(Closed) People's reaction towards your moissanite

posted 8 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.

    I would tell them that it's not diamond and explain that it's moissanite.

    I would ignore the question and said that FI loves me enough to give me this ring

    Other. Please explain.

  • Post # 107
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @calendula:  “if they asked for a Kleenex but the tissue I had to offer was a Puffs.”


    umm, not really, they’re completely different things. A moissy isn’t just another name for a diamond. It’s like how a Pontiac Fiero looks like a Ferrari from fay away.

    Post # 108
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2000

    I just skimmed over the conversation, but I do remember reading that moissanite was not supposed to be called a gemstone, per the Federal Trade Commission. Something about trying to avoid consumer confusion.

    Post # 109
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    Worker bee

    @bkrocks13:  Yes, I was splitting hairs if needing a clear and obvious explanation from a credible source is splitting hairs. Ok how about this-you provide a source for that info?

    Precisely because that page you linked didn’t state in full which material C&C Moisseys originate from, I thought maybe I could get that statement from the source article/study/certification/whatever, and that’s when I noticed it didn’t have any. I guess I just trust information from the pens of professionals/academics specializing in the field I’m researching more than eHow editors who don’t source their info. Does he have sources? I couldn’t tell if my mobile format was preventing me from accessing/viewing them.

    Post # 110
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    Worker bee

    @crescent:  If you could link us to that article, I’d appreciate it, thanks!

    Post # 111
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @gemgirl6:  +1 There is essentially no natural supply for moissanite.

    I briefly considered moissanite after seeing the beauiful rings people have posted, but ultimately want a diamond. Although it may not be the wearer’s intent, a moissanite synthetic functions as a diamond simulant.

     

     

    Post # 114
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @fauxfaux:  And here is the language from the Federal Trade Commission explaining when the term “gemstone” can be used.

    § 23.23 Misuse of the words “ruby,” “sapphire,” “emerald,” “topaz,” “stone,” “birthstone,” “gemstone,” etc.

    (a) It is unfair or deceptive to use the unqualified words “ruby,” “sapphire,” “emerald,” “topaz,” or the name of any other precious or semi-precious stone to describe any product that is not in fact a natural stone of the type described.

    (b) It is unfair or deceptive to use the word “ruby,” “sapphire,” “emerald,” “topaz,” or the name of any other precious or semi-precious stone, or the word “stone,” “birthstone,” “gemstone,” or similar term to describe a laboratory-grown, laboratory-created, [manufacturer name]-created, synthetic, imitation, or simulated stone, unless such word or name is immediately preceded with equal conspicuousness by the word “laboratory-grown,” “laboratory-created,” “[manufacturer name]-created,” “synthetic,” or by the word “imitation” or “simulated,” so as to disclose clearly the nature of the product and the fact it is not a natural gemstone.

    Note to paragraph (b):  The use of the word “faux” to describe a laboratory-created or imitation stone is not an adequate disclosure that the stone is not natural.

    (c) It is unfair or deceptive to use the word “laboratory-grown,” “laboratory-created,” “[manufacturer name]-created,” or “synthetic” with the name of any natural stone to describe any industry product unless such industry product has essentially the same optical, physical, and chemical properties as the stone named.

    Post # 116
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @mockblock:  My point wasn’t that moissanite and diamond are the same thing. My point was that “diamond” is the word people usually use, without thinking, for clear, sparkling stones (just as people use the word ‘kleenex’ for any kind of tissue). My broader point is that whether or not you choose to correct them, I don’t think you should feel obligated to do so.

    As I said above, I’ve got no horse in this race because I don’t actually have a moissanite, so if you feel my opinion is immaterial to this discussion, feel free to ignore! I was just thinking about my friend’s discomfort when people referred to her ring as a diamond.

    Post # 117
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I am not sure what this entire last page has to do with what the OP is asking?  

     

    @fauxfaux:  Gemgirl shows up on every moissanite thread even though she owns a diamond.  You can read the same shit over and over on a million other threads.  It’s as sure as waking up and breathing.  About the most passive-aggressive bullshit on WB.

    Anyways, OP!  I’ve told everyone in my family that it’s a moissanite and all my friends know.  No one had a bad reaction to our choice… probably cause they ain’t wearing it.  Who cares?  No matter what your ring is comprised of, it represents the same thing.  I am sure most people assume it is a diamond, and no one who has complimented my ring said “OMG I LOVE YOUR DIAMOND.” They simply say “beautiful ring” and I reply “thanks!”

    Post # 118
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @deetroitwhat: 

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    @fauxfaux:  

    Hope I didn’t offend anyone. I just thought fauxfaux was asking why a moissanite isn’t called a gemstone so that is why I posted what I did. 

    Post # 119
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Kir32:  Basically it’s the same as lab grown sapphires and such.  Not that it matters, the only threads gemgirl posts to are moissy threads.  Basically people post about moissy, and regardless of the topic she shows up to write diamond simulant in italics just to try to remind posters that tgeir ring is a dake diamond, regardless of how different it looks or how open they are.  It’s gotten pretty old at this point so I just encourage people to ignore her. 

    Post # 120
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @BuBuBubbles:  Ahhh how very annoying of her 🙂

    Post # 121
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Kir32:  No totally cool.  This thread just got way OT though.

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