(Closed) Article: Defending Priscella Chan (Zuckerburg) and why I love my fake e-ring

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Haha I saw this! I myself have a moissanite ring, anyone without a diamond it seems has to brace themselves for snooty remarks at some point. Also the “Ugh, why is she working, she married a billionaire!” comments are just so over the top silly.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

@KatyElle:  That bugged me too! Some women LIKE and WANT to work, and have some independence! GASP!!!!!!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2023

Aaah! Thank you for this, what a brilliant article!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

As someone with (gasp) NO ENGAGEMENT RING AT ALL, I really, really relate to this article.

I was utterly disgusted by the crassness of the snarking over Priscilla Chan’s ring. It was so unbelievably shallow.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I”m assuming the ruby ring was what she wanted. Then no qualms with her, more power to her. If she wanted a diamond and he didn’t get her a diamond, then yea, sure, critcize — but seriously don’t think that’s what is going on here…

My only qualm with people who have non-diamond engagement rings is when they pass them off (whether directly or indirectly) as diamonds. That’s not the case here, plain and simple.

ETA: HOWEVER, the author of the article who says “I’ve never told anyone my ring is fake” … that is where I draw the line and that’s where I truly do criticize…

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@google:  +1

I really don’t understand why her worth or how much he loves her is measured by the “rock” on her finger. WTF people!!!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It’s too bad that her husband still forces her to work instead of letting her be a Stay-At-Home Wife now that she’s married into his net worth 🙁

 

 

But seriously folks, I wonder if some of the same people would be saying “the way they flaunt their wealth and excess is egregious” if they had gone with the typical celeb-type blingy ring.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@google:  Why would it matter to you? It has no effect on your life whatsoever.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@KatyElle:  Sigh, I don’t want to start this debate again. What I will do is quote from the article:

The funny thing is that if the measure of a good engagement ring is how well it stands up to public scrutiny, my imposter has more than proved its worth. I get plenty of compliments and inquiries about its age (“is it an antique?”) from strangers, plus the occasional “what a rock!” or “You’re so lucky!” comments (those sort of weird me out). It feels like I cheated the system by getting all this validation on super-sale or something.”

It devalues those with diamonds, it makes people doubt their authenticity, and I know everyone hates the analogy, but it really is like carrying a knock-off coach bag. You want to be seen as able to afford something you can’t. If you don’t want a diamond, don’t get something that looks like a diamond…
 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@google:  If I compliment someone’s red hair, I don’t expect them to immediately issue a disclaimer that it comes from a bottle. I don’t see why a ring would be any different.

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