Have you ever heard of this?

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

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@cmsgirl:  I’ve learned to apply very little merit to her comments in general as most tend to be very extreme and judgemental. 

We came across many bridal sets when trying on rings in brick and mortar stores. They were generally advertised as convenient and could often be financed under one ‘single’ item. They were however not guaranteed to be of low value in any way. I don’t think my father’s ring was included but my mom’s rings came as a set from their local jewelry store. That was in the mid 90s before people started customizing/mismatching their sets. 

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee

It was quite a thing in the UK in the 1980s/90s to buy matching engagement & wedding sets, particularly if you were buying at the lower end of the price range – sets were usually cheaper than buying the rings individually.  The most common sets consisted of the bride’s engagement and wedding rings, but sometimes you did get a three-ring set including the groom’s wedding ring.  At that point, the couple usually got engaged and then went out to buy the ring, so it made sense to buy the wedding band/s at the same time.  I didn’t hear of anyone proposing with a ring until early 2000s  

Now it is much more common for the guy to propose with an engagement ring, which I guess is why we don’t see the matching sets for sale so much now.  I’ve never heard of the guy buying the wedding rings before the proposal though.  Maybe it’s a cultural thing or perhaps it’s what was common in his area when he was a young man, but traditions have changed since then.  

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Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Christmas City, USA

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@bluejellyfish:  I find that very interesting and very misleading on his part! Maybe that’s the way he did it but as a Mormon myself, I can tell you that’s not the way it’s done. We are as traditional as everyone else when it comes to engagements. My husband was so excited, he popped the question and without any hesitancy I said yes!! The next day we went to a very reputable jeweler in our area and we picked out my engagement ring together!! I had to wait a few weeks to get it so that all the right things could be done to it, but we were engaged just like anybody else!! It’s true that Mormons do marry at a younger age, I was 20 and my husband was 26, but more and more of the kids are waiting till they’re older. 

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Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Christmas City, USA

I also wanted to add that I don’t think it’s a religious thing whether a couple buys a less expensive or more expensive ring. It’s whatever a person likes or dislikes!! Just like not everybody wants a diamond. Some people love gemstones, moissanites or lab diamonds or just a lovely simple band. Everyone has their own preferences. 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

I’m Mormon. Yes, we do tend to marry young (early 20’s is very common). Never have I ever heard of buying all the rings at once.  And I certainly wouldn’t say “Mormons propose with cheap rings”…I was engaged & married at 20 with a 5k engagement ring. I don’t think that’s cheap…

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Christmas City, USA

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@bluejellyfish:  I agree with you 💯%!! You are so right!! I have some really inexpensive rings and some expensive rings!! Whatever feels right and comfortable for me economically!!

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@Amberlee1277:  Hi!! It’s so nice to meet another LDS member here!! A 5K ring isn’t cheap at all!! Sometimes people have some pretty funny notions about our culture. I don’t fault them though. They just don’t know. I also think it has to do with peoples comfort levels of where they live. Some people live in areas where big rings are the going thing and some people feel more comfortable with a smaller stone. 

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Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’ve never heard of that!! I remember when I was younger some of the catalogues would advertise wedding ring sets with the woman’s set and the matching man’s ring, so maybe that’s how he purchased the engagement ring for his wife. 

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