct Old European Cut J Color Amora Moissanite

    Custom Setting

    Total Amazingness

    NO REGRETS!

    Post # 96
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Funny story…my jeweler was married years ago.  He met his ex wife when she shopped at his store and asked about an emerald ring.  

    She said “is that a real emerald?”  

    J replied, “It is a genuine synthetic emerald, and yes it is as real as you and me, not imaginary.”  

    Tricked by his wording, she bought it.  Years later they were divorced but have a loving relationship with their son and remain friends.  Ex wife goes to ask J if she could sell her emerald ring now that years went by and she is sure its worth a lot since it is genuine.  J reminds her, genuine synthetic means its a REAL FAKE.  Its all about how you convince yourself of things…perception is more truth than facts.  This is a true story, and J is an ass.

    Post # 97
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

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    @puppiekisses:  It doesn’t really sit well when you say “genuine synthetic means its a REAL FAKE.” I understand that it is all about perception, but if somebody can really convince themselves that something is fake even though it has the exact same composition as something God created and can be mined, then I would seriously worry about THEIR perception, not mine.

     

    If it looks like an emerald, tests like an emerald, composed of the same things as an emerald, it’s probably ( No, definitely.) an emerald. How it came to be seems irrelevant to the equation.

    Is a lab diamond not real?

    Post # 98
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Size was never an issue for me.  I’ve got tiny hands and I don’t feel like big stones look as good on me (even the lady at the ring store said that .5 carat is about the biggest solitaire I can handle).  I have a small diamond and I love it.  If size had been an issue, I would have preferred a colored stone over something that looks like a diamond.

    Post # 99
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Me and SO are getting a moissanite no matter what ring we get…i just love the science behind it…but im kind of a nerd…plus i think diamonds can be over priced….we just love natural and created stones…but we are very frugal…and it has nothing to do with the size we are still looking at 0.5ct to .75 ct equivalent center stone….it just purely for what the stone is….scientifically….i love the idea of it….either way….i would be happy….but i chose to introduce him to moissanite…just because i dont want my SO to spend tons and tons of money on a ring…i would be happy with a ring out of cracker jack box…but again…we LOVE the science behind it…

    Post # 100
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    Newbee

    My boyfriend was previously married and had purchased a 2.5 ct ring.  He thinks diamonds are a waste but said he will get me whatever I want.  So I’ve been looking at moissanites and morganite and think I’ll get a light pink one (whichever I choose) because it will be cheaper, but I’ll still get the same size I’d choose even with a diamond.

    Post # 101
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    199 posts
    Blushing bee

    I personally prefer Moissanite. I like that it is a clear stone, very unique, and very affordable. My SO and I do plan on getting Moissanite. I just don’t personally feel that a diamond would be any better than a Moissanite, for my ring. I am comfortable with the decision and so is my SO. We do have enough money to but a diamond of the same size, but to us, it is not worth it. We plan to buy land and build a house and have children so, for us, we would much rather put that money into those things.

    It’s all about what you prefer. This topic is a never-ending discussion. those who love Moissanite love Moissanite and those who love Diamonds, love Diamonds. No one is wrong, it’s just all what you feel comfortable with and what is best for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 102
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I have nothing against diamonds.  My promise ring I have now is aquamarine and diamonds.  The engagement ring setting we picked out is diamonds, and will have an amora moissy centre.  I love both, but I just honestly prefere moissanite to diamonds.  I LOVE the idea that it was literally born from a star, and I can’t even justify spending $30 on a purse, how can I justify letting my SO spend $5000 on a diamond?  

    Post # 103
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    Buzzing bee

    The reason I always liked diamonds is because they’re beautiful, white sparkly stones. I hated the damage they do to lives and to the earth and the fact that they’re very pricey due to the monopoly De Beers has on them. Then moissanite comes along and is just as good looking as a diamond, just as tough (there is a sight difference but it’s very slight) yet way cheaper and doesn’t tear regions apart like diamonds do. sold! I would’t want a diamond of equal size or clarity etc. I would choose the moissanite. I just don’t quite understand the love affair with diamonds They are not rare and literally ruin lives. They are extremely over priced. I wouldn’t want a rock that has caused the people who mined it heartache and pain. No rock is worth that.

    Post # 104
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    There are so many misconceptions about diamonds, moissanite and the industry as a whole. First of all diamonds are not blood diamonds anymore than coffee beans are blood beans. In the commodity industry you will have greedy dictators use their lands resources to get what they want. It doesn’t matter if it is gold, silver, beans, rice, CLOTHES, ipods etc. Hopefully you get my drift it is inconsistent to condemn the diamond industry yet, eat beef, or wear most name brand clothes. Secondly diamonds help a lot of people and provide education and lives for a lot of people in Africa. It is their LIVELIHOOD.  please research this at http://www.diamondfacts.org.

    Next moissanite is a synthetic manmade stone. They may have discovered it on a meteor but all of it today is manmade in a labratory. It is not NEARLY as hard a diamond and will scratch over time plus it is doubly refractive. This could be good or bad depending on your preference but it does look fake to anyone who knows diamonds. It also tends to be yellowish greenish tinted.

    I am not saying that you must choose diamond. I don’t care really I juust want you to be informed. Diamonds are always going to hold their value better than a syntehtic gemstone. And in the end it can hold up better to everyday wear and tear and jewelers torches etc. (as long as it’s not treated)

    I love natural diamonds they are all unique and have special characteristics even the flawless diamonds. But I know that moissanite is not doing so well in sales and in the near future if you cannot afford a diamond youu will be able to buy a nano-diamond coated cubic zirconia. Which will be harder, white and more lustrous then any other substitutes on the market. Good luck ladies.

    Post # 105
    Hostess
    10351 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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    @Kitquist:  Perfect response!!  I chose all the same reasons in basically the exact same order as you!  We are HUGE science geeks so the idea of a moissanite had me sold the second a coworker received one for an e-ring (I had never heard of them).  I do admit that when she first told me that she was getting a moissanite, not a diamond, I initially turned my nose up (DeBeers brainwashing for sure)… but the more research I did on my own the more I was convinced.  Then I saw hers in person and OMG! Her RB cut unenhanced 1 ct is an absolute stunner.  After I told SO (he thought I was joking at first) and showed him everything about moissanite he was ecstatic that I found something we didn’t have to drop $10K on (every diamond I liked was 8-10K).  He was prepared to pay that amount for me if that is what I truly wanted, but after I realized what my financial priorties were and saw a moissy IRL I knew it was the perfect choice for us!  Not very long later, we purchased a FB moissy and now I am impatiently awaiting to receive her ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 106
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    10351 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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    @Seattlebridetobe:  Rubies and sapphires are a 9 on the Mohs scale.  I’ve worn a ruby on my left hand (middle finger) and a sapphire on my right ring finger for 6-7 years, everyday, without ever taking them off to shower or clean.  I’ve only taken them off to be cleaned every now and again.  Neither one has a single scratch or chip!  I’m pretty rough with my hands and not the most graceful of people either.  If a moissy is a 9.25 or higher, then the only thing that can scratch it is another moissy or a diamond.  

     

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