Bonobo62: To hell with jewelry. I eliminated the middleman and bought my fiancee a little slave boy.
Agnes Gonxha's Confidant: Diogenes:Grandma gave it to me when I graduated high school and asked me if I wanted "H" (family name initial) or another monogram put back on to it. I told her no. I wanted to wear the ring I remember Pappy wearing.What if pappy was evil?
WhippingBoy: I specifically DEMANDED blood diamonds for my wife's engagement ring. It came with a notarized certificate assuring me that three underprivileged children, a goat, and three puppies died to provide me with a diamond.
BATMANATEE: If you must have diamonds, just buy Canadian. All we do is fark over the <B>Natives</B> and Territories for their fair share of the mineral rights, so It's more of a <B>twisted arm</B> diamond than a blood diamond. Also, they have little polar bears etched on 'em!
cynicalbastard: [cdn.kveller.com image 300x211]Remember, no guy in recorded history has ever gotten in trouble for giving jewelry.
browntimmy: Let's categorize the types of people who are impressed by big shiny rocks. We have the Icy Hot Stuntaz, the mentally handicapped, small children, cartoon cat burglars, and a large percentage of women. One of these groups might want to think about distancing themselves from the others.
rikkitikkitavi: CapeFearCadaver: I still better get a goddamn diamond.You sound like you'll be disappointed. Frequently.
Skirl Hutsenreiter: Or you can buy antique jewelry secure in the knowledge that whoever was mutilated in its manufacture is long dead.
skozlaw: Actually, I feel good myself because I'm not dumb enough to pay hard-earned money for silly-looking rocks that are only "valuable" because some people are dumb enough to pay hard-earned money for silly-looking rocks.If I just wanted a geological mechanism for completely wasting my money I'd just dig a hole and bury it. At least then I'd get some exercise.
sigdiamond2000: My wife and I forwent engagement jewelry of any kind, because, frankly, we're better than you people.I also don't own a TeeVee and I use a non-ironic rotary phone.Pretty much King Sh*T of F*ck Island over here.
skinink: The diamonds in my wife's wedding ring are blood diamonds. The gold band were forged from goldmines in Burkina Faso worked by children. The ring was manufactured by underpaid Chinese workers in Shanghai. The ring was smuggled in to America by an illegal immigrant from Mexico. The ring was delivered to me by a Russian Mobster pimp. And my wedding was in Vegas.
Calmamity: Why someone would pay a bunch of money for a clear rock OR a bunch of smudgy yellow metal is absolutely beyond me.Fortunately my wife feels the same. We used our money as a down payment on a house. That we live in.
basemetal: I need for all of my precious stones and metals to have as many consumed souls as possible.
Pray 4 Mojo: The gold band is traditional subby.The diamond ring is a pretty new thing... relatively speaking... and a marketing fabrication.
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