- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
$88,000 dollars for a 1.41 carat stone? 🙁
$88,000 dollars for a 1.41 carat stone? 🙁
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.
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 🙂
Moissanite x Infinity.
3ct Old European Cut J Color Amora Moissanite
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.
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?
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.
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…
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.
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. 🙂
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?
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.
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.
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