Post # 1
Hello bees, I’m a waiting bee and I am considering a non diamond Engagement Ring, I know that some people frown upon non diamond e-rings; while I don’t care I’m worried that it might reflect badly on my SO. Did anyone make snarky comments to you or your Fiance regarding your non diamond e-ring, if so how did you deal with this?
Post # 3
if they are rude enough to make a comment about your non diamond e-ring they can just go shove it and don’t deserve your time or breath justifying your choice.
and if they have the balls to say anything, you have every right to call them out on it! that’s what i would do.
Post # 4
I am totally baffled how it would reflect badly on your Fiance. No one has ever said anything to me about mine and if they did I would start by pointing out how rude they were. If they commented on my FH being ‘cheap’ I would laugh at them since the stone I have is more rare and expensive than a diamond and even if it wasn’t I would remind them that if gemstone ering was good enough for TWO British princess (one that will be a future Queen) than I think it will do for me!
Post # 5
@DeadlyRed: I think lots of people might not think it’s an e-ring vs. actually coming out and saying something rude.
I say go with what you like the best!
Post # 6
I’m waiting on a sapphire e-ring 🙂 I am a little nervous about how people may react to it thinking my bf is “cheap” but engagment rings werent always diamonds. I think alot of people forget that though. I’ve never been a diamond girl, always wanted something with colour. It is your ring and no one else has to wear it but you so make sure you get whatever kind of ring you want 🙂 post pics when you get engaged I’d love to see your ring 🙂
Post # 7
People might think he’s cheap, I’ve heard that some people get snarky comments regarding their non-diamond e-rings; some people don’t realize that natural gemstones can be more expensive than diamonds. I suppose it doesn’t matter if people think he’s cheap, as long as we’re happy, then who cares what other people think.
Post # 8
I want a sapphire e-ring too; who are you getting yours from? I’ve been looking at EidelPrecious on Etsy.
Post # 9
There’s nothing wrong with it! It’s a symbol of his love and commitment to you no matter WHAT it is comprised of or how much it costs!
Post # 10
I love gemstone engagement rings, they’re beautiful! You should get what makes you happy 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
No one has said my fiance is cheap and if they did I had ethical reasons and personal ones as well. This was my dream and thats what matters not their opinions on our choice.
Post # 12
I agree with you, it’s what I want and other people’s opinions shouldn’t matter. I shouldn’t let what other people think get to me, although I must admit that sometimes it does.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble
I have a 3 stone Ruby…Probably a little over a carat and a half, in the center, emerald cut, and then 2 Rubies in a triangle/heart cut, each probably a 1/4 carat each. Then it has 3 itty bitty diamonds on each side, between the main stone and side stones, for the “Diamond accent” look. But, I personally love it. If anyone said anything, Id come right out and say “F You”. I wanted to be different. Not knocking women who prefer diamonds, but almost everyone has one. However, I think out of all of my friends, maybe 2 or 3 of us at most, even have Ruby jewelry of ANY type, much less as an E-Ring.
Post # 14
My FI’s best friend made an offhand comment about me being a “good sport” for accepting a “fake ring.” We were both like “erm, that’s kind of rude,” and he didn’t press it further. We haven’t had any trouble other than that, although I did get one rude comment about how much money we must have spent/how rich my Fiance must be from someone who thought that my moisssanite was a diamond.
Post # 15
Get what you love…not others! =)
I have a diamond, and while I lean a little towards ‘traditional’, it’s our birth stone too. April is also our dating and…soon to be…wedding month.
ETA: I have and/or love pearl, morganite, opal, ruby, etc too. In fact, I’m buying my first moissy too!
Post # 16
If anyone says anything bad about your SO, point out that YOU picked it.
With that said, I have a sapphire ring and I’ve never gotten anything but compliments.