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MagicalBlade wrote:

I'll be honest with you, I'd work my ass off for a year, and obtain whatever amount of money that I got, spend half of it on an engagement ring, and buy a wedding ring with another.

It does depend on how long you're going to be with your mate tho. If you can salvage 3-4 months to get more money for that big diamond, have funnn.

(Keep a $100 dollar bill for your honey moon, and stick it in one of her bras, she'll know what it means.)




What happens if she changes her mind after you handed her the engagement ring and the wedding ring? Are you going to demand and ask her to give back the rings?
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Posted 3/14/15
I'd probably be the one to propose but either way, no rings. I'd rather be on equal footing and that involves not having them spend hundreds on a shiny block of carbon for me.
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Reasonable price? Not buying one at all. They're meaningless and unnecessary.
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It really depends.

All I know is that I'm not going for a silly diamond ring. I'd want to buy her something better looking and more meaningful.

If I ever get married, anyway, since I'm pretty marriage-averse and dislike responsibility.
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I personally don't see the point of one, nor do I see the point of an extravagant wedding. It just looks like spending a lot of money to make marriage flashy. At least half of all marriages end up in divorce anyway, so why bother? In the end, it just becomes a legal document like any other that grants both individuals certain financial and legal perks.

The core of any marriage is love, correct? A mutual love strong enough that it makes both individuals (or more in some cultures) desire marriage simply to make it official. What else is there to it?
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I don't particularly think cost should be a factor. I mean, like, don't go buying something cheap if you're going to buy a ring (I, for example, can only wear metals such as stainless steal, silver, gold, etc, otherwise I get rashes - buying belts is a bitch), but you can definitely find good quality rings that are relatively inexpensive if you shop around or find sales. Honestly, the thought should count more than anything.
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Urboistar wrote:

If you love me you'll be happy with whatever I give you.

How about a cat? Cats are nice.. Not expensive either.


You, me, let's go.
Posted 3/14/15

Vempy wrote:


Urboistar wrote:

If you love me you'll be happy with whatever I give you.

How about a cat? Cats are nice.. Not expensive either.


You, me, let's go.


No kids, a big house, and a couple cats? I'm down.
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Posted 3/14/15
Its all depends on your income and how much your willing to sacrifice.
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Posted 3/15/15 , edited 3/15/15

Urboistar wrote:



No kids, a big house, and a couple cats? I'm down.


We may need to define "a couple". I already have two and you've just promised me one more.
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Posted 3/15/15
Two months salary is the general consensus.... From the people who run most jewelry stores....

In Washington you only have to live together for two years and you are considered married.... No need for a ring....

I'm a bit jaded on this subject, so I might not be the kind of person to listen to.
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Price is not a factor for me. As I've thought about it, it's all about getting the unique ring for the person, and what they like. I know of a married couple who love Disney and they have matching rings that resemble Mickey and Minnie. The husband has a platinum band with three circles engraved on the top. The wife has a diamond and two rubies on a gold band.

That being said, I personally find a lot of value in family heirlooms. It would be incredible if I could use one of my grandmothers rings as an engagement ring. In terms of the "Why get a fancy engagement ring when you wear a wedding ring soon after?" I think a really awesome thing that I would like to do is have them be a set. For example. a small gold band diamond ring for the engagement and the wedding band being a larger set piece that the ring settled into to make a cool combination.

I would never ask for a gift to be returned. If they wished to return it, I would not be able to give it to another person.

But maybe I'm just too old-fashioned and see the value in the symbolism of a partnership band of some sort, even if it's a plastic ring pop, or a glorious set of overpriced diamonds.
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I know nothing about rings. Sooo probably a better question for the women of CR
Posted 3/15/15
Whatever you can afford (and by that I mean able to pay without breaking the bank) within reason. I always thought as a gesture of someone's commitment, the ring shouldn't come from a cracker jack box. Well that's just my humble opinion.
Posted 3/15/15 , edited 3/15/15

Vempy wrote:


Urboistar wrote:



No kids, a big house, and a couple cats? I'm down.


We may need to define "a couple". I already have two and you've just promised me one more.



Err... I'll get you a couple, to go with that couple. Four cats sound good enough?
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