My boyfriend and I have been thinking about getting engaged for a while and have recently been talking about ring price and what I would like. I have always a larger ring and my taste has recently changed from always wanting a princess cut to now wanting an emerald cut. I also thought about a sapphire since I want something unique, but that was disgarded by my mother. I will be in graduate school next year and we are a young couple, so the large emerald diamond ring I dream of is completely out of the budget, but I don't think I would be satisfied with cutting down on the size of the ring just to get a diamond. I was looking on etsy and found a beautiful moissanite ring that is basically everything I would want, but I have a feeling my family, particular my mother/sister/grandmother.
Any opinions on moissanite? Bad idea? Tacky? Wanna-be?