View Poll Results: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

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  • YES! Its a waste of money and i dont want to pay for one!

    16 57.14%
  • NO! Its a Life-Long symbol of marriage and she should get the biggest ring I can afford

    0 0%
  • YES! Its a waste of money but I dont mind spending the money to keep her satisfied

    2 7.14%
  • NO! Its a Life-Long symbol of marriage and I got another stone instead of a diamond

    0 0%
  • YES! Its a waste but I want her happy so Im getting a Synthetic Diamond

    1 3.57%
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Yeah - save your money for something else because that things ugly as sin.
    You post up a picture so I can insult your taste. Ha!
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    I'm single. I would be disappointed if my boyfriend spent a ton of money on a ring. I don't like the solitarie diamonds because they stick out and get caught on things. I like the simple band rings....and only ONE ring.

    This one will do:

    www.WeddingRings.com


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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I'm single. I would be disappointed if my boyfriend spent a ton of money on a ring. I don't like the solitarie diamonds because they stick out and get caught on things. I like the simple band rings....and only ONE ring.

    This one will do:

    www.WeddingRings.com
    Lovely, Mellie -- both the ring and your sentiment.
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post

    This one will do:

    www.WeddingRings.com
    That is beautiful.


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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You post up a picture so I can insult your taste. Ha!
    I already stated I don't like how my rings looks . . . but wear it becuase of what it means.

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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    I was engaged. Once.
    I had the hall booked. She had the dress. I bought BOTH of those stupid rings. Engagement ring...... $3200 and then found out that I need a wedding ring too!!! What the hell man!
    A ring on the finger is supposed to be a SYMBOL.... not something to toss away thousands of dollars. Get a gold ring thats $200 or something. Take the rest of that money and save it! Invest it. Spend it on something useful!

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    Hey! I just emptied a total of $4000 on something!
    You did? What?
    A shiny band you put on a finger with a clear glass-looking thing on top.
    What does it do?
    Not a ****ing thing. It just sits there. In fact it can be used as a weapon against you!
    My GOD man!!! Who thought of this???
    Some marketing A-holes that wanted to make money by making men feel guilty.
    Nope. Marriage is a ritualized form of prostitution. You don't want to pay the big bucks? You'll be soooorrrryy!

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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    What drives me crazy is how women typically hope to get a diamond ring with the biggest diamond possible while men expect a bland metal ring. A bit disproportionate IMO.
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Waste of money. If a guy bought me a big diamond ring, I'd know then and there he didn't know jack ****ing **** about me. Diamonds are boring. And a huge ring is a waste of ****ing money that could be so much better spent something else, like maybe on a honeymoon. Unless the guy was filthy rich, I'd never accept an expensive ring. If I actually wanted to marry someone a ring is entirely unnecessary. But if we did want rings, then they would be simple and lacking any boring diamonds.


    This is very similar to the wedding bands *I* bought myself and my fiance when I was engaged years ago:

    Last edited by rivrrat; 09-06-10 at 06:31 PM.

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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    What drives me crazy is how women typically hope to get a diamond ring with the biggest diamond possible while men expect a bland metal ring. A bit disproportionate IMO.
    My husband has a silver band with 20 diamonds in it.

    Everyone different.

    I would have been satisfied with a solid band, though - we're so backwards in so many ways
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    Re: Are Diamond Rings a Foolish Idea in Relationships / Marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    If a man wants to buy a ring and propose he *should* get to know what his partner will be pleased with. A man should *know* what his partner likes *before* buying something that's so - permanent. If you have no clue what your partner will be pleased with then perhaps you should get to know your partner's tastes a little better before buying a ring/proposing - this can be done with an upfront question about certain things, or by window shopping and just noticing what your partner looks at while in the store.
    I couldn't agree with this more strongly. My wife and I went ring shopping together before I proposed to her so I could get an idea what she liked. I had the ring designed and crafted on my own, but I knew what she wanted.
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