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Old 05-16-2008, 07:42 PM   #31
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i know middie.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:43 PM   #32
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we both like that antique ring deal. antiques 'er so pretty.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:48 PM   #33
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A ring does not a marriage make.
Even K-Mart has good sales..it could be sterling silver.
Stay away from a tatoo.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:58 PM   #34
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i'm not really a fan of engagement rings.
whatta you say...
That's exactly what I told him a year ago. The last thing I needed or wanted was anything thing, or diamonds. I have great ones, didn't need any more, And, you're right, an engagement ring doesn't make the marriage, or the relationship for that matter.

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Once she had it on her finger though that all changed.
Oh, how right you are. He surprised me with one at Easter. To this day, I don't know why he did it, but I also can't describe how it made me feel. I look at it every day and smile. It's not big, it's not flashy, but I know where his heart was, and I will treasure it always.

Would I have rathered he save the money for the wedding? Maybe. But, I don't think so.
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:08 PM   #35
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we agreed, both very concurrently, to an antique ring.
thanks, guys.
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:30 PM   #36
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Forget the tattoo personally I think they are tacky and your relationship deserves better. A CZ is actually becoming very popular they look like the real thing and you can get as big of one as you want and if by chance you lose it you wont curl up and die you will just get another. I would check out pawn shops as well, it could be a nice sapphire or emerald. I also love the antique ring idea. An engagement ring can be just about anything you want even a really nice Turquoise ring. You might look up on Internet on the different meanings of different stones and go from there. It isn't the price of the ring but what it means.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:20 PM   #37
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I'm glad you decided on a ring and not the tatoo.
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:52 PM   #38
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I insisted on getting DW an engagement ring before asking her to marry me, got a really nice one with a decent stone. While she loved the romance of it all (special night, bended knee, etc), she could have cared less about the ring. In fact, she barely ever wore it (really hurt my feelings at the time). Turns out she just doesn't care for diamonds, it sits in one of her jewelry boxes around here somewhere.
Originally I got us both cheap gold wedding bands, both lost long ago. 7 years ago I bought us a new platinum and gold set with the anniversary date and our special inscription inside. For the longest time she never wore hers, but now I think she is starting to realize it is not so much about the ring or what type it is or how much it cost, but the love it represents...
I don't see why a tattoo can't represent the same thing, or anything else you choose to get or go with. It is just a symbol.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:08 PM   #39
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I always just wrap the man around my finger.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:09 PM   #40
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Isn't it hard to type with him there?
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