Never given a girl diamonds before - Ladies I need your opinion

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  1. Chris87

    Chris87 flatoutperformance.com

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    So this is probably going to be a stupid question, but I have no idea.

    I bought my gf some small diamond earrings for xmas. They came with an EGL certification card. Do I give her the cert. card along with the earrings???? :confused:

    I know she's not going to question if they are real, and I know she's not really going to care what "official" color or clarity they are, so its not like she's going to be like "I wanna see the card to see how good these things really are!", but is this card something that you normally include when giving diamonds? :dunno:

    Thanks.
     
  2. Falconer

    Falconer OT Supporter

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    If the card has the price on it, then no. That would be kinda tacky.
     
  3. Bacardi 151

    Bacardi 151 New Member

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    Don't give her the card.

    I keep all those plus any warranty or cert documents separate in a safe. Just give her the jewelry.
     
  4. NuShooz

    NuShooz OT Supporter

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    i just gave my girl a decent diamond ring...she was so happy..and never once questioned the authenticity. If she loves you and trusts you, she will never question you about them. That certificate is supposed to help give you a piece of mind that you paid what they were really worth.
     
  5. iwishyouwerebeer

    iwishyouwerebeer you shut your cunt Moderator

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    Nope. You keep it though.
     
  6. djshotglass

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    :rofl: diamonds. What a waste of money. Why is it so easy to make women happy with a shiny mineral? Fuck there's tons of those and they cost much less than diamonds.
     
  7. djshotglass

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    I mean seriously if my gf starts asking for diamonds that's a huge red flag. Materialism ftl.
     
  8. JordanClarkson

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    Since she doesn't care or know much about diamonds, don't give her the card.
     
  9. Bob Brown

    Bob Brown bewshit, bewshit, bewshit

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    im sure her supermodel job can pay for it.
     
  10. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    So what, girls can't like jewelry?

    If she asked for it for her bday or anniversary or xmas or someshit then what's the big deal?

    I mean I could understand it being a red flag if she was constantly asking for them, but not if she wanted diamonds for a gift?
     
  11. Chris87

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    Thanks guys. I'll just keep the card somewhere safe with me.
     
  12. MattThom01

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    my rule of thumb for gift giving between adults with jobs. Don't give them anything they wouldn't be willing to get themselves.

    Same goes for what you ask for...don't ask for anything you wouldn't be willing to get yourself.

    It can be applied to specific items, or price ranges. So...if she were not wanting to spend more than X amount of dollars on jewelry with her own money, don't spend more than that for the gift of jewelry.

    Plus, I think you can find relatively inexpensive diamond earrings.
     
  13. MissKitty

    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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    The only diamonds my husband has brought me were in my engagement ring and the valuation went in the insurance file :rofl:
     
  14. Lucky Penny

    Lucky Penny Mr. cut me some slack cause I don't wanna go back,

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    My SO has all the paperwork and insurance stuff from the jewelry he's given me. I have no need for it and honestly, I'd probably lose it. Much safer in his hands. She's not going to care about the cert. But she'll LOVE the gift you've picked out for her :big grin: Any pics to share?
     
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    I don't think that works. I would never in a million years buy myself jewelry. I'm also a sentimental jewelry wearer, though, and I only wear stuff from my SO or family heirlooms. However, I'm not opposed to him buying me jewelry, same as I'm not opposed to buying him say...a car? A gift is supposed to be something someone would like but wouldn't want to spend their money buying for themselves.
     
  16. Yail Bloor

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    the problem with diamonds is they are priced based on being rare when in fact they are not rare at all

    total waste of money imo

    but i agree, i don't see the big deal of her wanting jewlery

    then again, wanting specifically diamonds says a lot about a person
     
  17. lauren

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    any more than me wanting specifically garnets? no. it's just a rock, valued at what people are willing to pay for it.

    i don't know why people get so caught up in what others do.

    anyways, it's no different than any other luxury item....luxury defined by anything above and beyond necessary, and i see gift giving as an opportunity to get someone something they wouldn't typically get themselves.
     
  18. Yail Bloor

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    and people are willing to pay the price based on the Debeer's lie that diamonds are rare
     
  19. yankeeschick14

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    there may be entire planets made of diamonds :noes:
     
  20. Falconer

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    DeBeers is kind of an asshole company (I mean their politics, I'm not even talking about their slave labor here).
     
  21. Falconer

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    Basically DeBeers mines all these diamonds. Then they have big fucking meetings where they invite all these other diamond companies and offer to sell to them at a predetermined price and quantity a selection of diamonds. The other companies are "urged to take DeBeers up on their offer" and if they don't, they won't be invited back next year.

    So I'm told...


    edit - what I just described may be one rung too low on the diamond hierarchy, but regardless, that's the process somewhere up the chain. I was told this a long time ago and I forgot who the players were at that stage in the game. Basically the diamonds industry is bullshit with artificially inflated prices and artificially set supply/demand set by DeBeers (or whoever runs those meetings).
     
  22. razi

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    Make sure to keep the receipt (plus a printed photo) of the earrings with the cert card, in a fireproof safe or safety deposit box.
     

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