(Closed) Will people know her moissanite ring is not a diamond?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Can you see the difference between a Moissanite and a Diamond ring?
    Yes, easy-peasy! It's so obvious : (70 votes)
    39 %
    Nope, I think they're both beautiful and can't tell : (109 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 33
    2001 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    MeandMyLouboutins:  I bought mine on ebay so I don’t have a warrenty but I know the CC warranty does not cover the oil slick just an fyi, they won’t replace the stone. The stain is not that rare, there are multiple threads here and other sites about what a pia it is.

    Thinking others don’t realize that we’re not wearing a large real diamond is wishful thinking. Moissanite and other simulants are soo much more common now.  Whatever we think or suspect I doubt or hope any of us would directly question another girl about the “realness” of her stone other than to comment on its beauty!

    Post # 34
    2690 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    SoonMrsCrocker2:  Compared to the amount of moissanite owners I believe the oil slick isnt a predominant issue. Myself, I spoke to Moco about it and they stated they have had minimal customers with it as well C and C provides some kind of cloth to get rid of it. That would be good enough for me personally, not a replacement stone.

    Not sure about your circle but most women in mine wear 1-2 carats, so my 1,8 carat cushion that looks more like a 1,25 isn’t out of the ordinary, plus it is well within our means. Regardless i didn’t ever buy my moissy to pass it off as a diamond so I’m not concerned , what I am telling the OP is that by simply looking at the sparkle of the stone very few people will know the difference. Simulants may be more “common” but by far they are the minority, moissanite is hardly even sold where I live much less.

    Post # 36
    2569 posts
    Sugar bee

    If you get moissanite, you should get it because you WANT moissanite and not a diamond. It is a completely different stone from a diamond. It can provide the same “look” for less, but depending upon the observer it won’t necessarily pass for a diamond. 

    I work in fine jewelry and many customers have complimented “my diamond” which is a moissanite stand in that I wear to work. So I know that many laypeople cannot tell one clear stone from the other. I can tell the difference, but I am trained to. Beautiful in their own right, yes. Diamond like, to my eye, no.

    Post # 37
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee

    FWIW, I don’t think it’s a good idea to try to pass off a non-diamond as a diamond. People are more likely to judge you for trying to fool them with a “fake” than for having a diamond alternative. Moissanites are gorgeous, and don’t have the complicated origins that diamonds do. If your friend wants a moissanite, I think she should own it!

    Post # 38
    3307 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    There are people (like me) who will absolutely be able to tell it’s not a diamond. If you want a diamond looking stone, get a diamond or an Amora gem. I say this without judgement because I couldn’t care less what people choose to do regarding their engagement rings. It’s all good. 

    Post # 39
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee

    vilo:  Whether anyone can tell or not, no one will care.

    Post # 40
    162 posts
    Blushing bee

    Most people unless your a bee on here who does their research, won’t know it’s not a diamond. I too have an 1.3ct Amora Gem with a diamond halo and I get nothing but compliments and I think it’s a small enough center stone size to where it doesn’t look “fake”. My Fiance get comments all the time how “he’ll be paying it off for years” but clearly we know it’s not the case.

    A ring should just symbolize their commitment and not to please people shallow enough to point it out and say anything in my opinion.




    Post # 41
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    If you are serious about moissy, go for enhanced moissys if the bride is color sensitive, be aware of the sparkling disco effect, and research in advance what cut you’d like (moissys are cut different from diamonds, but I think it’s still beautiful!). 

    I brought up the idea of buying a moissy gemstone as an alternative center stone, and Fiance loved it!  At the end of the day, no one even thinks to ask if my ering is real! 

    Post # 42
    1308 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would never buy a moissanite and try to pass it off as a diamond.  I think that’s just a bad idea in itself.  IMO, it cheapens your engagement ring.  Not because moissanite is “cheap” (no, not at all), but becasue you are trying to pass off a symbol of commitment as something it is not.  To me this is foolish.  There is nothing wrong with not TELLING people (I don’t tell people my diamond is a diamond, because that’s just odd to me), but to get it for the sole purpose of passing as a diamond is silly.  If you want a large stone to look at every day, sure, get a moissanite, but don’t be ashamed of it.  If your friend is trying to “pass” it as a diamond, that means she feels ashamed of her e-ring.  

    Moissanites don’t look like costume jewelry at all, but they do look different than diamonds.  I won’t get into it because it’s been said again and again in this thread.

    I like colorless stones, so appreciate those who want them.  FI bought me a diamond because I’m sure he had no clue about moissanite.  I’m actually 100% because I asked him and he said “huh?”. 

    Your friend needs to do some side by side comparisons of moissanites.  She may not even like it. My friend has one, and personally I would not have chose it for my e-ring.  It is beautiful though.  The light definitely plays differently on it.

    Post # 43
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I used to work in a popular jewelry store and honestly you can’t tell the difference. If anything, some white moissanite (that aren’t Forever Brilliant) just look like warm diamonds. Your average Joe won’t be able to tell the difference and neither can most jewelers without doing a few tests on them. I think her ring will look just fine. 

    And as a former “designer” I think it’s rude to judge someone and automatically assume their ring is a fake whatever just because you think it’s not in their boyfriend’s budget. I can’t remember which bee said that, but that is the rudest, most batchy attitude to have towards anyone’s engagement ring. Seriously, who analyzes their friend’s hands that closely only to rain on their happiness? 

    Post # 44
    42 posts

    I think that she will know the difference and if she is trying to pass it off as a diamond, she will feel insecure about it. 

    Initially, my fiance proposed with a designer semi-mount setting that i picked, with the 2 carat CZ filler stone. I wore it for about 6 months until we found the perfect diamond for me. At first, I told him that I would be fine with not replacing he CZ, but the more I wore it, the more I wanted a real diamond that would withstand the test of time and that I could pass down someday. I had my heart set on a cushion cut and it was challenging to find the right one. Cushion cut’s face up small but are absolutely beautiful when cut well. So, my 1.46 diamond cushion cut stone looks way smaller than the original 2 carat cushion and also looks a lot smaller than what a 1.46 round brilliant diamond would look like. But, nobody studies your ring and looks at it as much as you do. I’m so glad we made the choice to go with the diamond.



    Post # 45
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I have a three stone moissanite engagement ring.  My mom has a 3 stone diamond ring with the same size stones that she got for my parents anniversary.  Honestly, we have compared side by side and unless you stare really hard at it and flash it around everywhere, only then would you see that my moissanite is slightly more sparkly.

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