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

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Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@MexiPino:  I totally agree. We could have afforded a diamond, but then we couldnt have all the other things we enjoy daily so it was the best decision for me to get a moissy. It sparkles like crazy. All my family & friends know its moissy since I told them, but strangers dont unless they ask or we get in an in depth convo about the ring:)

Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • 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. 

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2000

I If the subject comes up…….I abolutely tell people it is moissanite πŸ™‚ I love my rings and I chose moissanite. I have a diamond and do not wear it…so many reasons πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ 

Post # 35
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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!

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@jcent:  +1

 

If someone is making a small “I love it” comment I don’t really explain anymore. I LOVE to enlighten people and tell them about moissanite. 

I also have a barely pink moissanite and it is pretty obvious I cannot afford a pink diamond. No shame. 

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

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@jenilynevette:  you said: ‘Im 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.

agree …however most that have simulants want others to believe they have a large diamond. So of course they’re not going to volunteer that it’s a moissy/cz, that would defeat the purpose. The same with knock off purses… Lets face it, there would be judgment. People look down on “fake”stuff. So I guess I don’t necessarily blame them for not disclosing it, there’s no obligation. Most people have a pretty good idea of who has the real deal anyway.
To each their own.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2000

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@christina-joy:  I would totally ignore comments like that. They are usually on the same track in the moissanite threads. We love our stones for many reasons and some people enjoy trying to take that away. Btw….gorgeous ring πŸ™‚ 

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2000

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@christina-joy:   πŸ™‚ Some things just are not worth the trouble because they will never change. 

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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. 

 

 

 

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2000

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@NovaRising:  I totally agree with everything you said! Love your post πŸ™‚ 

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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.

Post # 46
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@christina-joy:  Your ring is gorgeous!! I don’t know that I would necessarily tell someone unless they specifically asked. When I compliment someone’s ring I do so because I think it’s pretty and I usually don’t care what kind of stone it is unless it’s something I’ve never seen before.

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