(Closed) Moissanite vs Diamond Engagement Rings?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

There is no right answer, do what you will still love in 5, 10, 20, 50 years from now. I have a 1 carat diamond, actually slightly under. It’s practical for me as I work with my hands a lot. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

In order to determine what is best for you – RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH. Try Betterthandiamond.com for info about moissanite and the Amora Gem and Pricescope is a great resource for diamonds. Also try Prosumerdiamonds.com, this guy did a ton of research prior to purchasing an e-ring and he posted it for all to take advantage of. He covers diamonds, CZ, moissy and the AG as well and is very informative and non-judgemental.

Other than that, these threads usually lead to no good  and should be closed before it gets going.

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Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’ve had both moissanite and diamonds.  They are both beautiful in their own way. I sold my forever moissanite ring because I wanted an amora gem ultra. But it’s all a matter of preference. Moissanite is definitely a lot more affordable than diamonds if your wanting a diamond like stone without the price. Although if you plan on passing it off as a diamond then I highly recommend the amora gem ultra.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

They are completely different stones at very different pricepoints so I don’t think its really apples to apples. Obviously diamonds are much more durable and don’t cloud as easily, but morganite is the loveliest pink and much easier to afford at a fat carat weight, so it truly depends on what youre after! 

They are both beautiful. I love my diamond engagement ring and lasting forever as an heirloom and durability in all day/everyday wear was important to me. But I also LOVE morganite. Just pick which your gut wants. And you could always morganite now and diamond later. 

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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Mrs.Bill:  ITA! 

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gracendrake:  Research was key for me! I spent a lot of time on the forums, proably too much, lol. I ultimately chose moissanite because I wanted a lab created stone. Although I aboslutely love my ring, if I had to choose again I would choose a lab diamond. When I got engaged, there were not any affordable lab diamonds in the size I wanted, but they are much more available and affordably priced now! 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Oh woops lol. Def read your post as morganite. I am daft. Going to quit the internet now. 

 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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gracendrake:  It’s a very personal decision! You and your Fiance should figure out what’s right for you. 

Personally, I wanted a moissy. I have several diamond rings and other pieces inherited from my grandmother. I like my moissy’s extra sparkle. I like the sciency stuff behind it (FI is a scientist). But honestly, the price was a huge factor too. He could have afforded a diamond of the same size (1.1 ct) without much problem, but to me it just isn’t worth it. I’m very frugal. I’m on the fence about a $350 wedding gown because it seems silly to pay that much. LOL 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I definitely wouldn’t advise passing off a non diamond as a diamond. Basically your question comes down to preference. Do you prefer a real diamond or do you prefer a simulant? I’ve answered this question before and personally, I’m not comfortable with wearing a ring that looks like a diamond but isn’t one. I just don’t like facades period. For example, I’d rather wear a less expensive Michael Kors watch than a fake Rolex. I’d rather have a Coach purse than a fake Louis Vuitton bag. I would rather have a smaller diamond than a larger simulant. If I couldn’t get a diamond in the size I desired, I would select a gemstone that wouldn’t be mistaken as a diamond such as a sapphire, emerald, morganite, etc…

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Rocky Mountains-May 2017

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gracendrake:  I’m getting a moissanite because I LOVE how they look and I get pretty much any size of my choosing and not have to worry about paying a fortune. Also the original discovery was found in a meteor and though it’s man made now, it’s still bad ass to know that it was originally a space diamond. The nerd in me can’t let that go lol

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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mrssloan2013:  Are amora gem’s just as hard and durable as Moissy?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think my next ring (right hand ring) will be a Moissy.  It’s just so much cheaper and depending on the cut, they look exactly the same. Especially to me as I’ve never paid much attention to all the details of a diamon.  I’ve heard time and time again how they even fool jewelers and even pass or “fake out” those diamond meter things.    I can’t see paying diamond prices when Moissy is out there.   I think my diamond days are over 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I chose moissanite because of the affordability.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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gracendrake:  it’s all come down to preferences. I wanted the big rock without paying the crazy price. I did my research and finally got Fiance on board. We went with a beautiful 2.5 forever brilliant from moissaniteco. I love the choise I make it sparkle like crazy people can’t even tell its a moissanite. This is my beauty 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It depends on what factors are most important to you in a gemstone, what is most appealing to your eyes, and if you need anything for “mind clean” reasons. 

I was proposed to with a beautiful asha CZin white gold, it was pretty and cheap because we were broke college kids and I did not want him spending the money on a diamond. 

A few years later we upgraded to moissanite. Budget was still a concern, but I was ( and am) truly in love with its unique sparkle. 

Now, we are in a place where we could afford a large diamond if that is what I wanted, but turns out while I think diamonds are gorgeous, I do not feel I need one for the sake of having a diamond, I actually prefer the sparkle of moissy, but the amora gem is something else, and just got my new ring with an OEC one of those. 

Never have I tried to “pass” my stones for anything other than what they are. I value durability and sparkle more than I value the atomic composition. My choice is for a different gem, yes, but not for a ” fake diamond” to my way of thinking. Diamonds are not the end all be all of gems, and other options are certainly worth considering. 

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