Post # 1
A few months ago my SO asked me what kind of ring I wanted… i told him about the shape and style I wanted, and then he asked about a colored stone. I think it was his way of fishing to see if I wanted a diamond, but I didn’t pick up on it. I told him it had to be clear so it matched everything I wear.
Last week I discovered (see my previous post) that he is in fact currently saving to buy a ring. After exploring this site, I’ve realized that I really really really want a Moissanite (for personal reasons like saving Africa, the environment, and such) I want to let him know that I want a moissanite instead of a diamond without actually coming out right away and saying it.
Do any of you Bees have suggestions to smoothly tell your SO you don’t want a diamond. I’m thinking about watching the movie Blood Diamond with him and making a comment along the lines of “Diamonds are bad,” do any of you ladies have suggestions?
Post # 3
Bring up that you were on the bee and other people were talking about it and it really got you thinking how great it would be to take part in such an effort by choosing moissanite
Post # 4
Just tell him about how you heard about moissanite and did some research and it sounds really awesome to you, i don’t think you need to be all that indirect about it… i must say though, not all diamonds are blood diamonds what happens in blood diamond doest make all diamonds “bad”, that is a huge generalization and you just have to do your research on who you are buying from
Post # 5
If you’re looking to be descrete I would try something like … “hey, remember how we were talking about rings a while back? I came across this really cool stone and I think its awesome because …. I would really consider this over a diamond when you’re ready.”
I wouldn’t try to trick him or be subtle because it probably won’t work.
Post # 6
ditto what Kermie said. he’d probably be so happy that you want something that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg!
Post # 7
I agree with everyone else that you should tell him as directly as you can, in the ways that Kermie suggested. He probably would not know what moissanite even is if you did not tell him!
Post # 8
Show him a ring you like online.
Haha just not one from WB.