Would you "settle" for moissanite because of the cheaper price?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I don’t think you should settle on anything but I also feel you should have reasonable expectations on what kind of ring you can afford for the budget you have

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 1999

Please don’t settle, definitely get what you want. However Moissanite is beautiful. I don’t think you would be disappointed. Have you seen any Moissa irl?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I didn’t settle for my ring.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

c3lloninja :  No I wouldn’t settle in my given situation but if I couldnt afford it or Darling Husband couldnt I would be okay with it. Unless you buy something more affordable now for the purposes of having a physical symbol of being engaged and then saving for what you really want later. I’m not a fan of “settling” because YOLO!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I see no problem if someone truly wants a moissanite. However, if someone thinks that a moissanite is a good substitute for a diamond, I respectfully disagree. They look and behave quite differently, especially in larger sizes. I didn’t want a ring to impress other people; I was interested in looking at my ring in all different lights and situations, and I wanted to know how a diamond behaved, not a moissanite. Anyone could go bigger with a moissanite, but is that what you truly want, and is it what you want to look at while you’re alone? If it is, then buy a moissy; if not, then buy the diamond you can afford.

Post # 7
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Newbee

That’s kind of what I will be doing for my engagement ring. I’ve however seen moissy in real life and love it – and my partner does too. 

We have a decent budget for a ring but the equation goes like this –

Moissanite ring: my dream size, perfect looking stone, dream setting = reasonable price

Diamond ring = not my dream size, not my dream setting, probably poorer quality = still more expensive. 

Obviously it depends on a person individually, but I know what I’d prefer to have. 

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you feel a moissy is settling, please don’t get one. You will never be happy or have that ‘mind clean’ feeling. 

I own both moissy and diamond, and truly have no preference. They are different beasts, but each as beautiful as the other when they are good quality and beautifully cut.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

No, not a fan of diamond simulants, no matter how much cheaper they are…

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I picked moissanite because it has a connection with space, is beautiful, is affordable, and has no connection with slavery and misery. For me it’s not settling, it’s better than a diamond. I’ve never wanted a diamond. Everyone’s different and has different values and priorities though. Take some time and decide what yours are and then know that whatever you choose is the best decision for you, this is a symbol of your love that you’ll likely wear the rest of your life. You don’t want to settle. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

For me, there’s nothing like a diamond. Moissanite looks too “perfect” & manufactured. It doesn’t have character. To me, it would just be a very, very expensive Cz. I could never spend that kind of money on a simulant. If I were going that route, I would spend 20 bucks for a cz. Moissanite just isn’t worth the money. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Never settle.  If your heart is set on a diamond then get the diamond you can afford.  By settling you are attaching negative feelings towards something and will not likely be happy in the long run.

With that said, not everyone would agree that purchasing a moissanite over a diamond is settling.  Its a matter of opinion and personal preference.

Post # 13
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Newbee

jannigirl :  And I’m not trying to argue, but how is paying a ridiculously inflated price for a stone that really has no intrinsic value any different? I mean go for it, but when I see friends of mine spend a whole heap of money on stones that are included, don’t even shine just because they’re ‘real’ it truly baffles me. 

Ultimately all engagement rings are frivolities and each to their own, but diamonds and their desirability are all the result of a very, very successful marketing scheme. One that I was all too happy to buy into until I realised that it really makes no difference. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

mrl201020 :  you asked ” …how is paying a ridiculously inflated price for a stone that really has no intrinsic value any different?”

Do you mean paying $300 for a man-made dia imitation, such as a 1 ct  equiv wt Moissanite when  CZ can be had for only $50?!  You’re right when you said about moissanite: “their desirability are all the result of a successful marketing scheme”.  

See how that works 😉

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I have both, and then wanted to upgrade. I honestly love the moissanite. It’s more brilliant and a great value compared to a diamond. I have come to find out, diamonds are cut for weight and not for the actual “look” and real dimensions. Only consider it if you feel comfortable doing so. I at one time was very against having a moissanite until I did research.

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