Post # 1
I have been lurking in the shadows of weddingbee for a while now, and I FINALLY have a reason to join!!
My boyfriend flat out told me I need to decide on a ring. I have been looking at rings for a couple of weeks, bookmarking ones that I like (and ones that I don’t to prove a point) and I’m entirely lost.
I know I want either moissanite or a diamond, and I can’t make a decision. I haven’t been given a budget but I will limit myself to $1000.00 (more if I find a set I like) We already share finances, so I’m more than comfortable with that. We are planning on buying a home this year, so I would rather put money towards that.
At this point, I am really leaning towards moissanite because a)it’s easier on the bank account & b)IT’S FREAKING BEAUTIFUL!
He’s a little apprehensive to buy a “non-diamond” ring. He says he wouldn’t want people to know that I didn’t get a diamond, but I think I can break him down.
I love me a solitaire, but I also really like something a little different, here are a few current contenders:
I was all but certain this was the one for about two weeks:
I love a surprise, so I would like to show him about 6 that I really like and letting him choose.
Bees, any suggestions? How did you make your decision? Or did you even get to decide?
Post # 3
exciting news! I am not engaged yet either and we recently decided on a ring. When I first heard of Moissy I was apprehensive but the more I saw photos and videos and researched it, the more I wanted one over a diamond. I didn’t know how my bf would react but when I talked to him about it, he said that was fine as long as that’s what I wanted. I think society tells us that we have to have a diamond or they dont love us as much but that is sooo not true. We too are planning on builindg a home and would much rather save money for a stone that looks just as good for a fraction of the cost.
I really love the second ring picture. I may be a little bias since the one we are getting is a sort oif twist one too though.
I would say either pick a few and let him decide between them or if it doesn’t matter to you two then just pick one.
I think if you’re going to get a moissy then you just need to be okay that it is not a diamond. If you would be embaressed for people to know, then it could be a bad choice. I think we are going to buy a loose amora and purchase the ring elsewhere and then once the Amora Gem comes out, I will change my Amora for it. 🙂
Post # 4
@kboots: Have you tried any rings on? I feel like that would help you figure out what you like. Also, make sure you consider what kind of wedding band you will get, and if you plan on wearing it alone. Personally I would not want to wear the curve wedding band by itself, and I want the option of just wearing my wedding band alone for days where I’m feeling less fancy. The three options you showed are pretty different. I really like blue diamonds, but I am not a fan of halos. It is pretty unlikely you will ever encounter someone who has a set like that one. Is it important to you to have a very unique ring? Or does it have to just have a unique detail?
Post # 5
I’ve tried about a dozen different rings on. It only adds to the problem. I like all of them, and none more so than the other. I have decided that I want a plain band, probably in white gold or platinum. My parents and grandparents both had plain bands and there’s something thats just so timeless about a plain band. It doesn’t have to be unique, just a little something different (maybe even getting it engraved?).
Thanks for your input! I am perfectly fine with having a moissanite. I feel like there is something to be respected for making a financially (not to mention ethically) responsible decision. I think they look just as nice (if not better than) as a diamond.
Post # 6
my personnal favorite is the moissaniteco one 🙂 Have you tried any on ? That would help you figure out what you really like. I tried rings on and I was so surprised to see that my very favorite ones weren’t my favorites at all once on my hand.
Post # 7
Narrowing it down can be a great idea – but if there is one certain ring you will be bummed if he does not pick, then make sure you tell him! And welcome to the hive, hope he doesn’t make you wait too long for your ring =)
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I decided on moissanite as well, and i also narrowed it down to three and let my fiance decide! I think its a great idea, because you know you’ll end up with a ring you adore and even better, you’ll know it was his favortie too. And the surprise is always fun! :] Best of luck to you!
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