(Closed) what's the best diamond substitute? can i replace my fake diamond for a real one

posted 6 years ago in Rings
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  • Post # 2
    4053 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Just curious, but to you it seems only a diamond would suffice as “real”. How would going to a moissanite or asha be any different in the way you feel about your ring if that’s what is upsetting you? 

    Post # 3
    9141 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    Teresa07:  Why do you need to “pass it off”? If your fiance can’t afford a diamond (which there’s no shame in) people will probably assume it’s fake anyway. I’d rather be up-front about it than have people think (and be right!) that I’m lying about something. Your ring is very pretty. I probably wouldn’t even bother swapping it out.

    Post # 4
    1294 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    If you search the boards (there is a search option on the top right corner) you can find a ton of boards about moissy, Asha and Amora Gem with photos.

    Also, a white sapphire is not a fake diamond, it’s a sapphire and a much higher quality gemstone than a CZ which is a diamond simulant. 

    Post # 5
    10568 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    If your wanting a stone that’s much more affordable than a diamond, looks diamond like, and will last forever, then amora gem ultra would be a great option for you. It’s similar to moissanite, but is colorless, and has a much nicer cut. I have one, and it behaves similar to my diamonds. Moissanite on the other hand, is a gorgeous stone don’t get me wrong but it doesn’t look like a diamond to me due to the moodiness,splinter like facets, and flat crown angle. But that just may be because I’m a jewelry fanatic and I’ve owned moissanite as well. However the average person probably would assume it’s a diamond. If you want more info on the amora gem, you can go to betterthandiamond.com Goodluck to you and welcome to weddingbee 🙂 

    Post # 6
    585 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    A sapphire is a real stone, not fake. It’s an actual gemstone in its own right. Yes, a jeweler can replace it with a diamond, but if you are only concerned about it looking “real”, it is real. It’s nothing to be ashamed of.

    Post # 7
    585 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Is it sterling silver or gold?

    Post # 8
    1165 posts
    Bumble bee

    It’s a white sapphire.  I would not call that a fake, that’s a real gemstone you have love!

    I guess since you pass a sapphire off as a diamond, to you it is fake.  So I see that side.  Be mindful because people here on the Bee actually have sapphires and  calling their sapphires fake diamond is incorrect.  There are other stones in the world besides a diamond, and just because they are clear don’t make them a wannabe diamond.

    I would suggest going the diamond route, if you can.  Shop around online or post a budget here and maybe some of the lovely ladies can help scout you a stone.  Moissanite is also not a fake diamond, and if you truly want to pass off something as real diamond, it might be cheaper to just go real instead of buying a stone over and over again trying to find the elusive simulant that would somehow be dirt cheap and a 100% diamond characteristically.  Best diamond simulant is a diamond. 🙂

    Happy shopping!

    Post # 9
    608 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

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    Teresa07:  Yes, a jewelry store could easily replace your white sapphire with a diamond if you bought a lose one, though I have no idea how much they’d charge.

    I’m boggled, though, as to why you’d want to discard a white sapphire for a diamond simulant. A moissy or an asha is really not going to “look” any more like a diamond. If you want a diamond, I think you should just wait till you can afford a 1 carat diamond. Replacing it with a simulant is just another expensive that will get you that much further from a diamond, isn’t it?

    Post # 10
    1260 posts
    Bumble bee

    I couldn’t tell from your post whether you have a white sapphire or something else that is designed to look like a white sapphire.

    Post # 11
    61 posts
    Worker bee

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    Teresa07:  I have a completly cubic zirconia ring which I want recreated in white gold and diamonds. I’m most likely gona put the accent stones as diamonds and the centre stone a white sapphire or moissy. Its honestly up to you whether you’ll be happy with a diamond or a moissy. 

    Post # 15
    7547 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    If you want something that looks like a diamond I’d just wait. Stimulants are always going to look a bit different.

    If you want to embrace a non-diamond, here’s a photo comparison:


    It seems like ashas are clearer but they don’t last as long as mossys. Best of luck!

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