(Closed) Moissanite VS Diamond. Need help

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you pick?
    2ct Moissanite : (8 votes)
    13 %
    1.52ct Diamond : (55 votes)
    87 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    How is this even a question πŸ™‚ ?  The diamond. of course!!

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Personally, I would never choose a moissanite over a diamond!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I would choose a Moissanite becuase they are so inexpensive. That’s just me though. SO won’t even consider buying me one becuase he’s so traditional.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @mandilynn0804:  Diamond is the obvious choice to me as well.

    However… have you done your research? Have you seen moissy in real life? They don’t look the same.

    If you like diamonds and have had a diamond, you might not be happy w. moissanite. If you want people to think your 2 ct. moissanite is a diamond, then you probably should go w. a diamond.

    Be prepared for lots of ‘is it real?!’ questions since 2 ct. is nothing to sneeze at. If you’re happy to answer with ‘yes, it’s a real moissanite’ then it might be the right choice for you.

    They are different stones w. different properties so just know what you’re buying basically.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I have a moissanite and prefer it over a diamond, but I also didn’t expect the moissanite to look/act exactly like a diamond. It seems like people who buy the moissanite expecting it to be a perfect diamond simulant are usually unhappy. So if you really want a diamond, I’d go with that. πŸ™‚

    For what it’s worth, no one’s ever asked me what type of stone it is or if it’s “real” or any crap like that. Most just comment that’s it beautiful and move on with their lives, as they should. But something that large might draw some comments like PP mentioned, so you might be prepared for that.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’d take the diamond without question. I’ve owned moissanite before and I was happy with it, but there were some real differences from diamonds. 1.52 ct is a very respectable diamond size and as long as it’s a good quality stone, I think it would look much better than moissy.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    @cbee:  +1

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If money is not an issue, then I would go with the pear diamond. It’s definitely a good size and pears are so pretty.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Yes, do take a look at the moissy in real life! I had my heart set on moissy just from reading the reviews, but in person I just didn’t like it and I chose something else for my ring. You never know what your reaction will be so keep an open mind!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would always choose moissanite over a diamond, but it depends on your preferrence.  I would take a look at both stones (moissy and diamond) in person and see which one you like.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have a moissanite and LOVE it! No one’s ever questioned if it’s real (not even jewelers before looking at it under the machine).

    Even if money is not an issue, with moissanite you don’t have to worry about the stone being an ethical or environmental issue.

    In the end it’s your choice, but don’t let anyone talk crap to you about moissanite. It’s a completely different stone, just like sapphires, rubies, etc.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    The diamond, hands down.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    if you can afford a pear diamond then why not get BOTH?! or order in a loose moissy, and if you change your mind just ship it back. moissaniteco allows that, last time I checked!

    moissy has a dreamy soft shine, diamond has a harder colder shine. they’re not SUPER different, but different enough. I have both and honestly, I like both about the same. so for the monetal and ethical reasons, I’d always choose moissanite for myself.

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