To con't the conversation on engagement rings💍 - what do they symbolize to you? My BF and I got into a discussion about this last night. He views them as an investment and an "asset" on the books for his future family. He also has grandparents who had to finance their trip to America by selling their jewels. I see the ring as more of a gift to the future bride that is an expense that can be sold for money if needed, but isn't an investment. I'm fine w/ lab grown, he is not. Thoughts?

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It’s an expense and lab grown is the way to go imo. No need to destroy habitat and land from mining if you can manufacture the exact same mineral ethically

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Definitely not an investment. You’re absolutely right — it’s a gift and nothing more. I bought a natural diamond because that’s what my SO wanted, not because of potential resale value. If she didn’t care, I would’ve gone with lab grown.

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