Post # 1
Between Anne of Green Gables and Carrie in the SATC movie, I’ve been introduced to the idea that you don’t need to give a ring for an engagement (Carrie got her closet and I believe Anne got earrings).
For various reasons, I’m not so into the engagement ring. (Don’t get me wrong, it’s fab for other people but just isn’t my thing).
How about you ladies? Any of you not into the engagement ring? Better yet, did any of you get an engagement present that was something other than a ring?
I had a funny thought today – if they still made 50 year government savings bonds, wouldn’t that be the cutest alternative to a ring? Still gives the guy the chance to show how responsible and committed he is by saving up the money (that’s what the ring was supposed to be for, in the olden days at least) and *when* (ahem) you’re celebrating 50 years it’d be a sweet reminder of the commitment made when he first asked you to mary him.
Oh! You could call it your 50th anniversary party fund! Eeee! How do I get the government of Canada to start selling those things again?
Post # 3
I actually proposed and didn’t have a ring for six days lol and then he proposed and i got one, i was perfectly fine with it and just really happy to be engaged to M. of course i love looking at the pretty ring now! it’s untraditional though (aquamarine)…
Post # 4
I personally got a ring and love it. BUT, I can totally see wanting something more practical or involved in your everyday life… OR just something more “you.” The 50yr savings bond idea is cute. The long term bonds have greater risk, however, so idk. And what if he died or something before 50 years? I know, morbid, but I’m writing as I think..Lol. Still, very creative and possibly quite worth the risk 🙂
Post # 5
a friend of mine is a vet so rings arent very good her her (did i mention shes a country vet so she works with cows and horses alot and its scary where her hand goes!) so her boyfriend proposed with a antique locket and she wears it every day
Post # 6
Engagement watch? Lighter? Sunglasses? I think you can propose with pretty much anything so long as it has meaning between the two of you. Personally I wanted a ring and got a ring and it meant a lot to FH for it to be a ring so I’m happy with it 🙂
Post # 7
My ex was engaged before we started dating. His ex wanted a pistol as an engagement present, so that’s what she got.
Post # 8
For one of Elizabeth Taylor’s engagements she got a beautiful emerald broach! Read up on that. And she’s the QUEEN of diamonds!
Post # 9
I think the idea of a different type of jewlery is quite lovely as well.
One of my main issues is that I just can’t get used to wearing rings. My parents gave me one for my university graduation and after two years of daily wear I STILL couldn’t get used to it. I drove myself crazy fiddling with it all day. It was a relief to finally just put it in my jewlery box and stop worrying about it even though it was so pretty to look at.