At this point, I’m not sure if I’ve ever had a negative comment on any of my rings, none that were memorable enough to come to mind anyway.
I’ve had a few “Is that “real”?” comments, but I’ve personally never been offended by them, and my usual response is “Yes, it is real, but it’s not a diamond.”
Although, I really do wish people would move past the over-used and terrible reasons for “justifying” their individual purcahses for gemstone choice, especially the diamond vs. other white gem crowds. Get what you love, but don’t feel the need to bash anyone else’s choice, the diamond alternative crowd throws out a lot of “ethical, diamond marketing brainwashing, rather spend money on X,Y,and Z, diamond owners who hate on alternatives are just trying to perpeutate that anything else is inferior because they dont’ want to admit how much they got duped, etc.”, and the diamond only crowd throws out “only wanted mined diamond because anything else is a cheap immitation, it’s more traditional, lab grown anything is a “fake”, mortified to wear anything that wasn’t a diamond, etc.”
I’ll admit, I’ve been guilty of using some of these myself, but those types of arguments are getting so old, and WHY are we feeling any type of need to justify getting what we want? Don’t get me wrong, as explaining a personal thought process, they are excellent to share with those who are curious/want to see what other people’s opinions are so they can solidify where they stand themselves, but used as a way to make any other choice seem wrong/villanous is heartbreaking to witness.
Being that it is almost impossible to infer accurately the tone in which things are “said” online, I tend to believe most cases are “this is just what I think, take it for what it’s worth”.
That said, I’m sticking to my “Equal opportunity bling lover!” stance. 😀