(Closed) Diamond or Other??

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    give me the diamond! : (37 votes)
    51 %
    an alternative suits me just fine : (35 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I don’t really care about diamonds. In my opinion, they are over priced. We chose an orange sapphire for my main stone and then it is wrapped with smaller diamonds. I do have a diamond band for my wedding ring, but the diamonds in that are small too. I am extremely happy with the rings that we chose, and I can’t even contemplate wanting to ugrade in the future.

    Post # 4
    151 posts
    Blushing bee

    @noritake22: I’ve seen pictures of your ring and it is BEAUTIFUL!  Love the color of that sapphire, and your setting is so pretty.  I’m sure you hear that all the time ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anyway, I am all for alternatives!  Diamonds are perfectly lovely, and I think it’s cool that the same element that makes up the stuff on burnt toast makes up a sparkly rock.  However, they have come (for me) to represent an exploitation of both Earth and Man.  Of the list you mentioned, I would go with the moissy.  However, if (somehow) there was a way for me to buy a stone from the individual who dug it out of the ground, as opposed to buying through a website/dealer/etc., I would choose the sapphire.

    Post # 5
    14657 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I want it all.  I would want the 1ct diamond.  But if i had to choose one, I would go for the style of the ring I prefered in an alternative stone vs a smaller diamond just to have a diamond…. and upgrade later.

    Post # 6
    18 posts
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I have big fingers and expensive taste, so I would want the bigger stone.  I don’t have any hangups about whether or not it is a diamond, and if anyone turns their noses up, they’re probably just jealous ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’d go for the larger stone in moissy for sure!!!

    Post # 8
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’d go for the larger stone. Matter of fact I did. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re getting it set next week. I just like sparkles. It doesn’t matter to me what the “name” of my sparkly object is. Hell, I like glitter too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ When I was little I had a glitter ring and it was awesome.

    Post # 9
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’d rather have a blue sapphire and that’s what I got!

    I love my engagement ring- I didn’t want a clear stone although all of those options are beautiful!  I tried on a 1.5 ct diamond and it was beautiful and it blew me away but it just wasn’t “me”.

    Post # 10
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’d rather have (and do have) a beautiful colored gem. Diamonds are pretty, but they aren’t rare or out of the ordinary.

    Post # 11
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    When it comes down to it, all of them are just rocks. asha and moissy come from a lab and sapphire and diamonds come from the ground. I’d take whatever is going to give me the most bling for my buck and that’s why I have a moissy. ^_^

    Post # 12
    4770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I didn’t want a diamond, since I wanted a stonw that’s actually rare and not just marketed as rare. 

    Post # 13
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would go for the diamond but not because it’s a diamond – because of the size. For my lifestyle I prefer smaller low set stones.

    Post # 14
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I would just go with what would make me the happiest. For me thats a diamond, but for you it may be something else.

    Post # 15
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I have a white sapphire–a good part of that decision was that my fiance wanted me to have a high-quality stone.  He was able to afford a larger, near-perfect quality sapphire for what a smaller, lower quality diamond would have cost.  I’m happy with it.  I have an unique, beautiful ring.  Since my birthday and our engagement both fell in September, sapphires work for us.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    It’s likely that the .5ct diamond would still cost more than the 1ct moissy (unless it was poor quality, in which case what’s the point?), so I say moissy.

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