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      03-14-2016, 11:26 AM   #67
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If the cost of the ring is a concern to her, take it as a warning. You may have bigger problems than a ring.

Sorry to rain on your parade.

And btw, the general diamond market is fraud. Read some history on it.
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This. I had an ex like that. Had very expensive taste and was always telling me about how her rich friends got engaged/married and had huge diamond rings that cost a ridiculous amount of money. I always just scoffed at it because I don't care what others were able to afford.

You should tell your lady that you will get her an average ring now and then upgrade it at your 10 year anniversary.
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      03-14-2016, 11:30 AM   #69
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I always thought the "3 months salary rule" was gross, not net. Which is absurd.
And guess who invented that "rule"? The diamond industry themselves, of course.
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      03-14-2016, 11:31 AM   #70
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You should tell your lady that you will get her an average ring now and then upgrade it at your 10 year anniversary.
Structure it like CEO compensation. Incentive to perform.
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      03-14-2016, 11:31 AM   #71
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Haha I'm sorry guys, my previous statement was heavily sarcastic. I very much see the writing on the wall here.
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      03-14-2016, 11:32 AM   #72
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Haha I'm sorry guys, my previous statement was heavily sarcastic. I very much see the writing on the wall here.
Stay with her and you will be seeing wide, open spaces instead of walls.. Cause once she cleans you out, you'll be living in a Bimmer down by the river.
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      03-14-2016, 11:33 AM   #73
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M235i isn't large enough to live in, OP. You will at least need a Wraith.
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It is one thing to like nice things and want a nice expensive engagement ring especially given she will wear it for the rest of her life and it's meaning.
I'm sure most of us here could sympathise with that given what we are willing to spend on cars we change every few years.

However to demand a certain price range is something entirely different. Especially when that price tag 20k.
Saying I don't want a ring for less than 1k is understandable, 20k is just snobby.

I'd be saying no and if she chooses to leave you over it, let her.
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I've always thought about this and honestly, consistently do. My ex wanted a larger rock and was willing to sacrifice on the other 3 C's so I was on the hunt for a compromise. I budgeted out 10K, which seemed reasonable for what I was looking for and dropped into Tiffany's when I was in NY. Found a .92 carat VVS1 solitaire on a platinum band for 12k, out of my budget but after seeing it in person, was absolutely floored on how nice it looked.

I didnt buy it but it was the one I planned on buying.

Then we broke up after 5.5 years about 4 months later.
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Am I the only one who's surprised that a $50,000 ring is a thing?
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diamonds are bullshit. they have no real value.
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Am I the only one who's surprised that a $50,000 ring is a thing?
Pshhhhh us ballers at 6speedonline chuckle at this sort of thing.
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Pshhhhh us ballers at 6speedonline chuckle at this sort of thing.
Lol, your right. My F30Peasent ass isn't familiar to this "balling" you speak of :b.
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diamonds are bullshit. they have no real value.
I guess this is why we buy diamonds in order to start a marriage. Both tend to be based on BS and hold no real value but hey at least the diamond will actually last forever. Except once you say I do, it becomes her possession so if you do get divorced she gets to hold on to that ring "forever".
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2 words...restraining order.
I told you not to muzzle strike her as foreplay.
I almost pissed myself laughing at this post....too funny
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Stay with her and you will be seeing wide, open spaces instead of walls.. Cause once she cleans you out, you'll be living in a Bimmer down by the river.
My vision is she also gets the car, or the creditors will. I saw an 80's transam with T-tops. The paint is many colors from fading and rust. He is an expert with duct tape to seal the top.
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      03-14-2016, 11:53 AM   #83
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I spent about 10k i think, suggested I get a engagement rolex from her?
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      03-14-2016, 11:54 AM   #84
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Am I the only one who's surprised that a $50,000 ring is a thing?
They also can manufacture "diamonds" that look virtually identical with the same clarity for a fraction the of the cost. Put one next to the other and you can't tell the difference.
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Wtf.. Me and my fiance was dating 7yrs before we got engaged, after that got her a 2500 ring and we still engaged and at year 9.. Got us a condo under my name, got us 2 cars under my name. All she got is furniture lol
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Wtf.. Me and my fiance was dating 7yrs before we got engaged, after that got her a 2500 ring and we still engaged and at year 9.. Got us a condo under my name, got us 2 cars under my name. All she got is furniture lol
And all you got is a fiancÚ! Way to go!


OP, this guy has the right idea.
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They also can manufacture "diamonds" that look virtually identical with the same clarity for a fraction the of the cost. Put one next to the other and you can't tell the difference.
My organic chemistry professor, my jeweler, and myself actually had a discussion about this.

Orgo prof explained the process. Basically involves pressurizing methane (or some gas composed of carbon atoms) at extremely low or high pressure. Supposedly, that breaks the bonds between the carbon atoms, and they align directly into a mold of the carbon arrangement of diamond.

Jeweler said that this produces flawless a diamond; hence it's too good to be true. The certain flaws within actually give real diamond some value, according to him.
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Can happily say that the only diamonds I've ever bought are the ones in my diamond tip blade...
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