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Would your friends laugh at you if you wore a fake diamond?

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  1. Dancing Fire
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    by Dancing Fire » Jun 29, 2019
    or carry a fake branded purse?

    When I see my lady friends carrying a LV or Chanel handbag I'll always ask them ..."is that real"? :bigsmile: or I'll say "that is a fake" just to piss them off... :lol:
     
    


    


  2. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Jun 29, 2019
    I learned it’s a “mind clean” thing for me. I can’t wear or have a fake. I wish I could.
     
  3. KaeKae
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    by KaeKae » Jun 29, 2019
    I don't own any "fake" diamonds.
    I own diamonds, gemstones, moissanite and czs.
    Anyone who would laugh at me over such things would no longer be considered a friend.
     
  4. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Jun 29, 2019
    Ok, I didn’t answer the question lol. No, I doubt any of my friends would laugh at me
     
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  5. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Jun 29, 2019
    My good friends would know I would never wear a fake diamond but others I know would probably not be able to tell a fake from the real deal. The fakes don't interest me at all though!
     
  6. msop04
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    by msop04 » Jun 29, 2019
    If I chose to do so, they'd never know. They aren't into jewelry at all! LOL
     
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  7. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Jun 29, 2019
    my friends don't care about my jewelry or purses.
     
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  8. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Jun 29, 2019
    I wear replica watches and don't even think about it - 99.999% of people just don't care what's on your wrist, lol, so I'm sure it's much the same with jewellery!


    That said... I do find it weird that I really WANT a diamond but moissanite and other simulants don't hold any appeal, despite looking pretty good if you buy well.

    I think perhaps it's the thing where I don't mind buying a genuine item if there is a discernible and/or quantifiable benefit, but I will buy replicas of things that are clearly falling into the Veblen goods category :lol:


    Ultimately people will probably assume all manner of things if I, a male of the species, wears a diamond - and I'm not sure I particularly care what they think because I'd be wearing it for me! :)
     
  9. canuk-gal
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    by canuk-gal » Jun 29, 2019
    HI:

    I don't have any friends.

    cheers--Sharon
     
  10. Asscherhalo_lover
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    by Asscherhalo_lover » Jun 29, 2019
    Only if I was trying to pass them off as real :)
     
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  11. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Jun 29, 2019
    No one I know would even know if it was real or not real, they really don't care about jewellery at all.
     
  12. madelise
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    by madelise » Jun 29, 2019
    No one I know cares.
     
  13. Laila619
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    by Laila619 » Jun 29, 2019
    If they laughed, they wouldn't be very nice friends, would they?
     
  14. Alexiszoe
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    by Alexiszoe » Jun 30, 2019
    A friend who determines my worth based on my ability to afford something, expects others to adhere to their version of what "people of their social status" should be doing; feels it is OK to laugh at me/others for having a fake anything, is incredibly shallow.

    Also - for someone to laugh at a friend because they are carrying a fake something shows a certain level of cruelty.

    Such people are not friends of anyone but themselves.
     
  15. Dancing Fire
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    by Dancing Fire » Jun 30, 2019
    Replica means fakes on watch forums..[​IMG]
     
    


    


  16. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Jun 30, 2019
    i have a really pretty peridot silver ring with side white saphires
    i wish it had diamonds
    i brought it for fun
    if it had had real.diamonds i would have brought it too !
    i keep it super clean and sparkly
    if someone asked me id tell them it wasn't diamonds
    my SIL would livelly study it and outright ask me
    but i wouldn't respect anyone to laugh
     
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  17. missy
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    by missy » Jun 30, 2019
    Most of my friends don't even notice my bling and for those who do I doubt they would be able to spot a fake. And my (true) friends don't care and just want me to be happy as I do them and would not judge if I wanted to wear fake anything. And those who do judge aren't my real friends and I don't care about what fake friends (aka frenemies) think.
     
  18. Mamabean
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    by Mamabean » Jun 30, 2019
    What she said...
     
  19. MeowMeow
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    by MeowMeow » Jun 30, 2019
    Nobody I am friends with would care. And anyway jewellery is not on most people's radar anyway. I'm the only one who obsesses over it in my group lol. I wouldn't judge anyone for having a CZ or a moissanite or another synthetic though as I do have one ring I love with a beautiful lab created spinel. Just because my collection is 99 percent natural stones (my preference)doesn't mean that's what everyone else has to like too.

    As far as fake purses? I dunno. We as a group tend to care about purses even less. I have one good coach for when we go out and the rest of the time I have a cloth Vera Bradley doubling as a diaper bag and a purse lmao.
     
  20. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Jun 30, 2019
    I doubt any of my friends would notice or care. Some assume my ER is not a diamond b/c of the color, some assume my stand in rings are real. If the question is would they judge me if I had lots of fake brand/ high end stuff, maybe they would because that would say something negative about my personality. But that's assuming they'd notice in the first place, which I doubt. I don't like conspicuously branded stuff so won't have the chance to find out :lol:
     
  21. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Jun 30, 2019
    No my friends are hippies who sew their own bags from old clothes so the last thing they'd care about is a branded bag.
     
  22. smitcompton
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    by smitcompton » Jun 30, 2019
    Hi,

    I sometimes think I come from a more unstructured life than many of you do. Yes, in some circumstances family would laugh and kid me . They would call me cheapo if the item was a fake, and go, OMG she has real diamonds or a designer bag. My family can be snobbish in a fun way. They say one niece is like me. She saves her money to invest, and they call her little Annette. One niece works in an industry that uses name brands on most anything. So, she is very conscious of what other people are wearing. My friends just ask me if something is real or not. I don't think anyone is making a judgment of me because something is branded or not. To me, its all fun stuff,

    Annette
     
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  23. Madam Bijoux
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    by Madam Bijoux » Jun 30, 2019
    My friends laugh at me for being obsessed with real diamonds. They would laugh even more if I started wearing simulants.
     
  24. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Jun 30, 2019
    Depends on the forum ;-) :tongue:

    The negative connotations of the word 'fake' is what the big brands rely on, whereas 'replica' suggests care taken and skill to recreate something.

    Semantics... an ongoing discussion that neither side is likely to shift their position on :razz: lol


    As I've read on a replica watch forum - Those who care don't matter, whereas those that matter don't care :))


    I'm looking forward to getting a 'fake' 2ct MMD asscher :D lol
     
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  25. GliderPoss
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    by GliderPoss » Jun 30, 2019
    My friends wouldn't be able to tell the difference! :lol: I guess unless it was waaaay obvious like a 20ct "diamond" ring or something silly like that.
     
  26. doberman
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    by doberman » Jun 30, 2019
    I'm quite sure my friends wouldn't even know or care. Diamonds are not on their radar.
     
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  27. princessandthepear
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    by princessandthepear » Jun 30, 2019
    I have 6 diamond rings with only two of them over a carat, each of a different shape. While all are real, I tell people that they are fake. In my circle, people only have one diamond if even that. While I love my diamonds, I realize that many people that I know consider jewelry a waste of money.
    @OoohShiny, Rioux Rocks has a large white zircon asscher that you could use as a placeholder until you get your forever asscher. 10.34 carats of dispersion.
     
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  28. MissStepcut
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    by MissStepcut » Jun 30, 2019
    First of all, if they laughed, it would be behind my back!

    Without question, I am the most jewelry-obsessed of my friends. I have gotten my whole circle to buy Lightbox lab diamond studs, so I guess I set the tone that lab diamonds are acceptable in my circle.

    I was plenty surprised though when someone I am close to got a simulant. When I saw it, I guess my eyebrows went up involuntarily. Friend “confessed” immediately. It’s not that I was judging her, I was just surprised (especially since real was easily in their budget). It was very visually obvious. Now she never wears it, just her mined diamond wedding band. I hope I didn’t ruin it for her.
     
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    You'll have to mention that you haven't seen her other pretty ring for a while and ask if she's saving it for special occasions :)
     
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  30. OoohShiny
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    I'm not familiar with Zircon (and most of the non-diamond coloured gemstones :???: lol) but that is lovely!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Byq5fTKhJpM/
     

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