Girls... would you rather have a real diamond or a real man made diamond?
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re: Girls... would you rather have a real diamond or a real man made diamond?
Posted by fr33manator on 12/31 at 6:22 am to NATidefan
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It's a rock, like gold is a rock.


Gold is not a rock. Do we need to have a chemistry lesson here?



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Posted by fightin tigers on 12/31 at 6:24 am to fr33manator
If we want to get technical diamonds aren't rocks. They're minerals.


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Posted by TexasTiger05 on 12/31 at 6:24 am to fr33manator
the periodic table is just a piece of paper, it means nothing


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Posted by Jet12 on 12/31 at 6:27 am to NATidefan
Actually...if one is better-looking or cheaper than the other, I wouldn't care. I actually wouldn't be past a ring that wasn't diamond and colorless.

I'm just a girl who likes sparkly things. Also, I'll spend money on whatever I want to spend it on. I got an LSU class ring that I'm immensely proud of, but people would say I wasted my money. Hey, it's mine and it means something to me.
That's how I would think about my wedding ring whenever I'd get married as well.



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Posted by lsunurse on 12/31 at 6:27 am to NATidefan
If you ever did marry, would you be opposed to using a different centerstone instead? Would that make you more likely to buy a ring?






I would have not been opposed at all fwiw to having an engagement ring with an aquamarine as a center stone. My birthstone and a gorgeous stone imo.





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Posted by BluegrassBelle on 12/31 at 6:28 am to Jet12
But we're all just stardust Jet. We mean nothing.


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Posted by Jet12 on 12/31 at 6:29 am to lsunurse
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I would have not been opposed at all fwiw to having an engagement ring with an aquamarine as a center stone. My birthstone and a gorgeous stone imo.

March birthdays.



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Posted by MSTiger33 on 12/31 at 6:29 am to NATidefan
Go with what is in the budget. I gave my fiancé a 2.53 round, but I had the luxury of upgrading from a ring I previously bought someone 4 years ago.


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Posted by CurDog on 12/31 at 6:30 am to lsunurse
you have some long fingers


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Posted by lsunurse on 12/31 at 6:31 am to CurDog
That isn't my hand


I have a diamond ring fwiw. Half a carat though, but in a beautiful setting.


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Posted by fightin tigers on 12/31 at 6:31 am to lsunurse
Ritani?


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Posted by lsunurse on 12/31 at 6:32 am to fightin tigers
No idea....I googled "aquamarine engagement ring"


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Posted by fr33manator on 12/31 at 6:35 am to fightin tigers
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If we want to get technical diamonds aren't rocks. They're minerals.


I think the real point of this thread is being missed.

Gold, platinum, etc. has real value because of it's relative scarcity and the fact that it is an element and therefore cannot be created by any known process. Plus it is useful in other ways.

Diamonds have value also because of their relative scarcity, but if the process exists to Create diamonds that are equal to or better than the ones that are so sought after, the value of diamonds will drop.

I mean, the feedstock is carbon. All the real cost would have been in R&D and running the process, which will become more efficient and widespread with time and innovation.

Diamonds will cease to hold as much value unless they are artificially inflated by market manipulation.



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Posted by CurDog on 12/31 at 6:36 am to lsunurse
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That isn't my hand


i figured.

i havent read this whole thread, and i might be going out on a limb here, but i think my wife likes real diamonds.

i dont even remember how many carats hers is. i have added to it over the course of 17 years, that is not even the same ring



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Posted by fr33manator on 12/31 at 6:38 am to TexasTiger05
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the periodic table is just a piece of paper, it means nothing


One day I'd like to own a periodic table




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Posted by BluegrassBelle on 12/31 at 6:39 am to fr33manator
It really ties the room together.


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Posted by fr33manator on 12/31 at 6:40 am to BluegrassBelle
Hahaha



ISWYDT...



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Posted by fightin tigers on 12/31 at 6:41 am to fr33manator
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Diamonds will cease to hold as much value unless they are artificially inflated by market manipulation.


No doubt. Diamonds aren't unique in this characteristic. Markets are manipulated for precious metals and while scarce their value is inflated far beyond their true worth.


To argue the worth of a diamond ring is like arguing the worth of a family pet.



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Posted by lsunurse on 12/31 at 6:42 am to fightin tigers
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arguing the worth of a family pet.



Butters is priceless!!! (To my husband he is worthless)



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Posted by fr33manator on 12/31 at 6:43 am to fightin tigers
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Markets are manipulated for precious metals and while scarce their value is inflated far beyond their true worth.


I'd say the fiat currency we use is just becoming worth less and that is reflected in the price of precious metals.



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