Moissanite Engagement Rings VS Diamonds – Should You Care?

If you have researched even a little about Moissanite engagement rings then you know that they possess many of the attributes of diamonds and have even more fiery brilliance in light dispersal.

If they are nearly as good as diamonds at about an eighth of the cost, why should I be looking at anything else?

Before you come to that conclusion, here are just a few of the things you should consider before you make your choice.

Like The Song From Fiddler On The Roof – Tradition!

The first and foremost objection to any type of manmade stone is tradition. Just like Tevye in the musical, fighting tradition can be a very difficult battle.

Diamonds have been the tradition for years, but that doesn’t mean you have to go with it. If you do a little history study on how diamonds got to be the traditional stone and how the market has been manipulated by one monopoly of diamonds for years, it takes some of the punch out of this tradition.

In fact, more and more couples are opting for other stones than diamonds in their engagement rings. Internet access to knowledge of how the diamond market came to be is one of the reasons for the rise in popularity of Moissanite engagement rings.

Simply Egotistical

One of the big reasons for the resistance to Moissanite engagement rings is ego, or shall we say the “snob factor”.

Being able to tell ones friends it’s a “real diamond” not some manmade piece of junk seems to really be a factor for some people. Again if you were knowledgeable of how the diamond market price is over inflated, you would see how ridiculous this argument is.

There is no doubt diamonds have their value, but if you can purchase a bigger stone, with more brilliance and a better look by going with a Moissanite, doesn’t that have some value as well?

Investment Or Heirloom?

One strength that diamond rings have over Moissanite engagement rings, is they do hold their value better. At least in today’s market.

That is a great sales point for diamonds, but the truth is it’s only an investment if you plan on selling it one day. You have to ask yourself, are we going to hang onto this and then peddle it for a nest egg?

Usually the answer in “no”.

If you are just on a super tight budget and want to replace the stone with a real diamond in the near future when you are better established, maybe you should go the cheapest and buy a Cubic Zirconia engagement ring?

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

The final question you should ask yourself, is will my bride-to-be accept anything but a diamond?

No one can answer that but you and her.

To some women it would be a slight, or a sign that you don’t love her enough to get the real thing.

However, if you take the approach that you can get her something that is much larger or more attractive for the same price as you could get a smaller diamond, then Moissanite engagement rings might start to become more attractive. In the end your choice needs to reflect how you feel about her, and that is the most important decision of all.

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