- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2016
Ever since my fiance and I got engaged, by future mother in law has been gifting me jewelry. Christmas she gave me these beautiful earrings with large stones that I adored. I just assumed because of the size that they were CZ, and I cared not one bit because I love them and who cares?
But later she told me that they’re diamond and platinum. Now, the center stones in each of these would probably equal about $4,000 alone, and it made me kind of uncomfortable about having accepted them, even though she claimed a friend worked in a jewelry store and gave her a huge discount, because I know they can’t really afford such things comfortably.
Later, she gave me a band. I had assumed it was sterling silver because of how light it was, but she says it’s platinum. But it doesn’t have any of the markings that platinum generally has.
And then about a week ago, feeling bad that I was going to let my engagement ring serve as my wedding band on account of its size, she gave me an eternity band. It looked like one I had seen on Berricle, and was again more than happy to receive it because I will rock CZ like nobody’s business, but she said it was platinum and diamond!
However, the box she gave it to me in was from Bradford Exchange, and I am 99% sure they don’t deal in precious stones and metals.
I’m a little bothered by all this. Not by the fact that they aren’t real diamond–they’re all very pretty and more than I expected, even if they’d come from the dollar store. But why would she be telling me that these things are platinum and diamond? Let me reitterate: I never ask what the materials are, because I don’t care and also because that would be horribly rude. But I just don’t know why she would tell me this. If I were a little less savvy/skeptical and claimed them as diamond and platinum on insurance forms, I could be tried for fraud probably! Why would she come right out and say this if it wasn’t true? And should I ask my fiance about it? I am definitely not going to say anything to her, because I know she just wants to make me happy, but does she think I am not smart enough to figure it out?