(Closed) Trouble convincing your SO that you don’t want a Diamond E ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4323 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sommertime:  My story is almost identical to yours, except that I was okay with a smaller diamond (i.e., 1/2 carat), but cost was still part of the reason I looked into Moissanite.

My then-boyfriend wasn’t so sure about going non-Diamond – he’s pretty traditional too, but MoissaniteCo answered all of his questions (unbeknownst to me) and we both love my moissy ring.

Post # 4
4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Not engaged yet, but there has been a lot of ring talk.  At first, SO was hesitant to get me anything but a diamond.  He was lukewarm to the idea of moissanite.  Then I showed him the website for the Amora gem, and he thought it was pretty cool.  Maybe because he studied engineering.  So that’s the plan now.  Ultimately, he wants to just get me what will make me happy.  The price tag helped, too.  πŸ™‚

Post # 5
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have an emerald e-ring. Darling Husband was definitely unsure at first, and he must have asked me ten times what I REALLY wanted. But in the end he did propose with an emerald e-ring, which I love, and he’s glad he didn’t go the traditional (read: boring) route!

Post # 6
1133 posts
Bumble bee

Same boat. Once I showed him the “Evidence” on the Bee, BTD and Moissaniteco.com….he was convinced. It looks so much like a diamond…so much cheaper…He was down!!

Post # 7
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I told DH over and over that I wanted a sapphire or aquamarine, but he was just stuck on the idea that I needed a diamond.  He couldn’t get past it, though he eventually stopped thinking the idea was *that* crazy.  He did end up getting me diamonds, but he still went the nontraditional route.  He got me certified conflict-free Canadian diamonds, and he got around the cost issue by getting me tiny ones.  Here’s my baby:

It’s .42 ctw, but since there are 45 stones, they average out to less than .01 carats each. 

Post # 8
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My SO keeps changing his mind. First I showed him an Asha ring I loved and he said that we should look at diamonds first. So we went and looked at diamonds and after seeing the price we discussed it and decided Asha was the way to go since we will be paying for the wedding and want to save for a house. He said as long as I was happy he didn’t care and we could even get a diamond later on, years from now. A week later he decides he wants to get me a diamond. We arejust starting to look at rings but he is killing me! lol

Post # 9
338 posts
Helper bee

I also want a moissanite. =)  So knows this and has for more than a year, but there’s been a couple times when he has asked “Do you still want that moissanite stone for your engagement ring?”  I think that he’s trying to make sure that I get what I really want, and I’m sure your SO is the same way.

Perhaps if you explain to him all your reasons for perfering the stone (cheaper, more sparkly, bigger) in addition to any reason why you wouldn’t want a diamond (the inverses of what I’ve said and/or not supporting the diamond trade and/or not wanting a mined stone, whichever applies) your SO will see that you really do want a moissy.

Post # 11
7 posts
  • Wedding: February 2012

We looked at diamonds too but found that you didn’t get that much for the price. So I suggested that we get the diamond on an anniversery (which is going to be every 4 years) and spend the money on our wedding bands instead. So here’s what I got instead of an e-ring and I love it 

Post # 12
1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I still stare at my moissy e-ring and think about how its too good to be true, lol!  Once I read all the properties to my SO (now FI) he was pretty sold on it as well.  He keeps telling his little brothers about it, but i keep warning them to make sure to check with their SOs before buying a moissy lol.  just because I’m okay with it doesnt mean everybody is!

Post # 13
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

i had wanted an amethyst with diamond halo or accents real bad…but hubby refused because “its not a real wedding ring”…..omg…hes such a traditional guy. My ring is beautiful so cant really complain, but i would have loved to have an amethyst ring…i think gemstone rings are absolutely beautiful and unique. oh well Smile


Post # 14
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Tbh, he had the look of a scared and confused puppy whenever I was discussing rings, carats, cut etc, so he was happy to let me have whatever I wanted!

Post # 15
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I orginally wanted moissy and sapphires in my e-ring but he wasn’t convinced about moissy. So I got a diamond and sapphires, which I love. I’m trying to convince him for a moissy RHR or earrings someday πŸ™‚

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