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#1 RainRain

Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:54 AM

As the title says....we just got engaged and are picking/designing a ring atm...I love simple elegant jewellery and love the look of diamonds, but not the price/conflict/environmental damage/child labour stuff about them...[no judgement to those with diamond, just how I feel personally]...so have looked into Moissanite, which seems to be pretty good in itself.

Would really like to hear of anyone who has one, and what they think of it, good, bad qualities etc.

#2 Eirinn

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:43 AM

I can't answer your question sorry, but if you Google "conflict free diamonds" you can find some ethical diamond sources.

#3 RainRain

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:52 AM

Thanks for that...but I think there are more issues surrounding diamonds than just the source of the stone...ie the env damage from mining. And as a jeweller told me recently that child labour is becoming common with the cutting of the diamond. I know I could go with finding an old diamond and recycle it, but that sounds time consuming and expensive.

#4 Apageintime

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

I have Moissanite earrings, I get complemented on them all the time!

I've never had any problems with them (I've had them about 6 years now maybe), they're still just as pretty as when I received them. I had never heard of the stone before I got these earrings - so the only downside is that people might now know what it is if you're explaining it?

I understand your issues around diamonds, I have an Opal Engagement ring for the same reason.

Congratulations and good luck choosing a ring!

#5 PixieVee

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

I considered Moissanite for an engagement ring too. In the end I chose a coloured stone, but from everything I hear they are lovely, good wearing stones original.gif

Congratulations on your engagement!

#6 RainRain

Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

Thanks, that's what I think....have seen 2 jewellers so far to get the setting designed and they both turned their noses up at the mention of moissanite...

Apage - I had considered opal. What "colour" opal did you go for?

#7 Apageintime

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

I have a red one, I think they're called Mexican fire opals. It's very pretty!

#8 la di dah

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

If you like antiques/vintage style, the resale price (even "good" jewelry, i.e. 18k gold and precious stones, or platinum) is not nearly as prohibitive as many jewellery stores would like you to believe. That diamonds don't really appreciate is a bit of a secret.

If you DON'T like old stuff I don't blame you and I have heard good stuff about Moissanite. Assuming you want that "clear" diamond look. I personally like coloured stones, lab-created emerald etc. but I actually ended up with a vintage ring. When I eventually get an anniversary band or similar, I will see if I can find a vintage piece I like, and if I can't, will probably go lab-created emerald.

Moissanite is probably easier to match to outfits though. original.gif

As far as vintage jewelry, I think it can be cheaper than buying stones and then getting them put into a new setting, actually. You just have to like what styles you can find.

#9 Corella

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

I have a moissonite ring and love it. Much better story than usual about jewellery!

#10 RainRain

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

Thanks for the replies. I was starting to doubt myself...and I hate that!! Lol. I think the jewellers were funny because it wasn't a natural stone...and prob because they won't make a commission on it??...

#11 flakyfish

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

I have a Moissanite Engagement ring and wedding ring. I love them and wouldn't change it.

Most people tend to assume they are diamonds, but no-one has really been nasty when i've said they're moissanite. Usually people are impressed actually.

I got mine from a store in Sydney (not sure where you live), but their website is www.moimoi.com.au - they do excellent quality work and have been fantastic to buy from.

Edited by flakyfish, 13 January 2013 - 10:33 AM.

#12 RainRain

Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Thanks Flakyfish...Did you buy your rings from them or the stones loosely?

I think I feel the same about not changing my decision. Jewellers and the fella keep saying that if I want to change the stone in the future to a diamond I can, but in my heart I like the idea of a moissanite.

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