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White Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Engagement Ring Set

"I'll love you forever. I mean, it's hard to say anything will last "forever," you know? Is anything forever? The universe will eventually collapse on itself, right? So I guess I can say I will probably love you forever ... but ... the point is ... marry me?"

nineseven


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guys you can mess with a guys emotions like that...i thought all my problems were settle...an engagement ring i dont have to spend a fortune on...oh wait cubic zirconia...shake my head

Bione


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(TT: Back me up on this with a Double Rainbow)

Guys, an engagement ring is one of the few gifts you will give her that she will keep forever. She *will* notice if the plating flakes off or if you accidentally reveal that you didn't even spend a Jackson on your engagement.

You only get one chance (unless it's Elizabeth Taylor). This is not worth the risk!

neumbp


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Make sure you factor in the cost of a divorce when you consider spending $20 on an engagement ring.

nmchapma


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I feel bad for the lady who gets one of these as a real engagment ring. The rule of thumb is 3 months salary so...$20/3 months = $6.66/mo???

Now that I think about it, this might make a decent ring to wear when she wants to leave the expensive one at home! When we go camping or kayaking my wife locks up the good one and throws on a tungsten band.

lcarscad


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I wouldn't have any problem with a $20 engagement ring. Mostly because I don't wear rings so it would just be something to wear to appease the extended family when I was around them.

I'd rather save the money and put it toward something for the marriage. This, of course, is probably why I've never married. I don't think like a "real girl" ;)

arismella


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Get these for your child, and let them play dress-up. When I was around eight, a family friend gave me "diamond" stud earrings. I loved those things for years! Nothing like getting pretend-fancy just 'cause.*

* I still feel this way. :-o

chrise524


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Perfect for keeping in your wallet in case the moment is right.

Andy: I've been carrying that ring around in my wallet for six years. Because you don't know when you're gonna meet the right girl and the moment's gonna be right. And tonight, with the fireworks, and the music, and everything... it was right.

kelpy


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This would be a useful item for ladies who are not actually engaged, but would like to communicate their non-available status. Additionally, I know several women with real rings who save the rocks for special occasions and wear a CZ 'decoy' that they are not so attached to day-to-day.

philly12


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A $20 engagement ring? ... really?

You can be cheap, but I wouldn't be this cheap. I think it is a good ring to buy a young daughter or a friendship ring.

You can still get a bargain though for an engagement ring if you want. I actually spent around $650 for my fiance's .5 carat ring. The reason why it was so cheap was that it was clarity enhanced to look VS2. They basically take a resin and fill in the inclusions of a I3 diamond. The resin is invisible to the eye and is only affected by extreme temps or acid (so I don't think i have to worry about that). It is a great way to get a beautiful natural diamond ring at a cheaper price. The jewelry stores hate them because it is putting them out of business.

ibexscribe


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nmchapma wrote:I feel bad for the lady who gets one of these as a real engagment ring. The rule of thumb is 3 months salary so...$20/3 months = $6.66/mo???

Now that I think about it, this might make a decent ring to wear when she wants to leave the expensive one at home! When we go camping or kayaking my wife locks up the good one and throws on a tungsten band.



If I were with someone who spent the equivalent of 3 months' salary on an engagement ring, I'd be pretty pissed. I could buy a car for that (assuming he makes what I do or more). One month is acceptable. Anything more than that is excessive. Guess it's nice for whomever I end up with that my taste tends to run in the $1500 range. If that's three months' salary, I'm sure we never would have gone out in the first place (though I'm sure when my brother-in-law proposed to my sister when they were in college, that might have been 3 months' salary... work study doesn't really put much in the pocket ;)). But, no, $20 on an engagement ring is a good way to make your average girl mad.

aqueousflame


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3 months salary is very old-hat. Diamonds are artificially expensive and no one should spend so much on a ring unless their woman really wants a big rock.

Keep in mind though that she wears it until death or divorce do you part. There are a lot of factors in the decision, but a $20 ring wouldn't cut it for anyone (unless the girl A) doesn't care about a ring or B) doesn't know it's cubic zirconia). I got a lovely ring from less than 3 weeks of my husband's salary.

jeremymiles


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nmchapma wrote:I feel bad for the lady who gets one of these as a real engagment ring. The rule of thumb is 3 months salary so...$20/3 months = $6.66/mo???

Now that I think about it, this might make a decent ring to wear when she wants to leave the expensive one at home! When we go camping or kayaking my wife locks up the good one and throws on a tungsten band.



3 months salary was made up be De Beers, to help them to sell more diamons.

Homncruse


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I think you guys have missed the point. I'm buying a variety pack and taking them to Vegas! Impulse weddings FTW.

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MichXelle


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I bet more women then men buy them. If the zirconia is larger then what she's wearing because her fiancé was cheap, she'll wear the zirconia. Being in the jewelry business for 3 generations, I can spot them immediately but most people can't if it's a good zircon.

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WOW THIS IS REALLY A GREAT VALUE!! I SAW THESE IN MACYS FOR $200!

81prelude


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These are good for situations when you don't want to show off the real bling, or if your work in an environment where you use your hands a lot and don't want to take the chance of damaging your real stone/setting.

nmchapma


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ibexscribe wrote:If I were with someone who spent the equivalent of 3 months' salary on an engagement ring, I'd be pretty pissed. I could buy a car for that (assuming he makes what I do or more). One month is acceptable. Anything more than that is excessive. Guess it's nice for whomever I end up with that my taste tends to run in the $1500 range. If that's three months' salary, I'm sure we never would have gone out in the first place (though I'm sure when my brother-in-law proposed to my sister when they were in college, that might have been 3 months' salary... work study doesn't really put much in the pocket ;)). But, no, $20 on an engagement ring is a good way to make your average girl mad.



I was very young when I got married (still am actually). My mother reminded me before I purchased her ring that it's something she'll wear forever, and she'll never give it back for me to change and no replacement will ever be as good as the first one. I spent at least 3 months of an engineers salary on my wifes ring. It's the Tacori that shows up in all the magazines. I can't say I could have bought my car with that money but it would have made a nice downpayment. We don't live lavish lives but we're lucky enough to have what we need and a few extras. I would still spend the money I did on her ring. She loves it and I'm very proud to see her show it off. Some things are worth it. This was one of those things.

Yes, the diamond market is inflated and the world isn't fair. That wasn't an excuse for her not to have exactly what she deserves. Sometimes excessive is a good thing :-)

chimunga


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I have an aunt that wears one of these cheap, huge rings right next to her *actual* engagement. I think she likes the look of the expensive looking rock. Oh the irony. And it makes me feel bad for my uncle every time I see it.

On the flip side, you should sell cheap male wedding rings. Most men don't care how pricey theirs are. And I'd stock up on those for my husband. He already managed to straight-up break one.

lorenastevens


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These are great for pregnant women who might start to swell and not fit in their wedding sets until after the baby. 20 bucks to keep your finger from feeling naked sounds awesome to me.

jamina1


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Bione wrote:(TT: Back me up on this with a Double Rainbow)

Guys, an engagement ring is one of the few gifts you will give her that she will keep forever. She *will* notice if the plating flakes off or if you accidentally reveal that you didn't even spend a Jackson on your engagement.

You only get one chance (unless it's Elizabeth Taylor). This is not worth the risk!



Please, don't generalize women like this. I had to get my engagement ring resized because I lost weight and when they looked up our file I found out how much my husband spent. To be honest, I was upset that he *spent so much!*

Needless to say, guys it really depends on your lady. You should know her very well if you're planning on buying a ring, so if she's cool with this you will know.

Our wedding rings cost a grand total of $40, and I couldn't be happier.

DON'T splurge your entire paycheck on a ring if it isn't what your woman wants. It sure wasn't what I wanted.

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jamina1


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chimunga wrote:I have an aunt that wears one of these cheap, huge rings right next to her *actual* engagement. I think she likes the look of the expensive looking rock. Oh the irony. And it makes me feel bad for my uncle every time I see it.

On the flip side, you should sell cheap male wedding rings. Most men don't care how pricey theirs are. And I'd stock up on those for my husband. He already managed to straight-up break one.



They do! My husband and I got tungsten carbide wedding bands (from Amazon) for $20 a pop. Cheap, durable, and most importantly they won't deglove your finger if you get it stuck in something.

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jamina1


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aqueousflame wrote:3 months salary is very old-hat. Diamonds are artificially expensive and no one should spend so much on a ring unless their woman really wants a big rock.

Keep in mind though that she wears it until death or divorce do you part. There are a lot of factors in the decision, but a $20 ring wouldn't cut it for anyone (unless the girl A) doesn't care about a ring or B) doesn't know it's cubic zirconia). I got a lovely ring from less than 3 weeks of my husband's salary.



I worked as a jewelry sales person and I can tell you several things:

1) Diamonds are cheap, but marked up like crazy.
2) People are super picky about what basically amounts to a hunk of coal. Oh, its got good color but a minor imperfection? I'M TOO GOOD FOR THAT! Or its HUGE and affordable but the color is a bit off? NOPE, WON'T GO NEAR IT. I.E. People are diamond snobs for no good reason. There are plenty of big rocks out there with H or I color but no one buys them because they aren't "perfect".
3) Cubic Zirconia is more sparkly than real diamonds - in the light it LOOKS better.
4) And hell, ITS CHEAP! Why the hell should you put yourself into debt for some stupid status symbol right before you're beginning your life together? That makes no sense.
If your woman is going to berate you because the ring "wasn't expensive enough" then you have more problems than you think, bucko.

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smartheart


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1. I can imagine some fun being had with such a ring.

2. I've noticed a trend among successful young professionals who could afford more to opt for a tiny diamond ring--or, more common, to "design" their own non-diamond ring (using much less expensive stones, etc and more intricate, personalized metalwork--according to their own tastes. Both men and women in these couples seem to like this option better, and it obviously is significantly less expensive than a traditional engagement ring.


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jaferson


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Nothing says "I will love you forever", quite like a $20 ring.

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hizzeraud


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Which one of these has the smallest "main" stones? I can't tell from the specs. I'm three months pregnant and my wedding set is getting tight. I currently have a 1/2 ct solitaire with a simple diamond band. I don't want to go naked with my finger but I don't want something super gaudy. These are a great price; much better than the crap I've seen at the mall.

zolttt


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buying 3 gets you 6 rings for 60 bucks... bring them to a bar and use them as a prop to potentially get lucky.

Well worth the price I'd say

mick66


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I think these could be good to use as stand in rings for when you want to surprise her with a proposal and she can choose a ring that she wants at a later time.

davekendall22


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What I want to know is who is buying two of these things.

Either they're planning on marrying two people simultaneously, or they're just pessimistic about it working out.

MagickalMan


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Last "forever"? At $20, I imagine that a weekend may be all you're getting... but hey, it could be a good weekend, until she gets to a jeweler to have the ring checked out. :D

rmwhite401


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Last time I checked, a good woman doesn't get married for the ring. If men would only realize that they would not end up with trifling women. My engagement ring was $100.00 from QVC and I love it just as if it were the real thing, 18 years and counting.
Don't go broke on a ring or a wedding..that's not the important things!

Renee M. White

RobinBobcat


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So for $20, you get some good costume supplies.

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midnight0000


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For those saying it's a $20 ring set, it's really not... that's just the Woot deal. The prices before the discount are more between $250-300. Now, that still seems low for engagement rings, but at least its real value isn't $20-cheap.

Still, no diamond, no deal.

fruchild


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hizzeraud wrote:Which one of these has the smallest "main" stones? I can't tell from the specs. I'm three months pregnant and my wedding set is getting tight. I currently have a 1/2 ct solitaire with a simple diamond band. I don't want to go naked with my finger but I don't want something super gaudy. These are a great price; much better than the crap I've seen at the mall.



The curved one looks the smallest. Its actually my favorite one

CTMechE


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I'd like Woot to explain how something is 'plated' in White Gold.

White Gold jewelry is, itself, plated in Rhodium for the shiny silver look. You never actually see the muted muddy looking gold alloy inside until the Rhodium wears through, and you have to get it re-plated. (Commonly called "re-dipped."

There's nothing wrong with plain sterling silver jewelry - Tiffany & Co. does a great job of selling just that. So what's up with plating Sterling Silver in "White Gold?" Makes no sense to me.

schighschagh


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81prelude wrote:These are good for situations when you don't want to show off the real bling, or if your work in an environment where you use your hands a lot and don't want to take the chance of damaging your real stone/setting.



Pray tell, how do you go about damaging diamonds with your hands?

skemmis


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tobyy23 wrote:WOW THIS IS REALLY A GREAT VALUE!! I SAW THESE IN MACYS FOR $200!



You joined in 2006 and this is your first post?

arismella


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skemmis wrote:You joined in 2006 and this is your first post?


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WOW THIS IS REALLY A GREAT VALUE!! I SAW THESE IN MACYS FOR $200!
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redshoes


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I would have bought these to wear while travelling to imply that I am married and would prefer not to be hit on (when I would just generally prefer not to be hit on) but my ring finger is a 4.5 and these don't go smaller than a 6. I am dissapoint.

rebemdee


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lorenastevens wrote:These are great for pregnant women who might start to swell and not fit in their wedding sets until after the baby. 20 bucks to keep your finger from feeling naked sounds awesome to me.



I wore a ten dollar silver band from a department store my entire pregnancy. I can't wear my real ring now because it's too pokey and will scratch the baby. I'd get a 20 dollar set to wear until I could wear my regular ring again. Assuming I can find where I put the real ring.