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Is this a nice ring or tacky (for a guy)

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  • View Poll Results: How does it look and should I get it?
    You should get it
    17
    14.29%
    You should ask him first (but would ruin the surprise)
    9
    7.56%
    You should find a slightly different ring
    27
    22.69%
    You should find something completely different to get him
    25
    21.01%
    I love it
    6
    5.04%
    I like it/ it's ok
    24
    20.17%
    I'm indifferent
    9
    7.56%
    I don't like it
    32
    26.89%
    I hate it and it looks awefully tacky
    35
    29.41%

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    The poll is multiple choice so you can pick an option whether you think I should get it or not, and one to say if you like it or not


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    This is for a 17 year old guy for our anniversary (which to be fair, not many BFs/GFs our age get to these days). He's part irish so would appreciate the celtic knot pattern and has said that he would wear a special ring if I got him one.

    Do you think it looks nice or tacky? it's tungsten/steel depending on the size with gold inlay but I'm not sure what the black bit is made from. EDIT: I thought it was roughly £20, but the one in his size is jsut over £15 incl. P&P as I'ts only in steel and not tungsten I think, but I'll have to check his size and I'm not sure whether I should get it for him or not. He said that he probably wouldn't wear a ring all the time but would if we were going out somewhere in the evening or on a special occasion.

    I've just seen that there's version of it that has tungsten on the inlay so there's no gold at all.

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    If you prefer this one then click 'you should find a slightly different one to get him' on the poll.



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    The poll options are funny, care to explain, those who voted?

    it says two have voted yet one said that I should get it but either said that they don't like it or they hate it :confused:
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    As far as rings go, it's okay. I wouldn't wear it out of choice though. If I got married this is probably the kind of ring I'd want, as it is a little different but...I dunno. If you buy it for him it means he is gonna have to wear it whether he likes it or not haha.
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    I prefer the one without the gold inlay. The gold inlay makes it look tacky. Also are you sure your boyfriend would wear jewellery? Especially a ring?

    Its a very nice gesture otherwise
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    (Original post by Clare~Bear)
    The poll options are funny, care to explain, those who voted?

    it says two have voted yet one said that I should get it but either said that they don't like it or they hate it :confused:
    Or maybe one voted 'you should get it' and the other voted 'I don't like it' + 'I hate it and it looks awefully tacky'. :facepalm: That's what you get for letting people vote for multiple options.

    They look ok, but he might get the wrong idea and think you're hinting to him to marry you or something :erm:
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    Honestly, I think any ring for a guy is tacky.
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    Yeah, like I said in my OP he told me that he'd wear a special ring - but he knows I can't afford a solid gold one or anything. Plus the black makes it look more masculine.

    He doesnt wear much jewellery but I think it would suit him. I'm bias though as I love gold so thought I'd get other peoples opinions. He said he doesn't really have a preference to gold or silver.
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    (Original post by sil3nt_cha0s)
    Or maybe one voted 'you should get it' and the other voted 'I don't like it' + 'I hate it and it looks awefully tacky'. :facepalm: That's what you get for letting people vote for multiple options.

    They look ok, but he might get the wrong idea and think you're hinting to him to marry you or something :erm:
    :facepalm: maybe . . . :erm:

    He's said he wouldn't get married before uni/ acting school anyway. Plus he's getting me jewellery of some kind, probably a ring from what he's said.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Honestly, I think any ring for a guy is tacky.
    Agreed.
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    I like it, but $how much$?
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Honestly, I think any ring for a guy is tacky.
    Guys wear wedding rings. Anyway he said he would wear a ring . . .


    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    I like it, but $how much$?
    Just over £15, including P&P.
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    I prefer the one without the gold inlay; if it's to his taste, then I don't see anything wrong with it.
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    (Original post by Clare~Bear)
    Just under £20, but with P&P it's just over.
    That's a fair shout. Any more expensive and I'd be reluctant to buying such a thing without asking a partner if they liked it really, in your position. Assume the guy already wears ring(s)?
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    (Original post by Clare~Bear)
    Guys wear wedding rings. Anyway he said he would wear a ring . . .
    Ok, but you asked our opinion and I gave mine.

    FWIW, I think wedding rings look silly on a man as well.
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    He said he would wear a ring if I got him one.
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    (Original post by Clare~Bear)
    He said he would wear a ring if I got him one.
    You should probably make it clearer in your OP that he said that.
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    Ok, but IMO I thought this sentence was clear enough as to what I meant.

    He probably wouldn't wear it all the time but would if we were going out somewhere in the evening or on a special occasion.
    Although I have changed my OP now.
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    one ring to rule them all...

    Not a fan personally
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    (Original post by Clare~Bear)
    Ok, but IMO I thought this sentence was clear enough as to what I meant.



    Although I have changed my OP now.
    IMO, that sentence could easily have meant 'he would wear it if I bought it for him', in much the same way as I wear the bracelet my boyfriend gave me not because I particularly want to but because it was a gift from him (love the guy, but he makes awful gift choices. :lol:)

    The way it is now, it's clearer that he's happy to wear it rather than would for your sake.
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    I like it, but $how much$?
    I dunno if you've noticed my edits . . . I thought they were all the same price, but I clicked on his size (steel instead of tungsten only available) and it's just over £15 incl P&P

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