(Closed) Why do people pretend moissanite rings are diamond?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 107
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

emko1016:   It’s  way different in real life than what’s made for jewelry. It’s changed to look  like a diamond to sell as a simulant. Real moissanite is tiny crumb size and looks like this: . It’s is still cool though.  I bought mine on ebay. 

Here’s a video at the Forever Brilliant factory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rkFSwZmpgs

Post # 108
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Newbee

keepitsimple:  Not according to science, the origins of, and actual properties of the stone. I’ll trust those over someone upset over people making different financial decisions than they did, then dubbing them “insecure” because they don’t have a diamond. Are white sapphires a simulant too? Those are white and sparkly. 

Post # 109
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Newbee

 

SoonMrsCrocker2:  I’m aware. I’m speaking of the actual properties of the stone. Most freshly mined diamonds look like this. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  emko1016. Reason: I think it's sad that so many women here judge other women as "insecure" for wanting a white sparkling stone that isn't a diamond
  • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  emko1016.
Post # 110
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Helper bee

emko1016:  White sapphires are a naturally occurring stone that looks very different from a diamond but happens to be clear. It wasn’t created TO LOOK AS MUCH LIKE A DIAMOND AS POSSIBLE. Really, why are we still talking? My point is clear and anything you say is just an attempt at making a silk purse out of a sow’s (lovely, but still NOT SILK) ear. Otherwise you wouldn’t feel the need to defend it. Night.

Post # 111
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Honey bee

Its true, whenever someone compliments my ring I say “Thanks. IT’S A DIAMOND BTW!!!”.

Just kidding. No one actually compliments my ring, it’s less than 1 carat so embarrassing by bee standards 

Post # 112
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Newbee

keepitsimple:  sure, thanks for reaffirming all the reasons people don’t shout from the earth why they decided not to buy a diamond. You’re a real peach. Hopefully no one with a lab created diamond meets you in real life.  

  • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  emko1016.
Post # 113
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213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Your coworker who asked if you’re jealous is sooo rude! Who does that?!! And your friend must really have something to prove by saying her Boyfriend or Best Friend saved for ages – ughhh I would be so annoyed.

just as a side note a lot of posters mentioned no one actually asks if your diamond is real but yup it actually does happen – my coworker asked “is it real?” when she saw my ring. My ring is a diamond but damn that was such an inappropriate question! I wonder if your friend would admit it in that situation…

Post # 114
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

OMG you guys are fighting about shiny rocks on the internet. How DARE that other person have a different shiny rock than is currently socially acceptable? Doesn’t she KNOW she’s opening herself up to ridicule from people with DIFFERENT shiny rocks?

Different gemstones, metals, and materials of all shapes, sizes, colors, and cuts have been used as gifts for marriages and no one ring style, stone, or color/cut is automatically perfect or even desired by anyone but the couple and their own preferences. 

So you like diamonds, GREAT, go buy diamonds.
You like sapphires, AWESOME, go buy sapphires.
You like moissanite, SWEET, go buy moissanite.
You like [inset any other shiny rock here], FANTASTIC, go buy [shiny rock].

If you truly like your shiny rock, it won’t matter to you if anyone else does, or if they pass off what they have as something you have. If they “can’t afford it” (did you do their taxes last year or something?) why does that magically preclude them to wear anything remotely similar? Can’t afford a large colored shiny rock of this type? Don’t you DARE wear a similarly sized and colored shiny rock of another type!

This is how I’m viewing the people in this thread (possibly including myself, facetiously)

Post # 115
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Buzzing Beekeeper

In other news, here’s a puppy and a pumpkin:

Post # 117
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

ElephantAndTheFlea:  I dont care what kind of stone you own buy you need to OWN it.  All these people who are complaining  about societal pressures and then not telling people that they have a moissanite are just perpetuating the so-called stigma associated I with it!

 

 

Post # 118
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hi everyone! I’m going to close this thread for review – it looks like we could all use a break anyway.  Have a good evening!

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