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Thread: Blue Diamond Fetches record price

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8047042.stm

    Ok, I admit it, the anonymous phone bidder was me!




    I WISH!

    **sigh** I love diamonds

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    That's pretty, but I can think of other things to spend that kind of money on

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    Beautiful....but I bet it hardly spends anytime on someone's finger :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Beautiful....but I bet it hardly spends anytime on someone's finger :roll:
    Can you imagine how much fabric that would buy? Never mind fabric. Houses and sewing rooms and sewing stuff and toys and, and, and......wow! lol

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    I was watching a programme last night on tv, couple of UK Celebs, visiting USA...can't stand the girl...but anyway, she was in some top designer shop and just going ...have that, and that one, yep that, without even looking at the ridiculous price tags...I had this pang..I wish I could visit a good quilting shop and just do that ...heck sod it just buy the whole shop tee hee!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    I was watching a programme last night on tv, couple of UK Celebs, visiting USA...can't stand the girl...but anyway, she was in some top designer shop and just going ...have that, and that one, yep that, without even looking at the ridiculous price tags...I had this pang..I wish I could visit a good quilting shop and just do that ...heck sod it just buy the whole shop tee hee!!
    Oh gawd, that wasn't Katie 'Jordan' Price and Peter Andre was it? What nightmares they are. They just announced they are seperating and it made the 10 O'Clock News! For Crying out loud! What is the world coming to?

    But yes, if I had that kind of money I would buy some nice jewellery, a nice car, a super duper sewing machine and flights to visit everyone from here, buying fabric along the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyKitty
    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    I was watching a programme last night on tv, couple of UK Celebs, visiting USA...can't stand the girl...but anyway, she was in some top designer shop and just going ...have that, and that one, yep that, without even looking at the ridiculous price tags...I had this pang..I wish I could visit a good quilting shop and just do that ...heck sod it just buy the whole shop tee hee!!
    Oh gawd, that wasn't Katie 'Jordan' Price and Peter Andre was it? What nightmares they are. They just announced they are seperating and it made the 10 O'Clock News! For Crying out loud! What is the world coming to?

    But yes, if I had that kind of money I would buy some nice jewellery, a nice car, a super duper sewing machine and flights to visit everyone from here, buying fabric along the way!
    Got it in one....I want to knock their heads together...well if they can reach with those boobs lol!! I just feel so sorry for the kids...........

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    Now I know why I like blue. I would like to touch it and maybe try it on :D

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    Love diamonds, I admit it!

    I'll keep the one I have had forever and buy material instead :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I would love to see it though in person and maybe just hold it for awhile!


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    Ohhhhhh.....well I guess my DH DID find that anniversary gift for me :wink: :wink:


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    LOL Patti.

    I once had a $50,000 diamond on my finger. It was pretty, but was HUGE! Actually gawdy looking. I fantasized as to what I could get with that kind of money and the diamond wasn't one of them. Was fun trying it on tho. For fun sometimes, the girls and I would walk down Waikiki and window shop. Once in a while, they would want to go into some of the jewelry stores. The stores didn't care what you were dressed like, they welcomed you in, let you try on anything and everything. Was fun sometimes, but then everything had to go back. lol
    Oh yes....the doors to the store were locked and there were security guards there too, so no way I could "lift" it. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    LOL Patti.

    I once had a $50,000 diamond on my finger. It was pretty, but was HUGE! Actually gawdy looking. I fantasized as to what I could get with that kind of money and the diamond wasn't one of them. Was fun trying it on tho. For fun sometimes, the girls and I would walk down Waikiki and window shop. Once in a while, they would want to go into some of the jewelry stores. The stores didn't care what you were dressed like, they welcomed you in, let you try on anything and everything. Was fun sometimes, but then everything had to go back. lol
    Oh yes....the doors to the store were locked and there were security guards there too, so no way I could "lift" it. lol
    Actually I wouldn't EVEN be tempted by the big diamond...now I am a diamond kinda girl, I'll admit....but a big ole' gawdy rock???? No...I'll take tastefully understated anyday and then buy more toys with the left over money... :wink: I' ve never even tried on one of those big ones :roll:

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    The diamond is absolutely beautiful!!

    But think of all the sewing stuff you could buy with that amount of money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat

    Actually I wouldn't EVEN be tempted by the big diamond...now I am a diamond kinda girl, I'll admit....but a big ole' gawdy rock???? No...I'll take tastefully understated anyday and then buy more toys with the left over money... :wink: I' ve never even tried on one of those big ones :roll:
    I agree, I always tend to think those massive diamonds must be fake. NOt that I see many massive diamonds around here!

    I have a three stone diamond ring I wear on my right hand..centre stone is 1/2 carat with a 1/4 carat either side. Very good clarity and colour. Small enough not to get in the way, I wear it every day, but big and sparkly enough to make other women look at it! :lol: :wink: :lol:

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    Well I think you should show us your diamonds Mary...they we can all post ours and compare styles in rings too!! Mine ring is three diamonds with a 'princess' cut square centre...(I think, its been on my finger for nearly 8 years waiting for a companion..... :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Well I think you should show us your diamonds Mary...they we can all post ours and compare styles in rings too!! Mine ring is three diamonds with a 'princess' cut square centre...(I think, its been on my finger for nearly 8 years waiting for a companion..... :roll:
    :shock: :shock: Sounds really pretty Izy...it does need a companion though...why not have him talk to Colin??? Maybe get a good idea??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Well I think you should show us your diamonds Mary...they we can all post ours and compare styles in rings too!! Mine ring is three diamonds with a 'princess' cut square centre...(I think, its been on my finger for nearly 8 years waiting for a companion..... :roll:
    I'll show you mine if you show me yours! :lol:

    I'll post a pic later when I get home.

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    For that rock I would not mind being Gawdy at all!!!! Bring it on!!!!

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    I think the biggest suckers are the ones that buy this stuff. I have never seen a reason to having expensive jewelry. It serves no purpose at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I think the biggest suckers are the ones that buy this stuff. I have never seen a reason to having expensive jewelry. It serves no purpose at all.
    Well, one man's (or woman's!) meat is another ones poison, horses for courses and all that! My ring serves a magnificent purpose..it makes me happy!

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    It never occurred to me that a ring could be too big! However, if I were to take pix of my rings I would have to use someone else's hand. As my husband said one time when he was holding an item he wanted to sell on Ebay and I took the picture. When he saw it he said "Whose old man hands are those?"

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    I don't even wear mydiamond--or my wedding band any more. Jewelry gets in the way!! :wink: Hubby knows I'd gladly hock them for shavings, hay, straw, or fabric. :lol:

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    Oooh, that is a pretty sparkly!
    I'm not one for big stones either, but my gf has a 2 carat diamond ring (bought pre-daughter LOL) & most people think it's a zirconia!!
    I have my sapphire "General Motors Mark of Excellence" ring that I earned at work & am always amazed at all the compliments it gets! (Almost as many comments as my LEGO (r) watch gets! :lol: )

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    Here we go girls....lets show off our diamonds....

    Total 1 carat (centre stone is half, each one either side is quarter).
    Brilliant Cut
    Clarity - SI-2
    Colour - G
    4.3 grams total (inc the 14kt white gold setting)

    I bought it for myself, in 2004 in Aruba, to celebrate my recent promotion. They are Conflict Free Diamonds.

    I love it! I like to think of it as an 'inheritance piece'!
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    Beautiful diamond!! Glad you bought something nice for yourself!

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