(Closed) Will I regret a moissy? Do you?

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Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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mishybear :   your heirloom comment bothers me. There is no reason a moissanite can’t be one anymore than a diamond. I would be thrilled to keep my ring in the family. 

From Webster: Heirloom

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    1 :  a piece of property that descends to the heir as an inseparable part of an inheritance of real property

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    2:  something of special value handed on from one generation to another

Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I have zero regrets about my moissy! DH asked me the other day if I wanted to upgrade to a diamond and I said no, I don’t see the point! I get so many compliments about my ring! 

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Moissanite was created to be a diamond simulant. As Cz was. There’s no question about that.  I’m guilty of using the real word too, my moissanite is as real as cz and diamond both are! And of course any item can be an heirloom. The heirloom comment earlier I think she maybe meant that while the gold setting and ring design are likely to be used again, valued, a simulant stone is usually not. But who knows, it depends on who gets it!

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

I was engaged before, and I had a .5ct diamond solitaire. This time I decided I really wanted a moissy, and I got the ring I always dreamed of having (1ct equivalent with pave band). I don’t regret having a moissy at all, and I love how it looks!

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No one has asked me whether it’s “real.” I have told a few people that it’s not a dimaond and then tell them about moissanite, and no one belives me when I tell them it’s not diamonds.

Post # 35
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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graciekart88 :  I don’t regret my moissy at all! I love it! 

When we first got engaged (and everyone was asking to see it all the time) we’d get comments on the size (it’s a 1.1 so I imagine a 2ct would get it too) and my husband would feel the need to clarify that it isn’t a diamond. I’d just say I prefer moissy because I know how it’s sourced and really wanted finger coverage but would freak out wearing that much $$ on my hand for a diamond. The only time it was awkward was when my husband kept going on about these things to a girl who had just gotten engaged with a diamond. Dork. But if you keep it sweet and simple it’s fine. 

Post # 36
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Busy bee

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graciekart88 :  I love mine. I would have ended up with a diamond if I had not learned of moissanite when I was shopping around for a stone. I didnt know there were other options that would last a lifetime unlike CZ. I always loved how diamonds looked but my budget was not anywhere near what I needed it to be to get the size stone I wanted.

I am very happy I learned of moissanite through Weddingbee. I was able to create my dream ring well with in my budget and get the look that I wanted. 

With that said, I do love diamonds as well. I find the fact they are from the earth and are formed over millions of years just fascinating. I would love a beautifully cut high quality diamond one day as well!

I do not compare them in the sense of REAL vs FAKE. I do understand the simulant stand point since technically that is what it does. It simulates how a diamond looks and performs, BUT it is it’s own chemical make up and stone on its own, which in my eyes makes it very real. I think when people say fake that is what they are technically going for most of the time.

If you can get past the part of it not being a stone made up of Carbon vs Silicon Carbide, I think you will be ok 🙂 In the end they are just really pretty sparkly rocks with totally different price points and chemical make ups. That is how I look at it anyways.

 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

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graciekart88 :  not one person has asked me what the stone is, I’m guessing it is assumed it is a diamond. I have compared to co-workers’ rings and I can’t tell the difference. Only very occasionally it will look a bit grey/dull – in some restaurants with crappy lighting. So, no regrets! I love mine and love the price too. I would say go for it 

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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musicluvr325 :  yes, you’re absolutely right. I’m not sure where my brain was last night when I wrote that! Of course a Moissanite ring can be an heirloom. ANY piece of jewelry could be an heirloom. Again, I was thinking of my own situation – I inherited two diamond rings from a great aunt a few years ago – so I was considering them when I made the heirloom comment. It was a completely stupid comment  

I should mention that I have 2 Moissanite rings, and I absolutely adore them! I tell people all the time about how fantastic Moissanite is. In fact, I am considering purchasing another Moissanite for a Christmas present. 

Post # 39
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Blushing bee

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SoonMrsCrocker2 :  CZ is not a naturally-occurring gemstone. Although moissanite is lab generated to the exact original composition now due to their rarity (the same way lab diamonds and sapphires are not ‘fake,’ because they’re the exact same as one you dig up, just with a different history),  it is a gemstone in its own right that was originally found naturally. Just because a stone is clear, like a moissanite, topaz, or white sapphire, doesn’t mean it’s a simulant.

Post # 40
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I was engaged before and had a .7 carat diamond. I loved it. When I got t engaged this time I knew I wanted something different (especially since I wanted a similar style – solitaire on a thin band) but wanted a clear stone. And moissanites are beautiful! I get tons of compliments on the ring and am happy to share that it’s a moissanite. I don’t regret it at all. I think they’re forever rings and can be an heirloom as well. It will just take time for people’s perceptions to change. 

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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mishybear :  Okay good. I just wanted to make sure. 🙂 I’m glad you love all your rings. 

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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illyana : but moissanite is not the exact composition Not at all! Moissanite stones in our rings is different than he greenish tiny miniscule crumbles found naturally. And other chemicals are added unlike natural gemstones, moissanite is processed to make it large enough to use and white enough to simulate a diamond.

Here’s the factory video where moissanite is made, so interesting!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rkFSwZmpgs

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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graciekart88 :  I thought I would want a diamond when I was looking into moissy, but I don’t, I love it even more. I feel great not spending 10k+ on my ring. It was the best decision I made for my ring. 

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I love my mossianite and I talk to everyone about it. My coworkers refer to it as my space rock because we talked about how it was originally found on a meteorite. I think if you’re looking at it as a simulated diamond,  you’re not going to love it. If you’re thinking of it as a non blood diamond, cool sciencey, and super sparkley alternative like I do, you might be happier. 

Post # 45
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Wannabee

I jusy got my moissy this weekend and it is everything I’ve ever dreamed of and more. it is so sparkly and is more beautiful than any of the diamond rings my fi and I looked at. I couldn’t be happier and I certainly don’t regret ny choice.

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