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%
  • Other

    9 32.14%
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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:

    What is that on the rings?
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What is that on the rings?
    Mo Anam Cara (= Soul Mate)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You can pick which one you'd rather marry - a logical creature, or a woman.

    If you want the latter, be prepared to shell out for the rock.
    I'll buy a CZ and take a logical woman.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Lab created diamonds are diamonds for all pratical purposes

    The backlash is from the diamond industry, which stands to lose a lot of money as created diamonds reduce the artificial shortage of diamonds in the market, driving up the price, and profits
    The DeBeers cartel doesn't like that one bit.


    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think that's a great idea. A cubic zirconia is virtually undistinguishable to the naked eye and tough to tell under a loupe, so much so that most of them have CZ etched on them to avoid fraud. A nice CZ in a gold/platnium band. If a gal's not happy with that, it portends reeeeeal trouble, imo. Spend the money saved on a wedding or honeymoon or whatever.

    Diamonds aren't even that rare. If DeBeers Diamond Cartel didn't regulate the market, it would flood and prices would drop enormously.
    jewelers say that good diamonds would cost about $25 per carat if DeBeers didn't have their near monopoly.


    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    If someone wants a unique and rare gem they should go for Serindibite, Taaffeite, Benitoite, Majorite. . . all have striking color and unique histories behind how they're form. A majorite, for example, is only formed by the impact of a meteor.

    Of course- they're so rare they're likely unaffordable. But if I was going to spend a year's salary on a gem it wouldn't be a diamond.
    How about a 144 carat tsavorite for $1,200,000?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
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    $675 Cubic Zirconia set in 14K gold. Save your money!!
    Save some more money. Why buy $1300/oz gold when you can get new materials like:

    Stainless steel
    Titanium
    Tungsten

    All are new fashions in jewelry.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    I'll buy a CZ and take a logical woman..
    My engagement ring cost $12. It was a little pink opaque stone set in a silver daisy.

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