(Closed) Need a bit of advice :)

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

it’s true that a diamond ring will last longer and look better over time.  But my FI proposed with a CZ ring (as we’d already discussed that we would go shopping together later on for the ‘proper’ ring but he wanted to give me a symbolic ring).  I will keep that ring forever, I love it, and the CZ ring still looks nice and sparkly but I don’t wear it every day.  If we couldn’t have afforded the diamond one, I’m not sure what I would have done.  Have you tried looking at online deals?  sometimes you can get a much better deal online that in a store where they have massive markups.

I would just come out and ask him whether he has bought it or not yet as you are struggling to make your mind up and you don’t want to make his life complicated!  my FI ended up doing a lot of research on diamonds, different types, durability etc and in an ideal world we would have got a platinum band but mine is white gold (although we could get it reset one day, which I may do as already the band is a bit scratched)  You could get the style you like in CZ and in a few years, get another one that looks the same as a diamond, like as an eternity ring or something?

but having said all that, I don’t think anyone will question whether your ring is ‘real’ diamond or not because actually that’s kind of rude!  they’ll just compliment you on it 🙂

Post # 4
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1240 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I told my SO that I didn’t mind a CZ for now until he felt better in place. But we looked together online and found that there were some online for 400-500. With a decent clarity in the 3stone princess set with smaller ones around the band. I can message you a few where we looked. 

 

And as far as the questioning, you can always say you don’t like diamonds because of their background (conflict vs. not) and have you looked at maybe doing a gemstone with smaller diamonds?

Post # 5
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Worker bee

Check out ashadiamonds.com.  It’s a simulant that’s better than CZ and the prices are much more reasonable than diamond.  Ashas are way more durable than CZ and won’t cloud up.  They have some gorgeous settings too.  

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