(Closed) Moissanite Vs. Diamond

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Moissanite Vs. Diamond
    I want a Moissanite Ring : (48 votes)
    22 %
    I have a Moissanite Ring, and I love it : (31 votes)
    14 %
    I have a Moissanite Ring and I dont love it : (5 votes)
    2 %
    I have a Diamond Ring and I love it : (100 votes)
    46 %
    I have a Diamond Ring and I wish I had a Moissanite Ring : (7 votes)
    3 %
    I want a Diamond Ring only : (27 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    i have a diamond and i totally love it. i love the way it appears white and sparkly–and catches sunlight so beautifully.

    that being said, i think moissanites are beautiful as well. they are not diamonds, but are beautiful as their own stone. i would totally be open to buying moissanite jewelry. if i had done more research before getting engaged, i would have looked into purchasing a moissanite ring.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    double post. eek!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I understand that some people think it’s silly but to me (and FI) diamond was the only choice for an engagement ring. Since he could afford it, we went with diamond and I love my diamond!

    With that said, I think moissanite is really beautiful in its own right though. And I will totally buy some moissanite earrings and/or a moissanite right hand ring. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My engagement ring is a diamond I absolutely love it, but I would have been ok with a moissanite. Fiance was dead set on a diamond though.

    MissTattoo has a stunning moissanite, hopefully she will come in and post her stunner. DeathByDesign also has a moissanite, she even has videos of it but I haven’t seen her in a few days.

    Post # 7
    Member
    868 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I have a diamond ring and i LOVE it! I dont think I would mind moissanite for something else, but not my e-ring 😉

    Post # 8
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    4311 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MissHockey: You can probably go to Macy’s or JC Penney’s and see Moissanite in person.  I highly doubt they have enhanced Moissanite, however.

    Post # 10
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I have a diamond ring and I love it.

    I have always wanted a diamond engagement ring (as it is also my birthstone) and Fiance could afford it so we didn’t look to alternatives.

    However, I also love Moissanite and may look into it for other jewelery rather than going the diamond route (i.e. stud earrings).

    Post # 11
    Member
    1807 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I have a diamond and I love it!

    Moissanite’s were never an option for us, because I love diamonds, but I have seen some really pretty ones on the ‘bee! Go with what you can afford 🙂

    Post # 12
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    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have a diamond and I love it.  Honestly – I’ve always wanted a diamond ring as it is tradition in my family and it is my birthstone so I don’t think I personally would have been happy with a non-diamond e-ring.  Luckily Darling Husband was on the exact same page as me!

    That said – moissanites look beautiful (at least in the pictures I’ve seen) so I’m sure if you go with whatever you want, you will be happy with your choice!

    Post # 13
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    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Ive never seen one in person though and I am curious if they really are more sparkly than diamonds.

    They are. It’s just a fact and not meant to insult diamond owners. Some people get a little upset about these threads because apparently to praise one stone insults another.

    Moissanite- Refractive Index (Brilliance) 2.65-2.69. Diamond-2.42

    Moissanite-Dispersion (Fire or Bling) .104Diamond .044

    Moissanite-Luster 20.4%Diamond- $17.2

    Mohs Hardness Moissanite-9.25Diamond-10

    I won’t go into my reasons on why we chose moissanite, but it was the best choice for me. I love it. Right now the sun is setting and I’m right by the window in my office and my ring is going nuts. That’s what I love about moissanite. It sparkles in any light, especially low light. It’s like sparkle parade when we go out in the evening to dinner somewhere.

    Do what’s best for you. Don’t care about what anyone else has to say. An engagement ring is not a sign of status. It’s there to look pretty and remind you that you have a man/woman/whatever who wants to spend their life with you.

    ETA: Added picture. I can’t wait to actually get professional photos of it. Droid only does so much.

    Post # 14
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Miss Tattoo: Just wanted to say your ring is stunning. You should post it here to show OP!

    Post # 15
    Member
    877 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I have diamonds in my e-ring, and I love it, but if I was more educated on moissanite when we were looking at rings, I probably would have chosen the moissy. Now I plan on getting one for a right hand ring.

    Post # 16
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    1267 posts
    Bumble bee

    Well, I don’t like colorless stones on me, so I wouldn’t get either.  But I also don’t support the diamond trade so if i were to go with one it would probably be Moissanite.

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