In need of opinions...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
My fiance and I were ring shopping and I came across Moissanite, a diamond substitute. As I'm fond of diamonds and everything, I'm not so fond of spending ridiculous amounts of money. Looking at different websites I found many things that make me think it would be a great choice, but then again it is after all, not a diamond. I could live with the trace yellowing people claim it has but is it tacky to not have a diamond ring? Give me your feedback!
Roughly $5,000 more
Moissanite ring approx $500
Here is an article about moissanite. (It's a bit biased but has good info)

13 comments:

Anthony C said...

Apparently it is an affordable option, I have no heard of yellow tracing in it though.

Honestly, it's up to you. It doesn't matter what other people think. If you would prefer moissanite, go for it.

GalvatronIsDead said...

What I'd do is ask yourself if you're comfortable with your man spending that much money on a ring (don't ask HIM if he's comfortable with it, he'll answer yes regardless).

Personally I think spending anything more than a couple hundred bucks on jewelry is ridiculous, let alone 5 grand.

Alessria said...

Thanks for the feedback guys, The more I think about it the more I lean towards Moissanite. <3

Crazyy guyyy said...

If i was in your position i rather get the $500 one which looks beautiful aswell then spend the cash which you would have spent extra on the other ring on a nice holiday or something

Xander said...

Diamonds are crap. Their mining operations are very detrimental (watch the movie blood diamond) and they are only useful because they are the hardest metal. Moissanite seems like the better choice due to its cost. Only a jeweler will be able to tell the difference.

Moob said...

diamonds are the best name drop.

jamierod.rodriguez said...

I couldn't justify spending all that money on what is equated to a rock from the earth. Does love somehow correlate with how big the stone is? To me that's just plain superficial. No different than a guy dating a girl for her huge breasts and nothing else. I think a ring should fit the style of the woman above all else, and the saved money should be spent towards a more beautiful wedding/reception/honeymoon. :)

King Elysium said...

I dont see a real point in diamonds, I mean honestly, a diamond doesnt show how much someone loves you

Xuian said...

I would say go on one of two ends of the spectrum. Get a real diamond because the diamond somehow has special meaning to you or go the opposite way and get something like a ruby which is obviously precious and nice but obviously not a diamond

Lhosreiff said...

I for one believe its stupid to spend so much money on diamonds. They're just sparkling rocks, who cares. I'd get the Moissanite.

Spiderflaw said...

it's the thought that counts, right? :3
lol yeah you can't really tell unless you're like some super expert on rocks

jmacabroad said...

moissanite in my opinion, but I'm not really one for jewelry.

Jay.CA said...

how often are you going to wear it?

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