(Closed) Huffington Post article about diamonds and "illusion"

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 62
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622 posts
Busy bee

UGH. It’s one thing to voice your opinions about diamonds, the blood-diamond industry, the retail markup, but it’s another to say that diamonds are a waste of money altogether! There is NO proof that diamonds are a waste of money because anything you love, cherish, and is a beautiful symbol of your relationship is NOT a waste of money and you cannot place a value on it!!!

Post # 63
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313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My sapphire engagement ring cost more than a lot of diamond engagement rings, so the “that costs waaay too much money” argument doesn’t really work for me.  

Post # 64
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649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@JellyFeet:  I can tell the difference between pepsi and coke….pepsi makes my teeth squeak…..not sure why, it just does

Post # 66
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33 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yes, my fiance bought me a diamond.  Yes, it was pricey.  Yes, I obsessed over this particular ring for ages.

Why??

The moment I tried it on in the shop, I could picture handing it down to one of our future children or grandchildren.  I wanted this ring to be the heirloom that started with us.  This ring just seemed to scream both of our names.  Many people have even been shocked by our choice, as we’re not at all materialistic people.  Like I said though, this is the ring that worked for us.

He even sometimes takes my hand just to look at the ring in the light.  We don’t really do anything “just because,” we do things when and if they’re right for us – our way.  

Nothing in this article is new.  If a diamond just isn’t your thing, than it isn’t your thing!  No one should be condemning any of us who have chosen a diamond.  No one cares how much it cost, as long as it works for the individual couple.

Post # 67
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389 posts
Helper bee

good article

Post # 68
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55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you want to invest in a ring, get 14k+ dont worry about the Cs, be more concerned with the K! Gold has value, Diamonds are an industrial stone that can look very pretty. 

I do have diamonds on my ring and I love their shine and the fact that they should not have to be replaced unlike my center stone that will likely chip or crack in a few years and need to be replaced. 

Post # 69
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - Toronto, Ontario

oh all i can say about that article is he can kiss my sparkly ass

diamonds (and other gems) are nice and pretty and rare and are a beautiful creation of nature and science, ring or earrings or necklace or bracelet i want i want i want 🙂

Post # 70
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - Toronto, Ontario

plus most things we buy are useless but we all buy them because everyone buys stuff and it makes us feel good and the longer the thing lasts the longer it keeps us happy

if you want to invest money buy one of those solid gold bricks and plop it into a safety deposit box

Post # 71
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2300 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

I quite enjoy my diamond, as does my fiance. In fact, last night we were watching a show. A guy held up a solitaire diamond ring, and my sweet man squealed “hey hun, that’s like your ring!” He’s so proud of this gift he gave me and I love that. I also love that he didn’t have to slave away to get it for me but it’s still pretty and durable.

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