(Closed) Negatives of moisanite?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 62
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@EffieTrinket: “So…your ring came from space?!” hee hee, I love it!

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@betseybride: I agree! what a girl wants to reveal about her ring, that’s her own personal decision. everybody is different.

for me: I am actually going to volunteer what my moissanite is to people, and add that it was originally discovered in a meteorite, and now they’re lab made. my Fiance and I have a lot of nerdy friends, and I think they will like it!  also, my friends and I aren’t really into having expensive jewelry. if they see my eternity ring covered in sparkly stones, I actually want them to know that they’re not diamonds. but that’s just my own personal choice.

Post # 63
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Wannabee

@janie-janie:

Thank you.  I don’t see why I would have to tell someone it isn’t a diamond when it looks like one.  It seems everyone is very judgementil about that when it doesn’t hurt them.

Post # 64
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@jayce: Hmm.. I guess some people could see it as a negative that some jewelers refuse to work with moissanite, but I actually LIKE that about it! I know, sounds a little crazy, but here are my reasons: The vast majority of jewelers who refuse to work with moissanite are boycotting it because they would rather sell a diamond which they will make MUCH more profit from. I wouldn’t even want to work with a jeweler like that, because they aren’t looking out for my best interest in the least. Secondly, the other fraction of jewelers who refuse to set moissanite because are not knowledgable about how it set it, I wouldn’t really want to work with because a career as a jeweler should demand constant education in the feild. Moissanite has been around long enough that they should have become educated by now. I feel much the same way about jewelers who don’t work with moissanite as I do about jewelers who refuse to work with palladium..

Post # 66
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Newbee

@norab2684:  Fair enough.  I didn’t mean to generalize or put down diamond owners. I love both gem stones!  My statement was meant to imply that no moissanites are mined in conflict areas.  When I tried to turn the “negative” into a positive, the  wording of the statement came off awkward. 

Post # 69
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@norab2684: That’s not entirely true at all. Many moissanite stones are set in platinum, but they usually have to be requested as such, for reasons known to me. I think moissanite is such a great bargain (not that it is cheap, and the quality is out of this world!), and many sellers want to reflect that in their prices, so if they set the stone in platinum right off the bat, the price would be noticably more expensive, and thus lose appeal to many of the womens who purchase moissanite for the “bargain” of it… Hope that makes sense, not sure if that got oddly worded…

I would have chosen moissanite regardless of whether price was an issue, but because it IS an issue for SO & I, and because I want my dream ring, I decided to have my moissanite set in palladium- it’s a lot like platinum, but much cheaper and less heavy.

Post # 71
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Kat: I wish I went with palladium. I went with white gold instead. Stupid stupid stupid me because I’m going to have to get it replated in a year probably. 

Post # 72
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Newbee

@Miss Tattoo: I went into Helzberg tonight to look at some rings and casually brought up the moissanite, I can’t remember but I thought you had said at one point they had it there. Anyway, the lady snubbed me and just kept telling me it’s a fake and no they don’t have it. Then she kept telling me the prices of the rings I was looking at, not the carat weight or really offering much help. I was so annoyed, I’m sorry but my Fiance can totally purchase a $5,000 ring for me, I am the one who said no. I’d rather have more family and friends at our wedding! I just had to tell you my experience. I had a ring re-sized that was my grandma’s wedding ring and they seemed fine but I wasn’t looking at rings then. 

Post # 73
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@walksa: Aww, that sucks! I know the Helzberg here had them. They are listed as a retailer on the moissanite.com website. What a bitch! When we went to go look at it, the woman was happy to show it to us. I mean a sell is a freaking sell. Our lady even knew info about it and showed us her moissanite bracelet. I hate snobby sales people. 

My friend worked for JB Robinson and you wouldn’t believe the sales tactics they teach the employees. 

Post # 74
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I looked at some of the moissanites they had at JC Penney. The lady said that they were “old”… not sure what that meant, but they looked nothing like the one I got from MoissaniteCo.

If you want to see something TRULY gorgeous, look at the pics of the blue moissanite. I have no clue why they don’t make them any more, because they were really something else.

Post # 75
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@EffieTrinket: Oh my gosh I was actually trying to find a blue moissanite. Sad to hear they don’t make them anymore. Frown

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