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Would you buy a $46,000 diamond ring online? Some did exactly that on Gilt when they acquired the 3.07 carat specimen you see before you, and the company says such behavior is increasingly common. Shoppers are buying everything from vintage Rolex watches to Italian furniture to six-figure vacations while sitting on the couch. If you had it, would you do it too? [Racked]