Engagement ring

Feb 29, 2012

  1. Attreyu The Traffic Controller

    Attreyu
    10,385 posts
    Since Mar 17, 2005
    What engagement rings have the men and husbands of DOA offered to their then to be fianceés ?

    What are the trends today ? Gold, white gold, platinum, silver ? With diamonds, rubies, sapphires ? How much did you spend on it ?

    I'm before this so important step in my life and I must choose the best one :twothumbs:
  2. hadees Banned

    hadees
    3,840 posts
    Since Nov 22, 2002
    Civil partnership?
  3. Roachie Official DOA Emberist #3

    Roachie
    5,670 posts
    Since Mar 10, 2008
    You must go forth and enter mordor

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  4. RomperStomper Old Member

    RomperStomper
    8,730 posts
    Since Apr 3, 2002


    I got a platinum ring with single princess-cut (square) diamond, which I knew my other half would want, although I didn't actually ask.


    Choose a design/style that you know she will really like and then spend whatever money you have on getting the a decent sized diamond.
  5. Sidius

    Sidius
    11,691 posts
    Since Jun 1, 2003
    What a totally random thing to ask DOA.

    You of course have to get the ring that you think your girlfriend would love the most, not what some internet dudes got their partners?! :smashed:
  6. Attreyu The Traffic Controller

    Attreyu
    10,385 posts
    Since Mar 17, 2005
    I already have some choices set in my mind that I know she'll love, I'm just curious to see what others have got, you never know...
  7. obscure

    obscure
    9,936 posts
    Since Aug 16, 2001
    :laughing:

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  8. courier RinsingAgentRA

    courier
    34,606 posts
    Since Aug 1, 2003
    she should be proposing to you today
  9. techskunk Banned by DOA

    techskunk
    2,715 posts
    Since May 5, 2011
    I bought her a wooden ring she liked it now she's pregnant
  10. Neurotoxin

    Neurotoxin
    9,205 posts
    Since Oct 3, 2001
  11. monkey man

    monkey man
    6,032 posts
    Since Jun 15, 2001
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  12. Attreyu The Traffic Controller

    Attreyu
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    Since Mar 17, 2005
  13. coolboots aka marley t

    coolboots
    2,035 posts
    Since Jul 12, 2006
    i dont know if its the leap year/full moon ting .. doa's going soft rudeboy :teeth:
  14. Bunglist Registered Abuser

    Bunglist
    6,689 posts
    Since Sep 5, 2004
    I proposed using my Grandmother's ring which I inherited, as I thought my missus would want a say in the wedding ring design (she's the one that has to wear it). My wife loved the ring so much (it is kickass, total old world style shit) that we had it redesigned and altered, added more diamonds and shit. Cost about $3000AU.
  15. War & Piss

    War & Piss
    121 posts
    Since Mar 12, 2011
  16. dahuka Engorged Member

    dahuka
    6,621 posts
    Since Mar 31, 2005
    My wife is non-traditional in every way.

    She's not one for the stereotypical formal engagement ring.

    We hit the pawn shops look for old antique/unique styles.

    I still dropped a heap of dough, but not nearly as much as if I'd gone the regular jewelry store route, but even better, we found an antique two piece (engagement/wedding ring) combo that simply because of it's age (1920s) looks nothing like what you see today and is almost guaranteed to be nearly one of a kind.
  17. falsename

    falsename
    5,115 posts
    Since Oct 16, 2010
    congratulations!
  18. Sidius

    Sidius
    11,691 posts
    Since Jun 1, 2003

    She can't have loved it that much or she wouldn't have demanded that you redesign and bling out an antique heirloom!
  19. nise1

    nise1
    1,205 posts
    Since Jul 24, 2005
    Put at least 2000 Euros in the pocket, take her with you and go choose the ring you both (she) like(s).
    That's what I did and we were both happy.
  20. courier RinsingAgentRA

    courier
    34,606 posts
    Since Aug 1, 2003
    the rules are that you are supposed to spend 1 months wages on it
  21. Attreyu The Traffic Controller

    Attreyu
    10,385 posts
    Since Mar 17, 2005
    Mine is the same, a sucker for vintage/old designs...
  22. Attreyu The Traffic Controller

    Attreyu
    10,385 posts
    Since Mar 17, 2005
    Thank you, louise ! :twothumbs:
  23. Brecht No longer in limbo

    Brecht
    21,681 posts
    Since Mar 5, 2004
    Similar to dahuka, my wife was all about the vintage stuff. We had a diamond from my grandmother's wedding ring that we needed to find a setting for, but the diamond was an odd shape (it's about 0.85 carats) so we got some ideas from the vintage rings and got a designer to make the setting.

    It's white gold, very straight forward with a slight pattern marked throughout and the diamond sits on top on a setting with sort of rose thorn-esque twists. I've made it sound shit. It isn't.
  24. artificial knox

    artificial
    14,223 posts
    Since Aug 25, 2002
    Surely you can snatch one off some gypsies, bout time they got it in reverse, rob one, they're always covered in gold.

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    :teeth: I don't know the slightest thing about rings. but dont do it, stay on the winning team.
  25. eeeyes

    eeeyes
    4,274 posts
    Since Aug 8, 2006
    i'll be fucked if i spend a months wages on a ring man. there are so many better things you could both do with that sort of money.
  26. Brecht No longer in limbo

    Brecht
    21,681 posts
    Since Mar 5, 2004
    Mine wasn't a month's wages (inherited stone and the jeweler who did the design was a friend of a friend), but you know this isn't the sort of thing people buy on a whim, normally there's some saving involved.
  27. courier RinsingAgentRA

    courier
    34,606 posts
    Since Aug 1, 2003
    yeah agree. My Mrs will be getting a Haribo ring dressed with green haribo bears
  28. weedsmoker53

    weedsmoker53
    3,745 posts
    Since Aug 27, 2010
    Get her a collar imo. :spliff:
  29. 2turntables ♫♪♫♩♬♭♫♪♫♩♬♭♫♪♫♩♬♭

    2turntables
    14,904 posts
    Since Dec 6, 2005
    i was a skint student when i bought her engagement ring, so it only cost a couple of hundred quid. imo the manner of the proposal is more special than the ring
  30. Neurotoxin

    Neurotoxin
    9,205 posts
    Since Oct 3, 2001
    :script: