Now I am not against anything to mark the occasion, even though I think diamonds are a scam.
I am ALL FOR someone wearing a ring, I just don’t get the point of wearing a thousands-of-dollars-plus ring that is the price of a vacation or even a car in some richie rich cases.
I guess to explain my position on it more, I am not into showing off, and actively work against showing off… ergo I am not really into the idea of spending a lot of money to adorn your fianceé’s ring to show off how much you make (or went into debt for) to buy that ring.
It is not my thing, the way luxury cars are also not my thing, nor super fancy homes, or anything that screams:
I burn money and eat its ashes.
You might find this contradictory as I wear luxury clothes (without logos or identifiers as much as possible) but I do it because I enjoy style and looking as nice as possible as evidenced by my outfits on Instagram even as a Mommy running after a toddler, not because I want to show off how much money I put into my outfit.
With that said, here are some engagement rings I think would be wonderful alternatives to a big honkin’ expensive diamond…
I am enamoured with the idea of someone proposing with a family heirloom.
What a wonderful, beautiful idea.
Like this one from Etsy which says it’s a diamond sapphire but is only $105 (??):
AN UNCUT DIAMOND OR A FAKE ONE
Maybe a raw diamond. Or a fake one, like this Herkimer diamond which is not actually a diamond but quartz:
A LACE PRINTED RING
Not a diamond or even a fake one but a silver lace printed ring perhaps, or some mini stacking rings.
Sheena who is a local Montrealaise, makes THE MOST GORGEOUS lace printed rings:
AN ALL SILVER ENGAGEMENT RING
ANOTHER KIND OF ROCK ALTOGETHER
Or if you really want a diamond, go for it.
Who am I to stop you!?