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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    9 32.14%
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    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.
    Indeed. For instance, in India it's traditional for married women to wear toe rings to signify their marital status. I like that tradition better than some gaudy, boring diamond on the hand.

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

    I work in inner city neighborhoods, so having a big flashy anything would be stupid. And, I don't support the environmental and social damage caused by the diamond industry. I've already told the boyfriend (who is Irish) that I'd be perfectly happy with a claddagh:



    For that matter, I'd be okay with having an antique gold ring, as well.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by molten dragon
    I couldn't agree with this more strongly. My wife and I went ring shopping together before I proposed to her so I could get an idea what she liked. I had the ring designed and crafted on my own, but I knew what she wanted.
    Asking a woman in detail what kind of engagement ring she wants is like telling someone to come home to their surprise birthday party.

    Maybe it's just me, but I would kind of imagine that if you take the initial shock away from seeing a guy open a box and get on one knee, it's a much more mundane moment.

    All the Kay and Jared commercials I've seen involve the elated, unaware smile on a woman's face when she realizes the man she loves makes a commitment with a diamond. I have yet to see a commercial where the woman is presented a ring and just smiles with the knowledge and satisfaction that the man custom-made her detailed order like a Whopper at Burger King.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I work in inner city neighborhoods, so having a big flashy anything would be stupid. And, I don't support the environmental and social damage caused by the diamond industry. I've already told the boyfriend (who is Irish) that I'd be perfectly happy with a claddagh
    I just think those rings are the coolest thing on the planet, and I miss mine. I shall have to buy myself another at some point in the not-too-distant future.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I work in inner city neighborhoods, so having a big flashy anything would be stupid. And, I don't support the environmental and social damage caused by the diamond industry. I've already told the boyfriend (who is Irish) that I'd be perfectly happy with a claddagh:



    For that matter, I'd be okay with having an antique gold ring, as well.
    I've always wondered about that symbol (2 hands - heart w/ crown) is that representative of a country?
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I've always wondered about that symbol (2 hands - heart w/ crown) is that representative of a country?
    It's an Irish Claddagh ring

    Claddagh ring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    An Irish Claddagh! Thanks
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I work in inner city neighborhoods, so having a big flashy anything would be stupid. And, I don't support the environmental and social damage caused by the diamond industry. I've already told the boyfriend (who is Irish) that I'd be perfectly happy with a claddagh:



    For that matter, I'd be okay with having an antique gold ring, as well.
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    If you are marrying each other for a greater purpose than just fame and money, then it shouldnt' matter..but if ur marrying someone who's a gold digger...

    well, good luck.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    All the Kay and Jared commercials I've seen involve the elated, unaware smile on a woman's face when she realizes the man she loves makes a commitment with a diamond. I have yet to see a commercial where the woman is presented a ring and just smiles with the knowledge and satisfaction that the man custom-made her detailed order like a Whopper at Burger King.
    Those commercials are designed to sell you a very expensive luxury product with no utilitarian purpose. They're portraying a fantasy.

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