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08/15/2012 new
(Quote) Amy-868480 said: Hey David What ever amount you want to spend on an engagement ring is up to you. I don't ...
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Hey David What ever amount you want to spend on an engagement ring is up to you. I don't think a dollar amount really matters. I believe it has more to do with the sentiment behind the ring.



A good friend of mine proposed to his gf by presenting her with an origami ring made from a beer label off of the first drink they had together. It might sound corny to some, and maybe not all women would go for that, but when you know the couple and their entire story it is super cool!! The are so darn happy together, like two peas in a pod.



I read a blog about a man who made his gf a ring from craft supplies, again when you know the story it is very personal and very much "them".



You could always use your grandma's ring???? Unless of course grandma still has it on.



Personally I would be rather impressed by a man who would be creative with an engagement ring rather then spending a big chunk of $$$$. Not that I would say no to that though.



I guess the best thing to do is Not Worry cause you will know the right thing to do when it is time.



Best of luck to you.





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That's cute. I'm actually a simple type of person and don't see the purpose of a $1,000 ring. I would be honored if he gave me an engagement ring made of garnets (my birthstone)and maybe a diamond in the center, or even the engagement ring his grandmother wore.
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08/15/2012 new
(Quote) David-562122 said: Thanks Lynn. I better make sure I don't lose my baptismal certificate. I do have the ring that...
(Quote) David-562122 said: Thanks Lynn. I better make sure I don't lose my baptismal certificate.



I do have the ring that I gave my ex-fianc; yes guys, it's okay to get your ring back if the



girl breaks it off with you. Is it tacky to reuse an engagement ring (assuming it fits)? The ring is beautiful and cost me $1,000. It has a nice platinum design with a diamond setting. It doesn't look like a traditional engagement ring which is why she probably picked it out--so she could wear it after she dumped me.



When she grudgingly gave me back my ring and stormed off, I pretended to throw the ring into the woods behind her house. I kept imagining her outside at night with a flashlight, on her hands and knees scouring through the bushes frantically crying like Gollum, my precious!! where are you my preciousss...".
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I don't know protocol but for me personally I wouldn't like it. I would always think of a reused engagement ring as "her" ring.
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(Quote) Dawn-758914 said: I don't know protocol but for me personally I wouldn't like it. I would always think of a...
(Quote) Dawn-758914 said:

I don't know protocol but for me personally I wouldn't like it. I would always think of a reused engagement ring as "her" ring.
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Dawn, can't you just imagine her in the woods calling for "my precious"!!! LOL

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(Quote) Amy-868480 said: Dawn, can't you just imagine her in the woods calling for "my precious"!!! LOL<...
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Dawn, can't you just imagine her in the woods calling for "my precious"!!! LOL

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Yeah that would be strange to say the least.
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(Quote) Dawn-758914 said: I don't know protocol but for me personally I wouldn't like it. I would always think of a...
(Quote) Dawn-758914 said:

I don't know protocol but for me personally I wouldn't like it. I would always think of a reused engagement ring as "her" ring.
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I would have it re-designed for a couple hundred dollars.

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(Quote) Lynn-189934 said: I would have it re-designed for a couple hundred dollars.
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I would have it re-designed for a couple hundred dollars.

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Sounds scratchchin practical

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08/15/2012 new

(Quote) Dawn-758914 said: That's cute. I'm actually a simple type of person and don't see the purpose of a $1,0...
(Quote) Dawn-758914 said:

That's cute. I'm actually a simple type of person and don't see the purpose of a $1,000 ring. I would be honored if he gave me an engagement ring made of garnets (my birthstone)and maybe a diamond in the center, or even the engagement ring his grandmother wore.
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Two month's salary is a myth that was started by. . . DeBeers, back in the day. (Diamond sellers, of course). Quite honestly, my personal preference is to give a pretty showy ring, but that's me and that's based upon my situation, cost of living, etc. Each person is individual. I'm a jewelry person, though, and like it on women. In my community, there are many who grew up Anabaptist (similar to new order mennonites) and jewelry is a very low priority. . . as the members of that church give expensive watches as engagement/wedding presents.

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Sounds smart - I'm having my ring redone so I can continue to wear it on my right hand. heart

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08/15/2012 new
(Quote) Lynn-189934 said: Two month's salary is a myth that was started by. . . DeBeers, back in the ...
(Quote) Lynn-189934 said:





Two month's salary is a myth that was started by. . . DeBeers, back in the day. (Diamond sellers, of course). Quite honestly, my personal preference is to give a pretty showy ring, but that's me and that's based upon my situation, cost of living, etc. Each person is individual. I'm a jewelry person, though, and like it on women. In my community, there are many who grew up Anabaptist (similar to new order mennonites) and jewelry is a very low priority. . . as the members of that church give expensive watches as engagement/wedding presents.

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Someone who got married told me another trick is to just buy a ring. Apparently a regular diamond ring is cheaper than one that says engagement.
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08/15/2012 new

(Quote) Dawn-758914 said: That's cute. I'm actually a simple type of person and don't see the purpose of a $1,0...
(Quote) Dawn-758914 said:

That's cute. I'm actually a simple type of person and don't see the purpose of a $1,000 ring. I would be honored if he gave me an engagement ring made of garnets (my birthstone)and maybe a diamond in the center, or even the engagement ring his grandmother wore.
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My assistant's daughters are around my age, and one of them supposedly has a $17,000 ring. I'm like, WHAT?! Not that I'd be afraid of losing it, but people are desperate in this economy, and I'd be worried about it being stolen. My mom and sister have bought lots of jewelry from QVC, and they got me into it. I never go a day without getting compliments on their rings. They have what's called Diamonique, which is like one of the highest quality cubic zirconias, and I have a few of those rings. Honestly, even if my future husband bought me a $2,000 diamond ring, these other rings would look more expensive. :( So, honestly, I think it would be better to just buy a Diamonique one to make it stand out against the others! laughing


I think most of the battle is with women. They want to see the ring, and if it's too big, some will gossip that it can't be real. I've heard it all before. I'm not a traditional person, however I don't see myself wanting a gemstone. Who knows... lol

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