(Closed) Moissanite vs Diamond

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Post # 286
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Buzzing bee

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ladycirtolthiel:  Also, I think you need to learn the difference between “simulant” and “lab created.” Man made moissanite is not a diamond simulant. It’s a lab created version of natural moissanite, which is extremely rare (too rare to distribute widely as jewelry), and chemically identical to the real thing.

Sigh.

I think you need to learn the defininition of simulant (I’ll help you … simulant: a thing that simulates or resembles something else). The only reason Moissanite & Co. is in business at all is because moissanite rings resemble diamond rings. Just look around the bee — there’s at least one “Can I pass this honkin’ 3 carat moissy off as a diamond to my coworkers???” thread out there right now. Of course moissys are simulants. The fact that some people claim to like the look of them better than diamonds doesn’t change that, nor does the fact that the idea to manufacture them arises out of the discovery of an actual rock.

Moissys. Are. Diamond. Simulants. 

 

Post # 287
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Blushing bee

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alamana:  A day late but wanted to say +1000 to your post about convenient “ethics.”

I love that moissy exists. A diamond engagement ring is a big tradition and I love that it allows more people to participate in that tradition, not just those that are able to pay thousands for a diamond. 

But I wholeheartedly agree with you that the popularity of 2 carat moissy stones is instrucive. At that point, to me at least, it’s less about tradition and dare I say, keeping up appearances. There’s no shame in not being able to afford a 2 or 3 carat diamond. Almost no one can! Just downsize like everyone else.

Its also telling that they don’t make moissy in smaller sizes (under a carat).

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Post # 288
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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ladycirtolthiel:  Man made moissanite is not a diamond simulant.

In case you missed the link earlier in this thread… Moissaniteco and GIA say otherwise…..

https://www.moissaniteco.com/pdf/Synthetic-Moissanite-A-New-Diamond-Substitute.pdf

A new diamond imitation, synthetic moissanite (silicon carbide), is now being produced by C3 Inc. in near-colorless form for jewelry purposes……

CONCLUSION: Near-colorless synthetic moissanite soon could become widely available as a diamond imitation.

Post # 289
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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alamana: 

To clarify “Calm your tits” has been a long running internet meme, and refers to someone blowing something out of proportion, being overly dramatic or needs to relax.

Lol the meme is hilarious v

Post # 290
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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minniegrace:  this!  So true!  

I have had a diamond ring (lost it) I’ve had cz ring, and several different moissanite. Yellow gold three stone, round halo, solitaire square cut and a solitaire cushion cut.  Right now I have a oval halo ring. My point. No matter what ring I have or what stone I have I’m still married. With or without a ring. And if I walked out of my house without a ring on my finger I will still be married. It doesn’t matter what you get as long as you are happy with what you have that’s all that matters. Even if you never got a ring and still went and got married, guess what, you’d still be married. 

Post # 291
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Blushing bee

Wow. Just…. I can’t with the bitchiness….. I….

Post # 292
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Busy bee

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purple0hair0bee:  Diamond vs. moissanite is like a guaranteed claws out type of thread. I was surprised it was as civil as it was for so long

Post # 294
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My husband gave me a $20k budget…I picked an Amora and a downpayment on a new car, which I needed to buy anyway.  😀  Diamonds are pretty, moissanites are pretty.  I would rather see my money growing in investment accounts than sitting on my finger.  People have different priorities. 

Post # 295
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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Arae83:  Some have both. I already had a new car when my husband proposed, and we purchased a home within 30 days of his proposal. We started house shopping the weekend after he proposed, and closed on our home 3 weeks after that. Purchasing a diamond doesn’t equal sacrifice in other areas. We have money growing (hence me being able to quit my stressful ass job last year), we both have reliable cars, we have a lovely home, and I have a diamond e-ring and wedding band. Nothing was compromised for me to have a diamond ring, and that is the case for many others. So money can be growing in investment accounts in conjunction with the ring sitting on the finger. If you chose a less expensive ring, thats your choice. But no need to discount those who didn’t, as though we don’t have money growing in investments because we have diamonds. 

Post # 296
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Bumble bee

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Arae83:  

Your money isn’t an “investment” if you put it into a car…a car is a depreciating asset. A diamond will hold its value more than a car will in 20 years.

Post # 297
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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aliceandrews:  My moissanite center stone is 0.5 carat. I prefer the look of smaller stones. Just sayin.

Post # 298
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

It’s been so ingrained in me by family that it’s diamond or nothing that I don’t think I could really connect with a mossy personally. 

However, I love gemstones so I wouldnt have a problem with going for a colored gemstone over both.

Post # 299
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I just cannot fathom why these threads always end up into this type of mess.

People who the eff cares. If someone feels a diamond is better than a moissy that is their opinion.They didn’t pay for, nor do they have to wear my ring.  I feel justified in buying my moissy and don’t feel like a fake, poser or whatever other insults are being hurled in this thread. There is no need to bash other peoples decisions to justify yours. Moissy owner, Asha owner  or diamond owner.

for f_ck sakes just give the reason you bought your stone and move on, we’re all adults right? What you eat don’t make me sh*t and vice versa!

EDIT: Just out of curiosity for those who keep talking about wearing fake bgs, you do realize that most brand names are replicas of designer bags even though they don’t label them with the same name. Example: The top is a Givenchy Antigona bag and the bottom is a Rebecca Minkoff Perry. Does the bottom say Givenchy? No… would you still call it a fake because it looks similar for a lower price? I doubt it! And for those who mentioned like ALdo and Steve Madden bags they do the same thing. Now if the bottom bag was labelled Givenchy, hell yes thats a fake bag. I apply the same to AG and moissanites, but maybe that’s just my logic!

Post # 300
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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stefzbee:  Of course you can have both a ring and investments.  But the distributions change depending on where the money is.  Disposable income gets distributed in accordance to people’s priorities, and spending more on luxury items means less in savings/investments.  I just listed my priorities.  No where did I discount anyone else’s choices.

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ct2015:  Agreed on a car being a depreciating asset.  But I needed one anyway, and using the ring money on the car meant keeping other cash in other accounts instead of taking it out for a car, which was my point.  It wasn’t a choice between a diamond and a car.  It was a choice between something that looks identical (to me anyway) for a fraction of the price, a car, and keeping more in savings/investments. 

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