With all the excitement of engagements and weddings in the air of my fellow bloggers and my friends/family, I have a confession to make. I don’t really understand the hype behind the diamond engagement ring. I mean, sure they look nice… but 3 months of salary worth “nice”? *shrugs*
Polite Ring Admiration
From my experience, when co-workers/friends/other girls get engaged, they come into the office/lunch/wherever, all giddy and hold out their hand.
Everyone All the women tend to crowd around and “oooh and aaaah” over the ring, they tell the future bride her ring is beautiful.
I mean, I would do the same thing when someone shows me a picture of their ultra sound. I would probably doing a bit of “ooohing” and “aaahing” and tell the expectant mother her baby is so cute – when really, all I see is a weird blob on the snap shot. It’s not that I’m not happy for the expectant mother – I am! I just don’t see anything on the photograph!
The same goes for the ring. I am happy for the couple – but I don’t see the big deal about it. But I feel that it is polite to outwardly admire it.
But I Like Rings!
Before you think that I am a ring nazi, I want to make it clear that I like rings! I think these beautiful rings can complete any outfit.
I love how a statement ring can complete or add a fun twist to an outfit. And I think that a wedding band can be a beautiful and elegant piece of jewelry that is a symbol of a couple’s commitment to one another. I think Miss Minimalist’s wedding ring is amazing, and her attitude (and her ring!) are more in line with my ideal wedding band/engagement ring and price tag.
What are your thoughts on engagement rings or wedding rings? Do you admire them rings?