"Get a call 2 weeks later from opposing counsel, deal is off. “Why?” I ask. Turns out the ring was a CZ, worth about $95. When client met with me and I showed him the appraisal, he said, “Yeah, I knew that was going to happen.” I stared at him slack-jawed and said, “You knew?” “Oh yeah, but what was I supposed to do, tell my wife I got her a fake ring?”
“How about telling her, ‘no my love, I gave you that ring, and it is a symbol of my love for you, and that horrible b#tch will get it over my dead body. I’ll find another way to pay her,’” I said.
He looked at me and says, “Yeah that would probably have worked.”"