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Old 05-16-2008, 05:08 PM   #21
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When our youngest son and his girlfriend became engaged they didn't have two pennies to rub together. Amy didn't particularly want an engagement ring and was lukewarm on a wedding ring. What they ended up doing was saving their pennies and going to a pawn shop and buying a beautiful antique "ring." It was neither an engagement ring nor a wedding ring. Just a pretty ring they both liked.

As someone already mentioned, go out to eat fewer times and put that money in a separate account, add to it the money you might spend on new "toys," etc. In no time, you'll have enough money to buy a nice ring or rings, if Jake wants a ring.

Buck and I know someone who couldn't afford a diamond ring and, instead, the lovely engagement ring has a CZ in it. Now, more than 20 years later, the CZ is still in the ring.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:22 PM   #22
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James used to work at a store that sold new and used jewelry (as well as coins, antiques, etc.). You can get some really good deals on good jewelry at some of those stores. We could never have afforded my wedding set at one of the name brand jewelry stores (btw, he was always repairing jewelry that people bought at a particular name brand store in the town where he worked).

My friend threw her ring (when it didn't work out with her husband--they have since remarried) into a river. Don't try that with a tattooed ring!

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Old 05-16-2008, 06:20 PM   #23
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oohhhlll! an antique ring! NOW you;re talkin!

barb, glad your buddy didn't jump with her ring!!!!!
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:36 PM   #24
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Get a ring not the tattoo.
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:37 PM   #25
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Does it really have to be a regular ring???
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:13 PM   #26
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Tacky. ,TACKY MOST UNBELIEVABLE TACKY. A ring to most people shows commitment
one tothe other
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:25 PM   #27
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well, davehutchins, a tatoo is more of a commitment- you can't throw a tattoo away or pawn that tattoo.
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I knew a girl who had a tattoo'ed wedding band. I loved it. Me... I wanted the diamond! lol!! He wanted to get me a big one, I insisted that I only wanted a small one. SILLY SILLY ME!!!
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:38 PM   #29
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well, davehutchins, a tatoo is more of a commitment- you can't throw a tattoo away or pawn that tattoo.
Maybe not but you're stuck with it for life. Btw the laser removal is much more painful than the tat itself. Keep that in mind.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:41 PM   #30
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you can't throw a tattoo away
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there's laser removal
Looks like you can "throw it away"
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