Originally Posted by Dr. Scotso
I don't like diamonds because they're a lie. It's a monopoly owned by one company, so they only let out a few and that's why they're so expensive. They're not rare at all. CZ is actually really more valuable, they're a lot more rare. Canadian diamonds are the only ones really worth anything because they're rare and they have so few flaws. Anyway, enough about that. It's traditional for some and I understand. I'm a miser
Yeah, well, you aren't a girl. So you wouldn't want to be wearing a huge honking diamond in a pretty setting on your finger just so you can show everybody that yea!! you're engaged!!! and your fellow has enough money to get you a BIG ring!!!
That's what engagement rings are all about anyway. It's like a bride prize.
I like diamonds now better than I once did, but I think emeralds and rubies and saphires are very pretty, although I understand that it is difficult to be sure you are getting a real saphire and not one that has been colorized with a heating process.