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A Nerdy Harry Potter-Inspired Proposal [Pic]

Hits: 36058 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Arts & Literature | Added by: NanGoneBanan
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jadedtortois
Female, 18-29, Canada
 783 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:40:59 PM
Obviously diamonds are a type of gemstone, to be more specific I mean stones like Amethyst, Sapphire, Rubies, Emeralds, etc

Fuego
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1292 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:32:09 PM
jadedtortois, last time I checked, diamonds ARE a type of gemstone.

Fuego
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1292 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:28:36 PM
As a former jeweller, I hate moissanite. If you ever had to tell a lady her $5,000 ring that she brought in for a repair or polish isn't really a diamond or worth $5,000, you would too.

I imagine the same could apply to pawnbrokers, but I think they probably get their jollies dashing people's hopes.

That said, if you know what's on your finger and you're cool with that then good for you.

jadedtortois
Female, 18-29, Canada
 783 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:26:26 PM
drat diamonds, gemstones are where its at :D

duckflash
Female, 13-17, Europe
 571 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:22:40 PM
@angillion, i agree.

Fuego
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1292 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:20:41 PM
@Handsompod

It's difficult to determine the exact depth of the pavillion without better lighting. Assuming the diamond is sitting high in the mount, one possible explanation is the diameter of the diamond. If the diamond is proportionally wide, it will use a prong mounting designed for a higher carat weight. Sometimes people choose these diamonds because they appear larger in 99% of circumstances; it's a way to get more bang for your buck (in some people's opinion.) Anyway, if the next mount down in depth won't hold the diamond, there ya go. Bending prongs either way is bad.

If she really loves the guy, she'll accept the ring regardless of the stone and mounting.

Seastone
Female, 18-29, Western US
 622 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:19:45 PM
I don't know... while on the one hand, I do agree that diamonds are ridiculous in price and advertising... they are so beautiful. And if you just got a plain ring in white gold (since yellow gold is gross) everyone would assume it's something other than a wedding band. I will definitely try to find a good alternative, though.

kittehdee29
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 803 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:13:45 PM
Anyone heard of moissanite? It's cost about 1/10 of a diamond and it doesn't yellow like CZ does. It's also more radiant (the way the light hits it) and because they're lab created they're flawless. I say f*ck diamonds.

RyanHake
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2698 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:59:00 PM
Love it :)

Handsompod
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1105 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:53:14 PM
DrP, yes but the ladies like them because they're shiney. What the lady wants the lady gets. Personally I think they're better used in my grinder.

Handsompod
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1105 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:51:08 PM
Angillion, I'll remeber that the next time the wife is after a new ring. I'll get her a peice of gypsum and tell her you said it was ok. :)

I'll be sure to post pictures of the bruises.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:33:54 PM
I'd be unhappy that they wasted hundreds on a very small piece of rock obtained by extremely unethical methods and sold at vastly inflated prices by a cartel.

It has nothing to do with eternal anything. Many rocks would be just as appropriate - they'd certainly last a lot longer than any human lifespan.

DrProfessor
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3884 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:29:31 PM
Look. Diamonds are bullpoo anyways. De Beers specifically aimed their marketing towards making diamonds a "necessity" in wedding rings, and through so many years, they've succeeded beyond what they could have imagined.

The diamond doesn't make it eternal, the diamond doesn't do poo. The circular shape of the ring, going around and around forever, is symbolic of the eternal nature of love.

Throw the diamond right out of the equation.

Here's a quote from the De Beers advertising agency in 1947: "We are dealing with a problem in mass psychology. We seek to ... strengthen the tradition of the diamond engagement ring -- to make it a psychological necessity capable of competing successfully at the retail level with utility goods and services ..."

See? Just a load of crap.

Fuego
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1292 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:27:32 PM
it's about it being eternal

Until you find a jeweller who doesn't know how to properly retip platinum prongs. ahahahaha

Handsompod
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1105 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:16:45 PM
"Standard practice here in N.A. lately, makes 'em look bigger."
Exactly my point, it's a diamond, it's about it being eternal not how big it is. Stop it, I don't want people bragging at me with bling.

Handsompod
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1105 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:12:56 PM
It has nothing to do with price guys, I don't think the stone is mounted sympathetically, attempting to make a £200 stone look like a £2000 one by sticking it in a hideously oversized mount looks tacky. That's all I meant, taste over price any day. You can't buy taste and there is no accounting for it.
It looks cheap whether it cost £1 or £10,000,000 I couldn't give a toss.

LycanMutt
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 60 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:11:48 PM
At first I was pissed because someone tore into one of my favorite books, but then I was like "Oh my, that's so sweet." I would not be angry, as long as it's not MY copy of the book.

Fuego
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1292 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:08:05 PM
If they divorce, will it kill one or both of them?

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2606 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:59:14 PM
@Handsompod.... it would seem you are talking about the cost of the stone, rather than the value of it. And they say romance is dead...

Smijne
Female, 18-29, Europe
 9 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:55:59 PM
@Slothofdoom.

Did you read the chapter title? :)

mr_c_bowler
Male, 18-29, Canada
 307 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:49:07 PM
@Handsompod

Maybe this guy doesn't have tons of money. The whole idea of buying her love with diamonds is pretty lame in my mind. That just proves she likes your wallet. Not you

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24660 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:47:38 PM
Its a trap

megavidiot
Male, 30-39, Canada
 906 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:45:42 PM
"That's a huge mount for such a tiny stone"

Standard practice here in N.A. lately, makes 'em look bigger.

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:43:27 PM
What a waste of a book

SlothOfDoom
Male, 30-39, Canada
 2041 Posts
Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:42:24 PM
Awful big square you cut out there. I'm sure she could feel the weight difference since half the book is missing. Oh and you know, the ring would be knocking around a lot.

Good idea, poor execution.

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