Post # 1
This is a question for all those gorgeous Bees who went for a diamond ring rather than any other stone.
Why did you want a diamond ring rather than another stone? Where both you and SO on the same page with wanting a diamond? (that’s two questions, lol. Soz)
Would love to hear about your reasons!!!
Post # 2
ive always wanted one (isn’t that enough?). I’m not fond of colored gemstones, and moissanite doesn’t appeal to me personally.
My Fiance doesn’t even know gemstones or alternatives are available. So yes he was on board.
Post # 3
I wasn’t too aware of other alternatives. He bought me a diamond promise ring that I loved so much we made into my engagement ring with more diamonds.
I love other stones, don’t get me wrong!
Though, even if I had known of other stones, I probably would go with a diamond. The sparkle, strength, and overall athletic appeal is the most pleasing to me! (:
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
I wanted a Vera Wang Love ring. Wasn’t certain which one but knew it would be one of those. Far as I can tell the major stones are either diamond or sapphire, out of those I preferred diamond. Had no clue what moissanite was before coming to WB so that never crossed my mind. All Fiance wanted was to get me a ring that I would love, he didn’t care about a particular stone.
Post # 5
thanks for the reply!! Totally get where you are coming from 🙂
I think I was more wondering about the ‘always wanted one’ part – like, why did you always want one? Because it’s tradition to have a diamond engagement ring? Or just because you always wanted a diamond (because they are gorgeous)?
Post # 6
Even though I like other stones as well (especially Emerald, Amethyst, Morganite, Sapphire, Garnet and Pearls) I believe that diamonds are highest on the hierarchy of stones and since I have never had a diamond ring before and never will (cause I’m not really that fancy lol) I wanted my one and only diamond ring to be my engagement ring and for it to be a real diamond solitaire at least 0.5ct. My wedding band will have no stones. I dont really wear rings, so the only rings I will wear on a regular basis would be my engagement ring and my wedding ring. I have only 1 other ring and it’s a emerald centre stone with tiny diamonds(?) that I got from my parents for my 15th or 16th bday and it’s a bit tight so i never really wear it, and dont like it that much anymore. I have size 10.5 fingers so i’m not a ring girl. Anyways all this to say that I wanted the “most important ring in my life” to be a diamond ring. Personal preference.
Post # 7
I wanted a diamond because the tradition of diamond engagement rings, as well as being ignorant of a lot of the alternatives that are out there! Before wedding planning and all of these forums, I didn’t know of anything besides CZ and gemstones like rubies, sapphires, etc., and Fiance sure didn’t either!
If I had a chance to go back, I am 95% sure I would go with a moissanite or a morganite.
Post # 8
DeBeers marketing campaign won. Neither of us considered a different stone.
Post # 9
Wow that’s so interesting! Thanks for sharing. That’s the whole thing I was thinking about!!! Like, do we want diamond rings because of the whole ‘tradition’ of them, or because we just don’t have enough info about what else is out there? Or is it because there’s a stigma around non-diamond rings (maybe outside weddingbee where most gals are super progressive, obviously 🙂
Post # 10
That is totally part of it. But I was thinking, was that just the start of it, like a few generations ago – but now it’s kinda become something we’ve absorbed ourselves now, and it’s become a tradition rather than just a trend? I’m just fascinated by the whole thing!!! 🙂
Post # 12
I choose a diamond because I think they’re absolutely gorgeous and an engagement is the only time I could see myself getting a diamond ring. I can’t imagine my future husband buying me a just because diamond ring.
Post # 13
honestly it’s because of family. My mom had a lovely diamond solitaire pendant from my dad (this is her engagement present), and I’ve always loved how it twinkles when she moves.
Plus growing up I’ve always seen diamonds on store shelves, on displays. I’ve never really wanted anything else.
Post # 14
I originally wanted a moissanite because it was cheaper and looks just as beautiful as a diamond, but my fiancé was very adamant about me having a diamond ring because he said I deserve the best and he doesn’t care about the cost difference.
Post # 15
My DH chose it, for surprise proposal, I think he saw it as the expected traditional stone, and something that I would wear forever, a classic stone that would go with anything. He added originality by designing the ring.
He got it totally right because I had never considered my engagement ring would be a different stone than diamond, so I probably was expecting that by default, though he has such good taste whatever he would’ve picked would’ve been amazing. It wasn’t until WB (which I started using after I got married) that I learned about all the different diamond alternatives and seeing pretty coloured gemstones in engagement rings. Still, I have the best for me and there’s always room for other stones in other jewellery down the line, too. 😎