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

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@christina-joy:  There’s your example of probably the worst reaction you’ll ever get to your moissanite.  Most people don’t invest anywhere near that sort of energy in caring about what someone else’s ring is.  

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My family and best friends all know.  I tell people if we start having an extended conversation about my rings, but its not like I just shout it at everybody who compliments my rings.  If it comes up, I tell.  If not, I don’t πŸ™‚ I also have yellow gold, and sapphire side stones, so my taste isn’t exactly trendy at the moment.  I don’t really care, I just got what I wanted!!

Post # 49
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@christina-joy:  Don’t be offended. That particular poster baits (entices a debate) on moisy threads constantly. Just research previous posts. You asked specifically So, others who have moissanite…” to get advice from like individuals. I believe that poster stated numerious times that they don’t own moissanite, so their comments were not only not useful, but they were off-putting. The other posters who didn’t have moissy rings had something similiar to help give you advice. 

Just ignore that comment, and anyone behind a computer screen that loves to debate how ppl feel about the stones they choose or choose not to wear! πŸ™‚

The other advice in this thread is great so far! πŸ™‚

Post # 50
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@christina-joy:  By The Way I love, love, love your ring!  I love bezels and really don’t see this still enough IRL.

Post # 51
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@NovaRising:  +1..I forgot to say the same thing! Loooove bezel settings! So beautiful!

Post # 52
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I feel no obligation to divulge my choice of ring, nor the reasons for why I chose moissanite over diamond or any other stone.  The reason for this is because I *will* be judged, I *will* be given the side-eye and I just simply choose not to subject myself to the stupidity and smallness of others.  If people didn’t judge, then I would divulge.  It’s a bit chicken-egg in that respect.  I don’t feel the need to be the moissanite poster child to change the world and right all social injustices of the engagement-ring kind and while I could argue that I shouldn’t care and be thicker skinned, the fact is that being judged doesn’t feel good and I don’t feel the need to give ignorant people judgement fodder.

If I was ever asked, or if anyone showed *any* level of interest above passing interest, I would gladly tell them that my ring is moissanite (I’m of the “You too can have this spectacular ring for mere pennies!” ilk).  The fact is, most people don’t give a shit and a passing comment is just that.  Kind of like asking someone how their day is going and not really wanting the 2 hour answer, y’know?

So I guess I wouldn’t put myself in the “intentional deception” camp nor in the “shout it from the roof top” camp.

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@cdncinnamongirl:  this.  this is EXACTLY how I feel.

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

nobody has asked me, but if they did i would prob say”guess what?! its a moissy!” i didnt or ever really want a diamond, they cost too much. plus moissy sparkles way more. diamonds are nice also though. same thing when i had a 2ct princess cz ring. when asked what it is i told them. its a cz. if they judged me who cares right?

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@christina-joy:  I really don’t get into it!  My closest friends and family knew we were exploring it, some were like “that is so smart, diamonds are a scam” and a few thought I was “missing out.”  Now that I have it, when people comment I say thank you, tell them I helped pick it out and usually chat about that.  I don’t have the energy or personal investment to educate people or correct them if they assume that all sparkly, clear white stones are diamonds.  

I also have never been asked if it’s a diamond, or if it’s real, or asked how much it cost, or anything else.  

FWIW, if I had wanted to really fake having a diamond, I wouldn’t have gotten a moissy.  I was drawn to the extra sparkle as it’s own REAL stone with its own properties.

Post # 57
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@Jabberwocky:  +1. Anytime I told people its a moissy IN REAL LIFE, they were interested and aahhhhing over the sparkle. No one gives a shit except for a few internet lurkers (for what reason they care so much, i have no idea)

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@chocolatejazz:  

+1 to all that.

OP, comments such as that most always wind up on moissy threads…usually from the same posters. Ignore it.

I don’t think anyone has ever asked me if my stone was a diamond or not. I have only have one person IRL who knew what moissy was. All my family and coworkers know because I was so excited about every aspect of my ring to not share this information. Granted, I work with literally only seven people so we are all pretty close. If a stranger said something about my ring being a diamond I would have no problem correcting them. But everyone else is right, I have found that the only place people really care about rings beyond saying “oh, pretty ring” is on WB.

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