(Closed) How to convince my SO to get me a Moissy as an E-ring….

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Aw, I’m sorry that you’re having to deal with this! It should not matter AT ALL what anyone else thinks but you because YOU are the one that needs to be happy wearing it the rest of your life! His sister and mom’s opinion shouldn’t mean squat as long as the both of you are happy with the decision. Easier said than done though, trust me I know! My husband felt the same way when I told him I wanted a moissanite instead of a diamond and it took like a month for him to finally accept that it was truly what I wanted. His family tried to give him crap, but when they saw how much I loved the ring, they shut up about it. They later appreciated the open bar at the wedding that we could afford due to not spending money on a diamond. :p

Post # 4
4713 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

If that is what you want then that is what you should get. Tell him this is your ring not theirs and if you want a moissy and you will be the one who looks at it for the rest of your life so deal with it

Post # 5
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had a similar experience. I have an Amora Moissanite engagement ring and it was more difficult to convince our families than for me to convince my Fiance.

Because our families were unsure about Moissanite, my Fiance also became unsure. But I reminded him that I will be the one wearing it for the rest of my life (not anyone else!) and I will be the one staring at it everyday.  In the end, no one else will really care too much.  They don’t see the ring on your finger as a reminder, as much as you will.

What matters is that you are happy with it and the loving relationship that it represents.

Unfortunately, society has been convinced that diamonds are the best/only option.  But Moissanite is actually even more rare than diamonds, has more sparkle and more “fire” (refraction spectrum), and is almost just as hard, and is even more durable than a diamond.  So Moissanite is forever!

I hope you are able to remind your Fi that you will be the one wearing the ring and that in the end, it is supposed to simply represent your love for each other.

Good luck!

Post # 6
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Are you close to his sister? Can you talk up moissanite to her and get her on board? Maybe order a loose moissanite stone that can be set in the setting she and your SO pick out together so they can still have that bonding moment?

Post # 7
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Maybe you or your Fiance could kindly suggest to them that this ring is for you, not them.  Ultimately it should be about what you want and what your Fiance wants to get you.  There are many reasons why I feel that Moissy e-rings are better, maybe you can explain to them why you might feel the same way (although I don’t recommend talking about how horrible the diamond industry is because most women won’t want to hear that).  Good luck and congrats!

Post # 8
4930 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I agree that you should talk to him about how this ring is a symbol of the love and commitment between you and your Fiance. Not anyone’s mom or sister or friend or anyone else. If anyone asks, tell them (or have him tell them) that this is what you want. You could’ve wanted a diamond or a sapphire or an emerald or what have you, but you have chosen Moissanite. You don’t owe an explanation to anyone except your Fiance. 

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