Post # 76
My BFF has been married 21 years and started off with a beautiful 2 ct diamond. About four years ago she and her husband ran into serious financial problems and started selling off many of their possessions. One of the last things she sold was her diamond. I know it was tough for her as she was so proud of it.
She had a cz placed in her setting and nobody is the wiser. I’m sure diamond experts know the truth but then…who really cares? And that’s not really the circles she runs in. She was able to save their home and I know that in the end, that meant more to her than real or not real would ever mean.
Don’t let life have to throw you this kind of curve ball to “get it”
There is a meaning to life as you get wiser and more mature that puts this all into perspective!
Moissanite versus diamond. $$$$ versus $.
If you love it and it fits your budget and needs then it’s settled. 😀
Post # 77
crunchymacaroons : I just love your comment! Kind of same topic but not….
My husband and I are looking for a vacation home in Aspen based on the recomemdation of his business partner. He has a vacation home there and told us to look there as he and his wife adore it. We went and fell in love. One of the things we love about it is that the while the wealth there is quite astounding the folks are so down home and not ostentatious at all. Nobody is flashing there “station” in life. Everyone dresses down and for the season; it’s so refreshing especially coming from Houston where the conspicuous consumption is overwhelming.
I love big diamonds but I also love the small ones and the ones that aren’t diamonds and and and and….
I love topics like this! It is all really about the meaning of life isn’t it? What really matters? ❤️🙏🏡
Post # 78
There are so many people with moissanite engagement rings but it’s still very rude that people ask if your engagment ring is a diamond or not. I think you should always embrace your stone choice though because moissanites and diamonds are completely different stones. If they ask if it’s a diamond or not, you should tell them that it’s a moissanite and share the word about moissys!
Post # 79
CinqueTerre : Thank you for your kind welcome! I never studied sociology professionally but I happen to enjoy all things ‘behavioral economics’.
beesknees2015 : Regional differences in social expectations can be quite apparent can’t it? Some places have a heavier emphasis on public displays of wealth.
Post # 80
crunchymacaroons : I love the academic take on this and would read the hell out of a blog post or article about this topic if you were to write one, just sayin’!
Post # 81
I have a three carat diamond and people never ask me if it was real or fake. Some people can tell and some just don’t really care at all.