(Closed) Would you swap?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

No never. I don’t like the coloring of them nor do I like that they aren’t real gem stones. I get why people buy them (ethics, wanting a white stone but can’t afford a diamond etc.) but I think that trying to impress other people with a big or bigger “rock” on ur finger that has no actual value is laughable. I’d rather have a small real diamond or alternative stone, even a pearl as my e-ring. I’m not into trying to pass something off that it’s not to try to impress other ppl who aren’t fooled anyway.

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Post # 17
Hostess
9738 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

As someone who has a moissanite and wants a diamond, no I wouldn’t if I had one. The oil slick stain that moissanite can develop is so annoying.

Post # 18
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126 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t plan on ever upgrading or switching out stones. I want the ring he proposed with to be the one I wear forever. That being said, I think everyone should wear whatever they want to on their fingers- small diamond, huge diamond, small moissanite, huge moissanite, rubber band, whatever floats your boat.

BWLE :   

I don’t think everyone who buys a larger moissanite is trying to fool or impress other people (some are, and I’ve seen people here admit that). They may just actually like the way it looks. Believe it or not there are people who actually make these choices without regard to what the general public thinks.

Post # 19
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1607 posts
Bumble bee

GirlyGirl24 :  I have a heart shaped diamond and an amora gem and love both of them. Both are beautiful and have their pluses. 

On whether I would switch out my heart diamond for a moissanite the answer would be, no. I personally don’t like the shape of the heart moissanite so wouldn’t choose it. Though I didn’t know about amora gems and moissanite until I visited the bee. 

Post # 20
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972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

naijabee :  yes but why do they like the way it looks? Because society has conditioned us to think big gem stones are synonymous with elitism and are to be desired. Same can be said about wearing engagement rings of any sort to begin with. I personally love a big ol diamond but I also know why I like it and acknowledge it. 

Post # 21
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126 posts
Blushing bee

BWLE :  or they could just find it aesthetically pleasing lol. Ex: walking through the mall I see a designer handbag, pair of shoes, or piece of clothing. I’m unfamiliar with said designer and how much this item costs, but I like the way it looks because, for whatever reason, it is aesthetically pleasing to me. I like it because I like the way it looks, not because it’s a designer item by so and so.  

Post # 22
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2569 posts
Sugar bee

I have a bias against lab created stones — I am a sucker for “authenticity” here for the same reason that I want real antiques, not replicas. It’s not necessarily logical, but I guess part of me thinks that the history and age of something gives it charge and meaning. I think it’s cool that diamonds are a billion plus years old. Also, throughout history gems and precious metals have been prized for their healing properties as well as their appearance; there is a superstitious part of me that likes that and doesn’t feel like a lab created thing is the same. I don’t feel that an engagement ring needs to be a diamond, but I do want my jewelry to be natural stones and metals. 

Post # 23
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225 posts
Helper bee

I would never. I was lucky enough to get a larger diamond at a very young age but if my Fiance couldn’t afford it at all I would have been very happy with a smaller diamond. I’m not a huge fan of the moodiness of moissanites and also that they are not real gems. If I didn’t want to go the diamond route I would probably get an aquamarine or light purple sapphire!

Post # 24
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205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Edson Keith Mansion

Nope, I would never swap it. I would happily get one as a stand in to use on vacation, instead of resizing during pregnancy, etc. however. 

Post # 25
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5028 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

No, I would never.  I love my diamond and don’t have any reason to want to change it.

Post # 26
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5159 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I have/have had both diamonds and moissanite.

I would switch out a moissanite for a diamond (budget permitting) but I would not switch any of my diamonds out for a moissanite. I happily will choose a smaller diamond over a larger moissanite. 

It’s something hard to explain, but diamonds (and other coloured gems) have something to them that attracts me, or sucks me in to their sparkle, colour, depth, shimmer…that I don’t get with moissanite. Moissanite LOOKS pretty, but it just (speaking strictly for me) lacks that character. I feel the same way about lab created coloured gems and so on too…yes they can be just as pretty as the real thing and they even share the same chemical properties…but for me there is just a “mind clean” thing there in knowing they don’t come from the earth. I would gladly choose lab created coloured stones for costume items or “fun rings”, but would not feel the same attachment to it as if it were a natural stone. I kind of wish I did not feel this way as it sure would make it possible to have a few more of my “dream rings” for a lot more reasonable price!

Honestly, the only moissanite I still own has become more of a stand in/travel ring. Very pretty stone and ring, but I don’t feel the same way about it as I do about my diamonds or even my coloured precious/semi-precious stones, which is also why I feel okay wearing it at times or to places I would not want to wear my other rings.

Post # 27
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345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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Post # 29
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8439 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

It depends on what you want.  I personally prefer moissanite over diamond, so it’d be a pretty easy decision for me to get rid of my a diamond for a moissy.  For someone that prefers diamond, moissanite is a hard sell since it behaves so differently.  For someone that wants a diamond like stone, but doesn’t want to pay the price, CZ is a better route to go IMO.

Post # 30
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365 posts
Helper bee

Hell no. Diamonds❤

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