- Dec 28, 2015
As it happens....I wonder how many posters deriding those with Sage or Hardy etc rods bought their wives cubic zircona engagement rings instead of diamond?
Not quite. I had a pair of diamond earrings made for a significant birthday for my wife. Two carrots (or carats, if you prefer). If you look up the price of diamonds you'll see that's several Sage rods, but they'd look a bit stupid dangling from her head so I went with the earrings.
In order to decide on the mountings I was shown a tray of Zirconian ones - I chose the ones costing £17. When they where finished I couldn't tell the difference and neither could anyone without a magnifying lens and a lot of training.
Zirconian and diamond are identical in form and function, so why buy diamond? Well the answer is complicated because there are women involved but with a rod all you're actually left with is a self-congratualory feeling and image signalling.