Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 3 of 10 1 2 3 4 5 9 10
Re: what to look for in an engagement ring?
terzaghi #213042 06/25/08 10:45 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,102
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,102
 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
I tried to convince her that a sea doo does not count as electronics..


Geeeeeze, Lake Lice SEA DOO???? PULEEAASE. At least sink your money into a tow boat! (The new X-Star's are a good place to start) ;\)

Last edited by Hutzal; 06/25/08 10:45 PM.

Producer | Composer
www.robbhutzal.com
Re: what to look for in an engagement ring?
Hutzal #213047 06/26/08 12:08 AM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 18,044
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 18,044
Maybe some women would prefer a ring to a vacation. But it's kida dangerous to make blanket assumptions like that.


I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!
Re: what to look for in an engagement ring?
Ken.C #213049 06/26/08 01:09 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,872
connoisseur
OP Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,872
I can tell you that my girlfriend will definitely want both!


-David
Re: what to look for in an engagement ring?
terzaghi #213065 06/26/08 03:32 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,815
Likes: 1
C
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making
Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making
C
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,815
Likes: 1
Hey, she can buy whatever she wants.

Re: what to look for in an engagement ring?
Hutzal #213067 06/26/08 03:55 AM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,602
B
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
B
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,602
 Originally Posted By: Hutzal
get the biggest rock you can afford, women love it, and she will love whatever you give her, no matter what the size if you put alot of thought into finding it and making it perfect.
See, now that's just silly... we looked at 3 different carat sizes with the ring and we picked the middle sized stone, because the balance was right. Too big can look as cheap and gaudy as too small.

Then again, I'm the guy that thinks Valentine's Day exists for the a-holes of the world to make up for the other 364 days of the year, whereas I'm just a great guy every day.

Bren R.

Re: what to look for in an engagement ring?
BrenR #213068 06/26/08 04:15 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 715
aficionado
Offline
aficionado
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 715
My wife and I both were not into diamonds (inflated prices, the human cost, and that it's a "tradition" created by de beers were reasons) so we went with a sapphire (I can only highly recommend it). DEFINITELY get her buy-in on which ring she wants (cut, setting, metal, stone, etc). She is the one who is going to wear it every day and you'll save a lot of frustration and hurt feelings if you know she'll like it from the outset.

Last edited by James_R; 06/26/08 04:15 AM.

"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence." C Hitchens
Re: what to look for in an engagement ring?
James_T #213072 06/26/08 04:23 AM
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
Dude, who the heck are you? \:\)


I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.
Re: what to look for in an engagement ring?
terzaghi #213073 06/26/08 04:26 AM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 10,649
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 10,649
David, I'll take a pass on adding any more suggestions and just offer my congratulations.


-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.


Re: what to look for in an engagement ring?
JohnK #213075 06/26/08 04:32 AM
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
You're too classy for our own good, John.


I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.
Re: what to look for in an engagement ring?
pmbuko #213084 06/26/08 05:18 AM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 274
local
Offline
local
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 274
 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
My advice? Unless she has already let on that a diamond is an absolute must, don't do it. Think of all the other wonderful ways you can spend $X thousand dollars. If I had known what I know now, I'd have spent the money on a vacation to create some memories instead of sinking a few thousand into a rock that -- while beautiful -- isn't as rare as the industry would have you believe and sometimes is harvested under questionable circumstances.

We felt much the same way -- especially about the way that DeBeers et al behave. For my ring, I wanted something simple, with no stone -- rings that aren't smooth just get caught on things for me. For her the ring is more symbolic than anything else, not a contest to see who can sport the biggest rock. We ended up getting a vintage ring at a consignment / antique mall shop. The diamond in it isn't particularly flashy, but she got to pick out what she liked. Sure, some people say the woman can always take a ring back and get what she wants, but it's kinda Not The Same. I suggest shopping for the ring together. The bit one sees in old movies where a guy buys a ring and the woman doesn't have a say is an artifact of gender roles that are substantially different these days.

Page 3 of 10 1 2 3 4 5 9 10

Moderated by  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Need Help Graphic

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics24,400
Posts432,349
Members15,420
Most Online2,082
Jan 22nd, 2020
Top Posters
Ken.C 18,044
pmbuko 16,437
SirQuack 13,690
CV 11,815
MarkSJohnson 11,451
Who's Online Now
1 members (BBIBH), 244 guests, and 2 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4