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

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Posts like this are designed at the outselt to incite the same old Weddingbee argument.

 

Clearly, you want a diamond and don’t think a Moissanite is good enough.

Get a diamond.  Why start crap on the board?  There are hundreds of iterations of this exact post you can search for and read for your research, instead of implying that those who have a moissanite engagement ring are “settling” for less.

Post # 62
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624 posts
Busy bee

dkdlel :  oh yes I realize that. My point was: if people don’t mind lab made diamonds since they’re still real diamonds, why would people mind lab made moissanite since they’re still real moissanite? It comes into play that people love the “naturalness” of mined diamonds. Others prefer not to harm the environment that way. Cz on the other hand is not found anywhere in nature. Doesn’t matter to me whichever someone picks, but I think that’s why people don’t feel like moissy is a glorified version of cz. (And again, if someone’s happy with cz, more power to them. Their ring; their preference.)

Post # 63
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

greeneyedbee :  moissanite as a white/clear stone is not found anywhere in nature. You know that, right? It’s created in a lab much like cz (who’s ingredients, obviously come somehow from nature) Uniform and indistinct from the one next to it. 

Post # 64
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Worker bee

greeneyedbee :  I personally don’t thing lab made diamonds are real diamonds at all so I don’t think lab grown moissy are real moissy. In my opinion, the only real diamonds are the one from nature. If someone think lab made diamods are real diamonds and because of that they believe lab made moissy are real moissy, it’s up to them. Everyone has their own opinions and I’m not going to argue with them. But I don’t think any lab grown stones are real and so I think moissy are upgrade, high quality version of cz.  

Post # 65
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Busy bee

jannigirl :  yes, which is why I said they are altered to make them different colors (like white…although to me, they’re more clear than white. Which is why I prefer diamonds; I just like the whiteness of them without the moodiness). Still, chemically…they’re moissanite s.

Post # 66
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Busy bee

dkdlel :  I also prefer natural mined gems, but somehow I ended up with a moissanite haha! The naturally mined diamonds (or emeralds, rubies, etc. for that matter) have a beauty about them. Still, lab made ones are chemically identical. I do see the beauty in the natural ones though for sure!

Post # 67
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I have to agree that for a “space stone” or a lab created “natural” stone, moissanite has never been seen to be clear in nature. It has been transformed in major ways to make it simulate a diamond. I take no issue with gemstones, nor do I even take issue with white sapphire. However, there is no way of looking at moissanite without it being a diamond sim, IMO. It was designed to be one, and that much is admitted by its maker/creator. In nature, moissanite is tiny and green – a beautiful green, by the way. Again, if someone decides on moissanite, then bully for them. But to view it as a getting the size you want without the price is incorrect. At larger sizes, moissanite is clearly apparent. Aside from durability, CZ is actually a better sim. The “not created in nature” argument is moot, given that moissanite, in the way most of us view it, isn’t created in nature, either.

Post # 68
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

jannigirl :  Yes, obviously she isn’t aware and caught up in the marketing like many others…

greeneyedbee :  “Real moissanite” only exists as miniscule GREEN colored CRUMBS. The large clear moissanite stones in rings don’t exist in nature! These stones were designed/man created and are manufactured with various ingredients for the express purpose of imitating diamonds. Cz was designed/man created and are manufactured for the same exact purpose. But… so what, they’re both beautiful and affordable.

echomomm :  Agreed

Post # 69
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Bumble bee

To each their own.

I’ll admit it, I personally would have felt like I settled getting any kind of lab made stone, that includes CZ, moissanite, whatever.  I know it’s unethical and bad for the enviroment, but I wanted my e-ring to be “special” and for me that meant a natural gemstone.  I didn’t want anything outrageously big and my ring was below my FI’s budget.  I don’t feel bad or guilty at all.

But I don’t care what anyone else does.  OP, if *you* feel like you’d be settling getting a moissanite, then don’t.

Post # 70
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Using “settle” in a question typically yields a no from me.

Post # 71
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

dkdlel :  Perhaps you could replace ‘real’ with ‘natural’ or ‘naturally occurring’? Because it doesn’t matter if a stone is either naturally occurring or lab created; both are real, as in they exist. 

That’s a real irk among bees, the whole ‘your stone isn’t real’ because it’s lab created. And the bees rightfully go ‘yes, it is! It’s on my finger – it’s not imaginary!’.  Do you see what I mean?

Post # 72
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

omg im so over the mossy argument. 

I have a mossy and i love it, i never get asked if its a real diamond or not. Its a gorgeous ring, and i hardly give it a second thought that i dont have a real rock on my hand. 

Do whats best for your budget. If you want a real diamond but cant afford anything over 1 carat, then i guess you will be settling for a smaller ring. 

youll be settling regardless, whether you get a lab made one, or if you cant get the carat size you want in a real one…. 

Post # 74
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Worker bee

greeneyedbee :  Moissanites are beautiful! 

 

howdoyoudo :  I guess I should say genuine, not real or thoes wordsbwhat you’ve suggested. English is not my first language. 

Post # 75
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

dkdlel :  Ah, that would be it then! Yes, a slight adjustment in language would curb any potential misunderstanding.

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