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Diamonds Are A Sham. Stop Getting Engaged With It.

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American males enter adulthood through a peculiar rite of passage - they spend most of their savings on a shiny piece of rock.

They could invest the money in assets that will compound over time and someday provide a nest egg.

Instead, they trade that money for a diamond ring, which isn't much of an asset at all. As soon as you leave the jeweler with a diamond, it loses over 50% of its value.
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How about just not get married? Times be a changing. .
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DeBeers has played all real good!
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I liked my high school history teacher’s philosophy. Just because diamonds are a scam doesn’t mean you can’t look for more traditional options. A good example is the caddagh in irish and scottish traditions, a symbolic design used for engagement and wedding rings, presenting two hands (representing friendship) clutching a crowned (representing loyalty) heart (representing love).
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Alright so I work for a family business that is in diamond field, and no they don't lose more than 50%of the value (which depends on the store). My GIA diamonds always have 100% of the value, so if a customer comes after 5 years I'll give him back the money easily . This is BS!
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This story will outrage many women.
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My father picked a few roses from his garden and tied them together with a rubber band. Then, he made dinner and invited my mother over to eat. After that, he gave her the roses and took the rubber band only to place it around her finger as a replacement for an engagement ring. He told me:"You don't need a fancy engagement ring as long as they say yes. If someone bought an expensive ring only to get rejected, it would be a complete waste."
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I like my simple wedding no frill band. Would rather go on a nice vacation.
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Do what I did, bought my wife a Moissanite ring. A grand and then some. Nowhere near as a pricy as a legit diamond, and has all of the qualities of a regular diamond if not a better consistency due to lab manufacturing.
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I like diamonds. Depends on your bank account.
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It's what women have mandated of me. I must comply. Haha
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Never had one, never wanted one. I did not need it to know how my love felt about me or how I felt about him.
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My dad proposed to my mom with yellow roses and they used a family heirloom diamond for the engagement ring so it had sentimental value.

btw future husband. I want an aquamarine ring. Mom put the heirloom diamond in a necklace that i won't get for a long time and that's the only diamond i want.
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Diamond is nothing more than carbon atoms compressed at high temperatures and pressures. Sure, it's great for cutting things, but other than that, a ring of copper fashioned from electric cables has more material usage. If you really, REALLY want to make a statement, just propose with something like Amethyst - it's cheap, readily available and far more aesthetically pleasing than diamond.
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