Post # 302
@FEFE215: “I SAY TO EACH THEIR OWN AND I HAPPY FOR ALL YOU LADIES WHO GOT WHAT THEY WANTED.” Agreed!
I personally never considered anything other than a diamond and my Fiance never considered purchasing anything other than a diamond. That is just our taste and preference and we saved and budgeted accordingly.
Another option wasn’t for me but if it is perfect for someone else then good for them. I couldn’t care less if someone else’s ring is purple, pink, blue or polka dotted and if it is “real” or not real. Beautiful and elegance comes in many forms and I certainly wouldn’t ask for details (or certification) anyway!
Post # 303
I know this is a super old thread, but I had to chime in. My first ering was a gorgeous large opal surrounded by rubies and diamonds. It was my grandmothers and my grandfather bought it for her in Israel, so significant to me in so many ways. It was a large ring. It didnt look like an ering, but it was gorgeous. Everyone told me it was impractical and I would ruin it, so I put it away and we settled on a large pear halo that was from a pawn shop. It was too costume-y for me….even had jewlers tell me it was a CZ – lol – until they tested it. Long story short, we traded it plus a smaller diamond ring I had form a past relationship for what I really wanted – a 1 ct round solitaire in a 6 prong platimun setting. Its not a huge diamond, certainly, and it is not the best stone in the world…mediocre at best but I like it and it is classic, simple and works for me. Somedays I really want a halo pear or cusion, or emerald cut…..something with more flash and bling, but this is the ring i finally decided on.
To me, it is not the ring, but what it represents. Somedays my diamond looks big and perfect….other days I think it is too small and other days I think it is actually a bit too big. I am actually thinking of buying a really lovely emerald cut CZ halo ring that I found on ebay for a whopping 40 bucks – lol. I ended up selling the opla ring becasue I got in some financial trouble buying ahorse that was out of my means…but there are days I really miss that Opal!!!!!Its funny, becasue the horse was actually named Opal. Go figure.
If someone WANTS a diamond, they are easily and cheaply attainable – I see .25 ct solitaires on ebay all the time for under 200.00 and once saw a .5 ct for 350.00 (buy it now) There are CZ sets out there that go for more than that. Diamonds are not “exclusive” or even that expensive, depedning on what you want. If it is a look you want, go for what you can afford and who the hell cares if you want to pass it off as a diamond?!?!?! I know p plenty of horse people who pas their thoroughbreds off as warmbloods, and vica vers, depending on the situation 😉 People are even fake branding their horses now with fake breed brands – lol.
Post # 304
Getting CZ or moissanite as a “fake” actually says that you do want a diamond and especially if you aren’t up front about the nature of the stone to anyone, it will seem you want it so bad you’re willing to lie about it
Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/do-you-care-if-your-ring-has-a-real-diamond#ixzz2QktXJu8P
^^^ Are you f-ing kidding me? I don’t think that anyone who gets a moissanite “really does want a diamond”…. I don’t think that getting a gemstone requires you to tell anyone who says “That’s a beautiful ring” …”OMG IT’S NOT A DIAMOND THOUGH”.
Post # 305
Yes, this was important to both of us, primarily because:
– Diamonds (and gold) symbolize marriage to both my Fiance and me. That’s what we always saw growing up, it screams ‘married’ to us.
– I wanted it to be exactly what it looked like (metaphor for me/our relationship, really important emotionally).
There are other factors (I don’t tend to prefer synthetic anything, e.g., synthetic leather, synthetic silk, I’m all about natural materials wherever possible… I find that good quality diamonds have a particular enchanting look that is, IMO, like no other material on this earth, and I just enjoy experiencing it… I’m really into gemology and mineralogy now, so I’m all about actual minerals pulled from the earth, not just diamonds, but them as well, they are fascinating and unique in many ways scientifically… etc.) but the top two were the most important factors.
Post # 306
Nope! Just as long as my fingers don’t turn green lol
Post # 308
I know this thread is old, but I just have to comment. I decided that I did not want my husband to purchase a diamond ring bc they are just so expensive. After looking at all of the alternatives I found that moissanite was obviously the best option. Since it is only $500 per carat we could afford to get a huge one. My husband ended up giving me a gorgous, 3 ct. moissanite ring! It looks freaking incredible, and exactly like a diamond! You literally can’t tell the difference. No one has ever asked if it’s fake (that would be insanely rude), but if they did I would say NOPE it’s a humongous diamond!!!!! I have mislead people to believe it is a diamond countless times. I agree fake Louis Vuittons are awful…because they look fake. This ring looks real.
To me I have beat the system.
Post # 309
Don’t like diamonds, don’t like diamond simulants, don’t like clear stones. So, yes, I do care, but in the sense of, “I don’t want one.”