@CollegeHumor “Why Engagement Rings Are A Scam”

I admit, I really wanted a diamond ring.

Luckily I had two things going for me.

1. I’ve already had a 2.2 GIA certified brilliant diamond with ideal cut, clarity and color.

2. Sapphires come in purple.

Getting married for the second time isn’t so bad afterall! I don’t have to conform to the traditional values and cultures to satisfy everyone else while I’m unhappy.

Yes, I was unhappy at first that the diamond I would want would cost more than the piece of shit car I drive. (Sorry VIPRIUS).

But at the end of the day, I love my peice of shit car and I love my beautiful purple sapphire ring. I honestly think I love it more than I would have loved my generic diamond ring.

With that said, here is the video that urged me to write this post.

 

It’s true #debeers set out to create a historical catchphrase “Diamonds are forever”. Watch this documentary below on De Beers.

I did on Netflix! It was very interesting and educational!

 

Guess what? Diamonds are forever but so are other gemstones. I did my research before confirming my choice. I also viewed a lot of stones. I wanted to make sure I fell in love with the visual aesthetics of the stone in person and not just from online photos.

Just one note… MAKE SURE YOU GET A GIA CERTIFIED SAPPHIRE!

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll know I don’t bullshit.

When I picked out the stone I wanted, I was already thinking of the upgrade. I told Bear I wanted a diamond upgrade in the future. Yes, I can be a spoiled unappreciative bitch most some of the time but I come to my senses.

I will say this, I didn’t love my engagement ring at first. It took days after days for me to fall in love. I want to believe that it was simply the fact that it wasn’t a diamond. I felt the need to justify.

An engagement ring ISN’T necessary. A diamond isn’t the symbol of true love. Anything can represent the sentiment of a proposal. Just remember, it needs to be something YOU want and YOU love. Whether it’s a diamond, sapphire, band or rainbow loom. 😛

I may not have an overpriced diamond on my ring finger but I bet you I have something most of these diamond wearing women don’t have… a MAN who loves me more than anything in the world. And for that reason, I love my ring. Oh and it’s purple. 😉

It doesn’t matter what I wear on my finger, I only care that the person who gave it to me wants to make me happy for the rest of my life no matter what.

My ring is more beautiful than any other diamond out there because it represents me and the love that Bear and I have.

My sapphire is shiny, BIG, purple, GIA certified, cheaper than a diamond and most of all EXACTLY what I want.

Don’t feel the pressure of society to buy something that represents a tradition that was made up from a company to make money.

Be yourself and stand out from the rest. Don’t conform.

I don’t need an upgrade to a diamond, all I need is Bear by my side forever. My future husband is forever, a diamond is just a rock.

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