Well, this should be controvertial…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

This has been posted numerous times.  And these threads never go well…

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That article pops up on here (and other social media sites) from time to time. The diamond lovers have their opinion, the diamond haters have their opinion. I don’t think either opinion stands a chance of being swayed anytime soon, regardless of articles for either side.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

was this article written by a high school student? it is terrible. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Ahh… this might be interesting.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I love my diamonds.

 

Saying that, do i think poor women and children should be forced into slave labour to mine them? No. But there’s issues like that all over the world and it’s not limited to diamonds. 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t like how the article (and many like it) treat purchasing a diamond and saving money for other things as mutually exclusive.  We could afford to buy a diamond, AND still put large sums of money into savings for our “nest egg”

 

This article and many others like it always come off as someone who’s angry they didn’t get/couldn’t afford a diamond to be hoenst.  I don’t see why anyone cares if other people buy them or not.  

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Sunnybrook:  I think you will get some pretty heated discussion out of this lol I personally do not prefer diamonds. I could afford a large one but why? I have so many other/better things to spend my money on. However, they are beautiful and I do not judge anyone that has them. I even ohh and ahhh over them but I can’t see myself spending that kind of money when in reality there is a gem I love more. I love seeing other stones on here that people use as engagement rings because I love individuality 🙂

Post # 10
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349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Nothing good will come of this..

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

if it bought diamonds back from customers, it would have to buy them back at wholesale prices. 

That’s just wrong.  The place we bought our rings from will buy back any diamond at the same price.  Not the entire ring though.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I also hope this is wrong:

American males enter adulthood through a peculiar rite of passage – they spend most of their savings on a shiny piece of rock.

I know DH didn’t!  Yes, he bought me a diamond engagement ring.  It was reasonable though.  There are more important things to do with most of his savings (and mine!),

 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Yawn… repeat performance.

This topic has been posted oodles of times !!

I LOVE my Diamonds… I went with a CONFLICT FREE / CANADIAN option, so I can sleep at night.

There are alternatives to Diamonds… but there are also ALTERNATIVE DIAMONDS… one needs to do their homework.

 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Seriously, this article…again…

Post # 16
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716 posts
Busy bee

Blah blah blah, old news frankly.  If someone wants to buy a diamond – great.  If not – great.  

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