(Closed) Would you chose a Moissanite or Diamond if the cost where the same?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you chose a Moissanite or Diamond if the cost where the same?

    Moissanite

    Diamond

    neither, I would choose another stone entirely

  • Post # 137
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

    I think the problem people have with the work “fake” in referance to the stone in their ring is the negative connotation it carries. When I think of fake, I think cheap, plastic, knock off, bargain bin etc..

    I have no problem with lab, lab grown, mad made, created or sythetic in reference to stones, I don’t think fake and synthetic are/should be interchangeable. Simulated and fake are probably intrchangeable, but fake is still not favorable. 

    People love their jewellery, and they want to be proud of it, the word fake definetly takes away from the delight in a spakly. 

    Post # 138
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @Stargaze31  Actually when you goigle the definition of fake this is the first thing that comes up:  “A thing that is not genuine; a forgery or sham.”  I and many others don’t appreciate you speaking about our engagement rings in those terms and frany your insistance that it’s fine to say whatever you want despite the feelings of others says more about your manners than it does about anyone else’s jewelry.  

    As for tgem being synonyms in a thesaurus, anyone who made it out of fifth grade will be happy to explain that the words a thesaurus lists are not always perfect synonyms and are not appropriate in all circumstances.

    Post # 139
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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    @mrsmay07  I agree, but I think that the word “artificial”, which is accurate, would cause the same reaction. It would be no problem to me, because I know that ALL moissanites are artificial in the way that they are not ones that were found in nature. They had to be created. And they wouldn’t bcontinuing to be created if people didn’t want them. They are gorgeous stones!

    But all things (especially price) being equal, I would still choose a found-in-nature diamond. I might choose a found-in-nature moissanite if I ever saw one. 

     

    Post # 140
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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    @BuBuBubbles  actually, if you look back at my posts, I said I would NEVER call someone’s stone a fake because it is rude. All I said is that I, PERSONALLY, would not mind If someone called MY stuff fake. I don’t care what other people think because my happiness is not based on other people’s opinions. 

    Post # 141
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    One of the things I love the most about my moissanite is the fact that it was created in a lab. I love science and I love nature. I do not like the environmental and social impact of mining diamonds. If I would find a natural diamond on a river bed and have it cut in to the shape that I desire, I would consider the diamond. My moissanite does look a little off in certain lights, but for me… the trade off is worth it. I can look at my ring and know that no one died for it. I know that the earth that I love was not torn to shreds and the creatures living in a potentially mined environment were not displace and potentailly killed.  The fact that my ring is made in America also makes me happy. 

    I know my perspective is my own, and people may not like it. I just don’t understand the people that claim to love the fact that their stones come from the earth, when the mining of their stones is destroying it. 

    Post # 142
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I actually voted that I would go with something different, but it may be misleading.  I have a diamond but what was important to me was LOOK.  I chose a diamond because I am hard on jewelry.  I have smashed my ring into more walls than I care to admit.  If I am being honest though, If I could do it again without social stigma I would go with a peach stone (I don’t honestly care what kind) because I have LOVED everyone I have seen (especially in rose gold).  

    Moral of the story, I chose diamond because of hardness and social stigma attached to “non-traditional rings” (I didn’t even realize I COULD have anything other than a diamond) but if I could do it again, I would get a peach “whatever I could afford” 🙂

    Post # 144
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @JennaJ  Diamond because I find them beautiful and classic. I also love the way they are formed. Before the bee, I didn’t know about moissanite. I learned about it and how much they cost and I still choose a diamond.

    Post # 145
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

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    @MrsWBS  people need to get over themselves and their rings, grow a pair and stop being so damn sensitive and splitting hairs over the definitions of words. no one gives a shit if your ring is diamond or moissy or asha or glass or fake or real or whatever! and if you do care about what other peoples rings are, then you really need to find a more productive hobby!

    I really just wanted to make sure everyone saw this. I feel like this should be plastered on the top of the weddingbee boards for a bit. Sheesh. Is this really an argument over the definition of a word??! People, it’s the internet! Come on! If you love your ring, there is NO NEED to be offened by someone else’s OPINION whether you think that its rude or not. No one here said “I hate moissys/diamonds/whatever and therefore your ring is ugly and you should feel bad.” No. Not at all. Love your ring. That’s all that matters. 

    Post # 146
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @WannaBeeMrsB  +1

    While I disagree with some of the more extreme views of moissy/CZ being expressed lately, I do wish that owners of these rings would develop a thicker skin. Someone else’s opinion – or definition – has no bearing on your ring. It’s not all about you. 

    Post # 147
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    @GelaMac Someone needs to come up with a PokeRap for gemstones.  It would certainly lighten up these threads.

    Post # 148
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @Jabberwocky  AGREE!!! 

    To answer OP’s question I’d buy both..the More the merrier! 

    Post # 149
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

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    @Birdi  exactly! There’s a party in my jewelry box and all gems are invited!

    Post # 150
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @mrsmay07  HA! I’ll bring the booze:) we can douse ourselves in gems!!! Adult dress up! 

    Post # 151
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

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    @Birdi  so much better than kiddie dress up! “It’s raining gems!”

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