- 10 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
My main reason for disliking diamonds is not for environmental or conflict reasons (although those things definitely turn me off them too). My main reason for not wanting a diamond is the diamond industry itself. I just hate how society has been brainwashed by clever marketing into thinking that diamonds are the physical embodiments of love and romance when really they’re just sparkly rocks. They are not that special and they are not that rare.
I’ll admit though that I was just as brainwashed as everyone else. I always wanted a big, beautiful diamond on my future engagement ring. I’m not really sure why… mostly just because that to me was what an engagement ring was.
However, when I started to learn about diamonds and found out how much they cost I was absolutely horrified. I just could not justify spending up to 10 grand on a ROCK. I also did not want to support the diamond industry.
I thought to myself “there must be a better way”. I started searching some keywords into Google and I eventually stumbled upon moissanite. The more I learned about moissanite the more it seemed just too good to be true!
Lucky for me, moissanite isn’t too good to be true. It’s a dream come true! When I looked at my 1.5ct enhanced moissanite for the first time I was amazed at the beauty and sparkle. It’s also not yellow looking at all!
Everyone seems to think of diamonds as being way above any other gemstone, but it just is not true. Sure, diamonds are sparkly but moissanite is TWICE as sparkly. Sure, diamonds are hard and nothing but another diamond can scratch one, but moissanite is actually more resistant to chipping than diamonds are (and yes, diamonds do chip. Not even diamonds are truly forever.) and they are second in hardness only to diamond. My moissanite will look just as gorgeous 100 years from now.
I got all the glitz, all the sparkle, all the beauty, quality, heirloom value and durability for much less money and without diamonds, which imo are a complete scam. I’m so proud that I educated myself and made the decision to go moissanite! I did not need to spend a ton of money to get the ring of my dreams!
I love my moissanite so much and I can’t wait to have it set in the setting we chose! You can see my full moissanite review here.