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  • Great. What kind of stone are you thinking. One thought- stay away from turquoise.
  • Great, maybe a nice piece of antique jewelry. A ruby perhaps? It would depend on what the lady wanted.
  • I like the idea of breaking tradition every now and then. My engagement ring was a really pretty star sapphire, but I agree with perryman, it depends on what the lady wants since she is the one who is going to wear it.
  • I think it's up to the couple to decide how they want to celebrate their engagement. My nosey sister-in-law would be asking some annoying questions though. You don't like diamonds? You can't afford to get her a ring? You have my official permission to clobber her over the head.
  • Yeah, no problem with non-diamond - so long as your partner has no problem either! I chose citrines for the engagement ring I gave my ex, as they suited her perfectly.
  • I think it is entirely up to the couple. if they cannot afford or for other reasons want to use another stone, I think that's being creative and unique from 95% or so of the rest of people who get engaged who use diamonds in their rings.
  • I could care less if it was out of one of those 25 cent machines.... as long as I was getting engaged to the one I really loved and wanted to spend the rest of my life with :)
  • I thinkit's great to step away from tradition once in a while. My fiance picked mine and it's a iodite (purple-y blue) stone in a diamond style cut- so it both manages to look engagement-y and unsual, and as it was cheaper than a diamond, he got me a necklace to match.
  • I thinkit's great to step away from tradition once in a while. My fiance picked mine and it's a iodite (purple-y blue) stone in a diamond style cut- so it both manages to look engagement-y and unsual, and as it was cheaper than a diamond, he got me a necklace to match.
  • I think either you or the person buying it is broke.... or just cheap. If that doesn't work, try the prize from a craker-jacks box!
  • sir, i hardly know you and you are offering a ring, how dare you. I am not that sort of pumpkin.
  • Fine, if it's platinum.
  • Every engagement ring is beautiful if the couple are happy with it . Some people prefer not to have diamonds
  • I think a non-diamond engagement ring is a great idea.. especially if your fiancee to be prefers more colourful or unique stones. I was given a pink sapphire engagement ring and I love the fact it is so different.. Good luck too!
  • If you're both cool with it then that's fine, but you better be darn sure she's not expecting a honking rock when you pull out that opal ring!
  • I think it would be just fine. I have seen some beautiful non-diamond rings.
  • i like it cuz i have bad luk with dimamonds
  • It depends totally on her preferences. If she has a problem with diamonds (as some people do) then of course, don't get her a diamond ring. But it *is* kind of a tradition, and she might be disappointed if it isn't a diamond, so find out what SHE thinks, before you do anything, okay?
  • The ring is just a symbol anyway. As long as your fiance likes it then it doesn't matter what kind of ring it is, well, maybe unless it's an onion ring then I would think twice about that one.
  • Diamond engagement rings have only been the most common style for a few decades here in the states. Different trends come and go. Emeralds were popular among Irish-Americans in the earlier part of the 20th century. Sapphires are used by British royalty to signify eternal life. The ring should reflect both your personality and the personality of the person you are giving it to. Symobolism in engagement rings is always romantic. Think about what thougts, meanings, dates etc are important to you both and look for a ring that embodies that.
  • I prefer non-diamond. My husband and I have silver his and her bands. HAVE YOU SEEN BLOOD DIAMOND!
  • There are many alternitives to diamonds these days and I have seen some pretty colored wedding sets..Tanzanite is more rare than diamonds and I'd take it...
  • You could forget about the ring entirely and it would be fine with me. I don't wear rings.
  • colored stones can be quite beautiful. my engagement ring is an emerald.
  • I had one and I loved it. I had a sapphire and diamond ring that looked like the ring Princess Di had. I don't know if hers was a blue diamond or what but the style of our rings was similar.
  • Don't matter, as long as it has a stone, is in platinum, and is big.
  • I insisted upon one. I refuse to wear a diamond, and always have. First I thought them overrated (come on, Quartz can be just as pretty and people pave their gardens with quartz) then I grew older and realized the whole Diamond industry is built on a Marilyn Monroe movie and a rediculously successful advert campaign. Then I learned what a Conflict diamond was... and then the Hip Hop community with all their "bling" and "ice" whilst their distant relatives are killing each other over the damn rocks.... I've got an emerald, thanks.
  • I think any symbol of your commitment to one another is acceptable. Diamonds have become the "traditional" ring but traditions are only around as long as you want them to be. My son recently wed and his wife doesn't have a diamond - she has a pink topez - to match the pink topez necklace he bought her on their 1 year dating anniversary 4 years ago. That's how much the necklace meant to her about their feelings for each other....she insisted on the ring being the same because to her pink topez means "love". Sigh....I think it so sweet! I have a diamond because that's what my husband wanted to give me but I would have LOVED to have gotten a sapphire!! I LOVE them!!
  • If someone proposed to me whom I loved very much and truly they could propose with nothing; I could care less. The commitment is spiritual, personal- not material.
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  • I see no problem with it at all.
  • Thats what I'm doing. I told my honey to skip the diamond, he can afford a HUGE aquamarine (my birthstone) for the price of a tiny diamond. Besides, I love aqua's more and the thought of a bigger stone at less of a cost to my honey appeals to me. :)
  • I love the idea. I have never been a big diamond fan, I think they are cold looking. If I could choose my engagement ring now, I would go with a sapphire or a amethyst.
  • I love it.If I could do it over,I'd have gone for a ruby.
  • I think whatever makes you happy is what you should do. not sure how diamonds became the "ring" to wear when married, but I don't care what it is.
  • My primary stone is a saphire. I didn't want a diamond due to the human cruelty often involved in the mining of them.
  • I did it and it had doom written all over it. If you want to marry a girl and can't afford a decent ring, don't buy any ring... a simple wedding band will do!
  • I prefer them! In fact, I refuse to wear diamonds for multiple reasons. Diamonds didn't become the ring-of-choice until that Marilyn Monroe movie and the DeBeers campaign that followed. Personally, I think coloured stones are much more rare and beautiful. I have a natural emerald myself.
  • A ring's a ring's a ring. If he's gotten a cigar band or a lovely ring of any kind, it's all in the presentation. Romance can make the smallest of things the most important in your life. If he truly loves you and treats you like a lady, you're the luckiest lady in the land. :) Reciprocate, and you'll be the happiest "Couple" in the land :) It's the little things that mean the most in life. Good Luck :)
  • very sophisticated alternative
  • I also believe that diamond engagement rings are overrated, know all about its manufactured history, and would love to get something else, but I am having trouble convincing my bf that it's acceptable to not have a diamond engagement ring. To him, it is a tradition, even if it is a new tradition. He was also worried about image: that a non-diamond ring would make him look cheap. I would really love a non-diamond engagement ring, but I don't think I will get one. How can I convince him to get me something else?
  • I gave a Tanzanite with 2 small diamonds,it went over like a lead balloon.

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