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Old 09-14-2014, 08:32 AM
Location: The Netherlands
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I have received many things, what they thought I like those. But for me their gift is worth than some thing material. And I don't like hurt people with trading something I like. If I receive some thing I like we cannot call it as a gift. So I prefer to leave the gift as a gift.
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Old 09-14-2014, 08:45 AM
Location: Missouri
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This seriously happens to me at least once a year. I don't know why people keep buying me ugly jewelry. I usually just act like I like it, wear it in front of them 1-2x, and then stick it in the back of my jewelry box. I would not exchange it, I'm sure that would hurt feelings too much, not worth it.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:29 AM
Location: MA/NH
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Well... one December, my boyfriend was in Florida visiting family. His mother took him to Tiffany's to buy me a christmas present. It was a sterling necklace and bracelet set that cost about $500. I had told him years earlier that new sterling Tiffany jewelry was an overpriced racket and very tacky. Needless to say, I returned the jewelry. He was upset, but mostly because he didn't want to offend his mother. But I pointed out that $500 was a lot of money for us and that we only saw his mom once every year or so. Now he never buys me jewelry unless I tell him what piece I want (I only buy used jewelry, never brand new) but he is fine on his own buying presents for my aging car that I love dearly.

None of my boyfriends have ever figured out my taste in jewelry, and I love jewelry and have a decent collection of it. It's a combination of good design, fine details and quality of execution. My engagement ring is an estate piece that I found and had resized. It's a beautiful ring, a 3/4 carat solitaire diamond in a low mounted 14K gold setting and it only cost $1200.

My boyfriend has describe me as "self encrusting".
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