Why Engagement Rings are a Scam

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Lol, it was cute! I will keep with tradition, though, even if it’s tradition starting from 1938. Lol

Post # 3
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Helper bee

Haha I have an uncle who says everything that guy in the video just said. Its true, but I still want a engagement ring but it doesnt have to be a diamond or thousands of dollars.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Yeay another one of these threads. *rolls eyes* 99% of the stuff we buy and choose -please see favorite brands thread from yesterday- Are based off of clever marketing and advertising. Have Instagram? Facebook? Our profiles are marketing our brand… We show people what we want them to see of us not the full truth. 

If you choose to not have a ring or a diamond rock on but you don’t need to justify your actions to us by posting about it. We get it your brand is non conformist. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

BWLE:  

+100 I don’t understand the point of starting threads like this on a website about WEDDINGS. Most people like to give and receive engagement rings and there is nothing wrong with that. Why antagonize those who choose to conform? 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

There are tons of videos like that, engagements rings are a scam, diamonds are a scam, pure breed/pedigree dogs are a scam. They’re pretty cool videos but I don’t think it’ll influence people too much.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Indulging in this scam has brought me great pleasure…

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think most luxury items are a “scam,” but it certainly doesn’t stop people from wanting them.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

<br />I thought the video was funny!

 

Still love my rock…LOL….

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I told my husband all I wanted was a simple band – I don’t like jewelry and would choose a vacation over a diamond ring in a heartbeat. Imagine my surprise when he proposed with a diamond ring. I, of course, let it go for several months then asked why. He told me his sister was certain I was just saying that (I make a lot more then my fiancé so apparantly I was just trying not to make him feel bad…) and he also mentioned “but what about your dad and family, I couldn’t let them think I’m a cheapskate.”. Sigh, I got the band I always wanted at he wedding and occasionally wear the engagent ring on my right hand. I completely agree everyone should do what they want and yes our whole lives are marketed. I also agree my husband should have kept his head held high and did what was best for us (he is not a keeping up with the joneses type) but that made me a little sad.

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

robynrox47:  none was taken, just pointing out that this topic is so ridiculous. We already know what’s in the video (although presented cutely) and if you already have a diamond, wouldn’t turn down another and “love ring porn” why comment saying you don’t want another diamond for reasons pointed out in said video? maybe your original post should have been worded differently if you just wanted to share the video for a laugh. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I feel the same way, which is why I plan to get my bling fix with other white nontraditional stones. Cheaper, and still just as nice to stare at.

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