(Closed) Moissanite vs Diamond

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 166
Member
3936 posts
Honey bee

View original reply
ppresto:  

I think your idea is very wise. If a sparkly band fits with their sensibilities about an e-ring, they could go ahead and get a wonderful diamond band and call it good. Granted, I’d probably say get two bands: one moissies and one diamonds. That way, they can really see which they like better in case this gemstone comparison issue ever comes up again. 

Bling!

 

 

Post # 167
Member
12 posts
Newbee

I love my moissanite! The sparkle is so eye catching. I won it a couple of months ago and haven’t stopped staring at it. As the saying goes, ” If diamonds are a girls best friend, then moissanite is her lover!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by ksolivan29.
Post # 168
Member
932 posts
Busy bee

View original reply
shelbyyyg:  Keep in mind the type of moissanite you are looking at. I think I went into helzberg diamonds? I can not remember but it was in the mall. They sold FB moissanite but they didn’t have any in store to see at the time I was there. Forever One will be the whitest stone with no warmth as FB can show some warmth in different lighting which may not be a big deal for you. WHATEVER you choose I hope it will make you happy happy joy joy! That is all the matters in the end, not what kind, where it came from, or how it was made. Good luck!

Post # 169
Member
10 posts
Newbee

I have a forever brilliant 1 ct equivalent in rose gold. Love it so much. I just could not justify spending more for a diamond.  

Post # 170
Member
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My engagement ring is an old European cut moissanite equivalent in size to a half carat diamond. It’s set in a band made of recycled rose gold. It’s exactly what I wanted. My wedding band has two small diamonds in it.

Post # 171
Member
1 posts
Wannabee

Moissanite ย 100%. Ofcourse Diamons are a girls best friend, but Moissys are beautiful and most ppl dont ever notice the difference unless you tell them. Its thousands cheaper and you have a beautiful piece of great quality!! Bit the Moissy, save for your home, be happy. Just my 2 cents. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ps. I have a 2 ct Moissy Solitaire and a 2 ct moissy stones band. I couldn’t be happier!!!ย 

Post # 172
Member
41 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I am team Moissanite all the way!! Personally, I have never wanted a diamond, I do not buy into the marketing buzz of diamonds, and as such, I do not value it in the way that other people do. BUT, that being said I do like the look of a clear stone. So my Fiance and I went on the hunt for a clear stone that is durable and looks beautiful – Forever One Moissanite was definitely the one!

I was able to get a 1,25ct Moissanite which is absolutely beautiful. I actually gasped when I opened the package because it was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined!

I am proud of us for making the decision to buy Moissanite instead of a diamond. Not only did we get a gorgeous stone, but we were able to put a much larger down payment on our first house as a result of not spending thousands on a diamond. To me that is a much better investment than a diamond. 

I will not be ‘passing’ my Moissanite off as a diamond. As I said, I am proud of the decision we made and will preach the Moissanite gospel at any opportunity I get! 

At the end of the day it comes down to what YOU will be comfortable with. As some of the other Bees said – if you will feel uneasy about not having a diamond, then get a Moissanite. If you are not too attached to the type of stone you get and want a beautiful sparkly stone – then get a Moissanite. 

Post # 173
Member
1201 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

View original reply
mrstodd2bee:  yes, but it is the closest gemstone to the diamond in terms of hardness. It also doesn’t cleave like a diamond, thus making it tougher and more suitable for daily wear. 

Post # 174
Member
1201 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

View original reply
mrstodd2bee:  and actually, the MOH’s scale is just about ability of gems to be scratched. I say it’s only slightly less hard than a diamond because nothing but a diamond can scratch it. Sapphires are also a great choice because only diamonds and moissys can scratch them.

quartz is a 7, and dust is made of Quartz so anything below a 7 is fragile and will lose its facets 

Post # 175
Member
35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Another idea if you want a diamond but don’t think you can afford your dream ring is get one from a website like “I do now I don’t” “have you seen the ring”. They are pre owned so they are as much as half off. From experience-you are the one who looks at your ring all day long, who is going to admire it on your 50th wedding anniversary, who may have dreams of passing it on to future generations so imagine how you will feel at those places in your life with the ring you choose. 

Post # 176
Member
34 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2017

View original reply
msjulieyaj:  LMAOROFL—I *love* you!!! hahahahahahaha!!! OMGosh–my most favorite comment here!!!

And again, as stated 1,000,000,00000 comments ago, I love BOTH diamonds and moissanites–there’s pros and cons to both ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Have a sparkly day, ladies! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Post # 177
Member
23 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’d pick an amount you’re comfortable spending, then evaluate your diamond options vs your moissanite options within that range and see what you like more.

Nothing wrong with wanting a diamond, but a house is an investment that could earn you more over time. Diamonds are horrible investments financially.

Post # 178
Member
23 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’d pick a number you are comfortable spending, then evaluate your diamond options vs your moissanite options and see what you like more.

a house could earn you money over time…a diamond is a terrible investment financially. Not to say there’s anything wrong with wanting one though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 179
Member
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

View original reply
rothy:  Beautiful! Where is your weding band from? Love! 

Post # 180
Member
31 posts
Newbee

View original reply
tdeysher:  i am OBSESSED with your ring!!! Is there a style name? I never new about moissys until the Bee and i am in loveeeee

The topic ‘Moissanite vs Diamond’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors