(Closed) Negatives of moisanite?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 92
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@DeathByDesign: I saw the pics, your ring is AAAAAMAZING!!! I’m so happy for you!

Post # 93
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@jayce: Thank you. 🙂 I’m so happy.

Post # 94
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think the point that is trying to be made is that a diamond is obviously worth a lot more, so it’s more of an investment… more valuable to pass onto future generations, etc.

Let’s face it, diamonds are more desirable because they cost more, it’s a sort of prestige, like name brand things.

I have a diamond, but I got it before I knew about Moissy… I learned about it on these boards and somewhat regretted not getting one myself.  For practical people, a moissy is a great choice for those who would rather use that money for something other than jewelry.

Post # 95
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@europomme: I could easily pass on my moissanite for generations to come, it will last just as long as a diamond would. It will still have just as much sentimental value.

You’re right though, diamonds are just more desirable because they are, and they’re expensive. People want them because they have their reputation. It will take a lot to change that.

Post # 96
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

sentimental value yes, but not monetary.  For people who want to pass something on with actual dollar value, diamond is the way to go.  But realistically, I don’t think thats why people choose it… they choose it because it’s the norm and the impression it gives other people.

Post # 97
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@europomme: … but diamonds have virtually no monetary value anyway. They have percieved monetary value though, which I think it why people cherish them and pass them on to their children, ect. Anyway, I can definitely understand wanting to stay traditional too.

Post # 98
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

re:  but diamonds have virtually no monetary value anyway.

 

I would have to disagree.

Post # 99
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@europomme: Well compared to what people pay for them, they don’t. They’re worth something, but not much. I’d rather spend $600 and have something that’s worth $0 than buy something that is $2000 that’s worth $300 (especially since in both cases I’d have no intention on ever selling anyway).

Post # 100
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010


Post # 101
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Diamonds are usually appraised for a lot higher than they are paid though?  If my diamond were to get stolen tomorrow, *touch wood* LOL, then I would get the amount that it was appraised for.

Post # 102
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Garden of the Gods

@europomme  so would I, if my Moissanite were stolen, destroyed, etc…I would get twice as much as I paid for it because of its appraisal value. 🙂

Post # 103
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@europomme: The appraisal value is the cost of replacement, which is how much you’d pay to buy a diamond ring of near-identical specs in a retail store. It really has nothing to do with its value in a second-hand market.

Post # 104
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m probably going to catch a lot of crap for this, but am I wrong in thinking that a lot of people want moissy b/c it looks like a diamond?  I know that it is its own stone, but I don’t think it would be quite as popular if diamond e-rings weren’t the “standard.”

I don’t care what other people get, and honestly I somewhat prefer colored stones and can’t tell the difference between a diamond, a moissy, and a high quality CZ. But I can understand the imitation Prada bag comment from one of the previous posters, although a little extreme.

Post # 105
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@latentsmile:

that’s not bad then, I didn’t realize they were appraised the same way as diamonds..

Diamonds will always just be more desirable because of their high cost/rarity, just like a BMW or a Mercedes compared to a domestic car.

Post # 106
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have seen a lot of second hand diamonds with expensive price tags!  I don’t think someone paying $5000 for a diamond is going to sell it for $1000.  They are still very pricey.

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