(Closed) When did moissanite become popular?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper

They are popular online, I don’t know of anyone who owns one IRL (well, other than me).

Most people still get them confused with CZ. And of course jewelers aren’t going to be all about them, why would they be when they want you to buy a more expensive diamond?

They are catching on definitely but have a ways to go.

 

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Good post.  I’ve been wondering the same thing! 

It seems they really are a great alternative to save a few bucks and still get the beautiful sparkle!

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@Pokemon:  Why “throw away” or “table scatters”?  What does that mean?

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@futuremrsk18:  because they are fake, essentially. and you know at weddings how they have the glass stones shaped like diamonds scattered on tables for decoration??

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@Pokemon:  Wow that’s really judgmental. Though can see why jewelers would say such nasty things when the product they try to sell for thousands of dollars is facing threatening competition. 

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Its always the people who know the least about something that seem to be the most bothered by it. 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@KatyElle:  i hope that wasnt meant to me.

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@Pokemon:  Why do you think it would be meant for you?

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@KatyElle:  i thought it was inregards to the table scatters comment

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@Pokemon:  Generally if I have something to say to a particular poster their name will precede my comment. But enough thread jacking. I believe the people most bothered by moissanite tend to know the least about it, most especially jewelers who try to dissuade people from purchasing it because it’s “fake” which is like saying a white sapphire is a fake diamond. 

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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@KatyElle:  My thoughts exactly. We were in the mall and I took my ring into the jeweler there to have them look at one of the prongs since I hit it sort of hard at work the other day. He was admiring my beautiful diamond when I corrected him that it was a moissanite. Suddenly the tone changed drastically. I went from being welcomed and him gushing over my ring to being treated like I was trash off the street.

It’s just so WEIRD.

Post # 29
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Helper bee

It isn’t that common in ‘the real world’. I think the attitude towards moissanite is similar to the attitude towards cubic zirconia – both are synthetic and both are often mistaken for diamonds. It is a great diamond alternative, but I can’t believe how expensive it is for something synthetic!! (natural moissanite is extremely rare). 

Post # 30
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@milesandbos:  Lab made diamonds (not CZ but ACTUAL diamonds, made in a lab) cost more than mined diamonds.

Moissanite is just the same. Its exactly the same as a moissanite found in nature. So the cost is justified. Unlike CZ it will last forever with no clouding, ect. 🙂

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I had neeeever heard of em until WB came into my life. Since I’ve told others about them with one small hitch…. I cannot figure out how to pronounce it!!!! I kinda say moy-son-ite. but then when I’m reading “moissy” I say moss-y. Someone help! (sorry to thread jack but this seems as good a time as any!)

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