Post # 1
Me and my boyfriend have been searching for engagement rings for around two months now. After a lot of research I am pretty positive that I want a pink morganite in a halo setting. He however likes the diamond look. I have looked on Etsy and have found beautiful pink morganite rings that are fairly inexpensive and we have currently went to Kay’s just to look around and get a feel for diamonds and settings.
So for the sake of arguing my boyfriend has agreed that we should post it on here for a little girl talk and see what everyone thinks 🙂
*we would get a band on top and a band on the bottom to even it out*
&& He likes:
*except the center would be one stone, not the grid*
In my defense: the morganite you get more bang for you buck so to speak, I like the look of a bigger carat, they are conflict free, my favorite color is pink, it looks glamarous!, we are not paying for the kay or zales name, and i am very fair skinned and i think the diamond makes me look more pale and washed out
his defense: the diamond is traditional, he doesn’t like pink, he’s paying for it lol, and he hasn’t seen a morganite on me and has seen a whole bunch of diamonds on me and this is what he thinks looks the best
let me know what you think! we are not actually fighting about this, just fun, cute, bickering haha. If any of you ladies have a pink engagement ring post them please and if you don’t mind sharing where you got them from if it isn’t too personal. also, let me know the opinion of your men and what they thought of an untraditional ring. thanks ladies! <3
Post # 3
@jrinehart3211: I like both actually. But ask yourself will you like the pink stone forever? I’m not really into upgrading.. That’s why I ask this. But you may very well be okay with it so it depends on your situation? If so I think in the end he will eventually want you to be happy because you will be wearing it. On the other hand I think you should both agree on something similar. Have you considered maybe a moissanite with pink side stones?
The one in that thread is amazing 🙂
Post # 4
I think you should get whatever YOU like because you will be the one wearing it for the rest of your life. I have read many threads about not liking the e-ring. My only concern would be that I’m not sure what the life span, scratch resistance, etc. that pink morganite has. In my personal opinion I like the shape/style of the one you like.
Post # 5
I am debating this same exact thing lol! And from the same etsy seller too, I LOVE the rose gold one in the same setting as the one you posted. I love the bigger carat, conflict free, more unique, etc. I was 100% sold on it, but after looking at some moissys, i’m starting to wonder if I will love the pinks stone for the rest of my life, and if a clear stone might be more wearable long-term. Haven’t asked the Boyfriend or Best Friend about it yet, I’m still just in the dreaming phase 🙂 but his imput would be important to me when the day comes. Also, diamonds are only traditional in the last 50 years or so, before that lots of colored stones were used as e-rings, he may not know that! He also may like the diamond better because of it’s percieved value as the “right” stone to get. I would try to see if you can find a morganite to try on locally to see if you actually like in in person, and see what he thinks. Ultimately, you are the one that will have get to wear it for the rest of your life! You should LOVE it, and he should feel proud to get it for you, so in that sense it’s important you both agree and adore the ring 🙂
Post # 6
I thought the morganite one is really, really pretty and girly. If this is the one you love and you know you will love it for always, I’ll say go get it! You’re the one wearing it so most importantly you must love your ring and be proud to flaunt it off! You like pink, he likes diamond, there’s always the pink diamond option. Haha.
Post # 7
I like both, however my vote is for the diamond ring because I have read in other treads that morganites are not for everyday use.
Post # 8
I think the morganite is beautiful. You should choose a ring that reflects you not the abstract idea of engagement in general. 🙂
Post # 9
I’m normally not a fan of colored stones but the morganite is really beautiful. Whether you go with a diamond or not I do prefer the 1st setting. It’s really whatever you love. You are the one who will look at it more than anyone and wear it everyday so do what feels right.
Post # 10
Well I personally like the diamond ering but ill always pick diamonds over anything else because I love them. Now I had a similar problem wanting pink stones so he got me a pink sapphire RHR in a halo setting that looked more fun where my ering is very simple, just a classic diamond solitaire. Thats the best of both worlds but both those rings are pretty so youll have an amazing ring in the end either way.
Post # 12
I definitely like the look for the morganite ring better. I hate to say it, but I pretty much don’t like anything about the Zales ring :/
Unfortunately, however, morganite is only about 7.5-8 on the mohs scale of hardness, and that means it is MUCH less durable than a diamond. I don’t think it would be a stone for lifetime, daily wear. Have you considered peachy pink moissanite? It looks a bit like morganite in color, but it is a 9.25 on the mohs scale (second hardest gem on the planet), & it has over twice the fire of diamond.
I would definitely consider it! Check this website out for pics of peachy pink moissanite rings, and also find vendors who sell it. The forum members there could also hook you with the setting options 🙂
If all else fails, or if you would like more help, feel free to PM me. I am an unofficial jewelry connoisseur.
Post # 13
I’m firmly against diamonds for ethical reasons so I say go for the pink morganite. It’s unique and YOU have to wear it forever (hopefully) not him. If it’s important to you, he’ll understand.
Post # 14
I think the morganite ring is gorgeous, but I would probably pick a diamond. I don’t think I would want to commit to wearing a pink stone for the rest of my life, no matter how beautiful I think it is right now. Also, like others have mentioned, I would be concerned about the durability of the morganite. Even on the Etsy listing they say it is comparable to an emerald. Emeralds are relatively soft stones that you have to be careful with…doesn’t seem like an everyday ring to me. I would probably look for a different diamond ring, perhaps with a setting as delicate and lovely as the one the morganite is set in.
Post # 15
There are conflict free diamonds out there such as Canadian and conflict does not always apply to diamonds only…other gems and gold as well.
That being said I love the Morganite but the hardness would concern me. There are other pink stones that are much harder and better for daily wear.
Post # 16
I say morganite! I love that ring SO much. And to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of the ring your Boyfriend or Best Friend likes (even though I have nothing against diamonds, I just think the one you like is so much prettier!)
I have an aquamarine as an engagement ring, and if it helps your Boyfriend or Best Friend at all, no one has ever thought it wasn’t an engagement ring or that my Fiance was cheap or anything like that. The only comments I’ve ever received are that it’s beautiful, unique (in a good way), or huge lol.
I get that he’s paying for it, but you’re the one wearing it. Ultimately you want to be happy with what you’re looking at every day.