My plan from the beginning was to pass off my moissanite as a diamond to most people. Personally, I don't see a problem with this. I will tell people my moissanite is a diamond. Yes, even if they ask. Some people have insisted that if one does not tell people what their stone is, they must be ashamed of their choice. This could not be farther from the truth! I am extremely proud of my moissanite and I'm so glad I educated myself about diamond alternatives. When I looked at diamond prices for the first time I thought to myself "There must be a better way"... and there was! For me, Moissanite is a dream come true. I can have all the sparkle, quality... On top of it all I can have the same diamond reputation... for a fraction of the diamond price. Then they say if I wanted the diamond reputation, I should have got a diamond, but I didn't WANT a diamond (I dislike the diamond industry as a whole). However, that doesn't mean I don't want the same diamond sparkle and the same diamond esteem. Moissanite let's me have all of that. I CAN have it all! I can even have the same artificially elevated prestige that diamonds have without having a diamond, why not take it? Inwardly, I will always be super proud I was smart and chose moissanite instead of spending tons of money to support the diamond industry, but outwardly I will enjoy all the esteem of my "diamond" ring. It's not that I am ashamed I got moissanite, it's that I want to enjoy all of the diamond benefits. What are your thoughts on this?