(Closed) Would you swap?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 136
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Helper bee

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annieem :  She assumed you were speaking to her bc she is the one who mentioned her 3 kids which you referred to in your last comment. You actually tagged me in your response and I never suggested just a yes or no answer. It’s not clear who you were replying to and kind of came out of left field…

Post # 137
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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tigress :  🙂 it’s early,  had to laugh at “mossy” . Every time I’m thinking plant moss rather than green trace mineral moIssy!

Post # 138
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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jewels84 :  oops, i tagged you instead of the bee addressing you in her post, apologies…I think.i better zip it from here on 🙂 The point is moot….

Post # 139
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Busy bee

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annieem :  Hmmmm….well I did not see any other bees mention their 3 kids or how they couldn’t afford a quality diamond in the size they preferred, so pardon me and my French. I have a tendency to clarify things when I assume a person is trying to put words in my mouth.

Post # 141
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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mrstodd2bee :  lol. I’m on my phone and it autocorrected without me noticing. Whatever, I’d take a mossy ring, for me it’s about love not a piece of jewelry. 🙂

Post # 142
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Just wanted to share some thoughts regarding the talk of price…

Moissanite is definitely cheaper than diamonds, but you never know someone’s circumstances, some people inherit large diamonds, go into credit card debt for a ring, or purchase moissanite because that’s what their budget allows.

Either way, people spend money on what they value, just because someone doesn’t value diamonds (or jewelry in general) doesn’t mean they’re poor, or can’t afford a diamond or other luxuries. I understand why people make these assumptions, but they can be insulting (both ways) and really are just assumptions at the end of the day.

Personally, I won’t carry knock off bags and will happily spend more on a genuine LV than I did my “upgrade” ering (H&A moissanite).

Everyone should wear what they like, regardless of what other people will assume about their finances for their choice.

Post # 143
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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GirlyGirl24 :  I don’t know,  some knock off purses are well made. Some moissanite gets that horrible stain.Some cz like Winks is higher quality than others.

At the end of the day it only matters what the individual is ok with. If an imitation/ simulant / copy will suffice, that person gets the benefit of huge $ savings .

Those that choose natural ethical diamonds get the benefit of having the original, unique, valuable, billion year old future heirloom but pay $$$.

However, we *all* get to wear beautiful rings!

Post # 144
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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jewels84 :  exactly!!

Post # 145
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Busy bee

Yes, I would trade a diamond for a moissy & I did just that in my previous wedding. We married young and couldn’t afford a huge ring and after a few years my ring shrank on me. 

When my hubs & I started talking about getting married I introduced him to moissanite. He wasn’t keen on the idea at first but I eventually convinced him. It’s not entirely a thing of money but it does factor into it. We technically could afford a nice diamond ring but why would we when I love moissanite equally?! 

Post # 146
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Buzzing bee

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DonutGirl33 :  Agreed…I have other interests I would rather delve in to as well. I typically value gold jewelry pieces such as my Cartier trinity or other 18kt pieces or handbags rather than a stone. We went the diamond route with my original wedding set and I honestly don’t feel like I lost one thing when i upgraded to moissanite. I actually feel good I was able to get what I want and not break the bank.

Post # 147
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

No. Never 

Post # 148
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Oh goodness, the range of opinions and judgement here is unreal.

I have an 8 mm (2 carat equivalent) moissanite ring and I love it. My fiancee and I have combined incomes of over 500k – I don’t say this to brag, but to pre-emptively counter anyone that suggests I got moissanite because I couldn’t afford a diamond. We could definitely afford a nice diamond, we just didn’t want one! I got moissanite because it is beautiful – I love the way it sparkles, and for me and my fiancee, it didn’t make sense to spend 30k on the equivalent ring when something we loved even more was only 2k. Also love that I have 0 guilt about it being unethically sourced. I think even if I wanted a diamond, I would have gone with a lab-grown diamond to be more ethical.

Do I go around telling people it is moissanite? No. Most people probably assume it is a diamond given what they know about the rest of our lifestyles, but if someone asks, I will tell them its a moissanite (has only happened a couple times). And I don’t think any of this is fake, pretentious, or imposter-y. I’m not pretending do be something I’m not, I’m just enjoying the gorgeous ring I have!

 

Post # 149
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Costa Rica

I wouldn’t but I understand why ppl would. I LOVE MY DIAMOND 

Post # 150
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Busy bee

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bingham86 :  I wish I could like this 2x lol

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