Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Exquisitely Fake Diamond Rings

You can plan the whole wedding around these amazing rings. Catering? Nah, just set out some gumball and candy machines. That'll help offset the cost of the rings. Party favors can be those little troll dolls in plastic eggs. What will we wear, though?

This tiny little post brought to you courtesy of me taking a day off. Sort of! And the ad is from an early 1970s comic book, which is also resting, on a nice comfy bookshelf. Now back to trying to plot that mystery novel...I guess that isn't resting exactly. But I thought we all needed a break from the long posts.

11 comments:

Tori Lennox said...

I don't know about anyone else but if guy wants to marry me and gives me a ring he bought for a freakin' dollar, he's going to be shown the door!

Eric said...

Whoa that is some high-tone jewelry. (by high-tone, I mean it has a cheap high pitched ping when it gets thrown on the floor or a the guy giving it).

Shown the door? Even if it is the 'ADMIRATION' setting? :)

beth said...

There is such desperation in this little ad! Like a girl whose clock is ticking and hasn't yet received a proposal, let alone a ring this awesome.

Staci said...

Hmm, for a dollar I'd worry about the bride and groom having matching green fingers on their wedding day or matching allergic reactions that would make their wedding night not so fun. But hey, if you mail order your wedding rings, you deserve what you get.

Bill said...

I'm so relieved that the rings are perfectly matched. Even if I'm giving paste jewelry, appearances are very important.
This ad makes me think of a neighbor when I was little. A widow, she was showing off her new sparkly engagement ring to my mother, and said "And I'll have you know that this is NOT a Wellington."

grouse.and.badger said...

I like that they come in various sizes. I think the reason they let you wear it for 10 days first is they know your finger will swell and you won't be able to get it off in time to return it :) I LOVE your ads. Look forward to stopping by and seeing "what's new" each day.

Lidian said...

Tori - I'm with you, Tori - but there were loads of these ads in magazines around this time and earlier so I guess someone was buying them...

Eric - Admiration setting must mean you have a bit of time to admire it before it start turning green.

beth - They must have thought that if you were buying this you really were desperate.

Staci - Matching allergic reactions what fun! Marriage is all about sharing though :)

Bill - What in the world is a Wellington, aside from a rubber boot? Because even that little old lady must know that people can tell she is not wearing a rubber boot on her finger.

grouse and badger - Thank you! :) I am going to try and think of something good to post as soon as I finish responding to comments...

Hairball said...

I don't believe in going into debt for jewelry, and a simple gold band is so much classier than this stuff!

Lidian said...

Hairball - I agree, in fact we had a really frugal (but very nice) wedding and the rings, though perfectly swell, and NOT like these, were (are) very plain and not expensive. And they still look great more than 20 years later! These probably not so much, though.

Relax Max said...

If I send no money, how do I get a refund?

Ah, C.O.D. Refund $1, all I have to do is pay th $3 C.O.D. charges. Do I have to send the ring back too?

This is seeming like less and less of a good deal all the time.

But at least my girl will be impressed.

Lidian said...

Max - She will in fact be filled with capitalized ADMIRATION. And what's better than that, for no money sent?

I wonder if the $3 COD charge is a clever way of concealing the fee for the ring. Admirably sneaky!