Post # 1
I have a question, as I have been thinking about this recently. As LGBTQ Bees, what are your thoughts on diamond engagement rings? Is it important for you to partake in this tradition?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this one.
Post # 2
Well, I’m marrying a man (I’m bisexual), so I don’t know if I was who you’re asking. But: no. Not really. I do have a diamond, and I LOVE my ring, and I think diamonds are gorgeous stones, but all in all, I would have been happy with any stone he proposed with.
Part of it is that I’m not a very traditional person in general! I do partake in a fair few, but not usually. I guess I’m just too millennial, haha. And I have problems with the diamond industry in general. (Not knowing if the mining was ethical, over-inflated prices despite them not truly being that rare, ect.)
They’re beautiful, but so are moissanates and cubic zirconiums and white sapphires, aren’t they? And plenty of other stones that don’t look like diamonds.
TLDR: People should pick whatever ring they’re happy with without worrying about traditions.
Post # 3
I’m a gal married to a guy…. but I have a close friend at work who is gay. She and her partner both wear engagement rings but neither has a diamond in them, based just on personal preference. I think they both liked the idea of having a ring as a marker of their commitment, but neither my friend or her partner were huge diamond fans.
Post # 4
Hi! This post is a little old but as a lesbian, the LGBTQ posts are few and far between! I just got engaged to my fiancee, and we both have diamond rings. Hers is a .71 carat center stone with saphire side stones and leaves on the band. Mine is a .5-.6 carat bezel set solitare diamond ring. We both had them custom made and had our diamonds from family. Whie some traditions will be thrown out in our wedding, we both wanted to keep this tradition and give eachother the family diamonds for engagement rings.