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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    Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    I was engaged. Once.
    I had the hall booked. She had the dress. I bought BOTH of those stupid rings. Engagement ring...... $3200 and then found out that I need a wedding ring too!!! What the hell man!
    A ring on the finger is supposed to be a SYMBOL.... not something to toss away thousands of dollars. Get a gold ring thats $200 or something. Take the rest of that money and save it! Invest it. Spend it on something useful!

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    Hey! I just emptied a total of $4000 on something!
    You did? What?
    A shiny band you put on a finger with a clear glass-looking thing on top.
    What does it do?
    Not a ****ing thing. It just sits there. In fact it can be used as a weapon against you!
    My GOD man!!! Who thought of this???
    Some marketing A-holes that wanted to make money by making men feel guilty.
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    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.

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

    It's nice if you can afford it.

    You should get a ring that fits your budgets. If the two of you are working entry level jobs it's asinine to piss away money on an expensive ring when that money could go to starting your life together.

    If you're rich than **** it. Why not? No point in bring rich if you're not enjoying it.
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    It's a great racket. Illogical but great.
    Such a great racket Warren Buffet owns a jewelry store.

    Those rings are symbols so wifey doesn't get hit on... a lighthouse that says... "taken"... but as one buddy likes to say; I've never seen a ring plug a hole

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

    Waste of money.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Waste of money.
    You're my kinda girl...

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

    They're not inherently foolish, but I've seen some people spend far more than they can afford because the girl had unrealistically high standards for the type of ring she wanted.

    That type of attitude is an early warning signal that lets you know you should be running as fast as you can in the other direction.
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    They're not inherently foolish, but I've seen some people spend far more than they can afford because the girl had unrealistically high standards for the type of ring she wanted.

    That type of attitude is an early warning signal that lets you know you should be running as fast as you can in the other direction.
    Speaking from expereince?
    They're not inherently foolish, but as noted above, a simple gold band does the trick.

    Funny story about jewelry. A buddy of mine has pretty good contacts; he comes from a family of industrialists and spent time with the DuPonts, knows many of the royals in England, spent time chatting with Maggie Thatcher... the guy is very well connected. Well, back 40+ years ago his Mom went to a lavish party donning jewelry that came as prizes from bubble gum machines. Story has it that many loved her jewelry. Scrutiny was a little less stringent in those days, and who would have had the audacity to pull the among the priviliged classes.

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

    It depends entirely on the people in the relationship. Whenever I offer to buy my wife jewelry, she tells me she would rather spend the money on something that is useful or an investment.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    You're my kinda girl...

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    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.
    Last edited by Laila; 09-06-10 at 08:17 AM.


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