Opinions!! Larger moissanite or smaller used diamond?

posted 2 weeks ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

futuremrssmith102 :  second hand diamond 100000%!!!!

also you can look on resale sites online too, as well as pawn shops. Get the diamond in your perfect setting. 

I don’t have a moissonite, I have a diamond, but I think that for what they are (man made gem) they are very overpriced. That’s just my opinion though. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

You realize how overpriced diamonds are? 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

For me smaller diamond > larger simulant 

Post # 5
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Wannabee

That is also my question. I can buy a used diamond bridal set that has more carats, but clarity is low I2…I dont want a small diamond even if clarity is better. I have large hands and fingers. My first wedding set was a 1/4 ct for the main diamond,  which I hated…but I cant afford a 30k diamond at this point after 4 kids. The issue with moissanite that I have is that, yeah, I can spend a lot less on a solitaire, but it is plain and generic looking to me. The better sets from Moissaniteco are almost as much as the mall diamonds. Problem is that if for whatever reason you need to sell jewelry, it is worth much less than it cost.

 

For example, moissaniteco only charges under 50 to replace a stone. Moissanite is marked up just like the diamond industry. Big difference is that I can resale my crappy diamonds and get back at least 1/2 or 1/3rd what I paid if I sold it to an individual buyer. (Obviously jewelry stores and pawn shops will give you lowest amount back possible). Some people say they’d never want to sell their set. Well, some people want to upgrade or change their set after so many years, and it would be nice to have the option to get some money back from such a large purchase. Interested in other’s thoughts and opinions also. I’m still conflicted, though. :/

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Lexiwills :  a pawn shop is gonna give you 10 to 20 percent of retail. Not exactly worthwhile. Besides  your ring isn’t an investment, it’s a token. 

Get what suits your budget and what  you like on your hand. A moissy isn’t exactly a diamond replacement, think of it like a gemstone. Different, pretty, more affordable. Not everyone wants one. 

Love mine. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

anon1227 :  not nearly as over priced as moissonite IMO! But it’s really an just opinion.

Post # 9
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Wannabee

bctoquebec :  yes, that is why I said it was easier to get the amounts I mentioned if selling online or locally to an individual

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Lexiwills :  mat be you, but I venture to guess most couples don’t venture outside their affordability budget by calling it an investment, nor excusing is as resale potential. 

OP I’d honestly get what you can comfortably  afford and makes you smile, it is “just” a ring. A special ring, but a ring. 

 

Post # 11
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Wannabee

bctoquebec :  I was just speaking my personal opinion, I didnt say most do anything, but it is something to consider. I have two old sets I’m going to sell because I have no need of them. I’ve seen many women with different sets. Money does matter or else we wouldnt be discussing if it is worth going one way or the other. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2020

It depends on what you are looking for. I personally don’t like things that potentially give off the impression of it trying to be something that it’s not, so I’m not a fan of moissanite. Most people don’t know about moissanite and will assume that you basically got a colourless stone to pass off as a diamond. If you love moissanite and the brilliance it gives off, and the size / finger coverage is important to you, and you don’t care about potentially passing it off as a fake diamond, then go for that. Otherwise get the 2nd hand diamond. There are tons of preloved websites that sell preloved diamonds for a good price, even something like Facebook marketplace. Just go meet at an appraiser and do your due diligence so you’re not being scammed.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Hey bee, I have a diamond engagement ring and a Moissanite solitaire from MoissaniteCo and I can tell you that they’re both beautiful! 

My husband and I had a very diamond-only mindset when we got engaged, I really only wanted a high quality natural diamond and he felt the same way. However, I’ve always wanted a slightly larger stone than we could afford in a natural diamond and I’ve always loved solitaire settings. My Darling Husband bought me one for Valentine’s Day! It’s the new MoissaniteCo Brand AGS 0 Moissanite and it is VERY diamond-like! I would highly recommend that cut if you choose to go with a round Moissanite. 

Just remember this is solely a matter of opinion, many bees feel strongly on both sides but only you will know what is right for you, get the stone that is most mind-clean to you (ie: you won’t care if it’s too small because it’s a “real” diamond or you won’t care that it’s a Moissanite because it’s the perfect size)

Hope you get the ring of your dreams with a stone you love! 

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