(Closed) Why Did You Choose a Diamond?

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 16
1227 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel

I would only ever want a diamond because to me the alternatives such as mossanite and white gem stones just seem like imitation diamonds in my opinion. I think my husband thought the same as he proposed with a diamond ring 

Post # 17
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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waterg :  Im with you,Alternatives such as moissy’s  are pretty but they are definitely  very similar to a diamond……… without being as unique or as valuable. 

I never ever considered anything else and absolutely love mine. 

Post # 18
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - The Garrison, NY

I’ve always wanted a classic diamond solitaire. That’s the dream e-ring, in my mind anyway. I knew of moissanite, but I wanted a real engagement ring. Would never even consider another stone 

Post # 19
1595 posts
Bumble bee

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waterg :  

I agree. 

Plus, a diamond stays in a family for generations…I don’t feel any other stone holds the same long term value.

Post # 20
1926 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t like how moissanites and other synthetic gems look. I didn’t want a coloured ring. I love the look of a diamond and it’s not something that I could easily have. I like that it represents something more to me. I never considered anything else and neither did he. 

Post # 21
3046 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Diamond=natural, billion years old, individually unique, valuable, đurable, sparkling, gorgeous, heirloom!

We would not have considered a cz, moissanite, amora gem f1 or any other diamond simulant. They’re pretty and budget friendly but meh not into man-made created stones, especially for engagement or wedding rings.


Post # 22
1751 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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MissMul :  that’s actually a very good question! I don’t think I’ve ever sat down to think about it before. I’ve always wanted a traditional Tiffany setting (solitaire diamond on a plain yellow gold band). It’s weird – but it’s what I always have felt was a ‘proper’ engagement ring. (As neither my mom or either grandmother had them I assume it’s the advertising that’s made me think this way). 

So, that’s all I ever wanted for an engagement ring. 

I also love rubies, so I guess if I was going to have any other stone it would be ruby. In the end I went with a diamond because of tradition, and also hardness – only a diamond can withstand my constant abuse v

Post # 23
8600 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Traditional, classic, sparkly and gorgeous, goes with everything, hardest natural substance on earth, millions of years old (how cool!). But really its just the first three. I also have never had a diamond bigger than speck before so it made the ring that much more special, a first in many ways!

Im defining traditional as recent generations and my family, I know gemstones have a long history of being engagement rings. I love them too but wanted the “modern” classic engagement ring. Theres an emoji of my ring haha.

Also my DH wouldnt have considered anything else, so theres that.

Post # 24
2260 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Honestly, we never thought about a different stone.  You go into the jewlery store, and all the rings have diamonds in them.  I do like that it is traditional.  My ring is a very traditional diamond solitare- and that fits me very well.

Post # 25
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I thought I wanted a sapphire for YEARS! I love the stone so much my Dad even gifted me an antique sapphire eternity band when I was a teenager. When DH and I started talking about rings, we we went to a few stores together so he could get a ‘feel’ for what I liked, as it was important to him to make the final ring decision alone. All of our friends were already getting married and engaged (even though we started dating before most of them) and they all had these big shiney diamonds (did I mention we are also the poorest couple in our social circle). At first I held strong to what I wanted, but the more diamonds I saw (on the hands of my friends AND in stores), the more I wanted to fit in and have one too (silly I know). PLUS, I felt my sapphire eternity band would ‘take away’ from a sapphire ering visually. Also, I didn’t want anyone to mistake my ering to be anything else. I ended up with a princess cut solitare that was in our budget. 

While a tiny part of me will always wonder ‘what if’, I am glad I chose a diamond.

Post # 26
914 posts
Busy bee

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MissMul :  I’m still waiting, but my ring is ready to be picked up from the designer, and I chose a diamond. I did tons of research about diamonds and other options, and was really on the fence because I also loved sapphires.

However, my decision was made by finding the perfect jewelry designer for us. He works in recycled materials and salt and pepper diamonds, and he had the perfect 150 year old diamond for me. It is slightly grey, and has tons of inclusions. I knew I wanted a diamond, but I didn’t want a “perfect” diamond, and so my guy and I decided to go with alternative “junk” diamonds. 

We really made the decision based on my personal style, and I love neutrals, imperfection, and hihstory, so an old, old diamond worked for us. 

Post # 27
2548 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I wanted diamond for the durability, it’s the only thing feel can be trusted to last forever through constant wear, and I prefer white stones…..however, if all stones were as hard and as durable as diamond then I would have looked for a faceted white translucent opal.

Post # 28
9778 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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annieem :  I’d be a little careful in saying that diamonds are unique 😉 

Post # 29
9419 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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MissMul :  I wanted a diamond (specifically emerald cut) because they are pretty and they are durable. I also prefer white stones for everyday wear since they go with everything! I have jewelry with other gemstones that I love, but I don’t wear it every day because sometimes it would clash with my outfit. DH’s uncle is a jeweler and his grandfather was in the diamond business so there was no way he was going with a stimulant because his grandfather would have smacked him lol. 

Post # 30
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I want one for their beauty, value, and my suseptibility to marketing campaigns.

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