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Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?

 
Cheap Chalupa
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Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
CZ is more brilliant than Diamond and looks better as far as I'm concerned. Plus it would only be $50.00

Should I just buy it and see if she values me for me instead of my money?
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12/01/2012 11:25 PM
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go to a pawn shop if anything^
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
if she knows its CZ, fine. if you represent it as a diamond, no.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
If you don't already know whether she values you or your money more -- then you don't have any business getting engaged to her.

stfu
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
Cheap Basters.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
No. CZs are porous and will absorb things that will make the stone lose its color over time.

A better substitute is a moisanite which sparkles more than a diamond and is harder than a CZ. You will pay a lot more for a moisanite than a CZ but still save money when comparing it to the cost of a diamond.

Last Edited by CuriousMe on 12/01/2012 11:36 PM
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
if she knows its CZ, fine. if you represent it as a diamond, no.
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I was just going to not represent anything at all.

If she gets it appraised and is upset about it not being a Diamond, I figure that is a sign she might be a gold digger.
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12/01/2012 11:29 PM
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
If you have to ask this question... then you probably shouldn't be getting married to a woman you know nothing about.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
If you don't already know whether she values you or your money more -- then you don't have any business getting engaged to her.

stfu
 Quoting: 13th-Century


Think of it as the final test.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
if she knows its CZ, fine. if you represent it as a diamond, no.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28823030


I was just going to not represent anything at all.

If she gets it appraised and is upset about it not being a Diamond, I figure that is a sign she might be a gold digger.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 754169


if she knows its CZ, fine. if you represent it as a diamond, no.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28823030


I was just going to not represent anything at all.

If she gets it appraised and is upset about it not being a Diamond, I figure that is a sign she might be a gold digger.
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OP. wow. I feel for your GF.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
THIS is why divorce rates are so high... people are idiots with absolutely no foresight or logic.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
No. CZs are porous and will absorb things that will make the stone lose its color over time.

A better substitute is a moisanite which sparkles more than a diamond and is harder than a CZ. You will lay a lot more for a moisanite than a CZ but still save money when comparing it to then cost of a diamond.
 Quoting: CuriousMe


Is it less expensive than manufactured diamond?
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
CZ is more brilliant than Diamond and looks better as far as I'm concerned. Plus it would only be $50.00

Should I just buy it and see if she values me for me instead of my money?
 Quoting: Cheap Chalupa 754169


Wouldn't it work the same way in reverse? Your entire mentality is that you do not trust her and value her love to be about $50. Get a grip man, do you really think this is the right choice?!
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
You are going to spend the rest of your life with her....she is not worth a real diamond to you?

Granted, if you can't afford it, go small....but don't be deceitful.


I also on the other hand think its ridiculous for women to get huge rocks. I think it's better if you start small, then every 5 years replace the stone with a bigger one......so by the time you're married 40 years you earned that huge rock!!!
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
A $50 ring would probably be of softer metal that would wear out quickly or turn her finger green. I've seen some really nice looking CZ set in decent settings - you can always come back and buy the diamond later. But, discuss it with her first.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
You are going to spend the rest of your life with her....she is not worth a real diamond to you?

Granted, if you can't afford it, go small....but don't be deceitful.


I also on the other hand think its ridiculous for women to get huge rocks. I think it's better if you start small, then every 5 years replace the stone with a bigger one......so by the time you're married 40 years you earned that huge rock!!!
 Quoting: J-Honey




I think marriage in general is fucked because of all the idiots doing it and fucking it up for everyone else...

But I like these points.

Last Edited by Mister Obvious on 12/01/2012 11:36 PM
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
If she won't last forever why buy her a diamond?
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12/01/2012 11:38 PM
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
you'll get caught out the first time she goes to pawn it.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
No. CZs are porous and will absorb things that will make the stone lose its color over time.

A better substitute is a moisanite which sparkles more than a diamond and is harder than a CZ. You will lay a lot more for a moisanite than a CZ but still save money when comparing it to then cost of a diamond.
 Quoting: CuriousMe


Is it less expensive than manufactured diamond?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 754169


Manufactured diamonds are much more expensive than moisanites, and they are hard to come by and sometimes involve being on a waiting list...not kidding about the waiting.
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12/01/2012 11:40 PM
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
Diamonds are a poor investment. Buy her a nice gold band and bracelet. Higher resell value after SHTF.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
You are going to spend the rest of your life with her....she is not worth a real diamond to you?

Granted, if you can't afford it, go small....but don't be deceitful.


I also on the other hand think its ridiculous for women to get huge rocks. I think it's better if you start small, then every 5 years replace the stone with a bigger one......so by the time you're married 40 years you earned that huge rock!!!
 Quoting: J-Honey


I was thinking it would be more reasonable to take the $10,000 and put it into a college fund for our future kids.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
if she knows its CZ, fine. if you represent it as a diamond, no.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28823030


I was just going to not represent anything at all.

If she gets it appraised and is upset about it not being a Diamond, I figure that is a sign she might be a gold digger.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 754169


the lie of omission is still misrepresentation. if you can't tell her before hand that you plan to buy her a CZ, then you already know the diamond is important in her eyes. you also know some fucktard will talk her into appraisal for "insurance purposes" or some other reason. don't play games.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
CZ is more brilliant than Diamond and looks better as far as I'm concerned. Plus it would only be $50.00

Should I just buy it and see if she values me for me instead of my money?
 Quoting: Cheap Chalupa 754169


ask her what she wants...the simple way...rant
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
You are going to spend the rest of your life with her....she is not worth a real diamond to you?

Granted, if you can't afford it, go small....but don't be deceitful.


I also on the other hand think its ridiculous for women to get huge rocks. I think it's better if you start small, then every 5 years replace the stone with a bigger one......so by the time you're married 40 years you earned that huge rock!!!
 Quoting: J-Honey


I have some friends who do that - they bought the first ring through a respectable store which has a trade-up policy. They trade that ring in every now and again for a bigger one.

I have to admit that I don't have a diamond (except the one I inherited from my grandmother). We couldn't afford a ring when we got married so my husband found a yellow sapphire and had it cut and a gold setting made for it. It's got a lot of sentimental value and is unique - but was inexpensive to make. You could always go that route.

Here I am thirty years later. I have a million dollars in the bank but I still don't have a diamond and I have no desire for one. I mean, I would always be worrying about losing it or having it stolen. It's just not worth the worry. I cringe when I see all these women with these huge diamond rings.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
Bad move OP, she will resent you for lying to her, which is what she will feel you did. Especially once she has gone and showed it off to all her friends...if you do this make sure she knows it isn't a real diamond, probably even before you decide to give it to her...
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
It doesn't sound like you should be getting married.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
No, don't get her a fake. Tell her you can't afford a nice diamond now, but will buy her one when your ship comes in. She should be happy with a nice wedding band, but if she's not, time to move on.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
if she knows its CZ, fine. if you represent it as a diamond, no.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28823030


I was just going to not represent anything at all.

If she gets it appraised and is upset about it not being a Diamond, I figure that is a sign she might be a gold digger.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 754169


You have no business getting married at this point
in your life.

You lack maturity and your relationship lacks honesty.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
Tell her you would rather take her on a good vacation and just buy an Avon ring. My sister did this and all of the women at her work said "your husband must really love you to buy such a beutiful ring". She had a great vacation at Clearlake and all of the women at work could not tell the difference at all.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
Tell her you would rather take her on a good vacation and just buy an Avon ring. My sister did this and all of the women at her work said "your husband must really love you to buy such a beutiful ring". She had a great vacation at Clearlake and all of the women at work could not tell the difference at all.
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That's what I was thinking, but I was going to put the money I saved into a college fund for our future kids.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
You are going to spend the rest of your life with her....she is not worth a real diamond to you?

 Quoting: J-Honey


That diamond may have come at the expense of someone's life.

If she's too shallow to consider that, I suggest you run the other way, as fast as you can.

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