Right, so I'm planning ahead and getting ready to get engaged. I was going to put this on my blog but realised that I was curious what I'd get back... and lets face it, my blog is a rant zone of desert dry, boring posts. No one goes there to respond
So, here it is. Justify the decision to buy a diamond engagement ring.
I have serious moral issues with buying diamonds. I have issues with why they are popular, how they are mined, how they are endorsed, how they lack any personal symbolism, are nothing more than status beacons... and a particular moral tragedy for me - how much they cost and how little value they retain.
I've already talked about it with my GF and worked out what we are going to do. She turned down my giant gold statue, unfortunately, and insisted it be a ring.
I am, however, still curious about how one justifies buying a diamond engagement ring.
So, how do you?