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02-08-2013 07:26 PM
SloopJonB
Re: DIAMONDS, your diamond, may not be forever

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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
"The girl I married"
Got a young'un, didja? Down south here, you say "girl" and you're sleeping on someone else's couch for a week. 'Course in Iceland the age of consent is something like 11, so they might see things differently.
She WAS a girl when I married her. AFAIAC they ain't women before 30 at least.
02-08-2013 04:22 PM
DRFerron
Re: DIAMONDS, your diamond, may not be forever

I noticed recently that the gecko in the Geico commercial opened a ring box that advertised Helzberg Diamonds. Advertising within advertising. Interesting concept.

My brother had to have his wedding band cut off when a bird of prey sank a talon into his ring finger. Since he's been through two divorces, it might have been a sign.
02-08-2013 03:08 PM
hellosailor
Re: DIAMONDS, your diamond, may not be forever

"The girl I married"
Got a young'un, didja? Down south here, you say "girl" and you're sleeping on someone else's couch for a week. 'Course in Iceland the age of consent is something like 11, so they might see things differently.
02-08-2013 02:45 PM
SloopJonB
Re: DIAMONDS, your diamond, may not be forever

You gotta hand it to De Beers - their control & promotion of diamonds over the years has created a whole societal norm and expectation around diamonds & romance.

The girl I married didn't want one OR a big expensive wedding - she wanted to spend the money on our first condo instead.

We went to the JP with only close family in attendance and I found a VERY nice custom band for her.

I also had a friend who bought his live-in girlfriend a loose diamond as a gift. He thought it was just a nice expensive gift and was quite confused when he found out what it actually signified to her.
01-21-2013 04:23 PM
DRFerron
Re: DIAMONDS, your diamond, may not be forever

My engagement ring floats.
01-21-2013 03:39 PM
MarkSF
Re: DIAMONDS, your diamond, may not be forever

Another big danger when working on a boat, or a car for that matter, is a metal watch band. Imagine if it got shorted across two battery cables, say at the starter or at the 1-2-both-off switch. It'll get red hot in a second and the injury doesn't bear thinking about. I won't even own, let alone wear, a metal-banded watch with all the car and boat maintenance that I do.
01-18-2013 06:59 PM
sailordave
Re: DIAMONDS, your diamond, may not be forever

I don't wear a ring for this reason.
Also my knuckle is bigger than the inner part of my finger; to get a ring on it has to pass over the knuckle and then is too loose on my finger. Talk about an accident waiting to happen. I got tired of taking it off or forgetting and then worrying. Easier to just not wear one. I'm kinda fond of all my fingers.
01-18-2013 05:37 PM
Serendipitous
Re: DIAMONDS, your diamond, may not be forever

My diamonds are currently sitting in a safety deposit box while I travel (and I do miss them ), but I had a warranty with my jeweler that if I had it checked every six months, any lost stones will be replaced for free. Which is good, because one did actually fall out within months of getting the ring.
01-09-2013 09:01 AM
chucklesR
Re: DIAMONDS, your diamond, may not be forever

If it concerns you take your ring to a jeweler and have them put a safety slice in the back - so the ring breaks before your finger becomes fish food.
01-09-2013 08:04 AM
dongreerps
Re: DIAMONDS, your diamond, may not be forever

Wedding ring type rings can, and have caught on a protruding object, and caused degloving of the finger, which usually leads to amputation. Engagement rings can get caught by a flying line, and pull the finger into a winch, leading to a crushed finger. Both easily avoidable. If you must wear rings on board, please go to a cooperative jeweler, and have him cut two grooves on opposite sides of the inside of the ring. The grooves must be deep enough so that if the ring is caught, it will break before dragging your finger into oblivion.
By the same token, long hair around winches and flying lines is dangerous. The hair can get caught up in the flying line, and if the line then jerks hard, a scalping injury will follow.
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