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    I wonder what is a guys thought process when it comes to buying an engagement ring.
    She will have this ring for the rest of her life so...
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    (Original post by xobeauty)
    I wonder what is a guys thought process when it comes to buying an engagement ring.
    She will have this ring for the rest of her life so...
    As a guy, I guess I would go for something special and beautiful. A ring that is special to her and represents the relationship in a good way. Oh and it fits her finger.
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    http://cdn.ymaservices.com/editorial...jpg?1437647278

    And if she loses it, I can easily replace it with ...... :laugh:

    http://www.shearsweets.co.uk/media/c...ip_rings_1.jpg
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    Good question OP. I'm sure most guys would go for something pleasing,if not the best of rings
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    The months salary rule of thumb for me is RIDICULOUS. Spend ~£100, it's just as good, and then spend some money on a nice city break. As to having it for ever, what if you lose it or it all ends up in horrible recriminations pre wedding day.
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    My bf let me choose my own ring since he knew I wasn't really a fan of jewellery. I just got one from Warren James. Nothing expensive but to me, it means everything. Think it was £30 reduced from £90 odd and its got amethyst and some diamanté crystals around it.

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    I went for the month's salary option. For most people, that will get you a good sized diamond with gold/white gold. You want something she can show off to her friends, right?

    If you're on more of a budget, you can go with silver or go with platinum if you have a little extra.



    That said, you don't want to be spending insane amounts on either a wedding or a ring. These things are great to show off but it's investing in a family home that will bring security and comfort to your marriage. Bricks and mortar!

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    Don't go for cost. You'll never buy the most expensive ring. Go for something special and meaningful. I'd look into a custom made engagement ring maybe and tailor it to her standards.
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    tbh this ring buying business is rather creepy ? if you are in love then a cheap £1 shop ring will do.
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    A haribo ring is just fine for me :yes:
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    (Original post by xobeauty)
    I wonder what is a guys thought process when it comes to buying an engagement ring.
    She will have this ring for the rest of her life so...
    Personally, I'd buy something sh would love. If she likes less, then you don't have to go for the most expensive or most beautiful. Best, in this sense, is something she's mentioned in passing to be what she wants and loves. Otherwise we could always go full out on a ring, if we have the wongaz.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    tbh this ring buying business is rather creepy ? if you are in love then a cheap £1 shop ring will do.
    but wouldn't you want it to last so you don't have to keep replacing it.
    besides if you are in love you'd probably would want to show the person they're a little more special than the price of chips
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    A haribo ring is just fine for me :yes:
    http://www.pizzahut.com.sg/assets/im...amariRings.png

    be mine Serine :blush:
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    As a girl, I would honestly rather have a cheaper ring (not primark but I'm talking maybe £50 )... Because what's the point spending loads of money on some jewelry. To me the gesture is enough

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    (Original post by jawsontheflooor)
    but wouldn't you want it to last so you don't have to keep replacing it.
    besides if you are in love you'd probably would want to show the person they're a little more special than the price of chips
    my relationships do not need sad capitalist valuation tokens :no:

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    (Original post by the bear)
    my relationships do not need sad capitalist valuation tokens :no:

    smh
    obviously i'm not saying spend hundreds on it or anything but at least something that looks nice and maybe has meaning behind it ??
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    I'd probably want my future fiancé to have an adequately expensive ring, yes. But no plans to break the bank.
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    I can see there is a lot of of pressure on guys to get the best possible ring. I'm not going to lie, I do want a nice diamond ring (since it will be on my hand for the rest of my life), but I don't expect something ridiculously expensive.

    My sister's engagement ring was £11,500 It's a stunning ring and the clarity is amazing.
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    We both agreed to ignore the 1-month salary suggestion by De Beers. Besides, there's no way i'm ever buying a diamond. Fundamentally they're of little/no value - and usually vastly overpriced to the consumer.

    The plan was a choose a ring by a local designer in white gold.
    She fell in love with the silver version for a fraction of the price. Win!
    We can spend the rest on something useful.

    For the wedding bands themselves, i have no issue with gold and, indeed, wouldn't have it any other way
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    (Original post by jawsontheflooor)
    obviously i'm not saying spend hundreds on it or anything but at least something that looks nice and maybe has meaning behind it ??
    okay maybe £1 is a bit extreme ... i would be willing to stretch to £5 for a very special lady

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