- 11 years ago
Let me preface this with I love hearing everyone’s opinions and I know everyone’s will be different, so friendliness is the key, even if you disagree 🙂
Originally, the boy wanted to get a full carat, diamond center stone, but we absolutely could not afford the 6-7K pricetag unless he saved for 2 or more years or if we bought it on credit.
So I researched a lot and have 100% decided on moissanite. Actually now after all that I know I definitely prefer it to a diamond 🙂
We discussed my concerns about a having a big ring last night (1 carat is HUGE here), but ultimately decided to still go with the whole carat, mostly due to my large, size 8.5 finger.
I haven’t gotten the ring yet, but when I do, we are only telling a select few (read: our Moms and my best friend) that it isn’t a diamond.
So is it awful of us to not say anything and be open about this?
Of course, I am proud of the stone and proud of our decision and love the moissy in it’s own right, but I feel that everyone else will not “get it” or understand where we are coming from and will be quick to assume he is “cheap” for getting a “fake diamond”. I just don’t want people to think that way, but I am positive they will if we are honest.
We live in a small South-Midwestern community and things are still very traditional (and sometimes dated) around here. Ick.
I wish people were more open minded around here… but I had a friend who got a colored stone for an e-ring and people talked about it (negatively) all the time.. for months. She told me both her and her SO wishes they would have gotten a clear stone or a diamond because of the way it made them feel. That broke my heart SO MUCH. It’s a beautiful ring. I just don’t want that to happen to me :/