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    do you think it worth buying Diamond for lady?

    some feel too much money for rock which is only good for cutting glass..

    just want to know how everyone feel about it.
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    careful may end up buying a blood diamond at super inflated price...
    Last edited by Simon_84; 30th July 2008 at 12:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    do you think it worth buying Diamond for lady?

    some feel too much money for rock which is only good for cutting glass..

    just want to know how everyone feel about it.

    sometime it is not about worth it a not ...it is about she need/order you to buy it anot ...ahahahah

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    it depends on your reason for buying that rock

    we are also paying thousands for glass

    also only buy for mother/wife

    girlfriend no count

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    cam & lenses also like jewellery... just bigger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    girlfriend no count
    totally agree...
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    no! oh god no!! never. nada. zip.
    waste of money.

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    1 carats normal grade or brand new 1ds mk3 + 1 high end lens.
    0.5 carats normal grade or brand new D700

    which one worth it?

    I classified as normal/standard meaning those selling in SK or even Taka..

    those high end good colour 1 carat diamond can easily cost more then 20k.
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    Default Re: worth buying Diamond for lady?

    If my whole relationship with a woman in marriage is pivotal on how big a darn rock I should give her..I say the relationship is going off on a a wrong foot. Might as well end it there and then. They may say how "deep" the representation of "our" love for her would be but to me that is plain "shallow". Why are we buying into this so called time honoured marketing ploy that should have died with the middle ages long ago. Sure back then it was harder to at diamonds but these days you can even make them or kill lots of folks forcing them to mine them for you and yes the diamond cartel that control and artificially inflate their prices to you.

    It is not just we men who are victim to it...so are the women really. The problem is not whether it is 'worth' buying it for a woman. The real question is why? If the lady can answer the "why" then maybe it is worth buying it for her...if her answer to "why" emotionally connects with you.

    Not bitter mind you but that's just me and diamonds.
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    buy small one for wedding and bigger one for 10th anniversary
    after that just buy her a wok or toaster ....

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    If it makes your lady happy, and you are happy to see your lady happy, why not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    buy small one for wedding and bigger one for 10th anniversary
    after that just buy her a wok or toaster ....


    u spoil market lay, know the girls know about the guy's plot.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post


    u spoil market lay, know the girls know about the guy's plot.
    then can buy her a nice P&S that you can also use,
    then next year can buy her a gitzo tripod, small and light (that you can also use)
    how about a nice billingham bag to put her camera and tripod in
    not forgetting a Dry cabi

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    then can buy her a nice P&S that you can also use,
    then next year can buy her a gitzo tripod, small and light (that you can also use)
    how about a nice billingham bag to put her camera and tripod in
    not forgetting a Dry cabi
    guys, next time if ur wife dont let u buy camera stuff in her name, u know who to blame.
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    That was my sentiment too... before marriage!

    As men, we may never quite understand the woman's point of view, but I'm guessing the quality and impressiveness of the darn rock means a lot to them.

    Citing the instance of my wife; she doesn't buy expensive, branded or luxurious things for herself (her only hobbies and things she does when she's free are bake, and garden). But when it came to the issue of the rock after engagement years ago, while she made it very clear she was happy with whatever I could afford (then), there was no mistaking in her eyes the occasional envy when she compared the rock to her friends / sisters-in-laws etc.

    So there you have it. While it's nice to be unwavering in our principles of love, I think there's a very realistic dimension in this regard here. Or that's what my experience has told me anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    If my whole relationship with a woman in marriage is pivotal on how big a darn rock I should give her..I say the relationship is going off on a a wrong foot. Might as well end it there and then. They may say how "deep" the representation of "our" love for her would be but to me that is plain "shallow". Why are we buying into this so called time honoured marketing ploy that should have died with the middle ages long ago. Sure back then it was harder to at diamonds but these days you can even make them or kill lots of folks forcing them to mine them for you and yes the diamond cartel that control and artificially inflate their prices to you.

    It is not just we men who are victim to it...so are the women really. The problem is not whether it is 'worth' buying it for a woman. The real question is why? If the lady can answer the "why" then maybe it is worth buying it for her...if her answer to "why" emotionally connects with you.

    Not bitter mind you but that's just me and diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    1 carats normal grade or brand new 1ds mk3 + 1 high end lens.
    0.5 carats normal grade or brand new D700
    Budget for the 1.2-1.5 carat normal/mid grade and then

    a) buy 0.8-1.0 carat normal/mid grade AND
    b) D700

    been there done that hehehe. Both people happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    If my whole relationship with a woman in marriage is pivotal on how big a darn rock I should give her..I say the relationship is going off on a a wrong foot. Might as well end it there and then. They may say how "deep" the representation of "our" love for her would be but to me that is plain "shallow". Why are we buying into this so called time honoured marketing ploy that should have died with the middle ages long ago. Sure back then it was harder to at diamonds but these days you can even make them or kill lots of folks forcing them to mine them for you and yes the diamond cartel that control and artificially inflate their prices to you.

    It is not just we men who are victim to it...so are the women really. The problem is not whether it is 'worth' buying it for a woman. The real question is why? If the lady can answer the "why" then maybe it is worth buying it for her...if her answer to "why" emotionally connects with you.

    Not bitter mind you but that's just me and diamonds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren View Post

    Never underestimate the power of the rock
    The bigger the rock, the more glass it cut!!!
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    Not worth...but LLBP

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    then can buy her a nice P&S that you can also use,
    then next year can buy her a gitzo tripod, small and light (that you can also use)
    how about a nice billingham bag to put her camera and tripod in
    not forgetting a Dry cabi

    Wah you are evil man....smart!...but evil man... I like your style.

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