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  • I get the sinking feeling that your ethics overwhelmed her wants for a diamond. Regardless of the ethics involved, if she wants a diamond (for whatever reason), she should get a diamond. That said, you guys celebrated your (Nth?) wedding anniversary recently, so things must be good in the TeeJay household. :)

    This post [] represents my thoughts pretty well on the topic.

    I got suckered into the diamond mentality (with the America/DeBeers propaganda) myself and didn't ask my wife what she really wanted. But

    • no...

      Sam chose the ring, If I didn't like it I would have said so - after all it was a huge chunk of my wages.

      As I said we both have to compromise I buy chocolate from brandnames despite having doubts about their involvement with slavery and third-world poverty and she makes an effort to get fair-trade tea and coffee.

      I would really like to get antique eternity ring or some used/old diamonds mounted in a custom eternity ring. That way we get more for our money and avoid being suckered into subsidising deB

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  • My wife thinks that engagement rings are tools for men to mark their territory so she didn't want one. Our wedding rings are simple, flat and wide bands without any decoration. (The only problem is that they pick up scratches like the dickens.)