Saturday, January 10, 2009

2.62ct Princess Cut Engagement/Wedding Ring Set

With the economic crunch affecting the way we live, Christmas has been especially lean for many people (although the Nintendo Wii is still hard to find), and with that major spending holiday out of the way, we're now looking at Valentine's Day. Which brings about the topic of engagement rings.

The benchmark is supposedly 3 months salary for a diamond engagement ring (according to the DeBeers ads), but for under $100, you can get a diamond ring that isn't cubic zirconium. These are interesting, as they are virtually indistinguishable from natural diamonds, and can be superior in some respects. However, they're also significantly less expensive, costing no more than a tenth of the value of a similar natural diamond.

Why are synthetic diamonds such a bad thing? It's not like Africans are dying for them.

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