Post # 121
jannigirl : I totally agree people want or crave luxury items, I know I do. It just happens to not be a diamond.
I also would not say I am vain when it comes to liking a larger stone. I just feel the proportion looks better and that it is more flattering on my chubbier finger. If I wore a size 4 I would feel the same way about proportions.
You can want better things but that doesn’t mean everyone feels the things you think are better are better for them. Not rocket science.
Post # 122
I inherited a decent size diamond. After seeing moissanite in person it was love at first sight. I love both equally so no I wouldn’t swap it out. I didn’t buy a moissanite to look like a diamond. Whether or not someone does that is up to them. I think everyone deserves to have a nice size rock on their finger if that’s what they want. Whether it’s a small cz, a huge or small diamond, a huge or small moissanite everyone deserves to be happy. Live and let [others] live.
Post # 123
jewels84 : the op asked if we would swap our diamond for a moissenite…..the majority of us have said No WAY accompanied by our own personal explanations….those with diamonds have as much right to express our opinions as those with 3 kids and not enough money are………why has this turned into a debate about moissy haters and snobs, Im sure you will find threads of that nature….perhaps you should go join them
Post # 124
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Post # 125
Reading through this thread was taxing.
Perhaps we all should just be honest and nice at the same time.
Anyway, I have a diamond now which I absolutely love. It’s a bit small, but I love it nonetheless. I currently have a halo, but I am nterested in a solitaire. I think moissanite is a great alternative due to ethics and price. I’m actually considering getting a moisanite solitaire, BUT only as a second ring. If I had a moissy first then I would still get a diamond if I wanted. No one said a girl can’t have 2 rings. 🙃
If you’re considering swapping, maybe you could consider just getting a second ring. I would also factor in why I want something, finances, and if I’ll regret it 5 years down the road. (:
Btw, just because something could look like a diamond doesn’t meaby it’s a diamond wannabe. The chemical composition is different so it would have its own properties unique to it. This is basic organic chemistry stuff.
Fun fact: diamonds weren’popularized until the 20th century so it’s only been popular for 100 yrs or so. Don’t feel pressured to get a diamond if your heart yearns for something else. Being unique is amazing.
Post # 126
Never. I’m not too fond of moissanite (though there are plenty of moissanite rings posted on this site that I think are beautiful) and I am madly in love with my diamond. I won’t ever be upgrading my ring, but if for some reason I could no longer wear it and I couldn’t replace like for like, I would go for a small sapphire.
Post # 127
penny15 : Moissanite was developed as a diamond simulant, as cz was. That’s not in question. If moissanite or cz had the same composition as diamonds, they would then be actual diamonds….
Op, you have your answer, an overwhelming majority would not downgrade to a simulant from a quality genuine diamond. But do what works for you.
Maybe consider closing this thread as appears to be deteriorating
Post # 128
Personally, I would never trade my diamond.
I commend people that choose to make smart financial decisions based on their circumstances, but don’t impose your circumstances on other people and insinuate a diamond is a waste of money, unethical, etc.
Post # 129
I don’t have a diamond from Fiance, but if I(or FI) had spent the money on a quality diamond, I wouldn’t swap it for a moissanite. It seems wasteful to do that, and I’m super practical.
I have been married before, however, and wore a diamond then. I wasn’t really happy with it for a variety of reasons, so I didn’t care this time around about my engagement ring needing to be a diamond. I did want a clear stone, however, because I didn’t want it to be unclear whether it was an engagement ring or a nice ring that wasn’t an e-ring. I did some research and actually LOVE my moissy. The fire and brilliance is amazing. It is exactly the stone and ring that I wanted, and I wouldn’t swap it out for a diamond, either.
Post # 130
I love my diamond and wouldn’t swap it for a moissanite barring extraordinary circumstances. But, extraordinary circumstances happen, and you do what you have to do for your loved ones. I just want every woman to be happy and enjoy what’s on her finger (or enjoy the fact that there’s nothing there, if that’s what she wants!) – that’s the important part.
Post # 131
GirlyGirl24 : Never. Ever. I wouldn’t upgrade either. I follow a lot of jewelers on IG and some are starting to post moissanite videos/pics and I seriously spot them right away. I don’t actually think they look much like diamonds and I don’t go for any lab created jewelry. To me, my wedding rings will be heirlooms and a moissanite just would never fill those shoes. To each his own!
Post # 132
Yes (kinda) . . . and I’ve done so (sorta) several times. I’ve had both diamonds and moissanites. I actually prefer moissanites. Those rainbows that some complain of are very pretty to me. I like pretty things. However, I did not ‘swap’ my diamonds; I gave them away . . . solitaires to my daughters, and other lovely diamond rings to my niece and aunt. I’ve enjoyed sharing with my family. I’m not going to get into the diamond vs. moissanite debate . . . just answering the original question.
Post # 133
I don’t have a diamond but I wouldn’t trade it for anything! I think that’s a simple answer that would suffice.
Post # 134
I honestly was all for a mossy. I think the whole diamond industry is a scam and there’s nothing that special about them etc. I think wasting that kind of money is silly and I bet 99% of people would never know the difference on your hand. I don’t think many outside brides on wedding boards even know what it is and who ever is studying your hand like that anyways. I think mossy are prettier anyways with their extra sparkle. However it was really important to my Dear Fiance it was a diamond. I think it was somewhat pressure from his parents and the general stigma that mossy isn’t ‘real’ and the manly ego that goes along with that. I’m happy with my ring but would have been just as happy with a mossy and knowing that money was better spent.
Post # 135
luey12986 : The conversation was between me and someone else, I did not respond to your post in any form….so keep your foul language and rant away from me please…….your post is completely muddled with bits of all different bees comments…..another bee indeed suggested that a yes or no answer would suffice and no need for insults etc so please re read before going off….thanks