- Almost Mrs.P
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Here’s my ring…. 7mm/1.8ct cushion Amora moissy:
Here’s my ring…. 7mm/1.8ct cushion Amora moissy:
@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.
@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?”
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.
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 🙂
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.
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. 😛
@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!
@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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