(Closed) Moissy Owners: When do you tell people it's moissanite?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@christina-joy:  I am in the process of picking out my own moissy e-ring. I think in the future I will just tell people it is moissy if they ask, but not volunteer the info. Not that I am ashamed by any means… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 4
8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I hae a very good friend with a Moissy! She tells people the first time they see it. She’s a science teacher, so she thinks it’s pretty cool!

Post # 5
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Giraffelover:  PLUS ONE!
I don’t personally have a Moissy, but I do wear a stand in CZ on a daily basis, and to be honest, people are usually just so caught up on how “sparkly” it is, that no one even asks what stone it is. At first, I felt the need to tell them, but now I just say thank you, smile and keep it moving. Too much effort to explain ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 6
222 posts
Helper bee

Depends on the person for me. Most the time if they ask, I say that I found the designer in America (were in Australia) and depending on the vibe I say thats its a mossy and explain what it is as its not common here. I’m proud to say I have something different but most people cant tell the difference i’m finding – fooled a jewelery store!!

Post # 7
2635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I told my family & FI’s family when they all ooohed & aaahhhed over it… On facebook I just put a picture of the ring and I think most people assume its a diamond, but if anyone asks me or mentions diamond, I will correct them. Most people just say how big it is or how pretty it is:)


Post # 8
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have moissanite jewelry, but not an engagement ring. I only tell people what it is if it comes up naturally in the conversation. I don’t lie about it, but I don’t feel the need to shoehorn it into every conversation any more than I feel the need to explain that all my red stones are garnets, not rubies if someone just says “pretty necklace.”

Post # 9
484 posts
Helper bee

I don’t even have my moissanite yet but I’m already sick of explaining why I don’t want a diamond (the marketing, the artificial scarcity that results in people paying way more than they should for diamonds, the fact that I think moissanite is just as pretty etc).


People just don’t get why you’d choose moissanite over a diamond, especially if you can afford a diamond of the same size, and you happen to already own a diamond of that size! Diamonds just don’t do it for me any more since I have learned so much about the industry that I didn’t know before.


Here is my loose G, 1.1 ct, VS1, 6.8 mm diamond, and my RHR, which is the solitaire. I am getting a 7 mm moissanite and I’m way more excited about it than I would be if it were a diamond. I don’t know anyone in real life with one, but nearly everyone I know has a diamond.

I won’t be volunteering the info to anyone because I don’t want to hear myself repeat the same explanation to everyone about why I choose moissanite. Bore. Don’t care enough to bother. If someone asks point blank if it’s a diamond, I’ll explain what it is, but I can’t imagine many people are that rude. Nobody has ever asked me that about my rings I have now.



Post # 11
763 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have a moissy, too! Most of my friends and family know it is a moissy, but not anyone else really. Not that I am ashamed, I LOVE moissanite but most people comment on how pretty/ nice/ etc my ring is. I usually dont disclose the info at the drop of a hat because I feel like its awkward for me, but if someone was asking  specifically about the stone, I would totally tell them. One time, a student asked me during class if it was a real diamond and I simply responded, “it’s not polite to ask.” ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

A lot of my friends knew that I was looking at Moissy before I got engaged, so several of them asked. I generally only tell people if they mention the word diamond. “Gorgeous ring!” does not need to turn into a 15-minute science lesson.

Post # 13
6386 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@christina-joy:  I usually blurt it out right at the beginning, especially since the most noticable thing about it is the sparkle.

Post # 14
1503 posts
Bumble bee

I have only told a couple of family members. I have been married a long long time and I have a nice diamond. I just wanted to try an OEC cut. I just answer thank you to any compliments. No one has guessed it’s not diamond. Love it!

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