Why Rich Women Wear Fake Diamonds When They Can Afford The Real Thing

Elizabeth Taylor 1953
The Queen of diamonds-Elizabeth Taylor 1953

Every girl wants a genuine diamond, but now many of them are perfectly satisfied with a top-quality fake. After men spent trillions of dollars pleasing their women, they may have to throw out millenniums of beliefs. Now, many women are willing to wear a faux stone either permanently or temporarily. Even extremely wealthy women collect fabulous fakes when they could easily afford the real thing.

Why Do Rich Women Wear Fake Diamonds?

While the majority of women prefer their men to buy them real jewels, they have fun buying the fake ones themselves. The interesting thing about this is that wealthy women do the same thing. So why do rich women specifically, when they can afford so much more, prefer to wear fake diamond rings? It doesn’t seem to make sense, but here are a few reasons to consider:

We Automatically Assume The Rich Wear Real

If you saw someone who you knew was on Forbes 10 richest list and you saw them out and about looking fabulously brilliant dripping in jewelry, wouldn’t you assume they were genuine stones? It can be quite intriguing to have fans admiring your “diamond” ensemble when you know they aren’t diamonds at all.  Who is going to question a millionaire about the quality of her gemstones?

The Maid Can Run Off With The Imitation Family Jewels

Jewelry CollectionIf you have loads of money and buy jewelry worth millions, it can be scary trusting your household staff with your personal property. It’s a huge hassle to have to keep your rings and things in a safety deposit box at the bank. It can be a huge headache to have to open your wall safe every time you want to switch earrings or necklaces.

With a few fakes around, the maid can run off with your $19.99 CZ ring without causing a major panic attack. Why? She wont get much for it on the black market. Serves her right, doesn’t it?.

They Can Save On Insurance Premiums And Other Expenses

Let’s face it. Some people become rich because they are misers. If they can squeeze a penny until it squeaks they will. The more stuff you have of value, the more it costs to insure it. Replacement insurance for mega-diamonds cost money. Since the rich tend to travel and vacation more, they are at greater risk for misplacing valuables.

Unfortunately, in today’s crazy world, it can be dangerous to display your wealth out in public.  Someone could physically take your jewelry, possibly causing bodily harm in the process. Sadly, a brilliant fake with a large carat weight can still attract the attention of a robber. Hence, bodyguard protection is a necessary reality for the very rich and famous.

There’s Nothing Like Old Hollywood Glamor To Showcase Diamonds-Real Or Fake

Marilyn Monroe

 Surprisingly, Marilyn Monroe never wore diamonds in real life. She borrowed them from famous jewelry houses for her celebrity photo shoots and appearances.

Rich Women Like To Mix It Up For Fashion

Sometimes women just want to show off their fashion style without paying a lot. Having multiple fake gemstone jewelry items means matching them to different outfits and always looking stylish. Fake diamond costume jewelry continues to look better and better as the years go buy. The stigma attached to wearing fakes is long gone.

Jewelry-addicted women don’t need to keep buying real gemstones, even if they can afford it. It’s literally throwing money away if they wear a different jewelry ensemble with every different outfit.

Buying A Fake Diamond Ring Can Be Less Fussy

There are thousands of ready-to-wear fake diamond rings out there online. There is no need to shop between stores if you don’t want to. This saves a lot of time and makes shopping quicker. Buying fakes on the spot is easier than real diamond rings as there is a smaller investment. The more you spend, the choosier you become.

Only Her Jeweler Knows For Sure

Quality fake diamonds are socially acceptable and can show off a woman’s beauty. They can give the same  shine and sparkle as seen in real, high-grade diamond stones. They do not cost as much and women can choose between thousands of different designs.

I think the real reason that rich women buy fakes and enjoy wearing them is the fun of carrying around a delicious secret while being discreet about it in public.



Image Credits: Elizabeth Taylor, By Metro Goldwyn Mayer-no photographer information given (eBay item photo front photo back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, Jewels, Pixabay Free, Marilyn Monroe By Self made screen capture from a public domain film trailer Licencing information : http://www.creativeclearance.com/guidelines.html#D2 Trailer can be viewed here; there’s no copyright notice. (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes trailer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons