I would actually prefer an antique ring, personally. It would just suit my style better than something new. Old rings have a lot more character. I like the idea of wearing something with history, that has seen other time periods and travelled around with other people. Hey, and it's totally hip to recycle! Diamonds and precious metals, and the acquisition of them, are so controversial these days. I have a hard time wearing something that people died for or were enslaved to mine. It's good not to contribute to demand for more of those raw materials.