(Closed) Diamonds are Bullshit. (closed)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

No offence OP but *** yawn *** ANOTHER diamond bashing article. I love diamonds and i dont know why people feel the need to bash it in particular out of all the “useless” things we spend our money on over a lifetime

Post # 4
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6360 posts
Bee Keeper

this “article” again, huh?

Post # 5
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12833 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@leecy87:  +1

People are entitled to their own opinions, but these threads are getting old.  Moissy, diamond, or piece of lint glued to a rubber band – WHO CARES what ring choice you and your FI made!? 

Post # 6
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1281 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Should we flag this thread now, or when things start heating up?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Looks like you are pretty new here so I won’t give you the side-eye for posting this. But let me warn you for future reference that threads like this tend to go south in a HURRY.

 

It’s like a meme I saw on Facebook today. It listed a number of things:
Don’t like gay marriage? Don’t get one. Don’t like guns? Don’t get one. Don’t like abortions? Don’t get one. Don’t like cigarettes? Don’t smoke one.

 

I think we should all just agree to add diamonds to this list. It’s a very personal decision. If someone wants to buy an overpriced piece of rock, at least they are stimulating the economy. It’s a pretty thought to assume that that money would have been invested otherwise, but honestly, at least with most of the people I know, it would have been put into things like a new sofa, expensive shoes, a more extravagent wedding, or some number of items in the beer/video games/fast food trifecta. People should spend their money on things they value, without an eye to investment. If people did this, Beanie Babies would have never happened.

 

If diamonds aren’t something you value…don’t get one. There are enough people who feel as you do that alternatives such as moissy and asha have been created, as well as the growing mainstream acceptance of colored stones.

 

But diamond owners and non-diamond owners each feeling superior is even dumber than Democrats and Republicans doing that. At the end of the day, you’re all looking at something that’s largely the same, and largely useless 😉

 

Post # 9
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8464 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

People pay premiums on luxury items, that’s why they’re luxury items.  I’ve seen people pay hundreds of dollars for virtual items in a game (i.e. spectral tiger mount in WoW).  Like EffieTrinket said all of our rings, no matter what the stone, are of high value to us because of the sentiment behind them.  If you’re going to purchase a luxury item, do not consider it an investment; it’s there for you to enjoy.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think y’all are being a little harsh.  She just posted the article.  Probably didn’t realize all the drama.  And it’s a “new” article, published on 3/19/13. 

I really don’t know why I even clicked because I like diamonds and simulants, but feel like OP is a little bullied already.

Post # 12
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6360 posts
Bee Keeper

@bluebelle23:  It’s definitely not very new, as it’s been posted to, and removed from, weddingbee before.

If the author of the article thinks diamonds are a scam, wait’ll he find out the truth about bridal gowns!

Not that reality will slow down this writer…e.g., he says diamonds depreciate in value over time….whereas they actually appreciate in value over time.

Post # 13
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23639 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You guys, please tread lightly.  We’ve all been here, done that, many many times.  Consider yourselves warned! 🙂  It’s okay to have discussions about the article, but please please PLEASE play nice.  Fo realsies! Please? 🙂

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

@pengoala:  why is the thread not removed? Isn’t it in clear and obvious violation of bee guidelines?

 

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