(Closed) Moissanite vs Diamond Engagement Rings?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

imageI picked a moissy mainly for the cost difference between it and the same size(.97 carat) in diamond. you can’t tell the difference, and the band actually is diamonds, so if there was a difference you would see it.

I feel it is more affordable as a whole, and if you want a big rock you’re gonna get it for a fraction of the cost, and you also wont have to worryabout clarity and colour and such as it is a synthetic stone so they are made to be durable and basically perfect.

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I chose moissy because of all the people on WB with their stunning rings!!! Lol, I researched them a lot too. I’m still a diamond girl at heart, but this ring is a pretty gorgeous alternate. =]

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Neither Fiance nor I had ever heard of moissanite before I saw it mentioned here. To be honest, I don’t think either of us would have considered it for my ring. I’m very happy with a diamond. That being said, I think it is great that there is a sparkly alternative out there for those who prefer it. OP, just go with what you love… Hopefully this is a special piece of jewelry that you will be wearing for the rest of your life.

Also, for fun, a pic of my puppy that Fiance took tonight while I was petting him. My ring makes a cameo in it (Though it looks like it was a bit out of place… May need to get a sizing bead put in, it sometimes spins a bit)

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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gracendrake:  1. Getting moissanite  2.Price

Not going to lie, like the others, I wanted a larger diamond, saw how expensive they were then researched to find something that looks like a diamond but without the steep pricetag.   Moissanite fits the bill perfectly for right now.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee

I have both and love both. I don’t care if people can tell which is which, lol. I have no idea why anyone would care if people can tell that their ring is or isn’t a diamond or why they feel deceitful wearing a clear stone that isn’t diamond. 

Post # 21
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Helper bee

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gingerminty:  Yes. Amora gems are similar to moissanite, in that their chemical makeup is both silicon carbide. The difference is in the crystal structure. (I believe, this is off the top of my head but the point is they’re technically similar)

The benefit of an Amora gem is that it higher on the color grade, and often tests as a diamond. Since it’s a fairly unknown gem still, you could probably fool some jewelers that aren’t familiar. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee

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gracendrake:  1. I have a moissanite (with amethyst peekaboos). 2. More than anything, cost. 

I never liked the whole mentality that if a ring isn’t a diamond ring, it’s not a “real” engagement ring. I know many people don’t feel that way, especially on WB, but most of my life I’ve been told it *has* to be a diamond, bla bla. I think diamonds are beautiful, but just too expensive for the value (again, my opinion, not trying to bash diamond lovers!). 

I’m not one for huge stones, but I did want something close to 1ct. Just a 1ct diamond will easily run you a couple thousand dollars, and then add the cost of the setting as well. Choosing a moissanite (and palladium for the setting) meant my entire ring cost under $2000, which is really the maximum I felt comfortable with. 

Other benefits: it’s lab made but originally was found on a meteroite, which is awesome because SCIENCE!! It also sparkles a ton! Mine’s a princess cut so it won’t sparkle like a round brilliant, but I still get loads of *sparkle sparkle* out of it. Going to the bathroom at work is a whole ordeal because the flourescent lights in there really get the brilliance out of it. 

I would agree with previous posters, don’t choose moissanite but try to pass it off as a diamond. Most people don’t notice the difference, but there are enthusiasts out there that can spot them easily. If you choose moissanite, own it! Not that people come up to me all the time asking if my ring is a diamond or not, but for anyone that does ask I am happy to tell them all about moissanite!

 

And finally, picture as requested! 

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Post # 23
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Bee Keeper

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KetelOne:  Oh my gosh……Your pup just stole the whole thread. What a cutie!

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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Bridey77:  Aaaaw thanks! He is my “other man”. 🙂

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper

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gracendrake:  I’d recommend ordering a moissanite and seeing how you like it in person. If you want a large stone without paying big bucks, it might be for you. I went with diamond because A) I never heard of moissanite before WB B) I wanted a natural stone for my ering C) I prefer smaller stones anyway.

I really want a moissy, but I think I want a colored one. I think it would be tiring having to explain that it isn’t a diamond.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a FB moissanite because it’s cheaper and just as pretty.

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I have diamond, moissy and AG.  They all share similarites, yet, they all do have their own optical properties.  My moissy and AG are a busier sparkle than diamond.  It is like diamond in HD and on fast forward.  I am neutral to it, but to some people, it is a turn off.  And to others, the more sparkle the better.  I prefer moissy to AG for the depth.  But I prefer AG to moissy for the colour.  Out of all 3 I do like diamond best.  It has a bit more depth and I can get a colour (less) that is pleasing to me.  

If you want to pass it off, or just not mention it, I think 9/10 times no one would know the difference, or even care.  I personally would not put a whole lot of thought into it.  But if you get a size that would be unaffordable to you in diamond, people (rude as it is) may ask questions…  so just prepare yourself for the dreaded “is that real?”

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I actually wish WB would just close and lock these threads… there are so many of them already, and they can easily be found using the Search function.

 

Post # 29
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Helper bee

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gracendrake:  I was actually in a similar situation — I did my homework, and actually had a moissanite ring picked out when my soon-to-be-fiance surprised me when he let me know that his mom offered to give us his great grand mother’s diamond to be reset.  (Which is what we are going with – it’s hard to say no to something that carries that much sentimental value.)

When I was talking to a jeweler about Moissanite, he basically said know a gemologist, no one you come accross is going to be able to tell.  Also, he pointed out that even though the moissnaites were so clearly sparkly in the store, thats’ the flashiest they will look, because that’s the cleanest they will be!  He did also mention that people would probably ask more be suspecious that it wasn’t a diamond if you had a center stone of over 2 carats, because unless you are a millionaire, you aren’t likely to spend that much money on a stone. 

Anyway, I’m with the people here who think there is no wrong answer.  But be sure to see Moissanite in person first before you make your decision. 

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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gracendrake:  I agree with previous posters…one isn’t better over the other. It comes down to what you prefer and makes you happiest. I choose moissanite, it’s an affordable “forever” stone and that’s all I really wanted. It sparkles like a rainbow and I love it! 

Specs: Enagement ring – 2ct FB round moissanite with 3 blue diamonds on each side (see, I got both!) Wedding band – 5 3mm FB round moissantes both in white gold. 

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