(Closed) Question for those who chose moissanite/Asha, etc for ethical reasons

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: If you chose moissy for ethics, would you get a moissy ring with accent diamonds if it cost less?
    Yes. Stop stressing and buy the ring you want. It's only .25ct of diamonds anyway : (14 votes)
    29 %
    No. If it's honestly about ethics why would you even consider buying diamonds at all. : (33 votes)
    69 %
    Other. Please explain. : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    4313 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I guess I am not sure why you would get a diamond semi-mount if you have issues with diamonds?  I would get a different set if it were that big of a deal.

    Post # 4
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    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @mishana:  You should probably just go with a different setting.

    Reputable jewelers don’t use blood diamonds FYI.

    Post # 5
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    14485 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    A diamond is a diamond no matter what the size.  Seem hypocritcal to say you dont want a diamond for ethical reasons then have some in the band.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    If you are getting a moissanite because you have ethical problems with diamonds, it stands to reason that you wouldn’t want diamonds in your setting at all.

    Post # 7
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Yeah, I think it’d be something that you would struggle to justify. Judging by posts on here, a lot of people with moissanite get asked whether their stone is a diamond. I imagine it would be awkward responding “No, I didn’t want a diamond for ethical reasons.” “What about the ones on the band?” “Oh, well…they’re diamonds, but only a little bit!” That’s like being a vegetarian that occasionally eats meat, in my opinion.

    I think you should either look for a new setting or seeing if you can get a similar setting cheaper somewhere else. Failing that, maybe do some research to ensure the diamonds are ethically mined.

    Post # 8
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    8453 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Unless you know that the diamonds are from places such as Canada, or they are heirlooms, I think you should just get moissys.

    Post # 11
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    5569 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @LadyElva:  this!!

    Post # 12
    Member
    5569 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    ps i knew someone who said she was a vegetarian except for wendys hamburgers. drove me up the wall.

    Post # 14
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    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @mishana:  Blue Nile has a giant selection of conflict-free diamonds and settings, but I don’t think you can buy a setting loose.

    Post # 16
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    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’ve read that most melee sized stones (75% or so) actually come from mines in Australia. You would want to make sure that this is true of course, or verify with your jeweler the source of their diamond melee if you were just agaisnt “blood diamonds”, but if you have problems with them in general, why don’t you have the ring you like with moissanite stones made in rose gold? Yes, it will be more expensive, but at the end of the day, you will be so happy to have a completely clean conscience. 🙂

     

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