(Closed) Switch diamond for moissanite?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
4258 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I totally would if you saw the moissy and loved it!  Anf I would reset the diamond into a bezel pendant and wear it every day too!

Post # 3
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - Our Backyard

I agree with jcent. Turn your original diamond into a pendant (that’s what I did with my engagement ring after I was divorced. My divorce was pretty friendly so there were not really any hard feelings there and my diamond was still very special to me and I didn’t want to get rid of it. I wear it most days) anyway, turn your diamond into a necklace and rock (no pun intended 😊) a new Moissanite engagement ring 🙂 both my sisters have moissanite and my mom has a moissanite anniversary ring and it’s gorgeous 

Post # 4
1815 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Get a moissanite – you won’t be disappointed! They are beautiful – especially if you have a low quality diamond – you’ll notice a huge difference.

Keep the diamond for a later time – make it into a necklace, or keep it for a family ring later on. Having your original engagement diamond + all the birthstones of your family (your hubby, you and your kids) in a family ring would be such a beautiful keepsake!

Post # 5
1708 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Never swapped a diamond out of a ring for a moissanite, I just bought a new moissanite ring and started wearing that, then bought another one and another one….. 😀 

Others have done it, loved it, and as far as the original stone…. pendant, right hand ring, or save as a gift to a child/niece/nephew. 

Post # 6
1863 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

I was in the same boat.  I left it up to my husband what he would prefer I do with my original, and he told me to keep it for sentimental reasons, and we purchased the new ring as an “anniversary ring”.  I’m glad I kept the original because some days I still wear it and I’ve come to realize that I’m too sentimental personally to alter it in any way. 

Post # 7
1255 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens

I have rings that I swap out. 2 moissanite rings and 1 diamond ring. If you are wanting to switch out the stone in your original setting, you will need to get with a jeweler to see what siZe of stone that particular setting can hold. If the head can be changed out of your setting, you might be able to put a bigger size stone. If you can’t change the head, your prongs might only be able to go up a little larger than .5ct. So if you are wanting a bigger sized stone, you might have to consider buying a whole new ring. 

Post # 8
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Which did you see? Forever one?

Post # 9
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I swapped my .85ct j color and I2 clarity diamond for a 2.5ct fb moissanite. I have never regretted it at all. I would suggest keeping the diamond and making a pendant or solitaire bangle. Make sure you check the mm diameter of your diamond if you’re gonna keep the setting and order a f1 in the same mm size.

Post # 10
9595 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

IMO moissy looks much better than lower quality diamonds so I would do it if your ring bothers you. I would put your original diamond into a solitaire pendant if youd wear it. Or just get another moissy ring entirely and leave the original as an hierloom.

Post # 11
480 posts
Helper bee

I had a 3/8 carat round brilliant diamond (forgot the specs) in a gold (then later platinum) setting, a 1/5 carat diamond in a sculpted rose white-gold setting, a 1.1 carat princess-cut H color VSI diamond + two baguettes in an antique-type platinum setting, a custom-made white gold ring with yellow gold nuggets and small diamonds, another custom-made free-form white gold ring with an appx. 28 point diamond solitaire and other small diamonds imbedded in the setting, and other misc diamond rings I’m too tired to list here . . . and I gave them all away, mostly to my daughters. For ethical and optical reasons, I only wear moissanite now.

Post # 13
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I highly recommend getting the moissy! I have one and I haven’t regretted picking it once! I like the ideas that the other PPs posted about getting your original ring set into a pendant or something else you could wear. 

Here’s my F1 for reference (and because I love posting it haha). I got it from etsy!

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