Post # 1
I am so excited: my bf and I picked out an engagement ring together!! Originally I had sent him a top 5 list (as per his request), but we agreed to sacrifice the surprise factor in favour of mutual satisfaction. We were both getting stressed out trying to figure out what the other person would want. So last night we shopped together, and we found the perfect ring! Moonstone and silver. I LOVE IT. HE LOVES IT. At $200, it didn’t break the bank (and we both have major student loans, so this matters a lot). I know that there are very affordable cz and moissanite options, but this ring was the one for us. Just watch this clip from It’s a Wonderful Life if you want to see part of why we love it so much! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAERYfeiYBc)
I am thrilled and can hardly wait to be given this lovely gift, but a tiny part of me is worried that people won’t be nice about it because it’s not a diamond. I’ve read the horror stories, and I know that people can be jerks.
I am posting here in hopes of having a place to refer back to when I need a little extra encouragement, a little bit of confidence. I know that an engagement ring does not have to = a diamond ring, but not everyone sees it that way.
Do you have a humble ring? Did it cost less than $300? Do you have an alternative e-ring? Non-diamond? Have you dealt with haters? Or maybe people have been nice and non-judgemental? And most importantly…. do you love the ring that is soon to be mine?
Thank you in advance for your kind words 🙂
Post # 3
I think it’s a pretty ring.
As for your other concern, people are really only jerks about non-diamond stones if you try to pass it off as a diamond.
Post # 4
I love moonstone, just be careful with it (it’s soft).
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
I second what @abbie017: said…I only take issue when people lie.
FWIW, I think your ring is BEAUTIFUL! Very unique and has such a sweet sentiment to it. Own It. Love it!
Post # 6
It’s really beautiful and unique!
I have a friend who has a moonstone bridal set from when she got married. She gets tons of compliments on how unique it is.
And yay for staying in the green, that’s very financially responsible of you. 😀
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@mrsgarkenzie: What a beautiful ring! And definitely awesome. The Gemstone Ring Club is where all the cool kids hang out anyway. And I’m not biased in saying that AT ALL. 😉
My FH wouldn’t tell me how much mine cost, but he promises me he got a really good deal on it, and I believe him.
Post # 8
@mrsgarkenzie: its pretty! And yes, people are jerks!
Just keep in mind sterling silver may not last a lifetime! 🙁 I’ve found some gorgeous sterling silver rings and im always hesitant because of the metal.
Post # 9
I love the moonstone! I think another bee has a gorgeous moonstone ring, as well. I am sure the reactions you will get will be vastly positive. Congratulations (almost)!
Post # 11
@mrsgarkenzie: Just wanted to chime in and say it’s a beautiful ring!
Post # 12
@mrsgarkenzie: So pretty and unique 🙂 It has a very romantic quality about it!
If you love it that is all that matters.
Post # 13
It’s beautiful and so unique! I love moonstones! Such a pretty stone with great depth. Enjoy it!!
Post # 15
@mrsgarkenzie: it’s beautiful! I would be careful with it as moonstone is soft (don’t put in an ultrasonic cleaner or steam cleaner or use abrasives to clean it – just soap and water and maybe a silver polishing cloth for the metal), but I have a girlfriend who has a pearl e-ring (I think pearl is softer than moonstone?) and wears it with her wedding set. She has had it for ~5 years and it still looks/feels brand spankin’ new.
Post # 16
Moonstone is such a pretty stone and has such a cool sentiment – ROCK it 🙂