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Engagement rings (merged)

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by exhawg, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    I'm not ready to get married anytime soon, but my girlfriend wants a ring just so she knows it's going to happen. I'm not opposed to this gesture because I am planning on marrying her and she has a general idea about what the long term schedule is. Anyhoo she's been scouting all the jewelry stores for rings she likes. She just found one for $999 at a store that is having a grand opening sale. She says that she has seen similar rings to this one at other stores for $2400, but I'm poor and the ring means nothing to me except for toys I won't be able to get so sealing the deal for $999 seems good. Anyone have advise for me.

    FYI if you see someone proposing at the Spring Game next year it will probably be me.
    :2004:
     
  2. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Brettgoblow said the next person to buy a ring for thier woman was getting one of his famous rectal exams.
     
  3. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    ask here what the fuck she is going to buy for you.....i never understood this stupid custom....there used to be dowry's to get the women out of the house...now men have to waste perfectly useful money so a chick can feel ok about sleeping with a guy.....bullshit i say...
     
  4. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    I have gotten all of my wife's jewlery from Jared, they have always been really good to me and very reasonable. I would check into the ring and try to get them to come down on it a little more, express your intrest to only do business with them, they generally like to hear that.
     
  5. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    That's what I said. We worked it out that she will buy furniture when I get a house next year.
     
  6. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    after she got her ring, i got my new laptop (still a huge price difference, but i got the laptop that i wanted with no fight)
     
  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Hawg, I wasn't able to put my feelings into words so I thought I'd just draw a diagram for you to understand:






    [​IMG]
     
  8. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    If you're lucky enough to 'only' have to spend $999, I'd be more than happy with that.

    She buys him nothing. He just inherits the quiff. Like 'em or not, those are the rules.

    :osu:
     
  9. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Okay, so is this an engagement ring even though you are not proposing until next spring?
     
  10. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    That's about right. It has to be "special" so I'm trying to think up ways to do that. One of her friends got engaged at Browns Stadium and she liked that idea. I think it's kind of cheesy to do it at a stadium unless I can find a way to make it cool. I'm not set on anything yet except that I'm going to hold off giving it to her until it will actually surprise her.
     
  11. The wife has a really nice "rock" that we traded up for and I asked in return for my "rock" which would be a boulder for my yard with a CHIEFS symbol engraved and painted in it (around $300) and all I got was the LOOK.....
     
  12. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    So compromise, and tell her you'll get the ring, but anything it may mean is only binding once said furniture has been purchased.
     
  13. Exhawg:<O:p></O:p>

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    I've got some great advice for you and hopefully it will save you tons of money. First of all, don't buy a DeBeers diamond, they are a socially unconscious company that has a history of murder, intimidation, and oppression of miners as well as the usual monopoly/cartel business practices against <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><ST1:place w:st="on">US</ST1:place></st1:country-region> law.<O:p></O:p>

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    Secondly, don't be afraid to buy a second hand market, the market is crap because of marketing campaigns and shouldn't be remember diamonds are forever.<O:p></O:p>

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    Also, never let your jeweler take your diamond in the back alone. Your diamond should be in front of you at all times!<O:p></O:p>

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    Finally, educate your girlfriend on the conflict diamonds of <st1:country-region w:st="on"><ST1:place w:st="on">Sierra Leone</ST1:place></st1:country-region>, when she learns about people being killed over these rocks, she may not want any part of such a tradition. It sounds funny, but everyone at my school studies the DeBeers case and the diamond industry and sure enough a number of couple choose to get engaged without a diamond. Honestly, it will change the way you think about diamonds.<O:p></O:p>

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    Let me know if you want more information, but here is a website you should check out: http://www.amnestyusa.org/amnestynow/diamonds.html<O:p></O:p>

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    BTW, congratulations :)
     
  14. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    Amnesia works.
    Don't do it. You will join the millions of men that are jealous of those that have not thrown their lives in the toilet, and have to have the same menu everynight.
     
  15. Mothra

    Mothra The Man In The Box '14 Bowl Upsets Champ

    hmmm... talk you out of it...

    dude, she's totally sleeping with your best friend...

    :wink2:
    [​IMG]

    also, i've got the feeling she's been eating all the stray cats in the neighborhood
     

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