(Closed) He got his engagement ring!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Newbee

 

I gave an engagement ring to my fiance, too! I’d had it since last June, but waited for him to propose (which he finally did about a week ago). 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  Tasha7.
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Gorgeous, thanks for posting the photo! My SO is picking out a ring from Iceland right now (where part of his family originates from) so we’re going to wait on that ring before we’re officially engaged ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

How neat, I  LOVE it! Congratulations you two. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

That’s awesome. Congrats! Love your ring By The Way. I bet it sparkles like crazy.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yaay,congrats again. Been excited to see what you chose. Beautiful!! And I’m so jealous. You have such pretty, long elegant fingers!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m proudly wearing my m-engagement ring. I wanted to wear one becuase I was leaving the country two days after I proposed. And that was after I had asked her Father for his daughters hand in marriage. 

For me it has nothing to do with marriage equality. I dont believe that marriage is a “partnership of equals” but that each person in the relationship has roles to play that the other shouldn’t if the marriage is to be a successful one.

Since we both knew that I was leaving for a tour of duty abroad, that we would be apart for some months and that communication would be difficult during the interim. So me wearring a ring just seemed the right thing to do.

The question that I’ve been asked by my male friends (mainly younger and still playing the field or older and disillusioned by marriage) what the ring is supposed to be? Is it symbolic (as an engagement ring should be) or just sentimental to me? The difference, I have found, is important if one wants to speak up for male rings.

If it is, as we wish it to be, representative/exhibitive/expressive of the committment that we make then it has to speak on its own and anyone looking at my finger should see that I’m engaged. There should be no need for explaination. When a woman wears a large diamond on her ring finger, we know she’s engaged, when that diamond is matched by a band (no beginning – no end) we know that she’s married.

Problem is that the rings we’re wearing often send out confusing signals. Looking at Tasha7’s or HesWorthTheWait’s rings they would be almost immediately be a symbol of marriage not engagement.

Of course this might mean that the rings have to be different. I wear my mengagement ring on my left hand ring finger and I will stack when I get married. They should look different, but how when we are taliking about formal rings for men…

I’ve come up with the thought that unless its a diamond its not an engagement ring simply becuase of the symbolic association of diamond with engagement. Of course this would even have implications for women who want a less traditional ring – but they should understand that less traditional really means less symbolic and more sentimental. They seem to be on opposite sides of the spectrum.

Love to hear your opinions! [Pic of mine attached]Mengagement Ring  

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

How pretty!

My guy’s e-ring is stainless steel ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

PinkPearls:  Hi PinkPeals. Actually it’s 18k white gold (Rhodium plated and polished – advice from Jeweler, Rhodium is very expensive internationally but much cheaper in South Africa where we are from and Jewelers here often advise that plating to benefit from value, also white gold is easier to get here at reasonable prices, so replating not needed so often)  with 50 0.02 diamonds – 1ct TDW

But I often wonder if you can really tell the difference between white gold/silver/stainless steel?

 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  CapeWind.
  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  CapeWind.
Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

CapeWind:  Just to add some additional info, my jeweler has asked me to post an unedited photo of my ring. My earlier post had quite a lot of photoeditting. I’m trying to learn a bit about photography and may have given an incorrect impression. So here’s an unedited copy of my ring. Aplogies for any misunderstandings. [Its really amazing what compurters can do!]Mengament Ring

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Here is my DH’s E-Ring. He wanted something to show that he was also taken.

He wears it on his right ring finger and his wedding band on the left.

Dee's E-Ring 1

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