(Closed) Lab Diamonds vs natural diamonds vs moissanite vs CZ

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I 100% believe that the popularity of diamonds in engagement rings is due to a very successful marketing campaign from De Beers in the 40s. I also believe that their value is grossly inflated because of market manipulation by the diamond cartels (they are not as rare as they would have us believe). Having said that I would never judge someone for choosing a natural diamond over another type of stone.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

A little judgmental, wouldn’t you say?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

LOL at most of your post. Even if you had good points in there you’ve ruined it for yourself by being a self righteous twat waffle. 

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Cool…

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

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thumperbear :  “self righteous twat waffle” is the best thing I’ve heard all day 😂😂

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Cool story bro

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

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miss_newbie :  “I’m sorry for those who will read this and feel guilty.

People who are superficial and have low self esteem will not like me saying this

Just no.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

While I do feel that women who must have diamond engagement rings really bought way too much into that DeBeers ad and personally, have told my SO that I will not accept a mined diamond from him – lab created or moissanite only (before this comes up from that one poster, yes, SO and I can both afford diamonds, we’re med students and he’ll be proposing after he grads and begins working).

I learned from researching that a lot of the “ethically mined” certificates are now being forged in the same countries that do the mining and cutting, and that even if authentic, it just means it was ethically mined but that hundreds of workers still breathe in that dust from cutting it because of shitty work conditions; and the idea of people suffering to get a shiny rock from a mine to a shop bothers me. But that’s how I feel, I don’t expect everyone else to feel the same way I do….it’s all a personal decision, like being Asian and not serving Shark’s Fin at my wedding.

Honestly, I have friends who insisted on diamonds, doesn’t bother me, I don’t judge them for it. You do you. I’ve made my choices based on research and a refusal to buy into advertising. But I get the appeal of diamonds. OP…you stand a lot better chance of getting through to people if you weren’t calling them “insecure” and “superficial”.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Damn girl. Here you come outta of no where like a bat out of hell.

Calm your tits and have a drink. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

1. It is NOT ethical – again even if working conditions are OK for the worker, it is not environmentally friendly. So unless you don’t believe in global warming, you should not buy it

Are you vegan?  Because if the answer is no, you are a hyprocrite based on this statement alone.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Sounds like OP works for the lab diamond or moissanite industry 🙂 

Either that, or is super self-righteous and judgemental. 

Post # 14
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Newbee

I bought a natural diamond because I wanted to. Your judgemental post will not make me regret it. You’re obviously not too worried about ethical choices since you at least own a phone/laptop/tablet since you’re on this website. What about the ethics of your battery and material required to make the device. Not to mention the fact it’s overpriced and has no resale value.

Are you vegan? What about the ethics of factory farming? What about the ethics of the food industry? the plastic polluting our seas? Do you buy clothes from any high street shop- what about the poor undermined, underpaid individuals that have to make those clothes in horrendous conditions. 

 

Shut up and go take a look at your day to day decisions that affect the world in much more dramatic ways than 1 little diamond that is bought as a once off comodity  

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

A note on resale value: A fallacy that people commonly commit is looking at percentage gained or loss rather than amount gained or lost, known as the “percentage fallacy” by some. For example if you spend 5000 and resale is 2500, you have lost 50% or $2500. If you spend 100 and resale is 25, you have lost 75% or $75. So the $5000 product “holds its value better,” but you loose less money with the smaller purchase. 

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