100000 Wedding Ring

100000 Wedding Ring

Here’s some questions to ask yourself men, in order to decide what to get: 1) Does she like jewelry, or will she even wear it? We’re stating the obvious here, but it’s important. This question alone weeds out all the girls that say $100 ring is fine, diamonds are just a marketing ploy, or just simply don’t care or wear jewelry for a multitude of reasons. Maybe they’re super active and a ring will sit in the drawer most days, for example. If your girl fits one of these categories, you actually may offend her by buying a nice ring. 2) When it comes to what she wears, what’s most important to her? Some girls love shoes, some love cloths, some love accessories, etc. If she has a few nice accessories that she loves to death and wears everyday, then a ring is likely very important to her. In contrast, if she’s all about the shoes, then save on the ring cause you’re going to need the money later. If she loves all those things, then you may just want to reconsider (partially kidding). 3) Does the status of the ring matter within your inner and outer circle? This could apply to a lot of things, but you’re marrying the family, too. And it shouldn’t matter, but the ring does make an impression. It’s going to be better for everyone if she’s proud to show off the ring to family and friends. A second major area this may matter is work. 4) Does your bride-to-be work in a highly professional environment? This is going to sound petty, but an inadequate ring within her social hierarchy at work may actually have a negative impact on her career. I nicer ring subconsciously makes people think you’re successful. This whole idea may seem outlandish if you’ve never worked in this type of environment, but I can somewhat sickeningly confirm that status symbols mean a lot to people in business/law/etc. 5) What does the ring mean to you? Perhaps you haven’t even thought to ask yourself what ring you chose means to you. Is it a source of pride, or just an object? If you’re going to get a sense of satisfaction when you see the ring potentially everyday for the rest of your life, then the ring have more emotional value tied to it than you may have originally considered. In conclusion, she may like jewelry, especially accessories, professional job, and you take personal pride in the ring you want to give her. Or jewelry isn’t particularly her thing, her family doesn’t care about status, and you both would gain more satisfaction spending the money on shared experiences than an object. There’s nothing right or wrong with either of these scenarios, people are just different.
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100000 Wedding Ring

My SO and I went ring shopping the other day. He makes over 6figs a year and drives a nice car – it’s a little older, but it’s still a luxury sports convertible. I was annoyed when he gawked at the 6k ring I had initially wanted to get a few months before, so when we went shopping together recently, I looked at all rings ignoring the price. That said, the one I fell in love with was only about 4k, closer to 3k when the shopkeeper gave us a discount for him buying it on the spot (which was actually about the price he wanted to pay, conveniently enough for him). I love antique rings, and this one was 1920s platinum and had a very unique design with a lot of filigree. The largest diamond was only around .57 carats with .24 carats worth of accent diamonds, and it didn’t have any other stones on it, like I had previously wanted, but I don’t know. For some reason it struck me. There was a similar ring for 14k, that I was leaning towards, but honestly I genuinely liked the other, smaller one better, and the 14k one, while it had a larger diamond, didn’t have the character and detailed filigree of the other one. So much to my own annoyance… because I really wanted to make him stretch a bit more with the pricing, we fell within his budget and I got a ring I wanted. Hopefully I still love it whenever it is he asks me to propose. But also, at the end of the day, we are a partnership. Money that he spends on a ring doesn’t go to other places that would benefit our general health more, like a remodeled kitchen or master bath, or even our wedding. Also, we like to travel and hike, and and I am generally quite good at losing/destroying things, so while I don’t plan on having anything happen to my ring, I’d rather wear something that won’t be the equivalent of totaling a car.
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100000 Wedding Ring

Hi Fiancial Samurai, I’ve been looking for engagement rings, and your article popped up. I wanted to point out how flawed your logic is. It doesn’t make any sense to compare a car to an accessory like jewelry. One typically needs a car, or any vehicle for that matter, to get to work to actually earn money. Can you do that with an engagement ring? No, you can’t. I’m sure you personally have to drive a car to get to work so you can earn money. Unless you don’t work, and you rely off of someone else’s money, how can you even label spending money on a vehicle as something wasteful? I do agree you should spend a decent amount of money on the ring, but that shouldn’t be the most important factor of marrying someone. If you have the issue of your man cheaping out on the engagement ring, maybe you just chose the wrong partner to begin with and the ring is the icing on the cake? But really though, why should you spend so much money on it in the first place? To symbolize love? Does that mean your love is something that can be bought? I sure hope not. With that kind of thinking, that would mean you’re a gold digger. Now, if you’re raking in a lot of money, then spending money on a ring shouldn’t be an issue. Some people actually like to save money though. and some women don’t want their man to spend a lot on their engagement rings either. Too many variables apply. People have a lot of varying view points on how much they should spend, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all type situation. You sound like a typical wasteful consumer not worried about saving money. You probably shouldn’t be giving advice to people. Instead of giving insightful information, you’ve just wasted the time of anyone reading this article. I also wasted my time to tell you this, but it was worth it.
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100000 Wedding Ring

Jaded much? Wow. I totally agree with the car/jewelry and partners analogies, but this whole “men should be grateful for having us and our womb” tirade was ridiculous. You basically said the ring should pay for what your uterus spits out (I get that it’s meant to be a broader point than just the ring). “As a feminist” you have laid out an entire argument that presents men as users of your child birthing parts and yourself as a paid for distribution center. It should be two way street of appreciation for what each brings to the table, if that isn’t there, then maybe don’t have children? Please. To the other posters, thank you for the insight on letting the SO choose the style/type of ring, that makes total sense to me (I’m CLUELESS on picking the right jewelry and I know it). This process of looking for the right ring is a bit stressful as is, but I still have to come up with a fun/memorable proposal! =-) Cheers all.
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100000 Wedding Ring

I think it really depends on the woman. What does she want? Personally I am not into expensive things that are small and easy to lose. I told him I didn’t want an engagement ring. He still wanted to get me one because “don’t you need something to show off? I want you to be able to have that girly experience of showing everyone ‘the ring’” Ok… I told him I need to be able to throw it into the ocean and have him not freak out. If he freaks out, then he’s spent too much and it’s his own fault because I’m telling him the criteria for getting me a ring now. Since I’m against the diamond trade, I told him I’d prefer a different type of engagement ring. I listed off some acceptable stones and he got me my favorite: a black pearl. I also don’t aesthetically like yellow gold as much as silver. So he went with white gold. I just want what I like, and for him to demonstrate that he knows and respects what that is. Still happily married.

100000 Wedding Ring

100000 Wedding Ring
100000 Wedding Ring

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