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The Ring: How much would YOU pay for one.

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by marcinm, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. marcinm

    marcinm TRIBE Member

    So this discussion came up at the office about how much you would pay for an engagement ring.. I was hearing 3 months salary?? Even net that's a whole lot of money for a piece of carbon :|
  2. junglegirl

    junglegirl TRIBE Member

  3. Muad'ib

    Muad'ib Well-Known TRIBEr

    however much kmac wants me to spend.
  4. chooch

    chooch TRIBE Member

    no man is getting 3 months of my salary to parade around wearing on his finger! ...er...oh...nevermind.

    edit: shhhhaaazzzzzzzzzzaam!
  5. Flashy_McFlash

    Flashy_McFlash Well-Known TRIBEr

    When you consider it an investment in the amount of sex you're going to receive for the rest of your life, three months salary is more than reasonable.


    If you ain't no chump, holla "we want pre-nup!"

    "we want pre-nup!"

  6. agentRC4

    agentRC4 TRIBE Member

  7. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    Get a cubic zirconia solitaire, then replace the stone with a 14k rock.
  8. Michlerish

    Michlerish Well-Known TRIBEr

    well, there goes my plans of marrying marcinm one day
  9. junglegirl

    junglegirl TRIBE Member

    did he meet a sunshine girl and fall in love?
  10. Krzysiu

    Krzysiu TRIBE Member

    shovel + flash light = cheap...
  11. Michlerish

    Michlerish Well-Known TRIBEr

    In all seriousness; it's tradition.

    If my future husband had the money, but was humming and hawing about blowing that amount on a ring, I'd be pissed.
    But, if his financial situation was shaky, I defintiely would not want him to spend a lot on a ring.

    Everyone's situation is different, and you'll know what's appropriate when you reach that point.
  12. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    2 months salary was a marketing ploy by the evil empire de beers i think. Not only did the marketing stratego take hold, but it also became almost standardized throughout the marriage industry that that is what you're expected to spend, if you really truly love your fiancee.

    so.... look into de beers... i've heard nothing but slave/sweatshop stories and generally evil doings ala Mr. Burns.

    Remember... this is a ROCK we're talking about... something that you can get FOR FREE from earth if you're willing to go looking for it. Try not to fall prey to an age-old marketing ploy.

    Think of all the wonderful things you could buy your wife with that money, if you don't spend it all on a shiny finger ornament dealie.
  13. junglegirl

    junglegirl TRIBE Member

    yeah im pretty meh about the whole thing...tradition and all...I would rather someone buy me something a bit cheaper and use the money he would have spent on something for both of us....



    compared to



  14. Michlerish

    Michlerish Well-Known TRIBEr

    marcinm, I want the bottom one
  15. junglegirl

    junglegirl TRIBE Member

    I would want the top :D


    diamonds kill.



    he could give me a twig wrapped around my finger and I would say yes :p
  16. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith TRIBE Member

    Thank God. Your children would be so incredibly stupid.
  17. Mz. SPy

    Mz. SPy TRIBE Member

    both of these are nice.
  18. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member

    If your girl has friends that are married, find out how much thier men spent on the rings, then spend a grand more.
  19. Michlerish

    Michlerish Well-Known TRIBEr

    true... I forgot intelligence genes come mostly from the father
  20. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    it's not how much you spend but rather what you get, get her what she wants and she'll be happy if her #1 concern is money I probably wouldn't give her the ring...
  21. bucky

    bucky TRIBE Member

    Grandmothers wedding ring! Cost = $0! :D
  22. Skipper

    Skipper TRIBE Member

    Has anyone seen the new freedom ring, or whateverthefuck it's called?

    de beers has now launched a marketing campaign at wealthy, single women who might want to show their utter disdain for marriage by wearing a diamond...on their RIGHT hand.

    I don't think the campaign is going so well.
  23. artemis

    artemis TRIBE Member

    yeah... i used to think that the whole ring nonsense really was nonsense until i realised that you have to wear this item FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

    think about it - this single ring will remain on her finger forever! that should bring into perspective the ammount you may want / are able to spend

    also size and price are not everything... someone suggested that you can purchase teh stone seperately and that's a really good cost-saving idea. Also popular are estate sales for used diamnonds, but not sure if your lady would like a used diamond..?

    I guess it helps if you call it 'vintage' :)
  24. Michlerish

    Michlerish Well-Known TRIBEr

    ^ I thought it was for women who wanted to wear diamond rings without having to wait for marriage or a man to do it. So there are diamond rings for your right hand.
  25. artemis

    artemis TRIBE Member

    yeah... i kinda like that campaign. Not sure how it's faring in terms of sales, but it looks pretty good in print, and is tapping into an undersold market...

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