What is your main reason for choosing a moissanite….

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What is your honest main reason you chose a moissanite?
    Financial reasons : (38 votes)
    29 %
    No one will ever know it’s not a real diamond and it could pass as if it was. : (29 votes)
    22 %
    You have always wanted one : (20 votes)
    16 %
    Other : (42 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1341 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

    Curiosity, mostly, followed by cost. Even though they’re cheaper than diamonds I think they’re still way too expensive. I got mine on eBay for a lot less. I wanted a large, clear, durable stone and I didn’t want to spend a lot. I’m also not a new bride nor young, so I couldn’t really care less about any judgement I get (whether silently or not) for my choices.  

    I have diamonds too. I’m on the fence about buying more diamonds, but who knows what the future holds. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    484 posts
    Helper bee

    They have their own unique properties. I love moissanite because its a really sturdy stone for everyday wear, the cost is so much cheaper, and i love how it reflects light. I proudly tell everyone and anyone my stone is moissanite. It is its own unique gemstone. Id never try to pass it of as a diamond. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    484 posts
    Helper bee

    This is my cheapie india moissy set into a cheapie sterling setting. 🙂 my stone is very moody. A lot of times its kind of a steely grey. 

    And OEC stands for Old Erupean Cut. Its my favorite cut ever… Its next on my list. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    49 posts
    Newbee

    I don’t have my ring yet but I’ve picked one out and I chose a moissanite. I’ve always wanted an alternative stone because while diamonds are beautiful, I don’t buy into the hype that they are rare or necessary for my marriage to last forever and I also believe they are overpriced as a marketing ploy. I originally wanted an oval sapphire engagement ring however when I was trying to find the perfect one, I kept going back to a moissanite ring I had found. I love the fire of moissanite and how durable it is for everyday wear. I discussed it with my boyfriend and he was on board with a moissanite for ethical and economical reasons. We’re in our early twenties however he is financially stable and could afford a diamond the size of the moissanite we have selected but I’d much rather put that money to use for the honeymoon or a house. Now I’m just waiting for him to pop the question to get my ring but I won’t try to pass it off as a diamond at all, I love the unique properties of moissanite.

    Post # 10
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    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - -

    Mostly because it’s clear and not a diamond. I was also looking at morganite and sapphire because they’re hard, clear, and aren’t diamonds. And then followed by those aspects, price and fire. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    41 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Ethical reasons 90%, cost 10%.

    I’m 10 years in and was looking for an upgrade ring. My husband was willing to fork out $$$ on a vintage ring because it was what I wanted. I started reading about moissanite and the diamond industry and had a change of heart. Ethical and affordable.

    I love diamonds ( the look and science behind them)…. I also fell in love with Ivory when I was in Africa, both are often beautiful products of suffering. I am an empathetic person and hate the idea that my objects of beauty came at such a high cost to my fellow man. I tried to justify my purchase by mainly buying vintage and telling myself that I wasn’t contributing to other’s suffering. I also told myself it was an investment and a financial legacy/inheritance to leave my kids… all the while knowing that diamonds are actually fairly common and will most likely continue to drop in value as more diamond mines outside the Debeers control are opened.

    I find the history of Moissanite and Mr. Moissan fascinating. I like glittery things. I like that it won’t cloud like a CZ and is almost as durable as a diamond.

    Post # 12
    Member
    294 posts
    Helper bee

    I also think diamonds are overpriced. I wanted clear, durable stones and liked the look of moissanite over white sapphire. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    Because I love love love the sparkle, the peace of mind, the affordability… they’re so vibrant!

    Post # 14
    Member
    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    I tell people that it’s moissanite all the time, and every time, people tell me they wish they knew about it when they were ring shopping since it’s super beautiful. And I have to agree. 😍💕

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