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(Yahoo)   Woman finds $6500 diamond ring in pants bought at Goodwill. Advises Goodwill & works with them to find the owner. Seven people promptly email claiming to have lost it. That means there are 6 MORE rings out there   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 66
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2012-06-22 08:26:45 AM
No way in hell a diamond ring is worth $6500 unless there is enough gold.
 
2012-06-22 08:28:20 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?


the diamond isn't worth shiat, the precious gems or gold could be worth that much though. Doubt it though.
 
2012-06-22 08:33:55 AM
By the way, am I the only one who noticed that the whole movement against 'blood diamonds' conveniently pushes the market back to the debeers monopoly and price inflation?

You guys think THEY are paying a fair cut of the markup to Africans?

The worst part of modern social consciousness is how directly it plays into the hands of big businesses in cases like this.

On the other hand if someone is stupid enough to pay 10x the value while turning their back on actual precious gems.... well I guess it is their money.
 
2012-06-22 08:40:00 AM
My wife 'never' checks my pockets before washing my stuff. This would not be so bad if I had put it in the hamper because I would have checked then but she just picks stuff up when I'm sleeping or in the shower. I lost a Razor phone that way (she still insists it was my fault even though I was sleeping when she picked up my pants).

I guess because women get to carry purses, they don't figure anyone else has to use pockets.
 
2012-06-22 08:55:01 AM
So like... have people here going "how much is a 6500 ring worth?" ever bought a ring? like an engagement ring and wedding band and whatnot?

Yeah when you buy the ring there are tons of discounts. Our local place when I got the missus' ring was a local store everyone used that seems to always have a "50%" or something sale.

But just because the ring only cost me XXXX, it doesn't mean the appraisal certificate from whatever that league of extraordinary gemtlemen does have it at some much higher value.

The ring is insured based on that certification, and i was shocked when the certification amount was well over double the "write a check to me" cost.

so yeah... once again I don't get how it works but it's nice to have insurance papers saying I spent like a king on the missus!
 
2012-06-22 09:06:59 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?

Someone lost their JC Penney engagement ring. I'm sure they're crushed.


If you're the types that pay 18-20K for a one carat ring, You're getting ripped off and should feel dumb.
 
2012-06-22 09:14:40 AM
I've always wondered if it would be worth it to just buy the entire good will store, and do an extremely thorough search and inventory of everything inside. Get an antique guy in to see if any of the furniture is worth real money, an art guy in for art stuff, etc. Then just tear everything leftover apart to see if someone left a stash of cash inside or something.

abhorrent1:
If you're the types that pay 18-20K for a one carat ring, You're getting ripped off and should feel dumb.


A decent 1ct ring should come in around 5kish retail (and will probably appraise for 10k, like people say). An extremely high quality one near the top of the scale would come in around 10k retail.
 
2012-06-22 09:23:43 AM

LineNoise: I've always wondered if it would be worth it to just buy the entire good will store, and do an extremely thorough search and inventory of everything inside. Get an antique guy in to see if any of the furniture is worth real money, an art guy in for art stuff, etc. Then just tear everything leftover apart to see if someone left a stash of cash inside or something.

abhorrent1:
If you're the types that pay 18-20K for a one carat ring, You're getting ripped off and should feel dumb.

A decent 1ct ring should come in around 5kish retail (and will probably appraise for 10k, like people say). An extremely high quality one near the top of the scale would come in around 10k retail.


Yes I know. I've been ring shopping. Just pointing out that the people here making fun cause it's ONLY worth $6500 are the types the sales people can see coming a mile away. Hope they enjoy their overpriced shiat from Jared.
 
2012-06-22 09:25:16 AM

abhorrent1: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?

Someone lost their JC Penney engagement ring. I'm sure they're crushed.

If you're the types that pay 18-20K for a one carat ring, You're getting ripped off and should feel dumb.


If you buy anything other than cubic zirconia you are a sucker.
 
2012-06-22 09:30:49 AM
Can't believe all the people talking about "only" $6500... this Farkette would be appalled to have that much spent on a silly bauble. We've got a life to build together, why the hell would you drop that kind of money on a ring?! Craziness. And to then say that's not enough and talk about spending twice that? Who ARE you people and what do you do for a living?!
 
2012-06-22 09:38:56 AM

bextraordinary: And to then say that's not enough and talk about spending twice that? Who ARE you people and what do you do for a living?!


Internet millionaires. Probably internet tough guys too.
 
2012-06-22 09:54:59 AM

bextraordinary: Can't believe all the people talking about "only" $6500... this Farkette would be appalled to have that much spent on a silly bauble. We've got a life to build together, why the hell would you drop that kind of money on a ring?! Craziness. And to then say that's not enough and talk about spending twice that? Who ARE you people and what do you do for a living?!


Diamonds are basically worthless since they can be cheaply manufactured with much higher quality than natural diamonds.

Also, there are giant warehouses rumored to be full of 'dirt' diamonds that are hoarded just to keep the prices artificially high.

Add to this that they are the cause of untold misery in many poor nations thru slave labor and war.

Buying diamonds pretty much makes you a bad person.

But they have good advertising, I still had to buy my wife one even though I explained all this to her.
 
2012-06-22 10:01:33 AM
CSS:

One time, I was looking for a new jumper at the thrift store and I found this cute denim jumper. When I got home, I tried it on and was showing it to my daughter and her friend (who was visiting at the time). The friend said, "That reminds me of my mother's jumper. She has one that looks just like it." I reached in the pocket and found a green rosary (the friend was Catholic) that I hadn't noticed before. I said, "Is this your mother's rosary?" Turns out it was.

Apparently, the jumper was her mother's FAVORITE, but her step-father hated the dress. He had tried to throw it away and the mother went to the dumpster to retrieve it. One time he tried donating it to the Goodwill store and the mother happened to find it when she was shopping for baby clothes with her daughter. And this time I happened to find it clear on the other side of town in this little hole-in-the-wall thrift store. It didn't quite fit me right, though, because her mom was about four inches shorter than me. So I gave it (and the rosary, of course) to my daughter's friend and she took it back home to her mom.

/Step-dad slept on the couch that night.
 
2012-06-22 11:59:44 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?

Someone lost their JC Penney engagement ring. I'm sure they're crushed.


I researched how to buy a diamond, what to look for and whatnot, for months before I paid over $16,000 for my wife's engagement ring. Then, a few years later I became friends with a jeweler and learned I overpaid by thousands because I had paid mostly for a box and a brand, I was ignorant of the market. If I tried to sell that ring I would bet I would have trouble realizing $5,000.

The jewelers know there are enough suckers like me out there who will overpay 4x actual value, that's how they stay in business.
 
2012-06-22 12:28:54 PM

Doink_Boink: before I paid over $16,000 for my wife's engagement ring. Then, a few years later I became friends with a jeweler and learned I overpaid by thousands because I had paid mostly for a box and a brand, I


you are a dumbass.
seriously.

researching how to buy a diamond? it's easy around here:

1) Find Jew friend whose family has lived in area forever
2) Talk to Jew friend's mother (or Jew friend if they are old enough [not newlywed; the 'Jew Diamond' gene develops after childbirth])
3) Go to place Jew Friend/Jew Friend's mother went to
4) Buy Ring
 
2012-06-23 02:24:30 PM
No, it means that there are six liars out there.
 
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