(Closed) What IS Moissanite?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 107
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Busy bee

@peachacid:  If you think bashing another member in a thread is adult-like behavior..then ok. 

Post # 108
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Busy bee

@pinkshoes:  I totally threw my hands up like I had just seen a game winning goal after reading this comment. 

Post # 109
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MissFemmeFatale:  You mean, discussing what another person said?  Whatever, man.  

 

Post # 110
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@SoupyCat:  I saw someone describe moissanite as looking like a clear opal once. I thought that was  a pretty cool comparison. 

Post # 111
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Buzzing bee

@peachacid:  It’s very subjective what one can consider “a real stone”. I consider moissanite to be a real stone because it is cut from a real crystal. Since the crystals they’re cut from are grown in a lab, that means they’re technically “synthetic”, but I find value in it being grown in a lab. Moissanite is the second hardest stone available, is the toughest stone, and has twice the fire of a diamond. Since they’re made in a lab, they’re ethical. I love those things about it. 

 

You think diamond prices are ridiculous, but many people don’t think they’re ridiculous at all. Natural diamonds are the hardest stone in the world, and they are formed deep in the earth over billions of years. They make their trip to the surface via volcanic eruptions! They’re amazing in their own right and people are willing to pay for that.

 

It all depends on what you value in a stone. 

 

Let people value what they value. I just don’t understand her mission in trying to convince everyone that moissanite can’t be valued like people value diamonds. That’s up to the individual to decide, not her. 

 

Post # 112
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@peachacid:  thanks for playing! No one else wanted to participate so I’ll spill. It’s a CZ that has seen better days but I swear to you when I bought that ring, about a decade ago, it was freaking gorgeous. Prettier than an average diamond or a Moissy by far. I stopped wearing it because strangers kept gushing over my beautiful diamond engagement ring (they didn’t take into account that I was a teenager and wore it on my right hand) and I was tired of explaining all the time that it was $30 CZ in sterling silver. I wish it hadn’t turned so cloudy.

Post # 114
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@bunnyharriet:  I think its awesome that the girls who have diamond rings and post them proudly are all happy to see a moissy ring too, but the moissanite haters, gemgirl especially, all claim to have beautiful diamond rings but have never posted a picture.

Post # 115
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@joya_aspera:  oh I know. It’s ridiculous. Even Zales is guilty of this. I called out the situation last time I was there (not to personally insult the employee, just to acknowledge the misinformation). How can you put a big, perfectly transparent candy apple red stone on display and simply label it a “ruby”. The same with sapphires and emeralds. Only an idiot would think they were getting the real deal for a measly $99 or whatever. Not to mention the fact that the genuine ones they sell are mostly tiny and of poor quality. I mention in passing that i was on the hunt for a pink sapphire. The sales lady tried to talk me into a Barbie bubblegum “pink sapphire” and I laughed. Sorry hon, I know what a pink sapphire looks like and it’s not neon colored. 

Post # 116
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Have you guys watched the documentry on Moissanite that came out in 2001?  I remembered this because I just got engaged (1st marriage) and was very intrigued about this “new” diamond simulate.  I believe even the manufacturers called it a diamond simulate.  They decribed the best part about this stone versus CZ’s was that it not only “fooled” people viewing them with the naked eye, but even traditional electronic diamond-detection scanners at the time (late 1990’s/early 2000’s).  I know all that type of discussion has been removed from CREE and C&C’s websites, but I do remember it being on there initially.  I know their marketing has changed to a Moissanite being a gemstone in it’s own right, but I do remember its humble beginnings.  I don’t think anyone would have given a Moissanite a second look in its introduction to the world is if it wasn’t for it’s close diamond properties.  BUT that it’s now morphed into it’s own “brand”.  So everyone on this board is at least a little bit right.  🙂

Post # 117
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Bazingau:  I haven’t seen the documentary but I do remember the references made years ago when I first saw Moissanites being sold. Chemically, they are not like diamonds and I don’t think all Moissy lovers buy them as diamond “imitators” let’s say. But they are undeniably marketed as diamond alternatives, a gentler way of saying diamond simulants, whether you like it or not. Most people equate diamond with engagement initially, and then go on to discover Moissanite, fall in love with it, and then choose it instead. 

Post # 118
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MissFemmeFatale:  I agree.  Who else is sick of ring threads?  *raises hand*

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