View Poll Results: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

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  • YES! Its a waste of money and i dont want to pay for one!

    16 57.14%
  • NO! Its a Life-Long symbol of marriage and she should get the biggest ring I can afford

    0 0%
  • YES! Its a waste of money but I dont mind spending the money to keep her satisfied

    2 7.14%
  • NO! Its a Life-Long symbol of marriage and I got another stone instead of a diamond

    0 0%
  • YES! Its a waste but I want her happy so Im getting a Synthetic Diamond

    1 3.57%
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Speaking from expereince?
    They're not inherently foolish, but as noted above, a simple gold band does the trick

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    Nah, my girl didn't care about the type of ring I got her. That's why she was worth it.
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Waste of money. If a guy bought me a big diamond ring, I'd know then and there he didn't know jack ****ing **** about me. Diamonds are boring. And a huge ring is a waste of ****ing money that could be so much better spent something else, like maybe on a honeymoon. Unless the guy was filthy rich, I'd never accept an expensive ring. If I actually wanted to marry someone a ring is entirely unnecessary. But if we did want rings, then they would be simple and lacking any boring diamonds.


    This is very similar to the wedding bands *I* bought myself and my fiance when I was engaged years ago:

    These are like the kinds of rings I'd like to get. They are still nice and they don't have rocks in them who's market is monopolized.
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    I just think it's a waste, period. Just like class rings. I wore my grandmother's 25th wedding anniversary set, and now my daughter has it. Family heirlooms are the way to go if they exist. If I had it to do over again (and I won't) - I'd go with matched claddagh rings.

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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    I've been with my wife for 10+ years, I bought her a $150(?) engagement ring and we never got wedding rings.

    Never had a bad effect on our marriage.
    Plus I hate wearing jewelry, it makes me feel so pretentious.
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Diamonds are the Devil's playthings. If I'm going to support oppression and war crimes, I'd better be getting something worthwhile out of the deal.

    A simple gold band symbolizes continuity and wholeness. Breaking up the design loses that symbolism, in my opinion. The engagement ring, of course, is an entirely different story.

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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Diamonds are the Devil's playthings. If I'm going to support oppression and war crimes, I'd better be getting something worthwhile out of the deal.

    A simple gold band symbolizes continuity and wholeness. Breaking up the design loses that symbolism, in my opinion. The engagement ring, of course, is an entirely different story.
    Interesting that people still cling to the thought that every diamond comes from the blood-diamond arena.
    Or that every fleck of gold or silver is free from equal hostility and shaky ground.

    Gold and silver have caused just as much of a problem as the underground diamond business.
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Heh.


    Diamond rings for weddings is a concept that is largely dominated in the West. No married person I know have a diamond ring, it's useless and the same money can be spent elsewhere on something more useful.
    it's only a waste of money if the 2 people involved think it's a waste of money.

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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    What I hear a lot, though, is that the woman wants it - an the many rolls his eyes but goes along as best as he can afford.

    But on the other had I've also heard a lot of women with my view - don't like it, don't want it, but it was given anyway.
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    What I hear a lot, though, is that the woman wants it - an the many rolls his eyes but goes along as best as he can afford.

    But on the other had I've also heard a lot of women with my view - don't like it, don't want it, but it was given anyway.
    when i got married, we couldn't afford a diamond, and neither of us wanted to go in debt for one. my husband gave me a simple one on our 10th anniversary, and i bawled like a baby. it's always the thought, not the ring, and if it's the ring, watch out. as a side note, he's given me much more expensive jewelry since, but none meant as much.

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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Interesting that people still cling to the thought that every diamond comes from the blood-diamond arena.
    Who's talking about blood diamonds? I'm talking about the deBeers corporation and the colonization of Africa.

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