- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
I have a moissy (my 1 carat stone is big for where I am too) and I’ve just told the friends that were important enough to really show the ring to (as in ‘look at this I finally got it’) – but in these cases I’ve volunteered the information because we were looking at it closely and I wanted to share. I’m pretty excited that I could get the stone I wanted for less than a fortune (durability, near colorlessness and sparkle were really the only things I cared about).
Most other people won’t even ask me I find. You’re not obligated to announce the nature of your ring to anyone, but being someone who would NEVER buy a diamond this size (don’t find it cool or financially smart to spend thousands on an itty bitty rock at this point in our lives and I probably never will regardless how much money we have, no offense to diamond owners) I realise that people/strangers will assume it’s a diamond whether you want them to or not. I would like everyone to know that a near colorless, sparkly stone on a ring is not per definition a diamond, but that’s just the world. If a total stranger would compliment my ‘diamond’ I honestly wouldn’t be bothered to tell them I think, just too much trouble for someone I don’t know. I’d never actively pass it off though.
I If the subject comes up…….I abolutely tell people it is moissanite 🙂 I love my rings and I chose moissanite. I have a diamond and do not wear it…so many reasons 🙂 Most people do not comment on my rings. I have never had anyone ask about the type of stone. If people seem to want to know about the the rings Itell them. I like spreadi ng the news. The reality is…..people really don’t care about other people’s jewelry so it just doesn’t come up.
Here are my rings for reference 🙂
I don’t have a Moissy, but I do have a lab created stand in set. If someone says sometimes like, “that must have been expensive”, or “wow that at that rock!”, I always tell that that it’s a simulent and much more affordable, and that my actual ring are real diamonds.
I’m not ashamed of my simulents or my real diamonds.. but I feel that it’s a bit deceiving to let people believe it’s a diamond.
But that’s just me!
I don’t have a moissy yet but plan on getting an Amora Gem which follows under the same category chemically speaking. Right now I have an asha and do not disclose anything. Just like if someone compliments my hair I never bother to tell them I have in extensions. Or if a stranger ask if I have kids. I just say “no, not yet” I don’t go into detail about my choice of birth control methods. I do not see the reason to over share with total strangers. Perhaps if I had a serious convo that I was interested in about the love of jewelry and the industry I would disclose what my center stone is. But as of yet I have never met someone IRL that shares the same interest as those of us on this board.
I also resent all comments implying that those who wear simulants and moissys are wearing “fakes” and that they plan to deceive others and that EVERYONE knows it is fake. I got the ring that I liked. I know my bank account better than anyone else on here and I know what I can and can’t afford. I can afford the equalivant size diamond with the same specs that’s in my ring. I’d just rather spend the money elsewhere personally. Like most on here I had to convince my Fiance to even consider a sim. No need to humblebrag about what I do have but after ignoring the same comments for so long you just get super tired of hearing it. I really think that argument comes from jealousy of others who have nice rings. I think if you are happy with what you got you have no need to hate on others. Like implying everyone who has a “larger stone on this site has a “fake”. The largest white/clear stone on this ring board is a diamond. I would be scared to wear her diamond but I did admire it and congratulated her on it.
I’ve told a handful of people – my close friends and people who I know aren’t judgey.
I don’t try and pass it off as a diamond, although I don’t automatically volunteer that it’s moissy either.
I don’t really care what people think/assume, and the stone doesn’t matter to me, just the meaning behind the ring.
So …. sometimes I tell some people.
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