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#21 FutureMrsLewis

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    Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:11 PM

    Originally Posted by azhuskergirl
    Maybe some day I'll have a rock on my finger, but I'll take him over a stone any day.
    Awww!! That's so cute ^_^ And I agree wholeheartedly. My ring DEFINITELY didn't cost what most would tell you an engagement ring should, but it was the ring I wanted. I walked past the rings that were thousands of dollars because they didn't catch my eye, even the ones in the high hundreds didn't do anything for me, but I saw my ring, before I saw the price, and said "That one". And was it "cheap"? Yes. But would I trade it for the world? Not a chance. I had a fuss a while ago because I thought the jewellery store had faded the stones (It's pink topaz, no diamonds, I hate them :P), but once that got cleared away and it was sent away, no cost to me, to be fixed and re-plated, I fell in love with it all over again as soon as I got it back. Plus, we didn't have to put ourselves in the hole for it and were able to walk in and pay cash And THAT, is a good feeling!

    #22 rodent


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      Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:14 AM

      we are both savers. we wouldn't have had to go into debt for an expensive ring, but it's not something I value. I asked him not to spend over $500, but he spent $700. It's a moissanite, not a diamond. I love my ring. I don't bother having insurance on it since it's not that expensive, so that saves us money each year.

      investing $2,000 at 8% interest is over $40,000 at retirement.

      add in the $100 per year we would have spent on insurance & it's over $66,000.

      plus there is the piece of mind having that money in the bank throughout of lives.

      Originally Posted by gossip girl
      One thing I have noticed though, is that to compare the US vs. Canada, it seems like those in the US spend A LOT more on rings than Canadians. Not to say that every one does that, but just that I have noticed it. Different states too have different concepts of ring sizes. It seems geographical. I was in a bar one night and met a couple who just got married. And they were from the UK. She actually almost had a heart attack when she held up my hand to see my ring. (Which is not way big, maybe a little bigger than average). Hers was really really tiny, like I had not ever seen a ring like that. I of course told her it was beautiful (which it was) But she said that was how most rings are in the UK. They just do not spend tons of money on rings there vs. in North America. And they were the happiest couple ever, and I thought that was awesome.

      Just thought it was interesting.
      my friend lived in london for a year with a 1 carat ring. she got the same reaction from people.

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