(Closed) Moissanite vs Diamond

posted 6 years ago in Rings
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Bumble bee

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ct2015:  Dunno about everyone else, but mine has lab-created diamonds and uses recycled metal. Although tbh I’m not someone who cares a ton about the ethical implications, it was just a nice bonus. I’m just against spending money when I don’t have to

Post # 137
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Bumble bee

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stefzbee:  For the record I’m a proud moissanite owner with no qualms about it being a diamond sim, but I can’t blame her for being offended since a lot of diamond owners make “simulants” out to be a bad thing. I mean a page before her post someone said “I’ll probably get flamed or this, but the truth is that I consider moissys and other simulants cheap fakes.” Sooo imma respectively disagree that the blame of these posts going to shit is solely on moissanite owners

ETA: also for the record I’m not really addressing you specifically, I appreciate that all of your posts have been fact-based

Post # 138
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it’s a very personal decision, however, financially house&moissanite>diamond.  As long as you invest wisely, the return on your real estate will be far better than investing in a diamond.  That being said, if you really like one particular stone, the other just isn’t quite the same.

Post # 139
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Just want to say I love reading the debates regarding diamond v. moissanite.

Anyone know where in Houston, TX I can see a moissanite in person? The bee has made me extremely curious and I am tempted to go to eBay and scoop me up one for RHR.

 

Post # 140
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

 

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kimmybee77:  You can order one online and return it.  That’s what I did.

My boyfriend and I have been having this discussion recently.  I bought an unenhanced moissanite pendant (0.75ct) to see what all the hype was about.  It’s pretty, but I would not call it gorgeous by any means.  There’s way too much tint for my liking and I have never seen the sparkly disco ball effect that so many people talk about.  I ordered it directly from C&C last year; maybe I got a dud, but I was really disappointed.

I recently ordered a 1ct Forever One to see the difference.  I was pretty impressed, especially when comparing it to my sister’s diamond ring.  The diamond was still a bit crisper and more steely grey than the F1.  I still have never seen the disco ball sparkle as the F1 was sparkly, but not crazy.  Maybe my expectations were too high.  My boyfriend thought it was pretty but preferred the look of the diamond more.  He has completely bought into the DeBeers brainwashing that you have to have a diamond otherwise you’re cheap, and after what happened to one of my friends, he’s even more convinced of that.

My friend got engaged last Christmas.  She got a 1.5ct emerald in a diamond halo.  I found out recently, at her bridal shower, that it’s actually a moissanite.  I was fooled as I did think it was a diamond.  Unfortunately, she got a lot of crap from her judgy McJudgy mom and aunt.  Her mom especially thought it was her FI’s idea to take the “cheap” route, when it was the bride’s idea, and she had to convince her Fiance to buy the moissy to begin with.  It caused a lot of unecessary drama for my friend.  Who cares what she wears?  Her Fiance felt so bad that he bought her a diamond emerald in a halo – an exact replica of her moissy ring but smaller.  The brides’ mom did apologize and things have smoothed over, but my boyfriend feels like he would be judged more since he has a higher paying professional job than my friend’s Fiance (who actually already has a good paying job to begin with).

Bottom line, you have to do what works for you.  Whatever someone has for their engagement ring has no bearing on my life.  I don’t judge anyone that has moissy, CZ or a plain band.  It’s such a personal decision.

Post # 141
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Newbee

My engagement ring is from Moissanite Co (https://www.moissaniteco.com/) and it is FREAKING GORGEOUS. We haven’t told anyone except for my Mom that it is NOT a diamond and no one has been able to tell otherwise. (We haven’t told anyone because we don’t want the judgement from those who think we can’t afford a diamond, etc. I simply did not want a diamond. I like the LOOK of a diamond though, so a moissanite was an natural choice) Also, the Forever One Diamond (that comes standard at Moissanite Co) has the clarity and shine of an SI/H diamond – it’s so pretty. Seriously. We’ve been engaged since February and there hasn’t been even a single moment that I haven’t been thankful we did this instead of a diamond.

I got a 1.5 carat ring. Here’s a photo!image1

Post # 142
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Wannabee

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shelbyyyg:  Hey girl! First time poster myself!

I went with the Moissanite because of price mainly. I’ve never been a fan of diamonds myself (even though it’s my birth stone) and am trying to keep wedding costs down. I love my ring so much!

Amanda

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Wannabee

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pandab408:  Also that picture is huge LOL 

Post # 144
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Worker bee

Diamonds are pretty but mean nothing to me. Moissanites are just as pretty and you can get a bigger one for way less money. No contest in my book! Moissy’s all the way.

Post # 145
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Newbee

Had I known about Moissantes before we spent $10K, I would’ve went with a Moissante and got it for waaay less.  My fiance has a lot of pride with that kind of stuff and probably wouldn’t have agreed to it, but I would’ve at least tried talking him into it.  Seriously, even if it was just a gold band, I’d be happy as long as it’s from him.  Sometimes, I look at my ring and I’m like, “Why is this little rock so expensive?”  I could’ve gotten a nice pair of boobs and a tummy tuck instead, LOL. 😛 😀

 

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Post # 146
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Newbee

I have a vintage diamond ring. I was undecided between getting a real diamond or maybe a sapphire. Didn’t know about Moissanite until I joined this board.

I went with vintage because I think its more “eco” than getting a brand new diamond and I like that my ring and setting is unique. I am happy that I have a diamond ring. It’s authentic and has history behind it. If I were to get a fun fashion ring, maybe i’d consider it…? but there are so many other fun colorful gems!

Post # 147
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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minniegrace:  I try to stick with the facts, because at the end of the day emotional responses don’t hold much merit lol. Keep enjoying your moissanite and whoever has a problem with sims, that’s their problem, not any of yours.

Post # 148
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

This is my moissanite engement ring I received his April . I love my ring. I don’t care for diamonds because of all the hype and conflicts revolving around them. For the same size diamond the price would be ridiculous. Putting money towards home makes far more sense.

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Post # 149
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

I’ve seen moissainite in person since my sister chose that for her engagement ring and I was seriously blown away. I was very skeptical about it and nervous that other people might judge her for it, but now I have no concerns. It’s so beautiful & would totally fool me if I didn’t already know. And I stare at my diamond all the time lol. I think it’s an excellent choice for those who are open to it.

Before this forum and before my sister told me about moissainite, I was very close-minded and a bit of a snob when it came to simulants or stones that are clear/diamond-like. Maybe this is because my SO and I only ever considered diamonds since that’s what we were conditioned to believe is a “real” engagement ring (despite this being untrue).

So really it’s about what you personally value more. The appearance of diamond vs moissainite? I’m no jeweler but they were nearly indistinguishable to me in various lighting. The durability? Again, they’re quite close. Moissainite has had some issues with oil stains but they can be cleaned off. The price? This is where they differ greatly, but you will also have the diamond to pass down as an heirloom someday. It just comes down to what you value most right now.

Post # 150
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Helper bee

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stefzbee:  Thanks for posting that picture of natural moissanite! I have seen other photos but not that one. I am in awe that there is a material in the universe that looks like dull dark coal but sparkles with all the colors of the rainbow! And you are right, I probably would not want to wear it for an engagement ring, lol, but I sure wouldn’t mind having one of those displayed in my home. The contrast is amazing to me!

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