I believe that every woman should have the ring that she loves, regardless of what it is.
I noticed your first questions are “what if people thought this?”
It doesn’t matter what people think. Only you can allow yourself to be affected by someone else’s second-hand opinion.
*I will add that this is addressing people who would look down upon another for not having a diamond e-ring, not everyone who owns a diamond. Again, I believe everyone should have the e-ring they love.
You asked, was it crucial for me to have a diamond? When I was young, yes, but after doing research on the blatant culture-control of the industry, I absolutely grew to detest it. (The industry, not the diamonds themselves).
So then, it became crucial for me to NOT have a diamond. I looked everywhere for a ring that had no diamonds, not even in accents. It was rather difficult to find, and in the end, we ended up with getting it custom made, and I absolutely love it.
I will again stress that I don’t think badly of anyone who owns a diamond. I am surrounded by women who have beautiful diamond e-rings, and when I see them, all I do is admire them– I can’t think of anyone who would deny a diamond’s beauty, least if all me.
Absolutely no one has made any comment regarding my ring. And if anyone did, to be honest, I would probably burst out laughing– how silly for anyone to believe you must have something simply because someone told you that you should.
Don’t allow any room in your mind for thoughts regarding what anyone else thinks. Be confident in your choices no matter what you choose, diamond or no diamond!