I know it's strange, especially since diamonds are my birthstones but i really just don't like them. At first it was because i had read all about the "Conflict diamonds" and i couldn't stand to support such a thing. But even when i learned it was...
I hate seeing all the billboards, walking by them in department stores ..
In my opinion they are completely boring. Nothing says "I love you more than anything in the world" than receiving a common rock.
I would much rather have some vintage, one of a kind cocktail engagement ring. Something colorful and grand. Maybe fire opal, or amber or jade. To me, diamonds are sterile and boring, plus, totally predictable.