(Closed) Will I regret not asking for a diamond…??

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
2413 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have a black diamond, granted still a diamond, but definately not white, and I LOVE it!

Post # 18
3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I have a diamond now and had one for my first diamond before my upgrade. Do I regret the first diamond? NO! Do I regret the second one? Yeah I do a bit!

I wish I was privy to this board when my hubby upgraded cause I would have gotten a Moissy! I just love them and hate the fact that my husband spent that much money on my upgrade ring when we could have gotten something 1/4 the price and it is just as beautiful.

I hope that helps. My only advice for going non diamond is the durability. One of my fav rings on here is a citrine and the bee that owns it just scratched it and I know she is so sad about it. So try and go durable for the stone so you wont be disappointed later on if something happens to it.

Good luck!

Post # 19
1073 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I didn’t want a diamond and I made that clear.  I told him if he was going to get me an e-ring I would suggest he look at either sapphires, rubies, or emeralds.  I already had a ruby ring and he didn’t want to get me another, his sister (who married about 25 years ago) has an emerald e-ring and he didn’t want to get me anything like her’s, so he chose a beautiful sapphire ring with diamond accents.  I’ll never regret it. 

Post # 20
2354 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

So I originally asked for pink morganite or sapphire (the latter being my birthstone). However, dear mommy kept telling me that “every girl deserves a diamond”, and FH also insisted the same thing for me…soooo I have a diamond ring. 

Would I care if it were something else? No. Why? Because I can get other rings if I feel like it. This is just one ring. Albeit a pretty important one, it is still a piece of jewlery nonetheless. 

If you don’t place unnecessary value on things, the word “regret” will be the last thing on your mind when he proposes. 

Post # 21
840 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t necessarily agree with some PPs that say if you aren’t sure, you should get a diamond. It depends on how strong those feelings are and your personality. After deciding on a sapphire, I had some momentary fears that I’d regret it (because I am a HORRIBLY indesicive person)… well, a year after getting my e-ring, I can’t anticipate ever wanting another.

And now, to contribute the obligatory pic:

Post # 23
2453 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

told you, OP, that the Bees won’t disappoint with beautiful non-diamond rings! beautiful, ladies!

Post # 24
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t regret not having a diamond, but if I ever feel like I need a diamond ring somewhere down the line, I’ll be sure to let DH know! There’s no reason you can’t get one in the future.

Post # 25
7439 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Personally, I am a girl who is ALL ABOUT THE DIAMONDS when it comes to an E-Ring (partly because I am a Jewellery lover, so have several rings already that are gemstones or gemstones & diamonds combos)

As the other Bees have said, there are some very gorgeous interpretations out there of what makes an E-Ring (Diamonds alone – Gemstones – Gemstones with Diamonds – and about a million other things)

If you are on the fence…

I gotta say that the Prasolite Rings with Diamonds that lynashag: posted in Reply # 5 look totally dreamy !!


Post # 26
1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@lolaswann:  OMG those rings are to die for! i just love gemstone rings and think they’re so unique!

Post # 27
950 posts
Busy bee

I want either the new gray moissanite, minty green moissanite, green beryl, or blue green tourmaline…

Post # 28
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

I received a diamond and I adore it like nothing else, but I believe I would have loved another natural gemstone too, as long as it was durable enough and I didn’t look like I was trying to pass it off as a diamond. I would only have regretted a diamond simulant. I would not have felt good about it.

Post # 29
706 posts
Busy bee

I would 100% regret not getting a diamond and it seems like you will too. You can always get a colored stone for a RHR. 

Post # 30
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve seen so many gorgeous gemstone engagement rings…I actually wonder if I would have been just as happy with one of those.  I saw a stunning prasiolite (green amethyst) ring today that took my breath away. 

Here it is! http://instagram.com/p/STOwneFS6z/

I dont think you’d regret it!  Plus you can get a diamond anniversary ring at a later time if it is something that you decide later on that you want.

Post # 31
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Stormchild:  i love gemstone E rings but my FH choose a diamond. im very happy with his decision and the ring he got me is stunning i love my E ring.

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