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Symbol of your love or Big Waste of $$$

Girl - Symbol of your love
55 (31.1%)
Girl - Big Waste of $$$
34 (19.2%)
Guy - Symbol of your love
41 (23.2%)
Guy - Big Waste of $$$
47 (26.6%)

Total Members Voted: 163

Engagment Rings

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Re: Engagment Rings
« Reply #220 on: May 25, 2007, 07:51:13 AM »
I realize it can suck to cough up many thousand dollars for a ring, but it's something she will keep for life and cherish (hopefully). Not to mention, it's a solid investment, unlike buying her a car or taking a trip around the world (as I've seen suggested), the value of jewelery won't perish.

Have you ever tried to resell diamond jewelry?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond#Gem_diamond_industry

Just saying.

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« Reply #221 on: May 25, 2007, 07:56:00 AM »
Yes, I have.

Have you?

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« Reply #222 on: May 25, 2007, 08:18:06 AM »
Yea, and it didn't go well.  /shrug 

This is one of those personal taste things, if it makes you feel better to spend the money, of course do so I wouldn't attempt to talk you out of it.  I'm just giving my opinion on the matter.  Best of luck to you.

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« Reply #223 on: May 25, 2007, 08:20:53 AM »
Well, I have no intentions of getting engaged so it really is a hypothetical discussion for me :) And I don't really think it's about whether you want to spend the money or not, but the fact that your woman probably would expect you to. If both parties are fine with something else, go for it. But chances are your wife-to-be might be wanting something pretty and shiny, and I don't think that's wrong in itself.

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« Reply #224 on: May 25, 2007, 08:25:41 AM »
Well, I have no intentions of getting engaged so it really is a hypothetical discussion for me :) And I don't really think it's about whether you want to spend the money or not, but the fact that your woman probably would expect you to. If both parties are fine with something else, go for it. But chances are your wife-to-be might be wanting something pretty and shiny, and I don't think that's wrong in itself.

Certainly not;  the idea is to please her, so you're pretty much locked in to what she wants.  It defeats the point to get a ring she's not happy with.  I've been married a while already so my wife and I are probably a bit jaded on the whole romantic aspect of it.  :)

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« Reply #225 on: May 25, 2007, 09:46:45 AM »
Well, I have no intentions of getting engaged so it really is a hypothetical discussion for me :) And I don't really think it's about whether you want to spend the money or not, but the fact that your woman probably would expect you to. If both parties are fine with something else, go for it. But chances are your wife-to-be might be wanting something pretty and shiny, and I don't think that's wrong in itself.

Certainly not;  the idea is to please her, so you're pretty much locked in to what she wants.  It defeats the point to get a ring she's not happy with.  I've been married a while already so my wife and I are probably a bit jaded on the whole romantic aspect of it.  :)

it seems like we have bend over backwards alot to make them happy.

esp over stupid stuff.

like a ring!!!


a womans dream ring... 



and one ring to control him all(the time...)  ;D

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« Reply #226 on: May 25, 2007, 10:36:20 AM »
Certainly not;  the idea is to please her, so you're pretty much locked in to what she wants.  It defeats the point to get a ring she's not happy with.  I've been married a while already so my wife and I are probably a bit jaded on the whole romantic aspect of it.  :)

You old fart:p

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« Reply #227 on: May 25, 2007, 10:46:04 AM »
I find this debate really interesting because on one hand it's just jewelry, but on the other hand, peoples responses say so much about their personalities, values, etc.

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« Reply #228 on: May 25, 2007, 10:46:32 AM »
Does not.

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« Reply #229 on: May 25, 2007, 11:16:23 AM »
I find this debate really interesting because on one hand it's just jewelry, but on the other hand, peoples responses say so much about their personalities, values, etc.

thanks  :)