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Moissanite Rings... is it a secret or should i share?

Sarah, on November 10, 2019 at 7:54 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 24
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Hi all! What are your thoughts on diamond look-alike rings?! I specifically wanted a moissanite ring. They are beautiful and less than half the price of a diamond. However... most people assume it’s a diamond and ask diamond specific questions like, “How many carats is it?”. Should I come clean about what it really is or should I just go on with the conversation as if it’s a diamond and not spill the beans. PS no one, not even the jewelry store that I took it to to clean it, has ever noticed!

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  • Izzykern
    Super April 2021
    Izzykern ·
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    Well a moissinate isn’t a fake diamond, it’s just a different kind of stone. It occurs in nature just like diamonds, they are just more rare! I have a moissinate and love it to death, and the carats thing still applies because it’s the same system of measurement. Nobody can tell the difference anywhere I take mine. I usually just tell people it’s a moissinate if they ask. Here is mine!

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  • Destiny
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    Do those kinds of stones have carrets ? I would think al the info is the same n unless they specifically ask the kind of stone wouldnt see a point n telling them
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  • Sarah
    Savvy October 2020
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    Beautiful!
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  • Sarah
    Savvy October 2020
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    Well some stores that sell them refer to them in length measurement like “8mm moissanite” verses a “2 carat diamond”. I just feel like I’m pulling one over if I don’t immediately say “It’s not a diamond.”
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  • Kristen
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    I have a moiss

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    anite and I love it. No one has asked me about carats but I get compliments often. My clumsy butt is always hitting it so the fact that it has not broken is a testament to durability lol.


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  • Bailey
    Dedicated July 2020
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    I love my moissanite stones! I tell my girlfriends who also hate the diamond industry and/or are also broke. I choose not to divulge that with certain guys, however. I work as a receptionist at a car dealership (basically a sitting duck!) with lots of sleazy guys (customers and salesmen both). What they won't know won't hurt Smiley winking

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  • Sarah
    Savvy October 2020
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    Stunning ring! I’m glad to hear how tough they are! They’re incredibly close to the hardness of a diamond so I’m hoping they last a lifetime, too! Thanks!
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  • Erin
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    Moissanite is a beautiful gemstone in its own right. Unlike other “diamond substitutes” moissanite is “real” while it is generally man made, there is natural moissanite (it’s just super rare). I see no reason to hide the fact that your stone is moissanite. It’s almost as hard as a diamond and it’s actually sparklier than a diamond. Be proud of your stone, own it Smiley smile moissanite is becoming increasingly popular, as if anyone hates on your stone that’s their problem and not yours.
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  • Jennifer
    Super September 2020
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    All gemstones are measured in both weight and size. My diamond has a carat measurement (~0.9) and is 6mm round cut. Not sure what kind of questions you're being asked that would be diamond specific.
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  • Tiffany
    Savvy May 2021
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    I love my Moissanite and occasionally offer it up when talking with friends who have yet to get engaged etc. in general no one has ever asked me if it was or wasn’t a diamond and size wise I refer to it’s carat equivalent

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  • M
    Dedicated September 2020
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    I would say you'd just be obligated to if they asked directly or if the conversation is prolonged over it. Other than that, they're just being nosy and you don't owe them any explanation. It's not lying
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  • H
    Super September 2019
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    I'm super proud of my ring, so when anyone asks (no one has yet) I'd let them know! I actually did have a jeweler one day while working telling me how beautiful my ring was and that the diamonds on my ring were so beautiful. I just smiled and said thank you! But my wedding band are actually moissanite stones. Before I got engaged, I've never even heard of moissanite before so at a given opportunity (the conversation in general I mean) I do love to tell people more about them.
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  • Christina
    Dedicated October 2021
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    My ring is also moissanite! I’ve never had anyone ask the carat weight, although the website it is from does measure in weight so I don’t think it’s a lie to tell them the weight if you wanted to! (Although personally I would probably find it rude for someone to ask that question) I did have ONE person ask if it was “real” and 1) I’m not a good liar, and 2) I’m not embarrassed to say it’s a different stone so I did explain the difference happily. Personally, I’d much rather have my ethical ring which is almost indistinguishable from diamond, than him spend thousands more on a “real” ring. My friends engagement ring is an amethyst and she absolutely adores it. Ultimately I think it’s up to how you feel about it, but the question shouldn’t come up often I feel.

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  • Sarah
    Savvy October 2020
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    Well I guess since most people aren’t really familiar with a moissanite, They assume that it’s a diamond and will ask where I got it (he got it online from moissaniteco) or what the carat size is. Most people don’t ask “What dimension is the clear stone on your band?” So I can safely assume they all think it’s a diamond and I may feel guilty for not coming out and saying it’s a moissanite. Obviously not a huge deal, I was just curious what everyone thought about clarifying the type of stone when people ask to see the ring. Thanks for your response!!
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  • Sarah
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    Thanks! Beautiful ring! Yes- authentic diamonds are definitely not the best choice for everyone. I loved the cost and conflict-free aspect of the stone.
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  • Sarah
    Savvy October 2020
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    I think this is the response I’m going with when/if I’m asked. The engagement is just so new (and long awaited) the girls at my work are still giddy and until everyone has seen it and fawned over it, I should be in the clear.
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  • Sarah
    Savvy October 2020
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    Thanks!! When I have tried to explain it, most people assume it’s a CZ (which would be fine if it was) but I usually go off on a speech about what it is and why I chose it. Then I sometimes wish I had just said “Thanks. He went to Jared.” 🙄
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  • Erin
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    There’s definitely a lot of misunderstanding about it still, and a lot of people don’t know what it is or have never heard of it before. I hadn’t heard of it before I started looking into alternatives because we can’t afford a diamond (I fell in love with a $5,000 ring... oops). Moissanite is becoming increasingly more popular, but a lot of people are still stuck in that mindset of “diamonds are forever” and that @if it’s not a diamond he doesn’t love you enough” etc... it’s all BS but that’s the propaganda that was so widely spread. I’m sure your ring is gorgeous, moissanite is beautiful, environmentally friendly, ethical, and cost-effective. There’s nothing wrong with any of that.
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  • G
    Dedicated October 2020
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    I don't keep it a secret necessarily but I have only ever mentioned to close friends and family. I did tell some coworkers about it who said something like "I wish I had a rock like that"
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  • M
    Dedicated September 2020
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    It baffles me how little people know about jewelry. I read comments where people don't know lab diamonds are not cz and don't know that moissanite can be natural or even exists.
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