So here is the deal ladies...
My soon-to-be fiance makes about 11k/month *(pre-tax) and his bonus is around 30k per year (he's expecting another salary raise this year). I am in graduate school, have an old car, ride the bus to classes, and live in graduate housing (he lives in another town).
Before I learned about moissanite, I planned on getting a "used" diamond so that I could get a larger size at a better price. Also, I was willing to have a small tiny wedding and renting a gown in favor for a larger stone...I love bling!
I LOVE large diamonds, but I also LOVE the earth and I don't like to even wear gold if I can help it
. So that is why I LOOOVEE moissanite! I want a 3.5ct cushion cut. I know that, right now, our lives don't "look" like we have money, so I fear that everyone will see it and automatically think...that it's fake. In the future, when I am working and we have a home, I'm sure people won't judge...as much (I know I'll be judged either way). I am proud of moissanite, but I know some will judge me if it's not a diamond so I'd rather just avoid the topic/say "it's a diamond ring, yes" because the setting is full of diamonds.
Do you guys think I should just get a smaller stone? Should I just be happy and wear the ring proudly? Should I get the ring I want, then just wear it when I am not at school (I might feel like a fraud with a 3.5ct moissanite while riding the bus).
LOVE YOU GUYS!