- 2 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
I need some advice about engagement rings, and what better place to get that than a wedding forum? Hopefully you ladies won’t mind helping me out 🙂
So, I’m madly in love with this woman. She and I have been together for a few years now, and as of recently we have begun living together. We’ve discussed the possibility of marriage, and I’ve gotten the green light from her. So, I’ll be looking to make my proposal some time in the coming year, probably summertime. I want us to live together for at least a few months before I drop $$$ on an expensive hunk of carbon…dating and cohabitating are completely different, after all.
So…I’ve been trying to get her ideas on engagement rings. We are both very against the practices of the diamond mining industry, so I am not going to a traditional diamond store. Also, the budget is very tight. This are the options I’ve been given the green light on: Moissanite, Lab diamonds, and Natural Diamonds purchased second-hand.
She wants at least a half-carat stone (but the bigger the better), and she only seems to like round and cushion cuts. As for the 4c’s, the priorities are as follows: carat, cut, clarity, color
I’m very concerned that a moissanite will look fake…I know that she does want to pass it off as a diamond, if I do get a moissanite. She does not want a gemstone center stone.
I’m also concerned about a fairly low-grade diamond…she expressed an interest in some champagne-colored stones (with a lot of inclusions) that she saw online. I’m concerned that once such a stone is set into a ring, it won’t be sparkly enough for her.
She’s a classy lady, and she deserves a classy ring. So, please, women of the internet…help me figure out what kind of stone I should get!