I Think Diamonds Are Overrated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 155 People

    No Thanks

    I like simple things that will last a long time. This ring would please me more than a diamond:
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Jan 11, 2012


    Black opals are much more interesting. Every one is unique and they have such a magical quality about them. Just look at the variation in colour! Like a nebula in a stone! They inspire my imagination a lot more than diamonds.
    musicspirit musicspirit
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Feb 27, 2009

    That Avatar Kills Me

    It makes me smirk, but really angers me at the same time because it is one of many gender stereotypes I feel smothered by on a daily basis and pretty much spend most of my existence in the outside world trying to quell while knowing full well I should stop because it just keeps...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies
    Sep 3, 2008

    There's a Great Quote Floating Around.

    Nothing says "I love you" like worthless shiney rocks clawed from the guts of the earth by african slave labor.   YAY! SLAVES!
    rpyromaniac rpyromaniac
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Sep 6, 2008

    Very Much So....

    The ultimate statement of diamonds being a girl's best friend truly conveys the extent to which they are a very materialistic and shallow item. However, as with the other stories that are so far within this group, it is the way by which they are acquired I have the most...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 30, 2008

    Always The Blue

    Diamonds are nice. I think the only one I ever owned was in my engagement ring and it was nothing spectacularly showy. I don't like the big "look at me" stones anyway. I might like a pair of diamond stud earrings just because they go with everything. We'll see. My...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy
    51-55, F
    Aug 26, 2010

    The Cost of An Engagement Ring

    After 5 years of marriage it still bugs me that I spend $10,000 on an engagement ring.  I remember hearing stories of guys who paid that much or more and thinking that I'd never spend as much on a ring.  But when it came time and she said she wanted a big ring I caved...
    think2much think2much
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2008
    delirium delirium
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2010

    The Hardest Mineral

    I had this business professor who said that when a man buys a woman a diamond he is essentially buying s*ex. If he isn't buying s*ex, then he is buying companionship. Wow. Now I really don't ever want to own a diamond. The diamond is my birthstone, too, and I really just...
    AzaleaElise AzaleaElise
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2010

    OoOo! Shiny!

    Diamonds are very nice gems. They sparkle and glitter when the sun hits them and are supposed to be a 'girl's best friend.' Ummm...not this girl. I think that, in general, too much focus is given to diamonds. So much in fact, that someone (read: woman) would rather have a...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2008

    Vey Overrated....

    I have never really like Diamonds.  Sure they are pretty & sparkly but that's about it.  I've always loved colored stones. Rubies are my favorite & cheaper than Diamonds.  I once received a Diamond tennis bracelet & made him take it back.  It cost...
    CaliGirl3 CaliGirl3
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2008

    Whats The Difference?

    CZ still sparkles. I know because I wear one in the shape of a heart. Diamonds are unethical anyway The. DeBeers corporation uses South African slavery to mine their diamonds. Diamonds are for never.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 10, 2012


    Maybe I'm more into things that matter, or maybe I'm just inexperienced...I dont know. I'm 32 and I've never really had "gifts" like that. I dont really care if I have big expensive gifts or gawdy looking jewelry, I would rather get a gift I can use. I dont melt when I pass by a...
    WakgUp WakgUp
    31-35, F
    Jan 10, 2012

    Diamonds And Roses

    Guys seem to think if they buy a girl a diamond or some roses, that girl will melt.Blah I could not care less about either.
    DemonKitty DemonKitty
    26-30, F
    Sep 22, 2011


    Sure, diamonds are pretty.  Sparkly.  Much as I like sparkly things, diamonds don't do much for me.I like my gemstones with color.  The rich blue of sapphires, the deep green of emeralds, the reddest red of rubies... all those stones can be cut with the beautiful facets you...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Jun 18, 2012
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