Post # 1
I have never heard of moissanite until I became a member of this board. I’m just curious as to when it became so popular. Or does it depend on region? I honestly don’t know anyone who has a moissanite ring of any kind (not even just engagement) so I’m just wondering if this is a new type of thing, or if it’s popular in other areas of the country and not here yet?
Post # 3
It’s neither very new nor very popular. I think this is just one community where moissanite owners can connect with other moissanite owners, so we like to talk about it and like to be represented. Also many people haven’t heard of it or are just finding out about it and facing a decision, so threads come up often. I don’t know anyone else who owns a moissanite and I like having something so uncommon.
Edit: I do think it’s popular among people who know what it is, but that’s not very many people…
Post # 4
I don’t know anyone else who has one either nor anyone who’s ever even heard of it. It’s gaining in popularity, but I wouldn’t call it popular yet.
Post # 5
I got mine in March 2011, but I’d heard about it sometime in 2010 online (on reddit actually). I know it’s been around for quite longer than that but I’d never really researched diamond alternatives until I was interested in getting married, so *shrug* I’d never heard of it until then. Since I got mine, two of my friends have gotten moissanites for their engagement rings. It’s not for everyone, but it seems to be catching on a bit.
Post # 6
Ah ok. I just keep on seeing threads pop on here and I was just curious! Thanks!
Post # 7
Moissanite is extremely popular on WeddingBee, but don’t take it as an indication that it’s universally popular because I don’t think it is.
Post # 8
I’m 99% positive that I only know people with moissy here on the Bee. If anyone I know IRL have a moissy, they certainly weren’t very open about it and I would never think to ask.
Post # 9
I don’t think anyone in my real life has ever spoken the word. Whats popular online doesn’t really mean much IRL.
Post # 10
No one in my real life has or has even considered one. So I don’t think they are actually as popular as represented here.
Post # 11
I don’t think they are that poular. I’ve never heard of moissanite until I became part of the beehive. All my family and friends have diamonds and I’m sure most of them will not even know what a moissanite is.
Post # 12
@VAwife: +1 its popular on here. but not popular IRL.
EDIT before joining this board i did know of them, working in a jewelers they were nicknamed ‘throw away stones’ or ‘table scatters’
Post # 13
I don’t know anyone personally who has it and I had never heard of it until I came to the hive either. I think it just happens to be very popular among bees.
Post # 14
I never heard of moissanite until my Fiance brought it up, which was before I joined WB. His friend’s wife actually has a moissanite ring. Once I joined this site I realized that I wasn’t the only one with a moissy ring.
I could be wrong, but maybe a lot more people have moissanite rings than it seems. As much as I love my ring, I never go out and tell people it’s a moissanite.
Post # 15
Moissanite isn’t what I would consider popular, and when it was in some larger stores like Helzberg and Kohls, I think the staff was highly under educated about what the stone was, leading to a lot of misinformation and a bad reputation as “an expensive fake diamond” (which it is not). Online where you can connect with other jewelry lovers though, it is much easier to find and talk with people who have moissanite rings.
Some day I think it will be represented fairly as a unique gemstone, and that it will become popular for jewelry purchases in general. I have earrings and a ring and just adore moissanite, and I’m super excited for the Amora Gem in the future too!
For now though, most people don’t know what it is, and a good chunk of those that do have a negative view of the gem(lack of marketing and too many people wearing them and trying to pass them off as diamonds or are misinformed about it being a “fake diamond” that is brittle/easy to chip).
Post # 16
I actually tried to tell my mom about this stone and she told me she has heard about it from people around her. It is slowly becoming known as a stone that is inexpensive, yet gives you the sparkle it seems. Maybe eventually more people will own them.