Post # 256
- Wedding: Hans Fahden Vineyards
lola36: depends how important that person’s opinion is to you. My SO will be getting a little larger one than that, and I wouldn’t be upset if, when she was asked that, if she replied “would it make you feel better if it were?” *mic drop* and walked away.
Post # 257
I have a beautiful pearl ring which I adore! But I had someone tell me it wasn’t a real engagement ring and implied that my Fiance must not care about me as much…
Post # 258
lola36: Well, in the “moissy heirloom” thread you just deleted, you said that it’s a moissy, so while I get being bothered by the fact that these people aren’t exactly being polite by just coming out and asking you that, I don’t get being bothered by the fact that they don’t believe it’s a diamond — because, well, it isn’t.
Also, just out of curiosity, are you sure it’s a moissy and not CZ or something? You said in that other thread that it “looks like a flawless diamond” but that your grandma got it from your grandfather 30 years ago. I’m no expert, but I don’t *think* moissies looking like flawless diamonds were around 30 years ago.
Post # 259
@gridmonster it is moissy, cz would be cloudy and dull by now, wouldn’t it? I don’t know much about them. I also took it to get a second opinon, definitely a moissy. I dont try to pass it off as anything other than what it is, but simply people should keep quiet. I DO think it’s rude to say anything at all, I think people should keep there personal opinions to themselves.
Post # 260
lola36: I didn’t think they made moissy rings 30 years ago!
This thread is three years old, but the ladies discussed the age of moissanite rings here, in case it helps. You might want to get your ring retested, so it’s insured properly.
CONS of Moissanite
Post # 261
It wasn’t something that was said. It was something that was done. I bought a ring to replace my wedding band that had lost diamonds. I did not have a lot of money to spend on the new ting, but it was very pretty and distinctive. We went out to dinner with my brother-in-law and his gf. She gushed over my new ring. The next time we all got together a few weeks later, the first thing I noticed was my ring on her right hand. She went out and bought it to wear as a right hand ring. It wouldn’t have bothered me if she had bought it as a wedding ring for herself, but it really rubbed me the wrong way that she bought it to wear simply as an accessory. It made mine feel so much less special. I realize that is a bit irrational, but that is just how it made me feel. I now have a plain band and a very securely-pronged eternity band. I guess that ring can be my right hand ring now.
Post # 262
Nothing has been said to my face directly about my actual ring but some things I’ve read on past threads on the bee has erked me. My diamond has a clairty of I2 which I know is low but I love it and love its tiny imperfections, it has great cut and color so it sparkles like crazy, but I’ve seen people refer to diamonds of that clairty as “frozen spit”! I may be being over sensitive but my diamond does not look like frozen spit…
Post # 263
- Wedding: September 2016 - Blue Hound Farm
KSealA: because inclusions vary in type, how any stone with low clarity appears can vary greatly from stone to stone. I have an SI2, which at that rating is not always eye clean, but mine is completely eye clean because my inclusions are feathers.
I think the frozen spit is referring to stones with cloud inclusions, at least that would be my guess. It’s advisable to stay away from I2 when buying online, bc the probability of getting something unattractive at that rating is much higher, but it def doesn’t mean that all I2s are unattractive.
What irks me is the common misconception on here that good clarity is what ensures sparkle and brilliance when in actuality is cut that makes all the difference. I’d definitely rather have a low clarity excellent cut stone, even if not completely eye clean, than a VVS that was only a fair or good cut.
Post # 264
I was working at a conference and was giving a tutorial to an attendee who interupted me to ask if my ring was real. When I told her yes, she asked if I was a Kardashian…..
Post # 265
- Wedding: April 2018 - Our Backyard
KatesTheWord: i was a teacher for 10 yrs and the bitchy secretary called my ring “cute” too. 😡 .88 carat from Tiffany. Maybe not huge but not tiny either. Couldnt stand that woman
Post # 266
- Wedding: October 2015 - Haddonfield, NJ
My worst comment was from a fellow Bee! She saw my picture and asked if there was something wrong with it, and if it was “supposed to look like that”
We should know better. 🙁
Post # 267
SamGoesWest: Your ring is amazing. I am obcessed with the bands and how the diamond hangs down (no this is not at all creppy that I know this.) It makes me wish I had thought of that when having mt wedding band made.
Post # 268
Haha, it’s been so long I forgot about this one – I was getting a manicure shortly after we got engaged and one of the women said to the other that my ring was either fake or my boyfriend must be ugly. I just smiled. It made it funnier because she was blabbing off in Mandarin and had no idea that I understood every word she said. It didn’t really bother me..it was just amusing how little of a filter some people have.
Post # 269
- Wedding: October 2015 - Haddonfield, NJ
Ukulele4You: Aww, thank you! That means a lot to me. I know it’s not everyone’s taste, but I love it too!
Post # 270
SamGoesWest: If it makes you feel better when a coworker saw wedding band for the first time she said “I guess it is not so bad.” It makes me wonder what she expected and how bad my band is…