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

 
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Re: Thinking of buying a Cubic Zirconium engagement ring for fiancee. Should I?
Well, I took everyone's advice and told her that I wanted to get a synthetic stone and use the money for more practical purposes.

She had a complete meltdown. So I have called it off. I don't want to be legally attached to someone that is that bad with finances.
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It's too bad she reacted badly. Maybe she is not the person you thought she is.

OR maybe she will think about it, look at the beautiful synthetic diamond rings and change her mind.

I would feel terrible walking around with a diamond on my finger that lives were lost for.
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NO!

If you love her enough to marry her, don't start the marriage with a lie based on the rock you can provide her. Go to pawn shops, estate jewel places, etc. There are bargains. Do have anything you think seriously about buying checked by an expert and make sure you're not getting paste for Diamond prices. There are lots of almost undetectable fakes out there - and even experienced buyers have been "had" on occasion.

Remember too, that if a deal sounds "too good to be true" it probably is. A friend of mine got a beautiful engagement/wedding ring set by advertising in a retirement community. He literally put up little 3x5 cards that said "young couple engaged. cannot afford much for a ring. would like to buy something decent and if it is used or old, so much the better. Private buyer for cash. I don't have thousands to spend. But perhaps a few hundred? Call me if you're interested: -- Name/Phone No."

Some 85 year old woman who had been married four times called him. She was happy to think that her old ring set would be used again and loved again. She sold it to him for $300. It was appraised at over ten thousand for both the wedding band and engagement ring/guard bands as a set. Platinum mounting with yellow gold and about a total carat weight of a little over two carats (most of it in smaller stones set to surround the 1/2 carat center stone.) The nice lady was sent an invitation to their wedding and she attended, smiling all the way thru it!
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What is the point in spending a fortune on a large diamond, then paying yearly to insure it, only to have it locked away in a home safe? Many people don't wear their fancy rings in public today for fear of being robbed.

Do be honest with your bride to be, and explain your reasons for not wanting to spend a fortune.
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Some 85 year old woman who had been married four times called him. She was happy to think that her old ring set would be used again and loved again. She sold it to him for $300. It was appraised at over ten thousand for both the wedding band and engagement ring/guard bands as a set. Platinum mounting with yellow gold and about a total carat weight of a little over two carats (most of it in smaller stones set to surround the 1/2 carat center stone.) The nice lady was sent an invitation to their wedding and she attended, smiling all the way thru it!
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Only if you want plastic spagetti the rest of your life.
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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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You should talk to her about your thoughts on this and see if she agrees or not but don't be deceitful. My first fiance bought me a cz without telling me and he ended up being such a fake untrustworthy person. They break easy too, I smashed it with a hammer when I broke off the engagement.

The man I ended up marrying, while he was prepared to get a diamond, we ended up researching about the diamond business and agreed that we didn't want our marriage to be tainted by that kind of thing. We just ended up getting nice gold bands.

The whole diamond thing is such a big scam. You should sit down and research it together and discuss. Make sure your values are the same and you are honest or don't get married. You don't want to marry the wrong person.

The right woman should have the same values and want similar things for your future, if there is any doubt don't do it. You don't seem to trust her, so don't do it.
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Well, I took everyone's advice and told her that I wanted to get a synthetic stone and use the money for more practical purposes.

She had a complete meltdown. So I have called it off. I don't want to be legally attached to someone that is that bad with finances.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 754169


wow, not the right girl for you, you did the right thig. but why didn't you know this in the first place already, why were you willing to propose to someone that you didn't know very well? You should really know the person you are going to marry and take your time. It's a very important decision, you don't want to make a mistake.
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Well, I took everyone's advice and told her that I wanted to get a synthetic stone and use the money for more practical purposes.

She had a complete meltdown. So I have called it off. I don't want to be legally attached to someone that is that bad with finances.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 754169


This is why you borrow whatever shittiest car from a friend and take the girl for cheap (fast food, diner) places for dates.

Don't let them know you have any money, even if it isnt much to begin with. You will find the keepers fairly quick.
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Most people cannot tell the difference.

I bought my wife a ring (I forget the karat/don't give a shit) it was what she wanted.

She showed a friend of hers and her friend asks how much was that. The wife answered 2.

She said wow that looks a lot more expensive than $200!

The ring was $2,000. So seriously just be upfront and remember most people don't know jewelry.

You should get a nice 10kt gold ring. And buy the diamond and other junk later.

Or get het silver. A ring, necklace, bracelet, earrings. And say see bitch I fucking love you.
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Well, I took everyone's advice and told her that I wanted to get a synthetic stone and use the money for more practical purposes.

She had a complete meltdown. So I have called it off. I don't want to be legally attached to someone that is that bad with finances.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 754169


wow, not the right girl for you, you did the right thig. but why didn't you know this in the first place already, why were you willing to propose to someone that you didn't know very well? You should really know the person you are going to marry and take your time. It's a very important decision, you don't want to make a mistake.
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A proposal is really supposed to be a rhetorical question.
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Plain gold is far more practical. Especially plain gold with no facets or decorations ground into it. Anything other than the plainest looking ring will get worn and look like crap a few years down the road.

A ring should look like the ring in the lord of the rings movies. Such a ring is timeless.
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No. Sell it, and get another one. Otherwise, your marriage will be jinxed.

I have a semi-related question for the ladies here...
Without delving fully into my personal life, I have a very expensive diamond ring(Platinum, antique in style), 'left over' from my last relationship. I really don't know what to do with it. It is a beautiful ring, and I am sure most women would appreciate it, but I feel it is now a bit tainted. It would be wrong to give it to another woman, if ever that type of situation arises again, wouldn't it? I think it would be, but never have been in that situation. How would a woman feel knowing she is the second recipient of a ring? Mind you, it is a very expensive, beautiful piece of jewelry...
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Get rid of the fiancee and spend the money on a nice motorcycle for yourself!!

With the motorcycle you will have no problems finding new ladies on a regular basis and have a lot more fun than being tied down to some (about to be) screaming demanding Land Whale.
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can you not come to a compromise on how much should be spent on a ring? it won't be the first time you have to discuss finances or the last....choose something that is reasonable for both of you...If i were her i wouldn't want to get stuck with some cheap ring either....and I'm not a person to want big flashy rings but it should be at least decent....this place has everything you could want....maybe if you suggest designing a ring perfect for her...she will get what she wants without the cost....check it here www.buygirlring.com
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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


Hmm.....starting your married life off with a lie. Well done!! I'd be kicking your ass to the curb. It's not about the money...it's about the deception.
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Who said anything about deception? I just wouldn't say anything.
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Dear OP
Not saying anything to her IS deceptive. Trust is a most fundamental basis for any real relationship.

Say she gave you a Rolex, a knock off, and didn't mention that it was not the genuine article. If you trust her, you would believe that it is real. By your reasoning, you would beIf you don't trust her, you would be suspicious. You would then either stew about it, or confront her. get the point I assume. A whole lot of emotional torment will be created.
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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


Hmm.....starting your married life off with a lie. Well done!! I'd be kicking your ass to the curb. It's not about the money...it's about the deception.
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Who said anything about deception? I just wouldn't say anything.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 754169


Dear OP
Not saying anything to her IS deceptive. Trust is a most fundamental basis for any real relationship.

Say she gave you a Rolex, a knock off, and didn't mention that it was not the genuine article. If you trust her, you would believe that it is real. By your reasoning, you would beIf you don't trust her, you would be suspicious. You would then either stew about it, or confront her. get the point I assume. A whole lot of emotional torment will be created.
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Sorry, posted before I finished my thoughts...never mind. OP this is such a bad idea. Please don't do such a dishonest thing to you GF.
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OPie is a cheap bastard who probably steals toilet paper from work to use at home.
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Pawnshop, if the diamond doesn't have papers they won't give any value to the diamond when they buy it, but they do have the equipment to check and see if it's real.

So look for something very clear and sparkly. Look at the stone good in a loop and make sure it's not cracked.

10K gold will probably have sucks stones in in them.
14k in the middle as for stones.
18K gold rings usually have the better stones,

If you find 18k and platinum together and even better stones.

Then take it to a professional jeweler and get it cleaned and the prongs tightened.
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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

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Once the ring slides down the ole finger. You will be paying dearly from that point on!
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Should I just buy it and see if she values me for me instead of my money?
 Quoting: Cheap Chalupa 754169


As a nice present yes.

Not as an engagement ring though.
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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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You have no business getting married at this point
in your life.

You lack maturity and your relationship lacks honesty.
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hesright

OP sounds like a complete tosser. poor girlfriend
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If you can't afford a diamond ring right now, why don't you get her a different stone (maybe a sapphire?) or just a nice white gold band with or without small diamonds around it (it's much less expensive than a solitaire diamond yet classy looking). CZ is tacky for an engagement ring, in my opinion. Go with a different stone altogether or just a classy white gold wedding band and forget the engagement ring. Good luck whatever you decide.
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go to www.stauer.com and get one of thier lab diamonds

i did this for my wife and she loved it.

its a real diamond just lab made. its beautiful

and was not very expensive..

200$ will get you a beautiful set.

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best of luck
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I have a crown made of Zirconium.
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 754169


Why not buy a different stone than a diamond, something beautiful yet cheaper? And then you don't have to deal with your lie of omission? Better to be honest up front. And if you do go with CZ tell her. When I got married, my man didn't have the money to buy even a gold band. I loved him then and 20 years later still love him more than ever. Though, once he made some $, he bought me a beautiful eternity ring. I've worn it completely through the gold and it broke the other day, but it will always be precious to me. It can be fixed.

Lies are hard to fix, especially the kind you are contemplating.

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