Have you ever heard of this?

posted 4 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I have not heard of that. Dh and I have been married for quite some time, and while my original ER and wedding band came as a set, we did not set out to buy wedding bands at the same time. We chose Dh’s ring after the engagement. Most of our friends did things the same way we did – they had the woman’s ER and shopped for wedding bands later.

But perhaps this is a tradition among other groups of people? Pr, like you said, among Mormons (I dod not know any people of the Mormon faith personally, so I don’t know)?

Post # 3
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Busy bee

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@bluejellyfish:  Inexpensive rings, such as those sold at Walmart and chain jewelry stores, are often sold as bridal sets (matched engagement ring and band). Mormons tend to marry young.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Nope that’s not a typical thing, at least in my area. Some people might go ahead and buy the set, but I think most people wait until after the proposal to pick out their bands. 

 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@bluejellyfish:  Never heard of that either.  Only time I’ve heard of people buying an engagement ring and wedding ring together is when they are sold as a matching set for the one set price.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@moschata:   Chain stores, Walmart rings, young, inexpensive ring etc 

Lol….Judgement much?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

They used to be sold like that decades ago, when engagement, wedding and husband’s ring all matched, but I don’t know of anyone buying their rings as a full set these days. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

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@moschata:  You’re right! I have seen them as inexpensive sets in places like Walmart, but didn’t know that jewelry chains still sell full sets, as well. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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@moschata:  I may not be a Mormon, but I still found your comment offensive! 

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@cmsgirl:  👏🏼

Post # 10
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Helper bee

No, I’ve never heard of this but when my husband and I were dating he thought traditionally the man was supposed to buy an engagement ring for himself as well as for his partner. I did offer to buy him a ring but he was happy to have just a wedding band

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I have not heard of this custom and certainly never heard of giving both at the proposal. I think that it was fashionable in the 1940s and 1950s to buy both the brides rings as a set. Certainly if you trawl antique stores you see a lot of bridal sets from that era being displayed in their original boxes. With regard to the side show above, it is a fact, Mormons do tend to marry young. As for Costco etc., they have a wide range of pricing and stone sizes. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper

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@cmsgirl:  

idk, l can’t see that as offensive. I mean it is a fact that Mormons marry young, and favour short engagements and modesty in dress etc, So, likely they do go for inexpensive bridal ring sets.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

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@cmsgirl:  
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@newbeegirl:  Could you articulate specifically which part of my comment you found offensive and why?

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper

I’ve never heard of that. Wedding bands are typically chosen after the engagement. 

I see the trend of coordinating rings as more of a recent thing, actually. It’s my older relatives who don’t have compatible, as opposed to matching, sets. Wedding bands were wider and many of them even wear or wore their engagement ring on the opposite hands. 

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