(Closed) Sapphire or moissanite?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring?
    sapphire : (48 votes)
    56 %
    moissanite : (38 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m getting a sapphire, so I’m a little biased 😉

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Sapphire all the way.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I have a sapphire so again I’m a little biased. I don’t mean this in a snarky or rude way at all but I like sapphires better because they are their own stone, they’re not trying to look like another stone. They kind of hold their own and there are so many choices and some sapphires are just as valuable as diamonds. Again not trying to be rude, just stating my opinion.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I thought a lot about getting a sapphire, but decided on a moissanite in the end. I love the uniquenss of the sapphire setting you’ve picked out though!

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I like both, but would prefer the moissy. I think I tend to lean on the side of traditional diamond. Colored stones are beautiful, though.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee

    The setting of your sapphire ring is lovely. I feel like the moissanite looks just like every other ring I see – round centre stone, cushion halo, prong set diamonds on the shank. IMO, the sapphire ring is just more classic.

    Post # 11
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    Newbee

    So hard to choose because I love them both.  I did just do a search for moissanite (http://lover.ly/search?q=moissanite) and just fell in love with the ring that came up in the center! I included a picture cause I just fell in love.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @ShutterbugCait:  Moissanites are their own stone as well. the only reason people think they are a knock off is because they are white. 

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    Sapphire, but I’m a biased owner.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @ShutterbugCait:  I’m getting a sapphire and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to have a knock off stone problem. I’m getting a green sapphire and I bet everyone is going to think it’s an emerald. It’s not the right shade of green to be an emerald but most people won’t realize that. I think people have the idea that x colored stone has to be y mineral. So unless you get a traditional blue sapphire people may not always recognize your stone as the mineral that it is.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Lalk2bee:  I only said that because they were marketed as a ‘diamond alternative’ and aren’t natural stones. Where as Sapphires are natural stones and have been around and used in higher end jewelery just as long if not longer than diamonds. I think moissy’s are pretty but as I said I’m biased on sapphires and I like having a stone that isn’t confused with something else. 

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    @ShutterbugCait:  Well, moissanite is natural. It just is not found in sufficient quantities to make gems out of it so it is has to be grown with human intervention. The structure and qualities are the same (or better) than the natural though.

    They also have created sapphires. The OP has not actually said she would be getting a natural sapphire. Since she is looking at Mo & Co rings, I am guessing she is looking at the lab-created sapphires from BTD (which are gorgeous, by the way OP! I have one in another ring!)

     

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