Post # 31
Lol. The value of ALL jewelry is dropping, so don’t use that as an excuse not to get a lab diamond. I will say that I haven’t seen the moissanite hate that some posters are describing. I think the board as a whole is very pro-moissanite, but some moissy owners seem to be very defensive about their choice. It’s a mind-clean issue. If you really want a diamond, a moissanite will not satisfy you, you will always feel like you’re settling. If you love rainbow flashes and sparkle and don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money, then moissanite is a great choice.
It’s not a question of one being better than the other, it’s a matter of personal taste and priorities. And for the record I don’t see anything wrong with keeping costs of a ring down now and considering an upgrade down the road. That actually seems sensible to me.
Post # 32
I also always wanted a lab diamond, then discovered moissanite. If you can, look at them side by side.
I love the way moissanite looks in most lightings. In very few lighting situations, typically in the office, away from the window, it looks dull and flat. In the mirror, it always sparkles no matter what. It gleams in the sun, cloudy lighting, shade, elevator lighting, under lamps. It sparkles and throws rainbows. Mine gets white crud around the prongs, but I think it’s from hard water. It comes off easily with vinegar or a jewelry cleaning solution. I haven’t gotten an oil slick on mine, but I hear it can be cleaned off with silver polish.
For the price, I would not do diamond. It’s just not worth it to me. For me, it mattered more to have a big, white, sparkly, bright stone and a new kitchen than a diamond. A high quality CZ would have fit the bill for me. It’s all about what matters to you.