Post # 46
Your girlfriend clearly wants a diamond and she will be the one wearing it (so her thoughts are what really matter here). Nothing is wrong with moissanite for women who are on board with it, but it seems she is not. You will not be buying her a ring she will love if you buy a moissanite. Hate to say it, but its true. You don’t want to be the groom that let her down to save some money. It is 1000% worth it to get a smaller diamond than a larger moissanite in this situation.
Edited to add: I would definitely broach the idea of a lab diamond before you buy one. I personally would not be as thrilled with one, just like I wouldn’t want a moissanite. They’d feel the same to me, even though rationally I know they aren’t. Not all mined diamonds are blood diamonds- you can find her an ethically sourced diamond if you do a little easy research.
Post # 47
Agree with others that you need to talk to your girlfriend about exactly what kind of ring she wants! Personally, I wanted a natural gemstone. If my husband didn’t want to buy a diamond or couldn’t afford one, I would have preferred a sapphire or some other stone over a moissanite. Likewise, I would rather have a smaller mined diamond than a bigger lab diamond. But that’s me! Other women feel differently.
It sounds like your girlfriend has already told you she wants a diamond, so I don’t know why you’re still asking about moissanite. Don’t try to “fool” her or convince her that she wants something she already said she doesn’t. That’s not a good way to start your future marriage.
Post # 48
Charliejeorge : some people are very color sensitive. I want my diamonds to be white. My right hand ring is an E and my engagement ring is an f. Fiancé suggested trading in my 1.21 carat for a 2.0 carat J. It was way to yellow for my taste. I love my diamond.
And yes it was important to me that it was a mined diamond, with an excellent cut, and near flawless. He did great but he paid a good amount.