(Closed) What IS Moissanite?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 62
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@ceebree:  Thanks, hun 🙂

 

@Aquaria:  I get that sometimes moissy owners can come off this way (& yes, perhaps I do at times as well). Although, the vast majority of the time these threads get snarky because a diamond owner comes in with “facts” but also spins them in a way that makes moissy owners feel bad about our decision and as though we own a lesser stone. Diamond are certainly beautiful, but moissanite is too, and neither is better than the next; just a personal decision. But the opinion that is hammered home relentlessly to moissy owners is that we must have only got our stone because we couldn’t afford more, are trying to fool people, and didn’t know when we bought it that it was actually invaluable and nothing more than something lab created for next to nothing. We all have different motives, and we shouldn’t be made to feel bad about it.

Anybody can say whatever they want in response to that, but ALL moissy owners have felt this way at the hands of some diamond owners here, and it’s not fair.

Post # 63
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am happy that my moissanites are moissanites: gemstone quality synthetic silicon carbide crystals… I have no problem with that 🙂  

Post # 64
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Moissanite, no matter what the pseudo scientific masses here state, is a beautiful stone. I finally saw one and I can see exactly why the women here who own them, love them. The way some people correct the terminology used to describe Moissanite makes me uncomfortable and quite frankly, sad. 

Why not celebrate our differences and enjoy the different rings instead of casting stones at one another. 

Post # 65
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Sugar bee

@Kat:  

@MunsterCat:  

Thank you for saying so EXACTLY what I’m thinking!  I ❤ my Moissy EXACTLY the way it is 🙂

Post # 66
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@Kat:  you said: “as though we own a lesser stone. Diamond are certainly beautiful, but moissanite is too, and neither is better than the next”

Are you kidding? Of course a diamond is monetarily20-30++ times (its even more the larger the size being compared) more valuable/”better” than a man made diamond simulant such as moissanite or cz.  ABsolutely no question.
As I showed you above–a 3 carat ideal round cut G vs2 diamond is $104,000 on Blue Nile…A 3 carat moissanite is $800…a cz 3 carat is probably $200. It’s not rocket science here, just reality!

There has never been any gem quality moissanite in nature. They were developed as CZ was to market as a diamond simulant. (although that marketing strategy has changed) That is why the CREE factory continues to work on trying to get them as white as possible. No question. There never has been any moissanite that can be found in nature that can be simply polished and faceted and put into a piece of jewelry.  C&C called them a created “jewel” because that is what they are. Sorry but moissante is no more a “gemstone” then CZ is.

Everyone should wear what they want but truely know what you’re buying. Moissanite is beautiful for what it is-a man made jewel. CZ is beautiful too. Both simulants are a bunch of bling for the buck.

Post # 67
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Bee Keeper

@Kat:  I mostly agree with you and just want to say that even those of us who prefer diamonds see the transparency of certain people who like to put others down for sport.

The only thing that truly drives me nuts is when moissanite owners go on and on about the unique optical properties of moissanite and say that it is more sparkly and better than diamond (which I know is one of mco’s selling points but I’ve seen and compared multiple stones with diamond myself and it is a different sparkle, so to me that is misleading and like comparing apples and oranges), and then get offended when someone says they can tell a moissanite from a diamond and that they look different. It’s like you (general you) must decide if you want it to be its own stone, or get mistaken for diamond because I see people often who want to play both sides of the card. And actually, I think that comes from feeling a need to justify the choice because it’s seen as inferior. It’s a vicious cycle that is just really stupid all around. 

Post # 68
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Busy bee

God Gemgirl. Why do you have to rile everyone up?

ha.

Post # 69
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@gemgirl6:  

“Better” does not necessarily mean worth more in terms of money. Also, my 3ct Amora OEC actually cost $2,000, but even if it cost $2, it wouldn’t mean it was a lesser stone than diamond in terms of beauty and sentimentality, or even quality for that matter. All you have to do is look up the stats on the stones to know about the properties and realize that they really aren’t different enough to constitute one beng significantly “better” in quality than the other If quality to you is only measured in a gem being naturally formed & more expensive, then I can see why diamond was for you.

 

@BlondeMissMolly:  I completely agree. I’m not sure I agree that everybody who says they can tell the difference honestly can, but I have no problem with somebody noticing that my stone isn’t a diamond because I, in no way, attempt to pass it off as something that it is not. I am incredibly happy with what I own & only wish to share the possibilities with others. However, I also believe that diamond is beautiful & I’m not upset if somebody mistakes my moissanite for a diamond. The vast majority of the time I will correct them if their mistake is blantant. I do think moissanite has a unique look, & in real life I like to think I can tell the difference in the sparkle. But I’d be lying for I said my stone hasn’t fooled a jeweler (the jeweler actually thought I was trying to sell it). The fact that some can tell the difference and some can’t is something I don’t trouble myself with. I only get upset when  people blatantly attempt to make moissy owners feel bad by saying that moissanite isn’t “real,” valueable, and/or attempt to make moissanite sound ugly by using the whole “I can tell the difference” as a crutch to make their diamonds sound better. I know not everybody who says they can tell the difference is being nasty about it, and trust me, most moissanite owners can spot which person is which based on their tone.

Post # 70
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@Kat: hmmm, I remember when you posted this several  months ago : “…..But please be aware that a decent 1.5ct diamond is worth FAR more than a 2.5ct moissanite, so if you trade your diamond in that way, you are getting the much shorter end of the stick.”

Yes, you’re right. We agree.

 

Post # 71
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

In its original form, moissanite is golden and apple shaped. It evolved over time to cause maximum discord. 

Post # 72
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@gemgirl6:  Umm, I feel sort of stalked, for starters. And who the heck is “we?” Secondly, I still stand by what I said before. Monetarily a 1.5ct diamond is worth more than a 2.5ct moissanite, so if she traded it in, money-wise she would be getting ripped off. Did I say she would be getting ripped off quality-wise? Absolutely not. That thread was about a woman hoping to upgrade her diamond, & I wanted to be sure she knew that it would not be an even traded where money is concerned. My comment is being taken out of context for your own purposes.

Not to mention, I have no idea how you can honestly stand by the blanket idea that just because something is more expensive it must be all-around better & of greater quality. This cannot be said of every single thing on earth.

Post # 73
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@Jabberwocky:  you said: In its original form, moissanite is golden and apple shaped. It evolved over time to cause maximum discord. “

LOL cute!! 

My turn:  and every one who gets a moissanite or cz, asked or even begged their fiance for it, absolutely love, love, loves it for its “special properties”, and would never ever want a gemstone especially not a diamond and never ever would they allow anyone to think its anything but what it is..

Who wants to go next? Laughing

Post # 74
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@BlondeMissMolly:  +1 exactly.

I am confident in saying that I CAN spot the difference between a Moissanite and a diamond. You know how? Because a Moissanite shoots off like a gazillion rainbows. That’s the appeal of it. It’s a “bling-y” stone! Attn: Moissy girls, that is a compliment, not a snarky insult. I would never assume that someone chose a Moissanite for financial reasons, or that they were trying to pass it off as a diamond. And anyone who thinks Moissanite is a “cheap” alternative must be highly wealthy, because they certainly aren’t cheap. 

As a diamond girl myself, I’m disgusted by some of the statements made by other diamond girls insulting Moissy girls and making them feel inferior. We all love pretty stones, no matter what kind of stones they are. That’s what we have in common! 

Post # 75
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@Kat:  ….k, I’m sure everyones first thought is: “quality”  when one thinks of a diamond sim.

edited to say: you keep editing your prior post, wth?!

 

 

Post # 76
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@gemgirl6:  I can’t tell how much you’re joking. You don’t think people who love moissanite aren’t allowed to like any other kind of shiny rock, right?

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