(Closed) People's reaction towards your moissanite

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How would you answer people about your e ring?
    I would try to pass it as a diamond so I don't have to explain to them. : (68 votes)
    32 %
    I would tell them that it's not diamond and explain that it's moissanite. : (89 votes)
    42 %
    I would ignore the question and said that FI loves me enough to give me this ring : (38 votes)
    18 %
    Other. Please explain. : (16 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 77
    Member
    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Here’s my ring…. 7mm/1.8ct cushion Amora moissy:

    Post # 79
    Member
    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @TriciaG:  theyre ALL made for C&C at the Cree factory in NC.Again its marketin

    Wwhat I posted is 100% accurate. Moissanite is a “jewel”, its not a gemstone, its a diamond sim. Nothing wrong with that. Its a beautiful affordable alternative to expensive ethically sourced diamond. I have researched moissanite ass I find moissanite and their psychology of advertising is quite brillant. I mean their marketing. argh hate trying to do this onmy phone.

    This is ready to get nasty for obvious reasons. Donning my asbesto suit. 

     

    Post # 80
    Member
    4369 posts
    Honey bee

    @MrsCassie:  I wouldn’t try to ascertain the intentions of someone else. If I ever got a moissy and someone asked if it was a diamond, I would tell them it’s a moissy. Lying makes me feel really uncomfortable, and I guess I don’t find the question “Is it a diamond?” judgey. I put it in the same category as “Is it a sapphire?”

    Post # 81
    Member
    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2000

    I would happily tell them I’m wearing a moissanite- if anyone cared to ask!  The few people that I thought might appreciate knowing, have been really receptive.  No one questioned my “motives,” just thought it was an interesting alternative.  Like I discovered something so “new”…really realized it’s not as well-known as I figured.  On the other hand, I think they automatically lumped it with CZ.  When I did my research, moissanite was not directly marketed as a simulant (my opinion).  I was naive about that, at least with the very small number of people I have come across. 

    Post # 82
    Member
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I am not passing off my moissys as diamonds. My family and friends knew we were going non-diamond/synthetic route for my engagement ring before we even placed an order. General consensus was ” whatever blows your skirt up” and “wow, what a beautiful stone” when they saw it in person. I have never been asked by strangers questions about nature of my stone but I live in Ireland, people are more “reserved” here. If asked, I will always tell the truth. 

     

    As for gemstone/jewel and blah-blah-blah argument, moissanite (that is currently used in jewellery)  is a SiC crystal (not altered, it is just one of many crystalline polymorphs of SiC) grown in a lab, with it’s own chemical, physical and optical properties. The rest (simulant/alternative, real/fake, gemstone/jewel and so on) are just labels.  They mean something as long as they mean something to a particular person. My labels for moissy are: ethical, guilt-free and beautiful. What labels other people come up with is non of my business. FWIW, feel free to call it “sh*t”, it doesn’t change the way my ethical and guilt-free “sh*t” sparkles ๐Ÿ™‚     

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 84
    Member
    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    My Fiance was almosted shocked with the beauty of my moissy when it arrived! My Future Mother-In-Law on the other hand – i just told her today that it wasn’t a diamond, it was a moissanite, since she asked me how much it was (yes she doesnt have a filter) and I knew she wouldnt believe I got a 1.3ct for $2000- She was not happy it wasnt a diamond.

    Pfft whatevers, Im so happy, Fiance is more than happy with his fuller wallet and guess thats all that matters.

    Post # 85
    Member
    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @gemgirl6:  You really do your best to make us moissanite girls feel like absolute crap, don’t you? It’s honestly very hurtful. 

    Post # 86
    Member
    495 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Being relatively newly engaged I haven’t had anyone ask “is it a diamond” or anything like that, just compliments on the sparkle of the gem, etc. I did have one jewelry store employee compliment me on my ‘lovely diamond’ the other day when I was shopping for a matching wedding ring though. Awkward. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Post # 87
    Member
    72 posts
    Worker bee

    @gemgirl6:  I am curious, what does moissanite lack that keeps it from being gem “quality”?

    Post # 88
    Member
    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @fauxfaux:  Even IF one could find natural moissanite, one couldn’t just facet it and use it in jewelry…as one could with a natural  gemstone. Moissanite is all manufactureed at the CREE factory in NC. It is a created “jewel” as C&C says. It was orginally created for the express purpose of being a diamond simulant  and there’s NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. The C&C marketing strategy has changed now…clearly.

    Equating moissanite to an an actual gemstone is just plain inaccurate & incorrect.    Its a man made jewel … no more..no less.

    @musician32992  pointing out facts about something is not knocking it or trying to “make others feel like crap! I  resent you saying that ! I understand that facts certainly are less attractive than marketing prose but hurtful? Not my intent to hurt anyone. People on these boards seem to have no problem pointing out the facts about CZ, yet post accurate information about moissanite and people are up in arms!

    I actually recommend Moissanite to to others even on these boards!

    Post # 89
    Member
    72 posts
    Worker bee

    @gemgirl6:  This doesn’t answer my question? What trait is moissanite lacking that excludes it from being classified as a gemstone? I don’t know much about how moissanite is made or what criteria a material needs to fulfill before being considered a gemstone…

    Post # 90
    Member
    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @fauxfaux:  I explained it above ad nauseam LOL.. think facts are very clear  although obviously unpalatable.

    I’m sure your moissanite ring is lovely, I have no wish to engage in any discord. Truely.

    Post # 91
    Member
    72 posts
    Worker bee

    @gemgirl6:  Um, you really didn’t. You explained that naturally found moissanite can’t be cut and used as jewelry, as opposed to natural gemstones, which can. Then you brought up manufactured Moisseys… said that they were created, which I got from your earlier posts and pointed out again that they were intended as diamond sims. Does this mean that the only relevant text is your first sentence, and gemstones are classified only by their ability to be cut and used as jewelry? Because I don’t think that’s accurate…

    Also, thanks…? Not sure what my Moissey has to do with anything but I hope it’ll be lovely, too. Neither do I, when I said I was curious, I meant it. I don’t know as much as you seem to about the manufacturing process, which is why I asked. I’d still appreciate a clear answer.

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