- 11 years ago
- Wedding: December 2010
@hypercrazy38: I’ve seen that photo and it’s crazy how green that rock is! However, moissanite has come a long way in recent years, and my enhanced moissy has never looked green (btw, mine is a solitaire). I’ll try to put up pictures later.
You’re right that moissanites are cut differently than diamonds, and that’s because of moissanite’s different refractive properties. A diamond cut on a moissanite would not show off the moissanite to its maximum brilliance and fire.
I find it fascinating that people say it’s a negative against moissanites to have too much brilliance and fire – two properties that diamonds are absolutely prized for. Jewelers are trying all the time to devise new cuts to bring out more brilliance and fire in diamonds, and yet when a moissanite brings the bling it’s suddenly too much?
I guess it matters if you care about passing your moissy off as a diamond, but like I’ve said in other threads, I don’t give a crap. I’ve told everyone it’s a moissanite and the only person who gave me any grief about it was one of my mom’s nosy-ass friends. I think it’s gorgeous and it reminds me every day that I have a husband who loves me. That’s good enough for me.
What people are reacting to is your ignorance. Do you show up at your company’s board meetings with your “opinions” about matters you have no expertise on? Does the Economist pay you to write articles on Middle Eastern politics? Why not? Everyone’s entitled to their opinions, right? Sure, you’re entitled to your opinion. But the thing is, no one but you wants to hear your opinion unless you have some actual knowledge to back it up. Saying that moissanite = fake diamond is one of the most common misconceptions out there, and it demonstrates your ignorance.
And by the way, I’d be pretty damn pissed if I lost my ring, because that’s the ring my husband proposed to me with and no matter what the price tag was, it still has the same sentimental value as any ring. If your ring only has monetary value to you, that’s too bad.