Originally Posted by Bump
yeah, it is.
that's why I laugh at idiots who spend 6 months salary on an engagement ring or any other diamond for that matter. One of the biggest scams of all time and people still fall for it.
I got my wife an engagement ring that cost 2 euros. We were on the beach in Italy, and this dude was making jewelry. So I gave him a couple coins, bought the ring, and proposed.
Any woman who needs you to spend $5,000 on a piece of shit rock isn't worth marrying. I'm not saying that any girl who wants a diamond ring isn't worth it, but if it's a deal breaker for her, then that should be a deal breaker for you.
I have argued soooo much with my friends about this, but why the **** would you give one of the worst companies on earth any more money? What does it prove? You love her so much you'll spend money on nothing? How about donating $5,000 to cancer research in her name? Oh, I'm sorry... she can't trot that around at happy hour?
How about spending that money on furniture for your house? Because guess what? Nothing says "I plan on spending all of my time with you" like a giant comfy couch and 50 inch plasma. Your man ain't goin NOWHERE, honey.
But no... let's give some more money to a company that is only thinly differentiated from slavery to honor a "tradition" that is only decades old, and created by that same company.
What a racket.