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

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 151
3343 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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SVandy60918 :  I remember you now.  You posted you tried to have a custom gold multistone wedding set made for only $600 due to budgetary constraints. Unfortunately it didn’t turn out well and you were upset that you couldn’t afford to replace it, and asked advice of what to do. 

I’m glad it has worked out now and were able to save enough for another ring.  Good for you! A budget friendly diamond simulant is a smart/ responsible decision! Congrats on your moissanite ring.   Post a pic!

Post # 152
98 posts
Worker bee

No way, I’d never settle. No sims for me!!!

If we couldn’t afford a nice diamond, then I’d go with a beautiful colored gemstone!

Post # 153
685 posts
Busy bee

I don’t think it’s a good idea to settle because it’s a ring you’re gonna have to look at everyday and wear for the rest of your life. Plus, moissys aren’t as hard as diamonds so if you wear them on a daily basis you may chip it depending on your lifestyle. Lastly, moissys do not hold their value so if you want to sell it to get an upgrade, you’ll probably get close to nothing on the stone and maybe some on the setting (gold, diamonds etc)

Post # 154
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

If you feel like you’re settling, then I wouldn’t go that route. I went with an amora gem because I wanted a large stone that I could admire and I knew what our budget was. I never felt like I was setting, though. The heart and mind want what they want, so that’s an extremely personal decision to make. I don’t think anyone truly gets a certain ring just to “impress other people” and then be ashamed of it and not love it when they’re just by themselves, as I just read in this thread. To each his own!

Post # 155
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I honestly didn’t feel like I was settling for a moissanite, so we probably would have just gone a different route if I’d felt that way. I loooove my ring! I personally know a LOT of girls who want a moissanite engagement ring because they fell in love with my ring, and I tell everyone it is moissanite.

Also my DH said we got engaged 1-2 years earlier since I didn’t have my heart set on a diamond ring. Worth the trade-off IMO! (for us, anyway) We also agreed before we got engaged that an upgraded ring is a possibility in our future. Like 10+ years in the future.

Post # 156
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

mrstodd2bee :  Unfortunately we are still in the process of trying to get our money back and I haven’t gotten a new ring yet. We actually had a higher that 600$ budget though, that was just what she quoted us so we jumped at it because at that price why wouldn’t we (she appeared to have great reviews and the products on her site were beautiful). Also since it’s been over a year since he originally bought it financial circumstances have changed (for the better!) and I’ve changed my mind back and forth on some things. We had actually found a used 1.5 ct, I, SI1 diamond about 6 months ago in our budget that we could get set in it but luckily we decided to wait till we had the ring to finalize buying the rock since she had already botched it once and we were waiting for her to try and get it right. We currently have a temporary silver/cz ring that looks similar to my design and is the same size stone because the wedding planning is in process already. Everyone immediatly asks to see the ring. I do usually tell them it’s a fake out stand in if the ring is discussd for longer than like a second and then tell them we’re planning to get moissanite but even so it’s easier than not having anything on my finger especially since he got a new job and a lot of times it’s a quick “Hi nice to meet you heard you’re getting married where’s ring oh it’s lovely ok bye”.  We’re waiting to get our money back before he tries to get another one made. At least I think we’re waiting, he knows exactly what I want and I know he wants to surprise me since this whole ordeal has made him feel like he’s not being a good fiance even though he totally is and none of it has been his fault. Luckily we didn’t jump on that diamond because I changed my mind to moissanite because I like it better. Ugh this whole thing has been such an ordeal between disapointment, disbelief and not wanting people to judge him for something out of his control. I’ve never had someone be able to negatively impact my life based on a service not provided so much for so long as that crook Zhedora has. 

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