Post # 166
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.
Post # 167
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!” 😉
Post # 168
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
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
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
Moissanite 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. 😉 ps. I have a 2 ct Moissy Solitaire and a 2 ct moissy stones band. I couldn’t be happier!!!
Post # 172
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
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
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
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
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 🙂
Have a sparkly day, ladies! 😀
Post # 177
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
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. 😉
Post # 179
Beautiful! Where is your weding band from? Love!
Post # 180
i am OBSESSED with your ring!!! Is there a style name? I never new about moissys until the Bee and i am in loveeeee