(Closed) Nice! An article about how much colored gemstones can REALLY cost.

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That is a cool article, but I hate that this is even a discussion. They seem really levelheaded and normal. “Accusing” someone of frugality is just stupid  – not everyone wants to spend their money the same way.  People who actually have money don’t act like Kim Kardashian.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Ellegee:  Yeah, you know, ONLY a $4700 off the rack Claire Pettibone. I can’t even afford that.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Ellegee:  People who actually have money don’t act like Kim Kardashian  .SO TRUE!!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Why does this even matter?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yes, sourcing a top quality colored stone can be more of a project – and more expensive – than buying a top quality diamond of similar size. I find it weird that they’re pretty much accusing him of buying a blood ruby and adding that he’s “pretty sure Zuckerberg was unaware and doesn’t have proper paperwork”. I don’t know, guys aren’t the most jewelry savvy but something tells me he’d want a GIA report on a stone that cost tens of thousands of dollars or more. The guy’s not an idiot.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

because people are conditioned to believe if you’re super wealthy and famous, then you have to be uber flashy and gaudy.  god forbid he gets his bride an authentic, meaningful ring that is not the size of a door knob

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Though I don’t think it particularly matters, I am happy that there is alternate perspective out there other than the “he’s so cheap” drivel I’ve been hearing about…

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with everything everyone has said here so far!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think its a beautiful ring.

When I requested a sapphire for my ering, little did my fiance know that getting a nice sapphire was going to be the same or only a little less expensive than a diamond. It sucks that colored gemstones get a rep for being “cheap”.

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@abirdword:  I kind of meant it in terms of, “Why are people even writing these articles?” Why does it matter how much it cost? If they’re happy, let it be.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I don’t really mind if people think I’m “cheap” for having a colored stone ering, the only thing that has bothered me about it is when people stare at it confused, like, “Huh? That’s your ENAGAGEMENT ring? WHERE’S THE DIAMOND?”. Um, I didn’t want one? I actually love diamond rings, I just don’t like the connotation that they are the only worthy stone for an engagement – not true at all.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@abirdword:  I just read that! I was thinking about the other thread about her ring and everyone was saying out cheap he was. Well her ring is probably worth more then anyone would ever think

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