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Date: 06/14/11 03:31 PM

56 Responses to Looks Like Chad`s Proposal Didn`t Go Well [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of eastsiderepp
    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
    2620 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    Link: Looks Like Chad`s Proposal Didn`t Go Well - It`s OK Chad, there are a lot of other fish in the sea that`ll marry you one day...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31790 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm
    Forever looks like 4 months pay?
    (lolz! Whores!)
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2594 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    me thinks Chad may be on the right track here.
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    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
    533 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    sounds right to me. why the hell would I buy that when you could put a down payment on a decent home? oh wait, if you can afford this ring, you can probably afford a better house. WRONG. Wake up you materialistic whores and stop digging yourselves into larger debt.
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    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    ha, take that whores
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    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    Diamonds are the product of the most successful advertising campaign of all time. Debeers took a stone that is, in reality, not that rare, not that special and not even that awesome and made it into the symbol of love. Diamonds are associated with love so much, they MEAN love to a lot of people.

    I picked a moissanite engagement ring instead. Here is a video of it. Moissanite is almost as hard as a diamond (9.5 on the Mohs scale, a diamond is 10), tougher than a diamond (moissy won`t chip as easily. Yes, diamonds can chip.) and TWICE AS SPARKLY. Yes, you heard me right. Moissanite reflects twice as much light as even the best cut diamond.

    My fiance was also able to afford a much bigger stone, 1.5ct equivalent. I have a huge, sparkly rock on my hand that all my friends drool over and it was about an eighth of the price of a diamond. I win. ;)
  7. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    What does a sparkly rock have to do with love?

    What makes a sparkly rock so damn interesting anyways?

    I`ll never know... (and will probably never marry, either.)
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    If you`re actually looking for stone as a symbol of forever, you`ll choose granite. You can get granite that`s billions of years old and will last more billions of years and that`s as close to forever as you`re going to get with stone.

    Pui has already made the key point - diamonds are just the product of the most successful advertising campaign ever, made solely to enable a business to sell small pieces of quite unremarkable stone at vastly inflated prices to make a huge profit.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    Just giver her some graphite instead of a diamond, they`re both made of carbon.
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    KeePay Male 18-29
    494 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    Angillion has a point. Diamond is metastable at surface conditions, and will deteriorate over time. Ironically, zircon and cubic zirconium are forever, while also being responsible for a handful of divorces.

    Bitches be shallow.
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    SapphireHart Female 18-29
    412 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    @pui, yeah... I still want a diamond, oh wait, I already have 2, with a sapphire in the middle!
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2442 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    pui, why can`t there be two of you? :/
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm
    Blood Diamonds.... Shame on her for wanting one.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm
    @pui
    having been researching wedding rings for a friend, its more like half the price. but still, your totally right
    for me id rather keep the money and not spend it on a ring at all, spend it on an AWESOME honeymoon instead :D
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    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    Well, the larger the size of the stone, the bigger the difference. A 1.5ct diamond does cost about 8 times more than my 1.5ct moissy cost.

    My FI used the money he saved to take us on a romantic, all inclusive vacation at a luxurious resort down south to propose to me. I`d say that it was a much better use of money. :)
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    It also makes for a good cutting tool. That`s all I see in diamonds...
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm
    Get your girl a ring of pure unobtanium instead. It`s much cheaper.
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
    1205 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 6:13 pm
    I agree, I hate diamonds. I think they`re ugly. It is such a waste to spend all that money on a ring, and they couple may even end up divorcing before the ring is even paid off, so this is not what forever looks like. Forever looks like a bald head and sagging breasts hahaha
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm
    kinda witty, I think Tony may have written that
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    bongsmoka420 Male 18-29
    290 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    did you know that there are warehouses in russia with hundreds of thousands of karrots of diamonds locked away and off the market to keep the value of them up. the rarity of diamonds is a lie.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    oh dear.....
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    blargfrit Male 18-29
    79 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 7:08 pm
    I agree Chad
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    draquoir Male 18-29
    1052 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    This is why I`m afraid of All women.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 7:31 pm
    Diamonds are pretty, but so are quartz crystals, opals, jasper, turquoise, agate, and all those other beautiful gemstones that are actually more rare.
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    wnderfulbabs Female 18-29
    16 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 7:59 pm
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 7:59 pm
    (lolz! Whores!)

    :) Seriously my favorite lolz! from you 5Cats.
  27. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    Diamonds are the product of the most successful advertising campaign of all time. Debeers took a stone that is, in reality, not that rare, not that special and not even that awesome and made it into the symbol of love. Diamonds are associated with love so much, they MEAN love to a lot of people.
    True dat, and it`s all bullsh*t marketing. In reality, emeralds, rubies and sapphires are much more rare, but diamonds are drip-fed to the consumer market at the behest of De Beers et al. Take it from a geologist.

    The gem market is historically bullsh*t marketing anyways, a mix of human perception of beauty and clever marketing by hacks. Indulge me to give a few examples (hey, it`s a pet hobby/peeve of mine.)
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm
    1) Corundum is 9 on the Moh`s scale of hardness. Normally the mineral is used to make the grains of "sand" on an emeery board, for filing a lady`s nails. But when it has just the right amount of trace elements to make it dark blue in colour (and that`s all it is, a change in colour due to imperfections), guess what? It`s called a sapphire. And when trace chemicals make it a deep red colour? Now it`s a ruby. Both of which are rarer than diamonds. If it`s colourless? It`s corundum, an industrial abrasive. Hard sand. BTW, now they`re flogging "pink sapphires", which, by definition, aren`t sapphires.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm
    2) "White Gold` is just an alloy of gold and silver (it`s basically manufactured electrum), which jewelry makers flog at about the same price as "Yellow Gold", as if they are just a matter of personal preference, each being equally valuable. In fact, jewelers can make white gold at a fraction of the price of yellow gold (which, should just be called "gold"), and flog it at a mark-up price because people will always buy into bullsh*t if they`re fed it cleverly enough. You really want a classy white metal? Go for Platinum, at least you`re getting what you`re paying for.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm
    3) "Champagne Diamonds". Diamonds were traditionally valued (in part) based on their colour. Pure colourless diamonds are the rarest and most valuable, sliding down the scale towards slightly yellow diamonds, light brown diamonds, etc, until you get to the valueless poo that`s used to coat industrial drill-bits. But wait! Now diamond manufacturers have actually managed to convince people, through nothing but a fancy marketing term, to buy "Champagne Diamonds", "Cognac Diamonds" and "Coffee Diamonds", and even to pay a mark-up as if they were something unique and special because they have a sassy name. They don`t. They`re the sh*t that would have been thrown in the grinder 10 years ago, but some schmoozer marketing type made up a funky name for them. Now they can go for higher values than perfectly colourless, Class D diamonds.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 8:21 pm
    /rant, I`ve gone on too long. Apologies for Quin post, hope I didn`t bore too many people (hey, it`s a subject that interests me personally). And don`t even get me STARTED on recent entrant Tanzanite, which is just zoisite (one of the most common minerals around) that happens to be purple. You wanna know what zoisite is used for? Mainly as a trace additive in laundry detergent. Think about that...
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    Wow davymid, you could better post a link for your blog lol
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    PsychGeek Female 18-29
    1798 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    davymid, i think you need to unclench your bowels just a little bit. just sayin` :)
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    krisley Male 18-29
    525 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm
    I`m going to do the best that I can, Davy, to not make a joke about your sexuality in light of the reveal of your hobby. Instead, I am going to say, "QUINT POST WTF. I WISH MY NAME WAS RED!" and "Oh, that was pretty informative."
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    Yeah yeah, I know. Like I said, apologies. I knew exactly what I was walking into with such an inane rant.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 10:40 pm
    Damn Davy you made my head hurt
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    747 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm
    Rant on davymid, that was interesting.
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    starfl4ke Female 18-29
    349 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 11:22 pm
    I`m 100% with Davy. I work for a jewellery company and see and play with diamonds, amongst other gems every day. Diamonds ain`t nothing special!!
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    starfl4ke Female 18-29
    349 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 11:24 pm
    Hell, even my own engagement ring (which my work is makinf for me) isn`t going to have diamonds. Amethyst and Zircon, which has about three times the brilliance of Diamonds for about a third of the price, and like Davy suggested, also getting it made in platinum.
  40. Profile photo of Lolboy
    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 12:22 am
    I actually found that rant very informative Davy. thanks for the heads up about white gold, I had always wondered about that. I was going to buy "champagne diamonds" for my girlfriend but I`m glad I didn`t now. :D
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    Frankii Female 18-29
    437 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 12:31 am
    Even knowing all the stuff about diamonds not being that rare etc. I`d still rather have a diamond. I don`t really like coloured stones, especially for an engagement ring
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    cnsocialist Male 18-29
    31 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 1:01 am
    poor chad, and nice rant from davymid lol
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1177 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 2:20 am
    Preach on, Davy! People should know the truth about this racket. Good stuff, and you didn`t even broach the topic of conflict diamonds from Africa.
    Recently, I`ve seen ads on TV for "chocolate diamonds". I assume these are the "brown" diamonds you mentioned. Brilliant marketing, tying together two things most women love: diamonds and chocolate!
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    sl4d3 Male 18-29
    32 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 3:09 am
    tagger got his heart broken. lets have a moment of silence for him. :(
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
    978 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 3:53 am
    lol that is genius
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    Audizuki Female 30-39
    108 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 5:16 am
    Davy, no apologies necessary. You opened my typical female "OMGDIAMONDZ!!11!!1" eyes to information I was not previously aware of, and certainly changes my perspective. Same goes for Pui`s info she provided. Just further sickens me what marketing can do to our minds and how important it is to do your research.
    I will fully admit I`m like a magpie... "Ooooh shiny!" But at the same time, I`m not a delicate girl and thus am not easy on my jewelry. If I do ever get engaged, if the guy can spend a lower amount yet get higher quality and strength out of the materials for a ring, I`m all about it. What he spends doesn`t equate to his love for me.
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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 5:55 am
    Thanks for the info Davy. I`ll be sure to let my girlfriend read it! I also listened to an interesting speaker talk about the price of diamonds being fixed by the dealers, not the consumer. If you were to find a massive haul of diamond, the top companies would simply devalue all of their stock of that type of stone, rendering yours worthless!
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    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 6:01 am
    @Frankii Moissanite is colorless. Here is another pic of mine. It looks just like a diamond. Everyone I show my moissy to thinks it`s a diamond, including jewelers, so I do not exactly see the point in spending thousands of dollars on one sparkly clear rock instead of buying and another sparkly clear rock for significantly less.
  49. Profile photo of Tubby12370
    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
    1440 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 9:10 am
    @pui, that looks like a diamond O_o but cool
  50. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 9:15 am
    @Tubby12370 Thanks for proving my point, but I can assure you it is not a diamond :)
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    ha ha ha, sad face
  52. Profile photo of Kratos-Zan
    Kratos-Zan Male 18-29
    134 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    Don`t be such a prick Laurie.
  53. Profile photo of LouDogg
    LouDogg Female 13-17
    314 posts
    June 17, 2011 at 12:12 am
    God dammit chad.
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    sacramantic Male 30-39
    159 posts
    June 17, 2011 at 1:03 am
    explain i`m Canadian? don`t know them all....
  55. Profile photo of sacramantic
    sacramantic Male 30-39
    159 posts
    June 17, 2011 at 1:08 am
    bullshippers the lot of ya....
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    June 17, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    Chad just cant get a break.

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