ramona abramowicz
ramona abramowicz voted up Walt O'Reagun's answer

There is no "rule" that states an engagement ring HAS TO have a diamond.

When I got engaged, the engagement ring was the simple band - and the wedding ring had the diamond.

But if you're really focused on not getting a diamond ... You have bigger problems that need to be solved before getting married.

ramona abramowicz
ramona abramowicz voted up PJ Stein's answer

First off, Congratulations on your engagement.

My husband was overtaken by a moment and proposed to me without a ring altogether. He was in the middle of a bankruptcy at the time and couldn't really afford one, so he did go to a pawn shop the next day and got what he could afford, which … Read more