(Closed) worried about stone size and rude comments 2ct

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Busy bee

I have a 1.5 carat F1 moissanite on a size 7.75 (which is on the larger side for my circle of people) and not one person has ever asked if it was real. Either they assume it is a diamond or just do not care enough to know. My close friends and family knew that I was going the moissanite route and I had nothing but positive feed back. ( Except for the Mother-In-Law but that was to be expected)

I have had several random people say “Oh what a beautiful diamond!” and I always let them know it is a moissanite right off the bat. All reactions have been intrigue and curiousity about moissanite since the average joe outside of the bee and sites like these have most likely never heard of it. 

I would stop thinking so far into it. If you get these types of comments be honest and share. You would be surprised how many people are actually blown away. Love it, rock it, own it and ENJOY!

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raeann1984 :  

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I wouldn’t expect any rude comments.  I have a size 6 finger and a 1.74 ct engagement ring and have never received any rude comments.  I think it is actually a great size for my finger, so 2 ct sounds perfect for you.  But, I think the judgements can vary greatly depending on your circle and where you live.  I live in a city and I have noticed that most engagement rings are over 1 ct.  Where I grew up I see far more smaller rings, which are just as lovely.  

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I have a 9mm moissy on a size 10 finger. I think I’ve had two people ask straight out if it was real or if it was a diamond, and I just explain that it’s a moissanite and answer any questions that they have from there. For the most part people just say “beautiful ring!” or “oh I love your ring!”, which don’t necessarily require a follow up other than a thanks, but depending on who it is or my mood I may include that it is a moissanite and I love it. 

 

To be honest though, I do not recommend moisanite to someone who would be nervous about telling people it is not a diamond.You will get asked at some point, and you may run into someone who knows jewellery and can tell it isn’t a diamond. 

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Anyone who asks if a ring is real isn’t worth stressing over. Jewelry is beautiful – the end! Especially when it represents your love. There will be plenty of other wonderful things to gush over!

Post # 20
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605 posts
Busy bee

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raeann1984 :  Thank you!!! I can’t sing my fiancée or the company who made it’s praised enough. Just an amazing job done by all!!!

Post # 21
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4250 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I don’t think 2ct is that large, and on a size 9 it will not look the same as it would on a size 4.  I think 2ct is a pretty normal size.  It is normal than many, but no so big that it is hard to believe.  However, if discussing it is going to make you feel uncomfortable then you should get a diamond you can afford.  Moissy is not a diamond and does not look 100% like one, and eventually, someone will talk about you ring.  It has happened to all my rings, moissy and diamonds alike but I have never been bothered by explaining moissanite.  I am not embarrassed by it.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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This is my 1.5c on my 6.5 finger!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee

Most people will never ask what the stone is.  It is extremely rude and nosy to do so.  But they may privately assume the stone is something other than a diamond if it is in the 2 carat range and looks “too perfect”.  I have a high quality diamond but have had jewelers assume it is cz or moissanite (probably because most of their younger cohorts use diamond alternatives). If you look young (and therefore theoretically have less disposable income), people may assume it is not a diamond even if it is.  I think 2 carat equivalent moissanite would look perfect for your finger size and not too large at all.  You should get the ring and stone that makes you happy.  It is a real ring and a real moissanite, so yes, it’s real.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Moissanite is common these days, some will know by looking. You may get questions or not. Most polite don’t ask..I would just own it. Since you want a genuine diamond and not a simulant, why not go smaller and save for it.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

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raeann1984 :  just remember, the only people who get huffy about people rocking large moissanite rings are just pissed because they spent wayyyyyyyy more on a diamond. if you get any rude comments congratulate yourself on outsmarting a price inflated system 🙂 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

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mrstodd2bee :  I agree.  I’ve been in my job for a while and I see moissanite becoming normal and expected.  That perfect of a ring will not go unnoticed trust me.  Hopefully people are polite enough to keep their opinions to themselves.  In the same breath, I would caution about trying to pass it off as diamond, you would lose credibility for the lie.  

Post # 28
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Blushing bee

If your family and friends know it would be unlikely for you to afford a 2ct diamond then you may get some questions about it. And to the above PP, I don’t think people get huffy because they spent more on a diamond. But moreso because moissanite owners often lie and try to pass off their simulant as a real diamond. 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Any rando who asks if your ring is real is kind of being rude and you don’t even need to answer them, in my opinion. It’s like asking how much money someone makes or something–you just don’t do that! I do agree with PPs who said to say it’s a moissante, though (in the instances that friends/family ask). 

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