- 10 years ago
I find myself asking this question more and more lately. I suppose I’ve grown more aware and concerned with the political, social, and environmental issues surrounding the diamond mining process, as well as the industry as a whole. I hate to think that someone’s life was impacted negatively in order for me to obtain my desired wedding jewelry. I also feel bad when my SO are e-ring browsing, and I gush over a relatively modest ring, only to uncover, with guilt, the $7,800 price tag. Affordable for us or not, I guess I just don’t feel 100% comfortable with him handing over that much money for a piece of jewelry.
That said, I have put forth a great deal of effort into researching moissanite, and have been greatly pleased by the cost, look, and quality of the gem.
…..And yet I still have reservations and daydream about diamonds. I guess my reasons are a little shallow and maybe even misguided. What if people make judgements on my Fiance, and assume that he’s not financially secure or mindful enough to offer me a diamond? What if people admire my ring, only to quickly change my mind when they find out it’s another gem? These are the questions that secretly haunt my dreams, haha.
So, bees: Was it crucial that you had a diamond engagement ring? Did you not care either way? Or were you firm on having a non-diamond alternative? Why or why not?
P.S. I mean no harm by this post, make absolutely no judgement, and think you all have lovely, flawless rings.