(Closed) Negatives of moisanite?

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Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • 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.

 

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@LuvShoes: No one is getting “defensive,” we’re just trying to put out objective information about moissanite. I’m the first to admit that moissanite can show yellow or green tint in larger sizes and certain cuts. Moissanite is not as hard as diamond. And moissanite doesn’t carry the prestige that diamonds have, so you’ll have to put up with judgy folks who think they’re better than you just because they paid more for the rock on their finger.

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.

Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@hypercrazy38: It does pick up color but not that dramatically. Maybe in older moissanite, but it has come a long way.  I wore a bright yellow sweatshirt one day and it did pick up hints of the yellow, but the stone didn’t look canary yellow itself.

I wasn’t making that comment towards you. It’s just these threads always blow up because one or two people HAVE to come in and scream from the rooftops that moissanite is a fake diamond and how they are such experts because whatever reason. It’s annoying.

Post # 34
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Newbee

Is it exorbitantly expensive?  Negative.

Does it have less fire than diamonds?  Negative.

Is it mined to finance warlords?  Negative.

Yup, it’s got a lot of “negatives” going for it.  Wink

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@you dont make friends w salad: well said!!!

I guess this is what comes with the territory of owning a moissanite… Yes my ring occassionally (maybe 5% of the time) has a hint of yellow, but nothing that a diamond wouldn’t have either…

I don’t think my ring looks “costumey” by any means – I’ve received so many compliments on it.

Post # 37
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Is it bad that I sort of really like the green looking one?

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Miss JoelsBee: I was thinking the same thing.  It’s very pretty.

Post # 39
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Busy bee

@Miss JoelsBee: Nope. I thought it was kind of cool. I don’t think that moissanites are usually that susceptible to color, but wouldn’t it be kind of cool to have a stone that was? A stone that reflected other colors that intensely? That ring doesn’t look cloudy or dull, just sparkly and saturated with color.

Post # 40
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Newbee

so people can’t give an opinion on an INTERNET FORUM anymore? give me a break…

I need to have cited sources when I say they look fake and costumey? (obviously seeing them many many times in person and in pictures doesn’t count does it?)

calm down people.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@LuvShoes: Yes, you can certainly give your opinion on how something looks to you, but saying that MOISSANITES ARE FAKE DIAMONDS is a different story.

Do you understand the difference?

 

 

Post # 42
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Busy Beekeeper

@LuvShoes: Sometimes people are less receptive to someone’s opinion if the tone of their posts are extremely off-putting.

Post # 43
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Newbee

its only “off-putting” because you don’t agree with me. or maybe you do, but you won’t admit that, will you? ha.

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@newlyhappy: But that logic is flawed.  America is already trained to think that every clear stone is a diamond.  That engagements have to be diamond rings.

Now while I agree with you about the Tiffany Box/engagement ring piece (and this is totally off the subject) the logic you are applying here doesn’t really have a leg to stand on.

So if a lady chooses to buy something other than a diamond and not disclose what it is to every Joe, Dick and Larry walking by and they think it’s a diamond, that’s their ignorance, not the person wearing the ring.  I think other clear stone-wearers get unfairly victimized becuase the diamond industry has set such a ridiculous prescedent and has dominated an industry that does not exclusively belong to them.

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@deetroitwhat: very well said! There are far too many people who fail to recognize how “clear stone = diamond” way of thinking is too deeply ingrained in this society.

Off-topic note: Looks like a certain someone is so upset over the few moissy threads lately and had gone off to start a brand new thread about loving diamonds and calling all moissy owners hypocrites. Gah! The drama is about to start, again.  Seriously, I have a diamond ring, and I don’t care if anyone else has a moissy/CZ/cracker jack engagement ring!

To the OP: I’ve once ordered an loose moissanite stone (enhanced, cushion cut) to see if I’d like it. It was very sparkly and the pillowy shape was to-die for.

However, I returned the stone because the body color (even though enhanced) was a bit too much for my liking. It was, to my untrained eye (and using diamond color standards as a point of reference)  an I/J color indoor and H color outdoors. I hear that the round brilliant cut exhibits less body color, so if color is important to you, you might want to consider the brilliant cut.

 

 

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have a diamond but honestly do not care/judge what people choose to have as their engagement ring but I do have one observation/question after reading this thread:

I understand moisanite is a completely different gemstone, but why is everyone so offended by people saying it’s a diamond substitute? It has the appearance of a diamond. I don’t see very many threads about the positives and negatives of emerald, sapphire, or (insert whatever other gemstone) engagement rings. Obviously, people are choosing it because it’s very similar to the look of a diamond at a much more reasonable price. There’s nothing wrong with that. I just don’t understand the cattyness on this site sometimes.

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