Post # 1
I am a diamond girl myself, however I am extremely lucky to have inherited my diamond from FI’s grandmother. I love my diamond to death and I’m not trying to betray it, but if I wouldn’t have been as lucky as I was I’m 99% sure I would have gotten either a pink or yellow moissy. The reason being is that Fiance and I are both broke college students and there is no way he could have afforded a diamond of any significant size, and I wanted at least half a carat. I think moissys are beautiful and I’m not much of a material girl so I wouldn’t HAVE to have a diamond.
So, my question is if you didn’t have your diamond, would you have gotten a moissy?
Post # 3
I don’t have my ring yet, but it will be a diamond… that I will be paying for as opposed to my BF but that’s a different question. I went through a long long long period of consideration on this and concluded that I (and BF) would be judged if we didn’t have a diamond and that I could not lie about the moissy being a diamond. End of story.
Post # 4
I had a diamond ring that went through the garbage disposal (slipped off my finger when doing dishes…) So Instead of getting it fixed me and Fi talked about it and got a Moissanite ring. if we were not missing stones and them telling us it would cost WAY too much to fix it we may have just fixed it but now I am a VERY happy Moissanite owner!
Post # 5
By the time I figured out that Moissanite existed, DH had already bought my diamond lol. I would have been perfectly content with it, but it was very important to him because all of the women in his family have always had diamonds, and he grew up with a very concrete idea of what an engagement ring was “supposed” to be. My mother never got an engagement ring with either of her marriages, so I never really had a frame of reference.
Post # 6
I love my diamond — FH picked it out all by himself and proposed as a complete surprise. It’s a gorgeous stone (1ct, H, VVS1 round brilliant solitaire in a cathedral setting) and it means so much to me that he wanted me to have that specific diamond forever.
I don’t have anything against moissanite, but I expected a diamond engagement ring and am appreciative of what he gave me. Moissanite is fine by its own virtue and I would consider it for other jewelry.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I inherited my diamond as well, but I would not want any non-diamond diamond-like stone. If we couldn’t have had a diamond without this one, I would’ve asked for a natural (i.e. not lab-created) colored stone. I would feel, personally, like I was misrepresenting my stone as a diamond if I were to wear a moissy or a CZ, and I don’t want the symbol of my love to be something artificial. Since moissanite is generally a lab-created stone, I would not want it. I have no problem with other people wearing them, but it would get to me deep down.
Post # 8
I voted no.I think I would rather have a sapphire, morganite or emerald!
Post # 9
While I’m not opposed to moissanites, and have truly considered them for my replacement e-ring (original , lost, e-ring was a diamond), my husband is simply too traditional to be fully comfortable with a manufactured stone. It’s not that either of us judge those who choose that route, in fact, in some ways I envy them for being able to get past the stigma, they just weren’t for us. Stunning as they may be, in the end, neither of us were comfortable enough with the moissy choice. I know I might receive some hate for this, but I personally think moissys are still overpriced (as are diamonds!) being they are still under patent, and hence are currently monopolized. With the next ring, I believe that we are going to go the colored gemstone route. I have always loved yellow stones, and my husband is slowly coming around to my dream of a yellow sapphire. They’re affordable (which I love), they’re still from the ground (my husband loves), and they make my heart sing like no other ring could (we both love). I couldn’t be more excited!
When picking a ring all that really matters is that both partners are more than comfortable with the final choice.
Post # 10
Nope! I wanted a diamond and I’m happy with the choice.
Post # 11
I love my ring. I know we paid a bit more for it than a moissinite would cost but not too much more since I only have a half of a carat. But honestly with the money the Fiance and I have now, we figured that we would rather spend money on something I would wear the rest of my life than have a couple more grand in my wedding budget which only lasts one day. Plus for me the most important part of my wedding is not how glamorous it is, it’s getting married 😀
Post # 12
Yeah, I wouldn’t get one. I just like the look about diamonds, knowing that they’re each so unique and took so long to create. Its a kind of symbol, though I understand people buying a cheaper alternative because of finance. The way I think about it, you’ll have it for the rest of your life, why get something really inexpensive? A lot of people complain about the price of diamonds, but if you think about it in comparisons to the other things you’ll buy in your life (house, cars), they’re really not that expensive.
I’ve talked to my SO about it and we both agree that its not a “real” engagement ring if its not a diamond, but I mean no offense to people who don’t have one…
Post # 13
No. If I want the diamond look (which I do), I’ll only go with a diamond.
Post # 14
@NurseMarriedToAFarmer: Definitely go with the yellow sapphire! Love, love, LOVE them!
Post # 15
Thanks everyone so far for your opinions! No offense taken at all, I am honestly just curious and interested to hear your opinions 🙂
Post # 16
With so many diamonds coming from conflict I wouldnt be opposed to a moissy at all. I dont think my Fiance knew about them though so I have a conflict-free diamond.