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(but also it's not for the 40 year old me, or even the 20 year old me. I don't like it but also don't do hearts or fake: real diamonds or nothing remotely like them please.)
I wasn't actually thinking of buying it...the lady in question likes silver....I was just interested to hear what you thought after I discovered this wonderful offer on Groupon
I'm sure if some of you thought it had cost 100 quid rather than 19 you wouldn't be so dismissive lol.
I've never heard of the stuff personally.
My engagement ring was one of the cheapest in the shop, and it just had 'my' name on it. (None of this spending so many months' wages on it malarkey people ask about now - which is just as well as OH was unemployed at the time!) I believe it was over £60, but that was a long time ago now ...
Cost doesn't come in to it, something to a persons taste which has been thoughtfully chosen means far more than an RRP.
I and I suspect most other people would much rather something pretty which suits them for £20 than something sparkly and 'easy' to choose because "wimmins like bling and hearts" for £100.
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Whereas that wouldn't bother me in principle, although I've never seen any jewellery I like at that price come to think of it. I'd be pleased with the money savvy element, yet at £19 I don't think it could even be silver, and if it contains metal, I only wear silver, white gold or platinum jewellery.
I don't wear a lot of jewellery and am not really interested in acquiring more. What I wear has to be understated though and what I like tends to be increasingly expensive. Even the friendship bracelets I like are too expensive for what they are!
Price is irrelevant. I'd be very annoyed if someone paid £100 for it - it's certainly not worth that IMO. I would be less annoyed if it was £19 but would have preferred they spent their money more wisely - they could have had sterling silver for that price.
Whilst I wouldn't care how much a gift cost, what I would care about - and hate - is the assumption that I will be "fooled" by the bling, and to be given it by someone who'd go "she'll think I paid a hundred quid, I only paid twenty...Score!".
Don't give her something that's pretending to be something else.