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Old 12-02-2019, 02:34 PM
 
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40years now and no diamond yet. too broke when we got married and later he said I could have anything I wanted I always choose real estate haha.

Women seem to get uppity when they think someone has a bigger stone than they do. I bought a high quality fake diamond ring once that looked like 2-3 carats and wore it playing team tennis where there are many unknown women and there was more side-eye than normal. I think it was because the stone really flashed in the sun.

I did get a diamond ring when my mother passed. Tried wearing it but just didn't suit me and I gave it to her great niece. 2 slightly smaller than half carat stones, no idea of value.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:26 PM
 
Location: SoCal again
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Traded mine in for motorcycle parts. Much more useful.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:28 PM
 
Location: The BA & l o v e it
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Traded mine in for motorcycle parts. Much more useful.



You traded in your diamond for motorcycle parts.....for your motorcycle or a man in your life?
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:30 PM
 
Location: SoCal again
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You traded in your diamond for motorcycle parts.....for your motorcycle or a man in your life?
The man was gone. I did not feel comfortable wearing a ring from an ex. I cashed it in and bought bike parts. Luckily, at costco you can return everything, even after 2 years.
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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I’ve had the usual: engagement ring from first husband (reset into a pinkie ring after the divorce), a right hand ring I bought myself when I was convinced I’d never find another man to marry, my wedding ring from Mr. Dokie - 5 marquis diamonds in a flat setting, anniversary band, 3 stone band, a couple pairs of earrings.

My mother never had a diamond. She was married in 1944 and my father, who was an Army PFC at the time, could not afford one (she actually paid for their bands). Plan was to get one after he got back from the war, but kids and houses and braces came along instead. They could have afforded one later on but it didn’t happen. She died in her early 50s wearing that thin gold band. My father remarried to an absolute witch and bought her a beautiful diamond wedding ring. Still bugs the hell out of me 40 years later.
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:05 PM
 
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I've enjoyed hearing all your stories! I'll don't think I'll ever have a diamond solitaire - not my style - but we will likely replace the topaz that was lost at some point.

Thanks for the birthday wishes!
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:38 PM
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Location: Tarheel State Till January
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I don't wear blood diamonds. I'm not into jewelry - give me a $50 Gift Card for a used bookstore, and I'm happy.

I do have an engagement ring but I don't wear it.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Mine was in a "promise ring" I got while in college. It was a tiny chip in the center of 6 rubies - made to kind of look like a flower. Back in 1983 it cost him $150 and was a really big deal, seriously.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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Happy Birthday young lady...






They used to have some pretty nice rings in a Cracker Jack box.....








j/k
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:23 PM
 
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I just got mine today, my 39th birthday.

I expect for most women it was their engagement ring, but when I got engaged 20 years ago I wanted my birthstone instead. Over the years my jewelry has mostly been amber or sterling silver; we haven't been in a place to afford gems. Then a few weeks ago the stone fell out of my engagement ring and I wasn't able to find it, so I was pleased to see the wrapped ring-sized box this evening. :-)

The ring is in the shape of a dragonfly, with tiny white and black diamonds set in the wings. I doubt they come up to half a carat combined, but they sure are sparkly! I know there's a lot of controversy surrounding diamonds and synthetic ones are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing these days, but it still feels like a rite of passage. Happy birthday to me!
Mine was in a lovely delicate little diamond-and-ruby flower ring that had been my grandmother's. I think she gave it to me when I was somewhere between 10-15.
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