(Closed) Would you swap?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 76
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4258 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

FutureDrAtkins :  That is so weird.   Maybe it is something in your water….

Post # 77
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2465 posts
Buzzing bee

I have never liked moissanites, don’t know exactly why, just don’t but if I were getting married today, I would choose a modest sized CZ in a gorgeous setting, and wear it proudly.

I would also be faithful to my own rule that discussions about wedding jewelry should NEVER occur between anyone EXCEPT the Bride, the Groom, and the Jeweler. PERIOD! NO ONE!

Post # 78
Hostess
9694 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

jcent :  I’m thinking it has to be! Nothing else makes sense. Or maybe my skin chemistry? Idk. I have sweaty palms? lol

Post # 79
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287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Never. The only scenario I would consider it would be if I had a very low quality diamond.

Post # 80
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2377 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I just did, because (see pic) my diamond engagement ring was not what I would call a nice diamond ring , I didn’t like it. It was 4 stones in the middle instead of 1 large diamond,  it looked harsh and the band was too thick. Not hubby’s fault – I chose it. Long story. ) also my old ring is white gold but needs a bad clean. Lol. anyway!!! And there was no way we could afford a big solitaire diamond as they retail for about 12k here, for a good quality. So moissy was the way to go for me. So I don’t regret changing my diamond ring to a moissy but if I already had a beautiful solitaire diamond ring there would be no way I’d change to a moissy. There’d be no point! Having said that, I love my moissy, sooooooo happy with it!!! They really are amazing bang for buck considering what a rip off diamonds are. The lady at the jewellers thought it was a diamond! 

 

Post # 81
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978 posts
Busy bee

I have a Moissanite for my Ering, but if I had dropped money on a diamond instead, nope I wouldn’t switch it. I could not justify spedning tons of money on something just to replace it. 

The only way I would consider it is if the diamond was very poorly cut, had eye sore inclusions and was just a big old piece of shit in general. I also do not see my self switching my moissanite for a diamond at this point in time either, I just do not see the point since moissanite gives me exactly what I want, with a price tag I adore.

If that makes me a poser, insecure, fake, lying son of a bitch in others eyes, so be it.  I am only out to impress me and my fat ass finger with some nice bling! How I feel is all that matters in the end 🙂

Post # 82
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Absolutely, if I were swapping out a poor quality diamond for a high quality moissanite. I wouldn’t swap a high quality diamond for a high quality moissanite. I also have zero objections to adding multiple moissanite pieces to my collection. 

Post # 83
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3003 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

No, never.  I don’t care for imitation stones generally. Even less so in a significant ring such as engagement or wedding.   If the diamond was noticeably included or ugly, I would replace it with another natural gemstone.

Post # 84
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356 posts
Helper bee

mrstodd2bee :  right?

Nature:

Lab:

 

I know others dont care, but I’d like to know that mine comes from the former (as long as it’s ethically sourced).

Post # 85
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

nowmarriedgirl :  I think that any “lady” working in a jewellery store that thinks a moissy is a diamond, is likely only there for her customer service skills, she is definitely not a trained jeweller or gemologist….sorry….your new ring is lovely though 

Post # 86
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

jewels84 :  interesting !!!! get the same effect , for cheaper, without sacrificing quality….this makes no sense to me, 

Post # 87
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915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think some people’s views are totally crazy! I know diamonds very well, have studied them and sold them, but have no problem whatsoever with moissanite. For all of those who are totally appalled by the idea of moissanite: it’s a beautiful stone and someone calling it an “imitation” is just plain wrong. It has its own chemical structure that doesn’t even closely resemble that of a diamond’s, which makes it its own gemstone. Just because someone saw it fit to grow it, cut it and sell it for use in jewelry, to give consumers an alternative to diamonds, doesn’t mean that it’s a piece of crap. A lot of people don’t even know that a lot of the chain stores sell lab-created sapphires and the like and you can’t even tell them apart from the natural ones because they have the exact same chemical composition, structure and optical properties as the natural counterpart. Moissanite itself started as a natural stone and then became lab created. It wasn’t lab created from the get-go. Like some scientist said “Hmmm, I wonder how I can make a fake diamond??? I know! I’ll get some silicon carbide and produce it in a lab and years from now, some very petty women will argue about how it will never compare to a diamond, even though it’s just as sparkly. Brilliant!! Muah ha ha ha!” Some people have such closed minds. I’m sorry for stepping on any toes, but any negative comments made towards anyone’s choice is a diss on the millions of people who chose it and love it for whatever reason they love it, the same reason why all of you who have a diamond love it “sooo much for sentimental reasons.” I’m pretty sure if your husband had picked a moissanite for you and told you all about it and got you on board, you would be on the other side defending it. Stop judging the things you don’t understand and if you have nothing nice or helpful to say, then don’t say anything at all, regardless of how much you like to see your own thoughts in text-form. That’s what Facebook is for. Also, for the record, practically everything we buy or use is made from some form of technology. That iPhone/Android/tablet/computer that you’re using to type those ignorant messages were made and assembled by a person, not unlike the way a moissanite is formed, made, cut and polished by a person. So isn’t it wrong to be using a piece of technology like that because it doesn’t come from nature? In no way do I disagree with someone having a diamond, but I disagree with the fact that they think this diamond gives them some sort of higher status over those who choose not to have one. And having a moissanite is a CHOICE that isn’t always solely based off of a person’s financial status. I can’t even count how many bees I have seen on here who love their moissanites so much and are excited about them. They love the way they look and it makes them happy, but I haven’t seen any of them feel the need to point out that they’re a better person and more ethical than those who have a diamond. So if those women aren’t trashing you for having a diamond, then why is it ok to trash them for having a moissanite? [content moderated for personal attack]

Post # 88
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2699 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t get this whole “one ring for life” mentality. If I had a smaller, lower quality diamond and I wanted a big, blingy moissanite, I’d purchase the moissanite (or have it purchased for me) and have BOTH! Why does it need to be either/or?

Post # 89
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Helper bee

annieem :  What does not make sense? Both moissanite and diamonds sparkle tons, are colorless, and are strong/last forever. So how exactly is moissanite inferior in quality…bc it is made in a lab? The only reason diamonds are as expensive as they are is bc of De Beers hoarding most of the diamond mines and jacking up the price more than they are worth. I own both moissanite and diamonds and the moissanite performs the same as the diamonds for a fraction of the price. Also moissanite has little to no inclusions unlike most diamonds. Just bc something is more expensive, doesn’t necessarily mean it is better.

Post # 90
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

GirlyGirl24 :  If I knew about moissys when I was shopping for my engagnemt ring I definitely would have gotten it. My ring has a half carat princess with a halo. It’s a good decent size but VERY EXPENSIVE! Would I upgrade my ring even though I have the option to in a few years? Probably not. Mr. Sparkly and I have a connection already haha. May coming up this year would mark 1.5 years since I’ve had it 🙂 so no chance in changing it.

But it’s your choice in the end bee. Do what you feel is right 

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