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rmwhite401 wrote:Last time I checked, a good woman doesn't get married for the ring. If men would only realize that they would not end up with trifling women. My engagement ring was $100.00 from QVC and I love it just as if it were the real thing, 18 years and counting.
Don't go broke on a ring or a wedding..that's not the important things!
I didn't get married "for the ring" nor would I have settled fora tiny thing & that doesn't make me triffling OR in for the short haul (it's been 23 yrs actually). But Dh had lots of expensive things he had bought for himself & I would absolutely EXPECT he spend a chunk of change on me & his proposal if he can spend a chunk on toys for himself. I can't fathom why women would be willing to accept a cheap ring when their man drives a pricey car or has other expensive PERSONAL items he seems to afford that amount to junk that rusts, fades & is gone.....
No matter WHAT anyone says - it is also an investment. I certainly won't be buried with it & either my children will get it OR we will sell if if we ever find ourselves in a bind. You can't say the same for his car, which will drop by half in value in a few year's time, much less 23 yrs...... it certainly will never be anything he passes down to our kids...neither will 100 rounds of golf, a boat, etc,etc, etc. With that said I have a similar ring to these for travel & camping. Sometimes I opt to wear no ring, sometimes I like to have a back up ring I really am not worried about loosing. Mine is fully insured...but the point is, I wouldn't want it replaced, I want what I have. At this point, what I find a little sad is how many of my friends are getting "upgrades" and not wearing their initial band. I would be sad if I was "trading up"...I want to wear what I got when we got married & am glad that mine is pre-upgraded I guess.
spending my kid's college funds one woot off at a time