(Closed) would you pass your non diamond as a diamond?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you ever try to 'pass' your stone as a diamond?

    Yes, I would totally tell people my stone is a diamond and not give it a second thought.

    No, I would never ever 'pass' my non diamond as a diamond.

  • Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

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    chica95110:  I don’t care either way. if someone wants to be dishonest about something, then that’s their perogative.Not saying that lying is ok, but if a person is self concious about what others think for some reason then whatever. I have a Moissy, and I’m eager to tell someone about what the rock is when they comment on my ring, ‘cuz I think it’s cool and I have an issue with the whole diamond industry as a whole. If it’s a stranger, I don’t usually engage them in this annoying conversation each time, so I just say thank you and be done with the conversation. I don’t feel like it’s my obligation to allert the general public that not all white stones on the planet are diamonds, and if they assume that it is who cares. Friends, family and co-workers were all told about what a moissy is and nearly all of them fell in love with the stone way I did.

    I give zero F’s if someone wants to lie about theirs, that has no effect on my life or any one elses.

    Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I wouldn’t care either way, but I would think it rather strange if someone outright told me their stone was a diamond and it turned out that they lied. Who cares if you have a diamond or not, and if they do care about your  possession, that’s a wee bit strange too! 

    FWIW, I have had people (strangers, even) that have outright told me that there’s no way my stone is a diamond (it is), after they asked if it was a diamond. Some people just don’t understand the concept of filtering out rude statements. Even then, I don’t care if they assume one way or another. I like my sparkly – Fiance picked out something perfect for me, and I like to assume that the engagement rings I see are something special between the couple. 

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I have been around this forum for years and I have seen all kinds of viewpoints. At the end of the day I don’t really care what other people say about their rings. I personally wouldn’t tell a bold faced lied. It is what it is and that’s it. 

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    chica95110:  I would personally never try to pass a nondiamond as a diamond, but I do not care if others stated that it was a diamond. I personally love the look of white/clear stone jewelry and wouldnt mind getting it in white sapphire or moissy – especially if it has large stones.

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee

    Most sapphire, ruby, and emerald jewelry now is lab made and I don’t see the Bees on these boards making such a fuss over them as they do with CZ’s passed off as diamonds. Get a grip, ladies!!

    Post # 21
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I do have a diamond engagement ring, but if I didn’t I wouldn’t lie if someone asked me. I don’t go around telling anyone about my engagement or wedding bands though, so who knows? They could think it’s a diamond, CZ, Moissanite, etc. and I could never know. If I did have something else and someone said “Great diamond ring…” I would reply like a PP said “Thanks. It’s actually a _______” and go about my business. I don’t find many people IRL who actually care enough to ask that; they usually just say “that’s a pretty ring” and continue on. 

    Post # 22
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    Worker bee

    I just don’t care about what other people do. If you want to pass your nondiamond as a diamond, go ahead. I think some women get angry when a diamond alternative can look just as good for way less. 

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I have no problem letting the general public and a few select others draw their own conclusions about my stone. Those I am closest to know it’s a moissy. I haven’t blatantly said it’s a diamond to anyone. I haven’t had to. I did tell one particularly nosy person that I wasn’t comfortable discussing the cost of my ring.

    Post # 24
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    Blushing bee

    I have a moissy and haven’t had to “pass” it off as anything because I havent been asked. I mean what heathen would ask someone anything about the nature of their ring. I pick and choose who I tell because it’s pretty labor intensive to explain moissy to everyone who compliments my ERing.

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee

    Nope! If someone compliments my ring in general, I will just thank them. If they compliment the diamond, I will point out that it is a Moissanite!

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I dont care if someone says nice diamond nice cz nice moissy ect …I say thanks and move on. Its not my job to educate the world nor do I care to. So if thats “passing it off” as a diamond…oh well idgaf. 🙂

    Post # 27
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    missanj:  You nailed it.

    Post # 28
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    I wouldn’t do it, but I really don’t care if others do.

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee

    I have a diamond. It’s .78 carat but I rock it. I don’t care if people want to pass it another stone as one. I just don’t understand why you wouldn’t just be proud of what you have. 

    Oh, and as an aside, contrary to what’s been posted, no I am not jealous because someone out there could be wearing a larger ring than me and paid half the price. I’m kind of sick of that insinuation that the only reason I think people should be honest about what they have is because I’m jealous of their bigger stone. There is a veritable shitload of other rings out there-diamond or not-tons bigger than mine. I just think people should be proud with whatever stone they have. Each stone is beautiful in its own way–size, shape, and substance. Own it. /soapbox speech

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have an amora gem and honestly I pass it off as a diamond.   People tell me they love my ring and I just say thank you.  No one ask what it is, but I know what they are thinking.  It fits my financial situation, so no one questions it.  It is what it is.  

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