Post # 17
I think that it is completely fair to have a thread stating the other point of view about diamonds. I have a diamond e-ring, diamond stud earrings, a diamond journey pendant and I love them all. No need to defend my position on it.
Post # 18
@DRaeH2W: I agree! Thanks!
Post # 20
@kfricke89: Oh dear. I was just citing some examples. Stop taking it so personally. No one in that thread said that diamond owners are terrible. I don’t know where you are getting it. Calm down. Do you feel better if I say I don’t care that you choose a diamond at all? Like really, I don’t care. I can’t control what other people do, but if someone is questioning my SO’s love for me or our money situation, I’m going to set them straight on why I chose another stone. No big deal. Don’t get offended because I wasn’t venting about you.
And for the record, I have run into women who seriously don’t give a flying eff. I have heard women say that they don’t care about worker conditions or people dying because their ring is pretty and yet, I still don’t care about their choice.
Post # 21
I think we should ALL grow up and act like women secure in their own decisions, rather than starting threads to bolster support about things that really have no importance (this goes for both threads).
I just think it shows a lot of insecurity to need online strangers to make you feel like you are justified in your choice.
Post # 22
Good god people. I’m not one to shy away from drama but this is getting a bit ridiculous.
@Miss Tattoo: I really hate to do this because I respect you as a poster and 99% of the time totally agree with what you have to say but I just can’t let this one go. I have seen you in multiple threads bitching about DeBers (or however you spell it) “brainwashing” everyone and how unethical diamonds are and blah blah blah. Some of those times, the politics of a diamond vs. non-diamond weren’t even being discussed until you brought it up. So if there’s any drama being created, it’s by you. There are a ton of non-dramatic threads on the Bee about non-diamond engagement rings and vice versa. The drama only starts when you bring politics into it. The constant anti-diamond commentary is just as judgmental and tiresome as the anti-gemstone commentary. Not to mention infuriatingly condescending at times.
@kfricke89: You’re projecting: pure and simple. I know it sucks listening to someone bang their drum non-stop about how silly and brainwashed you are for a choice you made. There comes a time when you just need to be the bigger person and let it go. You like diamonds. Awesome. @Miss Tatoo likes Mossainite. Outstanding. To each their own.
Now can we all please band together and bitch about those ridiculous “oh my gawd, does anyone feel weird about their 3+ carat diamond?” or “my Fiance only bought me 4 carats and I wanted 6!!” threads. Now those are worth pitting.
Post # 23
maybe…..the internet is not for everybody. just saying.
Post # 24
@lezlers: You are right and I realize that. I do have to remember this isn’t BTD or the OBB boards. SO I agree with you there. ^_^ I’m not going to bring it up anymore. I promise. 🙂
Post # 25
@lezlers: i 200% agree. like!
Post # 26
@Miss Tattoo: Oh thank god. I really didn’t want to get into it with you, of all posters. I dig ya, girl.
Post # 27
@lezlers:OMG! What?!? It bothers you when I talk about my 8 carat ring surrounded by 100 blue sapphires? I mean puh-leaz. Just cause its so HUGE that I have to wear it as a necklace does NOT mean that you should be offended. It’s not like your fiance just couldn’t have decided to drop a half-mill on a ring if he wanted to.
And another thing, I TOTALLY feel sorry for those who only got 4 carat diamonds when they wanted 6. I wouldn’t be seen in public with anything less than 7, even if it meant I had to lift extra weights so that my arm wouldn’t get too heavy.
Sometimes…I just feel like no one understands me…heavy sigh…
Post # 28
ooo.. i know this is random and off topic.. but can you post a picture of your ering.. id love to see it.. sounds really interesting and I love the meaning behind it ( the fact that your ancestors mined it)
ok now back on topic.. i agree with you i dont get why ppl make it such a big deal.. my ering is a diamond and my fiancee and i are both socially responsible people who made sure it was a conflict free diamond.. but i know some people are not like us and yea i do think people who bought their ring from De Beers.. well wow.. how can they sleep at night? but again none of my business..
Post # 29
@lezlers: lol you made me feel like I just got in trouble with the teacher. V_V Like I just got caught in mid throw of a wet paper ball. >_<
Post # 30
@lezlers: agree with you 100%. I also dig you miss tattoo 🙂 dont get caught up in the dramz! 😉
Post # 31
@love4sean: Sure! You are giving me a reason so show off my ring! Not that I usally need a reason to do so mind you. lol. I don’t have a good shot of it because I have a crappy camera and I am NO professional. (although I should be getting those back any day now!) But here it is.