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Women: Engagement Ring Or Shameless Deception?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:34 am

Good to see that Non-Av is still the same bustling hub of discussion as it was when I was last here (a dozen or so "what's your favourite", and the mandatory 4+ Israel/Middle East threads per page).  Wink But enough about that, and on to the topic at hand:

I was always under the impression that wearing a ring on the ring finger of the left hand indicated that a woman was engaged/married/comitted/whatever. However, recently I've seen/heard evidence to the contrary! So what's the deal? Is it only an engagement ring if it has a diamond on it?

Clearly I'm mostly interested in Canadian/U.S. ring etiquette, but all are welcome to contribute.

Discuss!


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RE: Women: Engagement Ring Or Shameless Deception?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:40 am

Well I just gave one to my girlfriend ( I guess fiance now) on sunday, so I hope the dimond means we're getting married.

Traditionally, yes a diamond on the left ring finger is a sign of engagement/marrage. However different kinds of rings and stones are now being used also, and to confuse things even more some girls just like to wear a ring on that finger, so these days it is pretty hard to tell. But to keep from getting your ass handed to you by Bubba, I would consider any girl with a diamond on here left ring finger as spoken for.
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RE: Women: Engagement Ring Or Shameless Deception?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:47 am

I know that you're talking about Canadian/US ring etiquette, but don't forget that in certain other countries, the ring goes to the right hand ring finger. That's the case at least in Germany, and other than that, it's pretty much the same as in the US, though I'm not sure if engagement rings in Germany must also have a diamond on them or not.

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Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:21 am

Quoting HeavyMx1 (Reply 1):
Well I just gave one to my girlfriend ( I guess fiance now) on sunday

Congrats!  thumbsup 

Quoting HeavyMx1 (Reply 1):
and to confuse things even more some girls just like to wear a ring on that finger, so these days it is pretty hard to tell.

Ugh, things are bad, as I suspected.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 2):
I know that you're talking about Canadian/US ring etiquette, but don't forget that in certain other countries, the ring goes to the right hand ring finger.

Yeah I hear ya, my parents wear their wedding rings on their right hands as well (from Europe).


I guess I'm sticking to the 'No Diamond = Not an Engagement Ring' policy from now on. Although it still annoys me, I mean if a single woman wants to wear 1 ring, and has 8 fingers to choose from, why choose the one where her engagement ring is supposed to go? They must really hate us.  Wink


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Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:30 am

Dude, if she's slurping on your goodies, does it matter what's on her hand?
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:39 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 4):
Dude, if she's slurping on your goodies, does it matter what's on her hand?

Ah...nice to see romance isn't dead.
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RE: Women: Engagement Ring Or Shameless Deception?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:50 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 4):
Dude, if she's slurping on your goodies, does it matter what's on her hand?

Thanks for the words of wisdom. You divorced yet?


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Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:57 am

Quoting HeavyMx1 (Reply 1):
so I hope the dimond means we're getting married.

Well...you did actually ask the question, right?
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:23 am

How about asking  Wink

You can't really be sure unless you ask. Just like making sure she doesn't have a boyfriend or whatever... I used to wear a ring on my left hand too (with a rose quartz) and people regularly asked... I don't think anyone would find it strange or rude or anything.. but it'd be a shame to miss out on an opportunity because she wears a ring, that might turn out NOT to be a sign of any kind of commitment, no?  Wink
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:42 am

Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 8):
You can't really be sure unless you ask. Just like making sure she doesn't have a boyfriend or whatever... I used to wear a ring on my left hand too (with a rose quartz) and people regularly asked... I don't think anyone would find it strange or rude or anything.. but it'd be a shame to miss out on an opportunity because she wears a ring, that might turn out NOT to be a sign of any kind of commitment, no?

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I would have missed out on some of the greatest romantic experiences if I was scared away by some stupid ring.
I've given up trying to 'figure out' women by the time I was 8 years old. If I see a lady I like, I'll talk to her and what ever happens, happens.
BTW, there are plenty of loose married women too.  Wink


On a more serious note; before you waste your $$$ buying her diamonds, think about the bloodshed that went in to mining those diamonds to put on her finger.



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Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:01 am

It could be a promise ring or something like that. Kind of depends. Since you are supposed to spend roughtly 3.5x your monthly pay on an engagement ring, a promise ring could do the trick till you can afford 3.5x your pay.
I also know some girls that wear a ring irregarless of their relationship status if they dont want to deal with guys asking them out and hitting on them......
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RE: Women: Engagement Ring Or Shameless Deception?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:58 am

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 10):
Since you are supposed to spend roughtly 3.5x your monthly pay on an engagement ring,

Never really had to thing about that yet.... ouch! getting engaged is going to be quite expensive... hmmm if 3.5x is true then its going to be worth more than my car! (then again I am planning on getting a new one this year lol)
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:21 am

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 10):
Since you are supposed to spend roughtly 3.5x your monthly pay on an engagement ring

Who made up that rule?  confused 

If the girl is a keeper, she won't care how much you spend on it... she won't care if it has a diamond either (a lot of engagement rings around here don't)  Smile
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:35 am

Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 12):
Who made up that rule?

Probably De Beers.
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:15 am

Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 12):
Who made up that rule?

If the girl is a keeper, she won't care how much you spend on it... she won't care if it has a diamond either (a lot of engagement rings around here don't)

A.) A woman!

B.) I guess women in other parts of the world are a lot different. In Northern California unless you make well over 100K a year, have a 500K house and drive a BMW, FORGET IT! You will not even get the time of day. Women in California are VERY materialistic for the most part.
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:23 am

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 14):
A.) A woman!

Then, you socialize with the wrong women...  Wink My theory is that men THINK we want big rocks and diamonds and gold, while, in reality, it really is just the thought that counts...

Of course, we don't mind letting you believe that we want lots and lots of jewellery Big grin But we don't mind NOT getting it either...

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 14):
B.) I guess women in other parts of the world are a lot different. In Northern California unless you make well over 100K a year, have a 500K house and drive a BMW, FORGET IT! You will not even get the time of day. Women in California are VERY materialistic for the most part.

Once again, yeah... you socialize with the wrong women  eek ... I hope they're at least good looking enough to be worth it... why would you want to be with materialistic b*tches who only want you if you have enough dough..?
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:01 pm

Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 15):
why would you want to be with materialistic b*tches who only want you if you have enough dough..?

That pretty much all I have to choose from here in my neighborhood, not a cheap place to live, very high expectations. One of my old girlfriends was from a VERY wealthy family. She basically got anything/everything she wanted.
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RE: Women: Engagement Ring Or Shameless Deception?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:51 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
On a more serious note; before you waste your $$$ buying her diamonds, think about the bloodshed that went in to mining those diamonds to put on her finger.

Yeah and think about the bloodshed that would happen if you DIDN'T buy her a diamond ring

I'm from Africa and I am saying that  Wink Women are brutal when it comes to jewelry! It's like crack
 
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:02 pm

Kunoichi:
AMEN!
You are speaking the truth and it's cool to hear this from a female.

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 10):
Since you are supposed to spend roughtly 3.5x your monthly pay on an engagement ring, a promise ring could do the trick till you can afford 3.5x your pay.

...and as long as there are guys out there doing this, there will be women out there with un-realistic expectations and distorted ideas of what relationships are about.
If the has a problem with the co$t of the ring, then she isn't the one for you.

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 14):
In Northern California unless you make well over 100K a year, have a 500K house and drive a BMW, FORGET IT! You will not even get the time of day. Women in California are VERY materialistic for the most part.

Northern California?  confused 
It's not just a California thing and by the way, I found Northern California women to be less materialistic then Southern California women. Materialistic woman can come from any parts of the world as SW773 noted. You do find the more unrealistic ideals from woman in the USA, not just California.

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 16):
That pretty much all I have to choose from here in my neighborhood, not a cheap place to live,

Leave the neighborhood. There is a whole world out there for you to taste.

Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 15):
My theory is that men THINK we want big rocks and diamonds and gold, while, in reality, it really is just the thought that counts...

Preach on!  praise 

Quoting SW733 (Reply 17):
Yeah and think about the bloodshed that would happen if you DIDN'T buy her a diamond ring

I'm from Africa and I am saying that

...and let me guess, you work in the diamond business?  Wink



Let me tell you all something. The happiest couple I know that are truly inseparable didn't bother getting expensive jewelry. Yet I know of several women that are very materialistic and married men that bought them expensive jewelry, expensive weddings and put them in nice big houses.
Well one of them married a guy that sleeps around with other men.
The other couple, the guy beats the sh!t out of her and is emotionally abusive.
These women certainly got just what they wanted. An expensive wedding ring.
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:06 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 18):
...and let me guess, you work in the diamond business?

If I were I'd be living in a much bigger house with an ocean view!  Wink

And yes, I know it's materialism at it's best (worst?)...it was a joke.
 
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:29 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
On a more serious note; before you waste your $$$ buying her diamonds, think about the bloodshed that went in to mining those diamonds to put on her finger.

Does anyone really care? I know I don't. The good thing about blood diamonds is I don't think DeBeers controls the market on those, so they are probably cheaper. Too bad they are so hard to come by.
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:00 pm

I don’t trust the way the diamond industry polices themselves; thus I can’t be sure if I’m buying a conflict free diamond. I say screw the diamond cartels and save your hard earned cash and buy a cultured diamond instead.

Cultured diamonds for those who don’t know are a type of man-made diamond. While synthetic diamonds have been produced for decades, they have been small and limited to industrial uses. Cultured diamonds, on the other hand, can be up to 2 carats in weight and come in a variety of colors such as clear, yellow, orange, and pink, making them gem quality.
 
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RE: Women: Engagement Ring Or Shameless Deception?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:14 pm

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 20):
Does anyone really care?

Apparently a lot of people do but not enough to bring this industry down to it's knees. If you want to throw away your money on a frikkin rock, go right ahead. Plenty of jewelers that would be more than happy to take your money and laugh there a$$ to the bank.

Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 21):
I say screw the diamond cartels and save your hard earned cash and buy a cultured diamond instead.

...or spend it on something more useful such as a Holley 4 barrel carburetor (in my case). Big grin
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:54 am

Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 8):
How about asking Wink

You can't really be sure unless you ask. Just like making sure she doesn't have a boyfriend or whatever... I used to wear a ring on my left hand too (with a rose quartz) and people regularly asked... I don't think anyone would find it strange or rude or anything.. but it'd be a shame to miss out on an opportunity because she wears a ring, that might turn out NOT to be a sign of any kind of commitment, no? Wink



Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
I would have missed out on some of the greatest romantic experiences if I was scared away by some stupid ring.

Mind you this was more of a general question inspired by something I've been noticing lately, rest assured when the opportunity presents itself I WILL make sure to ask.  Wink

Quoting Superfly (Reply 22):
Don't listen to the commercials.

Listening to jewelery commercials on the radio makes me want to throw up. Or turn off the radio. Whichever.


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Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:03 am

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 14):
B.) I guess women in other parts of the world are a lot different. In Northern California unless you make well over 100K a year, have a 500K house and drive a BMW, FORGET IT! You will not even get the time of day. Women in California are VERY materialistic for the most part.

This is true speak..... But the Southern Californian females are worse. Lol...

In my land girls who are engaged tend to have a massive rock on their left finger, generally, or as far as I've seen!  Smile

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Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:53 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 4):
Dude, if she's slurping on your goodies, does it matter what's on her hand?


 rotfl 

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 5):
Ah...nice to see romance isn't dead.

Amen  Smile

Well, if things work out with the girl I'm dating...And I hope they do...Then Eventually I'm gonna have to shop for said ring. I don't know the first thing about that stuff, though... I imagine I'll end up at some jewlery stores asking the questions to them.... I'm not looking forward to it, as it'll be another hassle. However, I was able to find on Ebay, some engagement and wedding band combo deals.... Are those popular now? Something tells me, however, that shopping for an engagement/wedding ring on Ebay isn't such a good idea....
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:40 am

Quoting LY744 (Reply 6):
Thanks for the words of wisdom. You divorced yet?



Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
On a more serious note; before you waste your $$$ buying her diamonds, think about the bloodshed that went in to mining those diamonds to put on her finger.



Quoting Superfly (Reply 22):
Apparently a lot of people do but not enough to bring this industry down to it's knees. If you want to throw away your money on a frikkin rock, go right ahead. Plenty of jewelers that would be more than happy to take your money and laugh there a$$ to the bank.

Spare up the bloodshed diamond crap. Whether me, you, or anyone else buys or they don't buy a diamond, the same stuff is going to go on. Don't go reaching for extremes becuase you are too cheap to come out of pocket to buy a girl a diamond. Just becuase you would rather blow your money away on hippie lettuce and skanks doesn't mean the rest of us can't be traditional and buy a diamond.
 
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:22 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 26):
Spare up the bloodshed diamond crap. Whether me, you, or anyone else buys or they don't buy a diamond, the same stuff is going to go on. Don't go reaching for extremes becuase you are too cheap to come out of pocket to buy a girl a diamond. Just becuase you would rather blow your money away on hippie lettuce and skanks doesn't mean the rest of us can't be traditional and buy a diamond.

No crap. Don't buy a diamond, then. Save them for the rest of us.
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:23 am

Besides the Blood Diamond thing, I refuse to buy diamonds because its a propped up price. There are warehouses owned by Da Beers filled with diamonds but they refuse to flood the market as it will put the price down the toilet. Kind of like oil, except I need oil. The only diamonds I'll buy are on the blades of necessary tools.


"The true genius of De Beers," said Matthew Hart, "lies in having created a connection, and sustaining in the popular imagination a connection between something that has no value at all. You can't eat it, you can't drive it home, you can't make clothes out of it, you can't build houses out of it, and creating a connection between that valueless item and something that is extremely valuable, which is human love. They created that connection — they made it up — and they've sustained it."

But the central questions remain. Are diamonds rare? Or are their prices hideously inflated? De Beers officials are unresponsive on these points. They will speak of how the company has "democratized" diamonds by offering them to millions of ordinary consumers.

Author Matthew Hart said that today diamonds plainly are not rare, especially consumer quality gems commonly used for engagement rings.

"There is a large supply of diamonds," Hart said. "In fact there is more than 100 million carats a year of diamonds that come out of the ground. That might be as many as 800 million separate stones. That's not to say they're not hard to find and it doesn't cost a lot of money to find them, because it does."

Many of those diamonds are in places like Russia, Australia and Canada, countries outside the grip of the cartel. But so far, none of these players is challenging the prices artificially set by De Beers. And why should they, if they too can benefit?

Author Matthew Hart said the sights are one of many extraordinary power games De Beers plays with its own clients.

" These people, extremely rich and powerful men in their own right, are herded around like cattle," said Hart. "The De Beers porters lead them into these extremely plain, unremarkable looking rooms and they open up these attaché cases and there are bags of diamonds inside and they are laid out and that's the first look they get at them…Can you imagine a group of businessmen arriving anywhere to buy 500 million dollars worth of a product without knowing exactly what they're going to get for their money? It's completely insane."

Monopoly

The sightholder transactions have piqued the curiosity of the U.S. Department of Justice, which has a long running investigation of the De Beers company. In 1994, the Department of Justice charged De Beers in a price fixing scheme. The company failed to turn up in court, which is why you'll never see a De Beers executive sipping cognac at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, or anywhere else in the United States.


This is why those Diamonds Are Forever commercials didn't say anything about Da Beers even though they paid for them. They have since settled for a pawltry $10 M and are able to take their monopoly back to the states.

As for spending that much on a ring, I would never marry the kind of woman who cares.
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:54 am

Quoting LY744 (Reply 3):
'No Diamond = Not an Engagement Ring'

This is crap. My engagement ring is an emerald. I don't like diamonds. They're boring. In North America, if she's wearing it on the left ring finger, she's taken.

If she's wearing it on the right ring finger, she probably bought it for herself and is a pretty cool chick.

As for the 3 months' salary thing (it used to be 3, did De Beers put it up to 3.5?), that is also a bunch of crap. Our rings (all three of them) didn't cost as 3 months' salary even when we were students. I think even with Mr. Harlot's engagement watch we didn't spend three months' salary. I bought Mr. Harlot a watch when we got engaged because I didn't think it was fair that he bought me a ring and I got him nothing.

If he spent three months' salary on a ring for me now I would be furious. There are much better thiings to spend money on.
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:13 am

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 29):
I bought Mr. Harlot a watch when we got engaged because I didn't think it was fair that he bought me a ring and I got him nothing.

You're cool Scarlet. Let me know if you ever find that Mr. Harlot isn't around anymore.  Wink
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:10 am

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 30):
Let me know if you ever find that Mr. Harlot isn't around anymore.

Thanks, I'm flattered, but I really hope that that never becomes the case. I'm awfully fond of him.  Smile
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:57 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 26):
Quoting LY744 (Reply 6):
Thanks for the words of wisdom. You divorced yet?

 no  not even funny anymore...
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:17 am

"Diamonds...that outta shut her up..."
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:16 pm

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 29):
My engagement ring is an emerald. I don't like diamonds.

As if I can tell the difference.  Wink

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 29):
In North America, if she's wearing it on the left ring finger, she's taken.

If she's wearing it on the right ring finger, she probably bought it for herself and is a pretty cool chick.

Although that would make a lot of sense, it is apparently not the case these days.


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Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:55 pm

Quoting KROC (Reply 26):
Don't go reaching for extremes becuase you are too cheap to come out of pocket to buy a girl a diamond. Just becuase you would rather blow your money away on hippie lettuce and skanks doesn't mean the rest of us can't be traditional and buy a diamond.

WTF was that all about?  confused 

Too cheap?
hippie lettuce?
skanks?

Care to explain?
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:30 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 35):
WTF was that all about?

Too cheap?
hippie lettuce?
skanks?

Care to explain?

What, did I stutututututututter?
 
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:28 pm

Quoting KROC (Reply 36):
What, did I stutututututututter?

Care to explain?


No one is on trial here. If spending lots of money on a diamond ring makes you feel good about your relationship, that's totally fine. Don't cast judgement about those who choose not to. Dumping several thousand $$$ on a diamond ring wouldn't break the bank in my case. I've explained my reasons for not wanting to and you shouldn't have a problem with that nor judge me because of it. There are plenty of women out there that don't care about an expensive ring on their finger.

I am still trying to figure out the "skank" and "hippie lettuce" comment and it's relevance to LY744's topic.
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:42 pm

Quoting LY744 (Reply 34):
As if I can tell the difference.

Emeralds are bright green, diamonds are usually white (sometimes pale yellow or pink).
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RE: Women: Engagement Ring Or Shameless Deception?

Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:09 pm

I agree with ScarletHarlot, Diamonds are boring, and more than a little trite and cliched. Sapphires, Emeralds and Opals are far more beautiful.
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RE: Women: Engagement Ring Or Shameless Deception?

Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:31 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 37):
No one is on trial here. If spending lots of money on a diamond ring makes you feel good about your relationship, that's totally fine. Don't cast judgement about those who choose not to. Dumping several thousand $$$ on a diamond ring wouldn't break the bank in my case. I've explained my reasons for not wanting to and you shouldn't have a problem with that nor judge me because of it. There are plenty of women out there that don't care about an expensive ring on their finger.

I am still trying to figure out the "skank" and "hippie lettuce" comment and it's relevance to LY744's topic.

I didn't have to drop "thousands" on a diamond to feel good about my relationship. If it takes "thousands" then one should check the girl.

As for skanks and hippie lettuce, don't insult my intelligence with the babe in the woods routine or how I tied them in with my original post.
 
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RE: Women: Engagement Ring Or Shameless Deception?

Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:31 am

Apparently some women wear a ring on their engagement finger even if they arer not engaged.

When they go out to bars/clubs they wear it like an engagement ring, i.e. stone up, so that guys do not keep hitting on them, but then other times they turn it over so the stone is on the palm side of the hand, so co-workers know they are not spoken for.
 
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RE: Women: Engagement Ring Or Shameless Deception?

Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:21 am

Quoting AerorobNZ (Reply 39):
Sapphires, Emeralds and Opals are far more beautiful.

Oh yes! I also have an opal ring and pendant from Mr. Harlot. I love sapphires too, and rubies, though I don't have any of either.
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RE: Women: Engagement Ring Or Shameless Deception?

Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:26 pm

Quoting LY744 (Reply 23):
Listening to jewelery commercials on the radio makes me want to throw up. Or turn off the radio. Whichever.

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Same here!

Quoting KROC (Reply 40):
As for skanks and hippie lettuce, don't insult my intelligence....

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