Why Engagement Rings Are a Huge Scam

Did you buy or receive an engagement ring? If so, you may enjoy this funny PSA from College Humor. Sure, it’s a joke, but as they say, “Many a true word is spoken in jest.”

  • Juan

    Oh man, I feel for this scam. A few years back, I spent 5k on a ring, got engaged, and then, thankfully, disengaged. Got the silly ring back, could not return it. Ended up selling the damn thing for $300.
    After I got over that, I realized, had I actually gotten married, the subsequent, inevitable divorce would’ve cost me way more. I figure I got off cheap:)
    Never doing that again.

    • echar


      • Juan

        Coulda been MUCH worse;)
        It was a valuable learning experience. I am grateful.

        • http://americancannibal.org/ American Cannibal

          Christ! You dodged a bullet.

          Stay single, focus on your own growth first.

          • Juan

            Yep, that’s the plan.

  • echar

    Well crumb!

  • AManCalledDa-da

    This is so awesome. Too late, but awesome.

    • http://americancannibal.org/ American Cannibal

      But, Da-da—

  • Anarchy Pony

    Knew it all already, but they made it funny.

    • http://americancannibal.org/ American Cannibal

      “College Humor”

      • Anarchy Pony

        College. Now there’s a scam.

        • http://americancannibal.org/ American Cannibal

          I know. Libraries are useless. We have the internet now.

          • Anarchy Pony

            I primarily meant the massive student loan debt bubble.

          • http://americancannibal.org/ American Cannibal

            So it’s really Crapitalists’ Debt & Wage-Slave System that is the scam, not so much the schools? Yes? I agree with you there, sir.

  • DrDavidKelly

    I didnt know about this. I figured it was ancient and pagan or something … huh! My wife has an engagement ring which she bought because well … I have no job. She loves her ring and whilst it may be near worthless it’s pretty and means something to her.

    • VaudeVillain

      Various cultures and religions have made the exchange of rings part of the betrothal or marriage process. Most have only women receiving and wearing them, and diamonds weren’t in the mix until, as covered in the bit, DeBeers advertised their way in.

  • emperorreagan

    My wife would’ve been horrified if I spent a bunch of money on a ring.

    • Matt Staggs

      Mine too, buddy. She won’t wear diamonds anyway.

    • http://americancannibal.org/ American Cannibal

      Yeah. I’m with a great girl who despises this whole disgusting industry.

  • kowalityjesus

    Was the diamond ring tradition completely fabricated? I am sure it existed in some capacity. If we are insusceptible to all suggestion, we would be callous. To what degree is it unacceptable to beget cultural moor from corporate advertisements? When else in history has it happened?

    Does anyone remember those commercials in the 90s? They were very classy and often sent chills down my spine. Leave it to the Dutch to use art to convince the public to buy into a monopoly. It certainly made Karl Jenkins quite wealthy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-X_J36zxeg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pU6WQXkiOU

  • Aton Rekoobecaf

    My wife and I waited for opportunity to arise. My ring? Pawn store. Hers? 1.14K solitaire (occlusions and all) $700. Beautiful ring. 10 cents on the dollar.

  • Rus Archer

    why marriage is a huge scam