(Closed) Giving your man an "engagement ring"

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Newbee

I proposed to my Fiance and because of this and the fact he is Swedish I got him an engagement ring.

Both parties have an engagement ring in Sweden but less often both have a wedding ring.

I bought him a signet ring which he will move to his right hand once we are married.

 

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I gave my husband an engagement ring,  we both went shopping the weekend he proposed.  It was important to both of us as we had a long engagement,  and tbh it seemed only fair if I was wearing one πŸ™‚ but each to their own πŸ™‚ 

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Surely it depends on the individual? My fiancé would hate to wear an engagement ring.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My husband wanted an Engagement ring to show he was taken. He wore a tugsten band while we were engaged and then when we got married he got a nice white gold and diamond band. He wears the tugsten band as his stand in ring when he’s doing something that might damage his other ring. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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echomomm :  he will switch it to his right hand after we are married, the only reason hes switch to the right is because both bands are quite chunky (he dislikes thin bands) so they would be uncomfortable together on one finger

 

to me its utterly bizzare people have this idea that women get an expensive ring (often which on this site is demanded – certain carets, cuts, metals, cost etc…) which is essentally a form of dowery to buy the woman by showing wealth and women dont/aren’t expected to do anything – in the modern world of equality people still dont see the wierdness of that

I mean im not against engagement rings, I think its a nice way to show the world your taken but I certainly think it should be an equal action after all he is just as engaged as I am

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Country Cottage and Gardens

I gave my Fiance a “promise” ring back when he gave me mine. We were considering getting married but he was in the Army and they pushed his deployment up significantly. So he surprised me with a promise ring instead and then I gave him one. Luckily, it was very inexpensive because he lost it in Iraq so I bought him another one and then he lost it during his leave when we were in the Caymans. He lost it again in Kuwait and I gave up at that point so he hasn’t had one since then (about 7 years ago).Β 

Post # 22
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Helper bee

My husband and I proposed to each other, so I got him an engagement ring. If I hadn’t done a proposal, then I would have given him the ring when he presented me with mine, so I fully support your plan. πŸ˜€ 

Post # 24
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Worker bee

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echomomm :  In Scandinavia (again, maybe everywhere in europe) the man doesn’t get a new ring when married, the engagement ring just “changes” into a wedding ring, and the woman gets another ring! πŸ™‚ 

 

So it’s sort of the same thing that is going on for you guys over seas, but I really like the idea of showing that both parts of the couple are taken allready from the start, not having the male part of the couple running around being “single” until the wedding day! πŸ™‚

Post # 25
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Busy bee

I did. It was much cheaper than mine because he wanted a very plain one, but I felt better than not giving anything at all. Also it’s nice that he’s wearing it since we’re in an LDR.

Post # 26
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Busy bee

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echomomm :  It depends on the area, I guess. I’m Finnish and most of my male relatives and friends (who’re the ring wearing types) wear very simple bands as engagement rings and most will use the same band as their wedding ring too. It’s pretty common to have both dates engraved on the inside.

I do have a male friend who does wear two rings, because that’s what was the done thing in his family. My husband also wears two rings, but one of them is the signet ring he’s worn since he was 21. He wears his wedding ring underneath that one.

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

That’s so sweet! I think he’ll be very happy. Remember to update us with the ring and his reaction!!

I bought my fiancé an engagement watch and he’s so proud of it. He gifted me a beautiful ring that I will be keeping for the rest of my life and I wanted to gift him something meaningful that he can eventually pass down to our children. 

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

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jkm13 :  I really like the idea of my Fiance and I both having rings we wear on our right ring finger (we didn’t go the engagement ring/traditional proposal route when we got engaged) and then switching the rings to our left fingers during the ceremony. He recently bought me a band, and he’s already picked his out, so I think I’ll see what he thinks of the idea. But it sounds like a great idea.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee

No because my husband isn’t one to wear jewelry and actually doesn’t like anything on his hands as he find it impractical.  He  even forgets to put his wedding band on sometimes (which I’m ok with).  However, I did get him a piece of “jewelry” I knew he’d love after he gave me my gorgeous ring…I got him a Tag Heuer watch. That’s something I knew he’d love to wear and would find useful!  πŸ™‚

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