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Old 08-26-2014, 04:47 PM   #26
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If the ring is good condition and from well known brand, you might try an auction house in Canada. Rings in the 5 figure range sell for decent prices while rings in the 6 figure range sell for significant discount in Canada as most buyers are dealers and resellers so best to contact Sotheby or Christies auction in US to sell those.

If you can provide more info, that would allow us to help you. E.g. What is the size, clarity, cut of the diamond? Is there a GIA certificate for it? A princess cut diamond is much easier to sell than a pear shaped one. A top quality diamond is easier to sell than ones with high incisions and color typically found in mall jewelry stores.
I don't...unless it's in absolute mind condition, not many guys would want to give their women used Harry Winston rings..
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I cringe every time I hear those dumbass Spence Diamonds ads. Want to punt that weirdo clear into yesterday.

Some girls are just glad to be with their man and the diamond doesn't have to shine. Twinkle in a happy woman's eye is worth more than any diamond. Then again there are those who measure shit with what they wear, drive, etc. Nuff said. Also, live within means - money problems always lead to unhappiness. Find a woman that is level headed and down to earth.


Yeah, pretty off topic, but those Spence Diamonds ads just piss me off so much, lol.
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If whoever I decided to marry was able to get a smokin deal on an awesome ring I would be stoked, who cares if its previously owned. The bad luck you perceive it to have is in your own mind and that may cause the bad luck to follow you. Just see it as a beautiful thing for a great deal and the money saved can go towards a number of other things.

Think about it, spend $1000 for a smaller less fancy ring (I'd be fine with that too as its about the marriage, not the bling) or spend $1000 for a previously owned ring that's worth $2000.

Then again I'm not like a lot of women and don't care about the material things when picking a partner lol
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I cringe every time I hear those dumbass Spence Diamonds ads. Want to punt that weirdo clear into yesterday.
Went ring shopping there before with my brother in law. Looking at replica diamonds instead of the real thing absolutely spoiled the whole experience.
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Find a woman that is level headed and down to earth.

I had to date a woman 12 years older than me to find this
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I cringe every time I hear those dumbass Spence Diamonds ads. Want to punt that weirdo clear into yesterday.

Some girls are just glad to be with their man and the diamond doesn't have to shine. Twinkle in a happy woman's eye is worth more than any diamond. Then again there are those who measure shit with what they wear, drive, etc. Nuff said. Also, live within means - money problems always lead to unhappiness. Find a woman that is level headed and down to earth.


Yeah, pretty off topic, but those Spence Diamonds ads just piss me off so much, lol.
My girlfriend would be more likely to break up with me than say yes if I spent a pile of money on a stupid rock (strange as it may sound I already know what she wants, no diamonds and it's sub $1k). It really shouldn't matter what you buy, back in the day people used to get engaged with basically anything, the whole diamond ring thing was just some bullshit ad 100 years ago that stuck. So is the 3 months salary thing.
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why sell it? just give it to the next one
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the whole diamond ring thing was just some bullshit ad 100 years ago that stuck. So is the 3 months salary thing.
Well no...

Marriage used to be more of a partnership for survival, providing children that would take care of the parents yadda yadda yadda blah blah blah

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The 3 month salary thing was to help the woman support herself if the husband died, she could sell the ring and feed kids, etc etc blah blah
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ok so out of 7 billion people on this planet, how many percent of people actually have the notion of engagement ring with platinum/diamond?
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Well no...

Marriage used to be more of a partnership for survival, providing children that would take care of the parents yadda yadda yadda blah blah blah

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The 3 month salary thing was to help the woman support herself if the husband died, she could sell the ring and feed kids, etc etc blah blah
ok fuck that shit, 3 month thing was probably jewelry companies trying to sell more expensive jewelries.
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ok fuck that shit, 3 month thing was probably jewelry companies trying to sell more expensive jewelries.
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Well no...

Marriage used to be more of a partnership for survival, providing children that would take care of the parents yadda yadda yadda blah blah blah

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The 3 month salary thing was to help the woman support herself if the husband died, she could sell the ring and feed kids, etc etc blah blah
Diamonds Are Bullshit

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Well no...

Marriage used to be more of a partnership for survival, providing children that would take care of the parents yadda yadda yadda blah blah blah

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The 3 month salary thing was to help the woman support herself if the husband died, she could sell the ring and feed kids, etc etc blah blah
Nope, it was a De Beers ad from the 30's. The children caring for the parents I think is more of an Asian culture thing (but I could be wrong).

BBC News - De Beers myth: Do people spend a month's salary on a diamond engagement ring?

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The idea was embedded in popular culture in the West by an advertising drive from the De Beers diamond cartel that started in the lean years of the 1930s. The Depression was a disaster for De Beers, which controlled 60% of rough diamond output. De Beers embarked on what it now describes as a "substantial" campaign, linking diamonds with engagement.

Prior to the 1930s, presenting a woman with a diamond engagement ring was not the norm. Even on the eve of World War Two, a mere 10% of engagement rings contained diamonds. By the end of the 20th Century, 80% did.

In the 1930s, at the start of the De Beers campaign, a single month's salary was the suggested ring spend. In the 1980s in the US, it became two months. One advert featured a pouting woman, a scarf, a finger, a diamond ring and the words: "Two months' salary showed the future Mrs Smith what the future would be like."

Another did away with the woman, the pout and the finger, leaving only a diamond ring against a black background and the question: "How can you make two months' salary last forever?"
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^^ that's what I posted
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It's also in the video I posted lol
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Who started this engagement ring culture?

I know that engagement ring doesn't exist in Asia and Africa. I know in Japan they go give their wives engagement rings because they're very Westernized, but traditionally there wasn't engagement ring.

What about South America? probably not? Maybe somewhere in Europe?
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oh fuck looks like Egyptians and Greeks are to blame for starting this trend.
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The Irish are the ones that got this shit right (never thought I'd say that about the Irish), with the Claddagh Ring

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The way that a Claddagh ring is worn on the hand is usually intended to convey the wearer's romantic availability, or lack thereof.
Traditionally, if the ring is on the right hand with the heart facing outward and away from the body, this indicates that the person wearing the ring is not in any serious relationship, and may in fact be single and looking for a relationship: "their heart is open."
When worn on the right hand but with the heart facing inward toward the body, this indicates the person wearing the ring is in a relationship, or that "someone has captured their heart".
A Claddagh worn on the left hand ring finger facing outward away from the body generally indicates that the wearer is engaged.
When the ring is on the left hand ring finger and facing inward toward the body, it generally means that the person wearing the ring is married.
One ring takes care of the ladies from when they start dating through the rest of their lives. A friend of mine who dropped $10k on an engagement ring couldn't believe it when he heard of this.
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Maybe that's why I'm not too concerned about flashing a big rock; my Irish roots come through
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The Irish are the ones that got this shit right (never thought I'd say that about the Irish), with the Claddagh Ring



One ring takes care of the ladies from when they start dating through the rest of their lives. A friend of mine who dropped $10k on an engagement ring couldn't believe it when he heard of this.
That explains the song, "When Irish Eyes are Smiling."


So what's the scoop with the dot on the forehead of South Asian women? Is that a similar thing?
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Yeah, pretty off topic, but those Spence Diamonds ads just piss me off so much, lol.
And there's no way that that dude with that voice and is that excited about engagement rings is proposing to his "girlfriend".
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