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

posted 9 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 # 32
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    Bee Keeper

    @Jabberwocky:  Yes, you’re right, except sometimes the color can exist naturally without the gem being radioactive, but irradiation is used to artifically induce or saturate something to look similar to it. For example, my understanding is that naturally blue diamonds aren’t radioactive at all.

    Post # 33
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    hmmm if all stone’s were equal and they all cost the same and there was no social stigma to the size or colour of your engagement ring…..i would have something totally different. 

    Post # 34
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Id choose a Diamond again and again… because its a Diamond….

    Post # 35
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Moissy.  I  have the most perfect ring in the world for me and I wouldn’t change a thing.

    Post # 36
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    There’s more to it than simply the cost of a diamond — there’s still a certain prestige that comes along with the diamond. They could jack up the cost of moissanite but I don’t think that would solve the status issue. If you took status out of it, or suddenly moissanite had the same status as a diamond then I think we would all reevaluate, but that’s not the case.

    For me, too, I wanted something no one else had. My stone’s properties are unique not mass produced — It’s dimensions are not standard, it’s color and clarity like all diamonds vary from other diamonds. Not the case with Moissy.

    Post # 39
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Anyone can own a diamond, and actually most women in the world do. The prestige is only prestigious to everyone in the 99% who accept them as such. A 5 carat diamond might be a big deal to someone in my neck of the woods but in NYC no one bats an eye. I have diamonds in most of the jewelry I received from age 13 and upwards. What’s really special and rare are the colored gems that are sold through the private collectors. Gems that you’ll never see online or in a store. So if money weren’t an issue, I’d probably go on a gem trip to some remote mine/dealer and find myself a crazy rare gemstone that had only been viewed by a select few.

    Post # 40
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @cdncinnamongirl:  I love that idea.  I seriously love Blake Lively’s engagement ring.

    Post # 41
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @deetroitwhat:  have you seen jcent’s rings here on WB, or over at Betterthandiamond? So so so pretty. Barely pink. Gah. LOVVVEEEE!

    Post # 42
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Jabberwocky:  what Joya_aspera said ๐Ÿ™‚ differing colours come from different sources-some are affected by radiation deep in the earth during their formation, others contain chemical ‘impurities’ within their crystal structures that provide the colour (eg yellow and blue diamonds-nitrogen and boron ‘infused’ respectively). But my point is the majority of synthetically coloured gemstones undergo lab radiation compared with naturally coloured ones which undergo many different processes over much longer lengths of time which I would consider to be ‘safer’ than having been bombarded with electrons in a nuclear reactor (exaggeration but you see my point)!

    @Joya_aspera: I have my Zircons set in earrings as, you’re right, they wouldn’t withstand being set in a ring. Will have to put the Geiger counter over them ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes granitic compositions vary. I grew up in an area where radon gas was a problem from the underlying granitic basement batholith and all of the houses in the town were tested, and incidentally moved to the other side of the UK and now live in a house made of granite, but so do most of the city! But no radon problems. Geology Rocks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 43
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    A few months back, we ordered a loose yellow moissanite. I personally wanted a moissanite due to its price point and how comparable they are to diamonds as far as refracting light. Diamonds are my birthstone and SO kept trying to convince me to get a diamond but I didn’t want him to spend a lot AND I wanted a bigger stone (one that would be a really expensive canary diamond). So we ordered the yellow moissanite (unenhanced because they can’t enhance the yellow ones I guess) and when I got it in the mail, I thought it was beautiful and I probably would have been happy with it IF, when we went to the jeweler to pick out a setting, I didn’t compare it directly next to a yellow diamond. Side by side, the yellow moissy looked extremely green and I ultimately didn’t like the way the cushion moissy was cut compared to the “crushed ice” diamond cushion cut.  Now if I was buying a white stone, I think an enhanced moissy is a great choice and I think from a moral standpoint, moissys are probably superior to diamonds (the Kimberly Act isn’t really regulated…). I think the whites are probably way different from the colored moissys especially if you get them enhanced…I just wasn’t a huge fan of the colored moissy so I ended up going with a [smaller] yellow diamond instead. But ultimately, you should go with what you like!  I just ended up liking the cut of the diamond a million times more.

    Post # 44
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    Bumble bee

    Diamond without a question.

    Post # 45
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’ve got a moissanite now and my answer depends on which price point is “the same.” Are moissanites now diamond-priced or are diamonds now moissanite-priced? If they’re diamond priced, I’d pick another stone entirely. I just couldn’t pay that much for a piece of jewelry, no matter what it stands for. If they were both moissanite-priced, I’d probably still go with moissanite because it’s fun to say and I love the sparkle and the stone itself. Plus, my birthstone is diamond so I’ve got tons of jewelry with little diamonds in it that I’ve accumulated over the years.

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