@Felton10 Yeah #notallwomen. I don’t wear jewelry. I never have. Therefore I really don’t want jewelry. I guess if it’s really expensive stuff, I could sell it and use the money to buy expensive Lego sets. But, really, I’d much rather have Lego than jewelry.
@Felton10, ha ha ha ha!!!
I don’t wear jewelry and I don’t like jewelry.
Diamonds are the worst. DeBeers ran a great campaign convincing people that something so common is some how valuable. Diamonds only have industrial value.
@Felton10 Didn’t you learn in from exam questions in school? Be wary of statements saying “always” or “never”. I do, think statistically speaking, more women than men appreciate a gift of jewelry. I know in my household, that pattern holds true. I don’t own a single piece of jewelry outside of my wedding band, but my wife loves receiving it as a gift.
@Felton10@gt0163c Agreed. I’m not someone who wears jewelry (or make up really) on a daily basis. There’s a couple times a year I like/need to dress up and I’m glad I have a few good sets of jewelry to wear for those occasions. But I’m a minimalist at heart. I did buy some earrings from woot last night because they would fit well in my set and they were priced right. But if they see use more than once over the next year, it will be surprising.
True, jewelry does encompass a wide range of items.
I have known several men who have a fascination for watches. One guy I dated had a well organized drawer full of at least a dozen watches and he would frequently look at the watches at department stores. Funny thing, he hardly wore any of them.
@Felton10 My mother’s beau actually loves jewelry and has some cool pieces, very masculine-looking, but with neat stones in them. The plus for her is he likes to go to the gem shows (with her) and often buys her things she likes - smart guy!
@Felton10@unksol Lego jewelry is okay if it doesn’t require kragle and, therefore, can be disassembled and the parts used in MOCs. But, really, it’s probably more cost effective to just buy me the Lego.
@kittykat9180 I would never wear a watch and don’t collect them but the mechanisms and the skill to craft good mechanical watches… Can be pretty impressive. And satisfying to watch. Sounds more like a collector
@kittykat9180@unksol Probably 40 years ago, I bought my wife a fairly plain Rolex SS watch for around $ 1,000. Twenty years later she traded in on another Rolex and got $ 1,200 for it. The one she got has doubled in price since she got it.
It totally depends on the jewelry - I don’t wear bracelets or rings, and I’m pretty picky about the style. So I’m probably happier getting something else unless the giver knows my choosy tastes really well.
@unksol most jewelry i have gotten over the years has been gifts from like…family members i don’t see very often or friends (acquaintances?) i don’t know very well but like to give gifts at xmas. like stocking stuffer level items.
Great every once in a while, but I don’t wear too much regularly, so I perfer a few special pieces that have a lot of meaning rather than getting them all the time. And, contrary to popular belief, for many ladies, price doesn’t matter at all. I’d much prefer something sentimental and meaningful than something based solely on cost, like the moissanite engagement ring that came from a meteorite that my husband gave me, than a huge, ridiculously expensive diamond that will probably get snagged on every shirt I put on.
My wife gave me a really nice Citizen watch that I love. I wear it all the time and will do so forever.
My parents also gave me a ring as a college graduation gift. I also wear that all the time.
So jewelry, yes, but only specific items in my opinion. I would not enjoy earrings.
@tweezak 57yo male here. I have 3 pieces of jewelry I wear with any regularity: silver & turquoise belt buckle produced by Native American artisan (awaiting repair right now), a fine Seiko watch I received as a college graduation gift, and a gold & blue opal ring.
i don’t wear typical jewelry, and i don’t wear any jewelry (aside from the semi-permanent stuff) around the people who would gift me it so, in general, pls no. it is one of the few unwanted gifts i will end up throwing away.
there could be exceptions, including it being on my wishlist, or one time i got a necklace from my MIL that needed a slight modification but otherwise i surprisingly loved. i always get compliments on it too. early in our relationship, my partner got me a necklace and at first i was afraid to open it (i could tell it was jewelry) but it turned out to be just a simple black cord with a small, flat, white plastic square charm on it. and on that square was printed a broken image link icon. i loved that and i still have it. i also still have some tiny gold rings with topaz stones in them that my grandfather would get for me for my birthday as a kid. those are hanging on a chain in my bedroom. sentimental value!
but yeah, like someone else said, if you’re just at like…a department store, or online, and browsing jewelry thinking i’ll like it? then you don’t know me. (and shouldn’t be buying me anything because you don’t need to, please!)
I rarely wear jewelry, too. And spouses don’t always “get” you. Mine has bought half a dozen pieces the past few years and totally failed. He’ll spend 5x the money on golf clubs for himself than on a piece I like.
I like jewelry, I wear it anytime I go out anywhere. Which sadly hasn’t been much lately. I’ve been very fortunate over the years to have a very generous boyfriend that will by me very nice pieces a d he has very good taste too.
I bought a girl some doctor who tardis earrings once which were perfect for her. Because I’m weird and thought it would be funny. I put them in a ring box. But we had somehow got on her style and what she would like in an engagement ring.
There was this brief look on her face like he can’t be that stupid we just started datin… Oh those are cute.