(Closed) What is the main reason you don\'t like Moissanite?

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Post # 91
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

mrspowell14 :  Well, I actually hate yellow (for me), but if other people want yellow, I think it looks great on them.  Yellow looks awful on me.  I’m more of blue type of person. 🙂

Post # 92
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

MissCaraMia :  Well said, however I must add that there is no such thing as a “confict free” or “clean” diamond. That purdy little rock (Canadian diamonds included) comes at  great environmental expense. In this day and age, why not choose lab made diamonds and other gems, antique diamonds, moissanite. Also, consider recycled gold, platinum and palladium.

http://thegreenerdiamond.org/conflict-diamonds-2/environmental-impact/

http://e360.yale.edu/features/the_pollution_fallout_from_zimbabwes_blood_diamonds

http://www.diamonds.net/News/NewsItem.aspx?ArticleID=25304

http://www.cbc.ca/news/first-nations-leader-slams-canadian-diamonds-1.570406

 

 

Post # 93
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

sauvblanclover :  i dont like Moissanite because to me it’s like a diamond imposter.. and CZ is a cheap diamomd imposter. 

I rather have a smaller diamond but a diamond. I like the real thing. 

Post # 94
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Busy bee

Out of curiosity, are lab made diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, etc considered a knockoff too? Because *technically* they were created in a lab to simulate their natural counterparts.

Post # 95
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Sugar bee

I think the main thing is because people see it as a knock off of a diamond which is seen as a status symbol. And ya, I wouldn’t buy a ‘knock off’ designer handbag to trick people into thinking I had a real one. but I also wouldn’t buy a REAL designer hand bag for a crazy amount of money just because I knew that other people would know it was a crazy amount of money. I would buy either though if I liked how it lookec, it was good quality, and it was a reasonable price/in my budget. 

HOWEVER, I don’t see moissanite as a knock off. It’s its own thing, and anyone judging anyone else on the size of their diamond or other stone isn’t worth your time anyway. 

Also, people see diamonds as ‘traditional’ which is actually kind of nonsense. It only became ‘tradtion’ in the late 1920s when De Beers launched a massive corrupt marketing scheme where they restricted the market to make diamonds seem more rare and valuable than they actually are. Not to mention the unethical importing practices of diamonds in general that still go on today. 

So i specifically didn’t look at diamonds when I was looking for an engagement ring and bought a white saphire based on the setting and how it looked as a whole. I could have afforded a diamond of the same size, but didn’t want one. 

(I don’t judge people that do get diamonds mind you – I know that most people just default to it without really thinking about it, or can’t shake the ‘knock off’ idea)

Post # 97
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I like my diamond.  My fiance and I never even thought to go with a non-diamond e-ring.  It just never came up.  

And when it came his turn to pick his band, he wanted diamonds.  

We like the real thing.  I don’t need a huge flashy stone.  I’d pick my little diamond any day.

Post # 98
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Helper bee

jellybellynelly :  CZ is not put down. It’s pointed out that it is not as durable as moissanite, prone to scratching/chipping, and gets irreversibly cloudy…unlike moissanite. That’s not “putting it down” to make one feel better please…it’s stating the facts. CZ is wonderful and many of us own it, but unfortunately doesn’t hold up…wish it did.

If anything, many diamond owners are the ones who put CZ down by saying stuff like it’s a wannabe LV purse that poor people should “stay in their lane” & not wear bc you won’t get a raise with that big fraud stone in which you look foolish wearing on the bus…or whatever silly comments some continue to make lol.

Post # 99
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Bee Keeper

jewels84 :  CZ is absolutely put down on here. Maybe not by you (I wasnt replying to your comment, or any one in particular in my post), but it does. A lot of the moiss owners come off like they think theyre better than CZ owners because they have a “forever” stone, and better than diamond owners because they didnt “waste” so much money. Maybe that’s not how they mean to sound, but there appears to be a complex that comes off about it lol. Besides the fact that I could buy 500 CZ stones that I could swap out to last a lifetime, moissanite ISNT perfect and does end up damaged and fucked up – between cracks, oil slick, there are still issues with it. TBH “forever stone” is something that diamond owners say to look down on other stones, so its kind of funny to me that moiss owners use it now too.

I also don’t agree with the comments you said, and I’ve never seen anything besides the purse comparison. I tend to agree with the purse comparison (as I called it a knock off in my original post), but I really dont think anyone is saying for poor people to stay in their lane LOL. That is obviously way inappropriate.

Post # 100
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Sugar bee

It just rubs me the wrong way… Live within your means. I hate to sound like a judgemental bitch but if someone who’s living in a small ass place and catching the bus everyday is rocking a 3ct ring, I’m gonna think they’re fake/stupid. Most people don’t even know it’s not a real diamond so they’re gonna think you have no idea how to prioritise your money. Lol seriously. And how are you going to justify asking for a raise or something when you’ve got this massive thang on your hand

Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/what-is-the-main-reason-you-dont-like-moissanite/#ixzz4ibEHK8Kt

 

Wow–I hit the lottery and drive a  10 year old car, most of my clothes are from kohls for jeans and Sundance for tops.  My jewelry is 100% real and if you want  think because I’m not wearing Ann Taylor or I’m driving an old car so therefore my accessories are fake you are an extremely judgemental and ignorant person.

Post # 101
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Blushing bee

Many people don’t like the colours in a moissanite because even though it is like a diamond, it is SiC, not just carbon, so the colours are different. 

I also find that in Moissanite larger than ~6.5mm, the stone looks almost plasticy, especially in non-brilliant cuts. I think it’s because of the Silicone in it. In smaller stones, I think it looks very similar to a diamond, with the exception of the colours. 

Also

Post # 102
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Helper bee

jellybellynelly :  Issues with moissanite is such a rarity though. Yes some get the oil slick which is reversible and chipping is almost unheard of. There may be a handful of cases but it’s more so the exception than the rule. A diamond can chip and crack also. I have not experienced that with my moissanite and I’m very hard on it. It is a forever stone IMO just like a sapphire is a forever stone.

I’m only saying that bc earlier a couple people said that moissanite owners need to stay in their lane…they look at it as a knockoff. Of course these same ones view CZ as a knock off as well. They said stay in your lane as in only buy what you look like you can afford and stop pretending with a larger “fake” stone. One even said you would look silly asking for a raise while wearing a “diamond knock” off and she’d look at you side ways if you were wearing one on the bus. I just think all that is a little ridiculous and extreme. It’s just a ring.

Post # 103
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Helper bee

Unable to delete this double post somehow :S

 

Post # 104
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Bee Keeper

jewels84 :  I totally didnt read the whole thread so missed those haha. i see one quoted right below my post now which is quite harsh, so I get where youre coming from.

I mean, I agree that people will probably think its fake. But it doesnt really effect me at all. *shrug*

Post # 105
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Helper bee

 

arosebyanyothername :   jewels84 :  

That original comment was by far the rudest and most judgmental I’ve ever seen on the bee, and that’s really saying something lol. It must be infuriating for people like that to see others “living outside their means” by wearing beautiful rings similar to the ones they feel represent their own level of wealth. Thankfully people who go ahead and buy moissanite, CZ or whatever don’t worry about following that notion and get rings they’re in love with.

I don’t care if it’s a simulant, a trace mineral, a copycat, whatever you want to call it- I’m super excited for my moissanite to come in this week. I don’t care if someone like this is bitter about my having a ring that looks better than what I should be able to afford or whatever. Someone who would say something like this must have way worse problems with themselves. This ring isn’t about my fiance making a financial investment in me lol, it’s literally just a beautiful ring given as a gift during a proposal. I’m comfortable with my finances and I’m not worrying about how well my ring represents that to others- I couldn’t care less.

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