(Closed) Diamonds

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Newbee

Pretty much YUP. One should not look at a diamond as an investment, but rather as something they want to purchase and have for the rest of their life and to pass down as a family heirloom. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Agreed. We didn’t purchase a diamond as an investment. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Then don’t buy a diamond…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

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picklemonster1234 :  what an odd thread to revive 

Also, I’m surprised this didn’t get any responses when it was first posted. I’m always down for a shitshow. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

I mean…yeah all that is true but like, ya still gotta buy the car anyway so…

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

So… don’t get a diamond. Problem solved. Jewelry was never intended to be an investment (at least in the US, though gold, when bought for investment purposes and not for wearing, can be okay). 

But, yeah, this is a three week old thread that had no replies. Why dig it up? We buy diamonds because they’re pretty. Clothing, cars, technology, medications – all of it has insane markups, yet no one declares #%^& the technology companies and gives up their phone and computer. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

To be fair, I don’t think anyone is buying an engagement ring as an investment.  I mean, yes, the markup is total BS.  But you have other diamond buying options without the insane markeups, or go non-diamond.  Otherwise, you’re buying a diamond at inflated BS cost because you want to buy the pretty sparkly diamond.  

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Closing, posts created to start drama are a violation of the TOS

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