Moissanite vs Diamond

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 316
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

FutureDrAtkins:  FWIW diamonds also get dirty really quick. I clean mine every morning haha.

 

Anyways this thread was interesting. I definitely think mossy is a simulant. REAL mossy is also very expensive. Much more expensive than diamonds. So they made it in a lab for cheaper. To me, that makes it doubley fake, which is just something I don’t want.

The ethics reason also makes me lol. No doubt these people also own nikes, iphones, wear ‘regular’ makeup (not cruelty free), etc.

My favourite reason is the ‘it came from outer space!!11!!!’ one though. Even though, as stated above, it came from Bob’s lab.

However, at the end of the day, it literally doesn’t affect me. I’ll take my diamond, you take your mossy – as long as it makes you happy then who cares.

Post # 317
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Arae83:  That was appreciated!

 

Post # 318
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

FutureDrAtkins:  Diamonds are actually terrible for picking up body oils, fingerprints, etc. I clean mine daily when wearing it, because otherwise they lose their sparkle quickly! 

Do you have hard water? I have heard of people seeing that film before but I have never experienced it on my moissanites.

Post # 319
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

RayKay:  Yeah, very hard water – I’m pretty convinced it’s either my body chemistry or the water or a combination of them both. Oh well, I love my moissy for what it is and for now it does the job lovely. I guess I’m just mainly annoyed that I had no idea it was a thing before I got it – and I touted myself on having done “all the research.” The marketing around moissy makes it seem almost better than a diamond (I mean, come on there’s a website CALLED betterthandiamond that sells moissy), and I just wanted to point out to those that aren’t aware to take everything with a grain of salt (on both sides of the argument). 

Post # 320
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2017 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

RayKay:  It’s more than hard water buildup. Organic maybe- an oxygenation type rainbowey sheen like surface of a tiny natural moissanite mneral.  It takes alot of time and scrubbing sometimes to get it off.Satellite

Post # 321
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Blushing bee

Don’t C&C give out little polishing cloths for the oil stain upon request? Haven’t had a problem but agree that it would be super annoying. I read that it was a pretty easy fix with the cloth?

Post # 322
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2017 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

britishdaisy:   they do but takes “pressure vigorous scrubbing” over and over and comes back.cloth

Post # 323
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

SoonMrsCrocker2:  Hm, interesting!  I wonder though why some get it and some don’t? That is only reason I asked about hard water. I had one moissanite for almost five years and never saw that film!

Post # 324
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Yikes. Poor OP was being a rational human being, trying to weigh pros and cons of two options and everyone just came here and unleashed all their insecurities, judgment and inferiority/superiority complexes. 

She probably has the right mindset, could go either way, does not view one choice as “right” or “wrong” or “better” or “worse.” 

 

Post # 325
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Helper bee

I have had both. Started with a diamond (horrible quality, our bad though) then had a few different moissy rings.  I love moissy, but was tired of bouncing around and really wanted to find my forever ring.  When I really thought about what I wanted to wear on my finger from here on out, I decided I wanted it to be a diamond, so that’s what I got. So I’m not only thinking about it being pretty right now, I’m thinking about what do I want to see on my finger 10, 15, 20 years from now, and it’s a diamond.  I didn’t think having a diamond was that important to me, but turns out it was.  When I have a son or daughter about to get engaged, I want to be able to offer a beautiful diamond ring to their SO to use if they so choose. Call me a victim of marketing.  I don’t care lol.  All it comes down to is personal preference and no one should be looked down upon for their decision. 

Post # 326
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Helper bee

I love diamonds.  I think Moissanites are very pretty but haven’t ever seen one in person.  My husband chose the ring for me and I love it and have always imagined a diamond ring for engagement and that’s the only thing he’d heard of so it was pretty straight forward for us.    

Just a 2 cents: Regarding Moissanite: It wouldn’t have been about ethics for me, as there are plenty of diamonds that are ethical.  It would have been because I wanted a gorgeous and giant rock and couldn’t afford it yet but could get the look for less until we could save for the diamond.

My observations with moissanites are fairly incredible in that 95% the ladies that have these beautiful stones seem to be extremely financially savvy as they all seem to have decided not to spend the money they clearly have at their disposal on a diamond… and instead will put it toward a house/investments, down payments etc…. so many women have 10k – 20K or so sitting in the bank and decide to forego a diamond!! That’s amazing.  Hats off.  When we were 25-30, we certainly didn’t!

Post # 327
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Worker bee

My first knee jerk reaction to moissanite was it was fake or cheap, like a CZ. (No offense to any CZ loving Bees, it’s just not usually a Forever stone..) but the more research I did, the more moissy made sense.

First off, it’s lab created so you can get a 100% ethical stone that is usually superior in quality than a mined diamond. Better for the earth and humanity!

Second, moissy has a higher refractive index and I LOVE sparkle. The chemical difference (carbon vs. silicon carbide) makes ZERO difference to me in real life.

Third, I was able to get a MUCH better quality stone for less than a medium quality diamond. I would’ve ended up with a “lower” quality cut, color, clarity, and carat. I had originally budgeted somewhere in the $10,000 range for a 2 carat lower cut and clarity and slightly lower color. I ended up with a colorless 3 carat near flawless (not exactly sure of the clarity and cut) moissy in my dream setting for $2,150.00.

I originally thought I’d eventually want to upgrade to a diamond but seeing that moissy is a Forever stone in terms of durability, and to me is visually superior, I don’t want a diamond! I’d rather get a totally new anniversary moissy ring down the road!

At this point, paying for diamond center stones almost seems like a waste of money to me. Not that everyone will see it that way, but moissy’s even test as a diamond! They are like cousins I suppose. Point is, I love my moissy and I’m so grateful to the Bee and to Etsy for introducing me to them before I spent $10,000+ on a ring. I can now put that money elsewhere.

my ring:

Post # 328
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Personally for me the only money I have to save up is for college tuition and a house. I don’t have extras for a diamond. Fortunately there are a selection of stones that will allow me to not have to sacrifice the look I want. Sure a diamond would be nice. I love it’s proven durability and sparkle. However, moissanite happens to be the second hardest stone. It’s shines beautifully and will get the job done. In my mind all I care about is when I look down at my hand, my rings is gorgeous and when I look at my husband we are still happily married. A rock is a rock. I just don’t want to spend too much on something pretty to look at. That’s my mindset. So once I get my moissy, we will not be upgrading to a diamond. 

 

 

Advice..

You place more value on the look of the stone and don’t care about the prestige look at gemstones like moissy, morganite, and sapphires…etc

 

if you want the timeless classic diamond and would feel weird with anything else than go for that. 

Post # 329
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Btw while I don’t like the way some diamonds are mined, I almost broke my neck running to ATT to replace my iPhone a few months ago that broke so…I have no argument there. 

 

It’s purely a money thing for me. 

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