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2009-11-12 04:32:10 PM
wsupfoo: My grandfather left me a men's ring, so I guess it used to be more common for men to wear them. Its a perfect one carat diamond set in a thick gold ring so its worth a decent amount of money. I'm debating whether resetting it into a piece for my wife would be an insult to his memory or a way to honor him by having a nice necklace she could pass on to our theoretical kids someday since I dont think men will ever wear rings again.

the story about this diamond ring was he was in egypt when it caught his eye. unsure if it was a fake, the jeweler told him "you look like an honest man, here is my address. you can go home, get it appraised, and if its not what you thought it was, just mail it back to me. if you decide to keep it, send me our agreed upon price".

so now I have a very expensive mens ring that doesn't fit me and theres no way I'm selling it.


Get it re-sized?
 
2009-11-12 04:41:00 PM
They came up with a solution to the expensive diamond ring a long time ago. It's called a CUBIC ZIRCONIA.
 
2009-11-12 04:46:33 PM

EbolaNYC


Tungsten carbide drills? What the bloody hell is that?


I've had more gala luncheons than you've had hot dinners!!


Or "I've 'ad more gala looncheons than you've 'ad 'ot dinnahs!!"
 
2009-11-12 04:47:23 PM
PirateFuzzball:

How extravagant or low key you go shouldn't really matter that much. Yes it is your wedding day, but it's only ONE day. What should matter is if you and your spouse had a good time, have fond memories of that day, and some nice pics to remember things by. We spent about $3000 on our wedding and people thought we dropped a lot of money due to how creative we got. Our church has a room full of decorations and crap; we used four pillars, draped some white stuff across the pillars, threw out some ferns, and put some candles down the isle. The place looked awesome. The church also has a nice room for the reception that can be used and they only charged us extra for washing the table cloths. We kept the food cost down by doing a desert reception. Music was supplied by a playlist on my iPod. Great lighting outdoors and bubbles made a perfect shot of us during the getaway. Were there things I would have done differently? Yes, three things come to mind, but they aren't a big deal and everyone had a good time.

I use to moonlight as a vintage limo driver. In my tenure, I did over 300 weddings. I've seen expensive weddings and cheap weddings; a great, memorable time could be had at any of them. Most of them they spent $15+/per guest for food with 250 guests and at the end of the event there were only 30 or fewer people to wish them off. The only exceptions to this were if there was a lot of family and everyone was from out of town or if there were a really really good DJ or a really good band.

So my suggestions are:
-Wedding and receptions sites don't have to be expensive
-Food doesn't have to be expensive. Snack and desert platters can be great.
-Talk to friends and family about things you'll need/want for the event. They may or know someone who can do it on the cheap or practically free. Ex: friend of mine's brother-in-law catered her wedding and put together a beautifully laid out table with fruit and sandwich makings; cost was just the food.
-iPod playlist can work out great; just make a good selection and you may have to get things going by pushing a few people out on the floor. A really, really good DJ can work out great and liven the party up. A good live band can easily turn the place into a dance club.
-Liquid courage can help with getting people on the dance floor
-It isn't necessary for people to be dancing in order to have a good time.
-Don't do more than a 4 hour reception unless everyone is in their 20s and the band is really good. People start leaving receptions after 2-3 hours
-Eat before you get to your reception or have someone designated to bring you stuff; everyone will be talking to you and it's generally impossible to get food or drink for yourself unless someone brings it to you.
-Do photography before the wedding or plan ahead with the photographer what pics you want at the wedding site and try to limit it to 30 minutes. Make sure everyone that's going to be in photos is on board with moving quickly between poses. Pictures can easily run past 45 minutes especially when one of you or your parents wants 50 different combinations of family members. You don't want to get to the reception and 1/3 of your guests have already eaten your food and left.
-Don't bother paying $400+ on a vintage limo to take you five minutes around the corner. Yes the limos I drove were cool and I always got a lot of looks, however there's no ...

I just want you to know that I read your reply and passed it on to my girl. Thank you very much for your help!
 
2009-11-12 04:47:55 PM
A guy I know decided to get platinum-iridium wedding rings for himself and his wife (both doctors), just so he could do cool geek tricks with thm, like holding them over a propane gas outlet and watching them heat up until they glow.
 
2009-11-12 04:51:42 PM
A female friend of mine recommended one of these so that gay guys would stop hitting on me.
 
2009-11-12 04:55:11 PM
wsupfoo: My grandfather left me a men's ring, so I guess it used to be more common for men to wear them. Its a perfect one carat diamond set in a thick gold ring so its worth a decent amount of money. I'm debating whether resetting it into a piece for my wife would be an insult to his memory or a way to honor him by having a nice necklace she could pass on to our theoretical kids someday since I dont think men will ever wear rings again.

the story about this diamond ring was he was in egypt when it caught his eye. unsure if it was a fake, the jeweler told him "you look like an honest man, here is my address. you can go home, get it appraised, and if its not what you thought it was, just mail it back to me. if you decide to keep it, send me our agreed upon price".

so now I have a very expensive mens ring that doesn't fit me and theres no way I'm selling it.


You, Sir, are almost obligated to leave that ring as is. It's a cool story (bro), and if nothing else, you could have it turned into a pinkie ring and become a bookie.
 
2009-11-12 05:06:52 PM
As a former-fiancee myself: I (a girl, if my username didn't clue you in) was the recipient of a famil heirloom engagement ring. For my fiancee, I bought a single platinum band that would have doubled as his wedding ring if things had worked out between us.

If a girl wears an engagement band - why shouldn't the guy? If you still want to go out and pick up women, obviously you shouldn't be getting engaged.

Men - suck it up. You'll be dealing with a real wedding band soon enough so unless your "mangagement ring" (could they have come up with a worse title?) actually has a diamond on it or something equally feminine, just wear it and be glad she loves you.
 
2009-11-12 05:07:07 PM
Ditto: A female friend of mine recommended one of these so that gay guys would stop hitting on me.

Try not hanging out at gay bars.
 
2009-11-12 05:33:22 PM
spacechicken170am: Keep your rings girlymen, I'll be enjoying my engagement beej and new video game.

Dude, if I weren't already married I'd say hell yeah to that and give you a high five, chest bump actions and a knuckle crunch.

/sadly, I cannot do that.
//I didn't have an engagement ring
///never came up
//wouldn't have happened even if it was

And Borderlands is f*cking awesome
 
2009-11-12 05:39:23 PM
Male engagement rings are bullshiat. If you want to get your man something, find a decent mechanical watch. It will last his lifetime, and be far more appreciated.
 
2009-11-12 06:06:47 PM
How 'bout one of these old school rings with built in processor and memory:
t3.gstatic.com
 
2009-11-12 06:09:25 PM
Pocket Ninja: This is actually a really good idea. Previously, when engaged in a screaming fight with his fiance, a man had only option when it finally devolved to the point that she yanked the engagement ring off her finger and flung it at him from across the room....

Another Masterpiece.

Thank you sir for your effort.
 
2009-11-12 06:51:00 PM
Pocket Ninja: This is actually a really good idea. Previously, when engaged in a screaming fight with his fiance, a man had only option when it finally devolved to the point that she yanked the engagement ring off her finger and flung it at him from across the room, her accuracy unusual considering her limp-wristed throwing style. He--you--would have to stand up in a sullen silence, wipe at the fresh diamond cut on your cheek with one savage pull of your arm, pluck the ring from the floor, and leave. You would have to stay out all night, drinking in any number of bars and saying cliche, hard-boiled things like "line 'em up, Frank," even though the bartender is a blonde woman named Betsy. And then there would be that inevitable, fumbling encounter with the barfly in the back seat, her toothy blowjob and weird, nasally grunting as she bent over the hood and let you do what your fiance never did. And then you would stumble home as the sun was rising, and there she would be, quietly sobbing on the couch as she had been all night, and your heart would open up in that moment and you'd cross the room and drop to your knee and present the ring from your pocket and her eyes would gleam in the weak light filtering through the gauzy curtains and she would nod and say Yes. Yes, yes, yes. All over again, just like the day you were engaged. This could happen many times.

Now, instead of that scenario, when she pulls off her ring and flings it at you, you can pull of your own ring and fling it at her. The burden has shifted, see? Now it's whoever gets to the door first who gets to leave, to go out on a bender, to irritate Betsy by calling her Frank and have to buff out the fresh dents in the car's hood. It might actually be you who gets to stay home and weep now, and it's high time that equality meant you could have a cozy night on the couch, too.


Anyone else thinking Pocket Ninja needs to publish all of his Fark quotes? As always, genius.
 
2009-11-12 07:07:59 PM
ecx.images-amazon.com

Mine. Titanium. Diamonds.
Oh yeah... fark you subby! :D
 
2009-11-12 07:17:43 PM
superfudge73: JamisonJamieJames: I wasn't gonna wait for the perfect woman to fall into my lap, so I made my ring myself. When the time comes, I'll just move it over one finger and call it good.

Keep waiting dude, someday you'll bump into the woman of your dreams playing WoW.


You have insulted me sir. Don't make me post the nerd hierarchy.
 
2009-11-12 07:18:13 PM
upload.ecvv.com
 
2009-11-12 08:04:21 PM
How extravagant or low key you go shouldn't really matter that much. Yes it is your wedding day, but it's only ONE day. What should matter is if you and your spouse had a good time, have fond memories of that day, and some nice pics to remember things by. We spent about $3000 on our wedding and people thought we dropped a lot of money due to how creative we got. Our church has a room full of decorations and crap; we used four pillars, draped some white stuff across the pillars, threw out some ferns, and put some candles down the isle. The place looked awesome. The church also has a nice room for the reception that can be used and they only charged us extra for washing the table cloths. We kept the food cost down by doing a desert reception. Music was supplied by a playlist on my iPod. Great lighting outdoors and bubbles made a perfect shot of us during the getaway. Were there things I would have done differently? Yes, three things come to mind, but they aren't a big deal and everyone had a good time.

I use to moonlight as a vintage limo driver. In my tenure, I did over 300 weddings. I've seen expensive weddings and cheap weddings; a great, memorable time could be had at any of them. Most of them they spent $15+/per guest for food with 250 guests and at the end of the event there were only 30 or fewer people to wish them off. The only exceptions to this were if there was a lot of family and everyone was from out of town or if there were a really really good DJ or a really good band.

So my suggestions are:
-Wedding and receptions sites don't have to be expensive
-Food doesn't have to be expensive. Snack and desert platters can be great.
-Talk to friends and family about things you'll need/want for the event. They may or know someone who can do it on the cheap or practically free. Ex: friend of mine's brother-in-law catered her wedding and put together a beautifully laid out table with fruit and sandwich makings; cost was just the food.
-iPod playlist can work out great; just make a good selection and you may have to get things going by pushing a few people out on the floor. A really, really good DJ can work out great and liven the party up. A good live band can easily turn the place into a dance club.
-Liquid courage can help with getting people on the dance floor
-It isn't necessary for people to be dancing in order to have a good time.
-Don't do more than a 4 hour reception unless everyone is in their 20s and the band is really good. People start leaving receptions after 2-3 hours
-Eat before you get to your reception or have someone designated to bring you stuff; everyone will be talking to you and it's generally impossible to get food or drink for yourself unless someone brings it to you.
-Do photography before the wedding or plan ahead with the photographer what pics you want at the wedding site and try to limit it to 30 minutes. Make sure everyone that's going to be in photos is on board with moving quickly between poses. Pictures can easily run past 45 minutes especially when one of you or your parents wants 50 different combinations of family members. You don't want to get to the reception and 1/3 of your guests have already eaten your food and left.
-Don't bother paying $400+ on a vintage limo to take you five minutes around the corner. Yes the limos I drove were cool and I always got a lot of looks, however there's no ...

I just want you to know that I read your reply and passed it on to my girl. Thank you very much for your help!


These are all great suggestions. Just a few things to add:

* When I got married, we had a pot luck for the reception. People actually enjoyed being able to contribute beyond just presents
* The dress was the biggest single expense for us ($600 at the time, ten years ago), so just keep that in mind. If she can find a dress that she loves without paying a fortune, you will be in much better shape (vintage maybe?)
* Keep invitations clean, simple, classy, and not over the top. They don't have to ooze money.
* Instead of getting a limo, con the friend/relative/whatever with the coolest car to drive you around for free >:D

That's all i can remember right now, it's been waay too many years :)
 
2009-11-12 08:29:35 PM
I never even got Mrs. Gough an engagement ring since I couldn't find the right stone. It may be 38 years too late, but I finally came into possession of a unique stone for $5k. I'm thinking about getting a jeweler to make a setting for it, but I do have a question for other farkers. Is it poor taste to give your wife a ring with a kidney stone in it?
 
2009-11-12 09:27:58 PM
Metrosexual means ghey, and there's no way to reclaim lost masculinity with a piece of jewelry

That being said, an old decoder ring, or the shadow/green lantern etc.
that stuff is pretty cool.
But you don't wear it around because it's special.
 
2009-11-12 09:51:22 PM
Gentle Giantess: I believe everyone saying that tungsten, titanium, etc. rings can be cut off by the ER in an emergency, but can they be re-sized? My guy has really big fingers and works in manufacturing (fixing and installing machine tools and robots), so he needs a ring that's tough, but also can be re-sized down the road. We know it'll probably be an issue since a ring he got four years ago is already way too small to get past his knuckle now. Any guys who are hard on their hands have any suggestions?

titanium, stainless steel, zirconium, cobalt yes, tungsten I think is no and carbide I would be surprised.

I work in the same environment (I set up robotic welding operations at the moment) A jeweler working in those materials would know much better than I. I think they are all good to go but tungsten is a sintered metal, and carbide... is not a metal but an intermetallic and extremely hard stuff...
 
2009-11-12 10:24:43 PM
MetaRinka: Gentle Giantess: I believe everyone saying that tungsten, titanium, etc. rings can be cut off by the ER in an emergency, but can they be re-sized? My guy has really big fingers and works in manufacturing (fixing and installing machine tools and robots), so he needs a ring that's tough, but also can be re-sized down the road. We know it'll probably be an issue since a ring he got four years ago is already way too small to get past his knuckle now. Any guys who are hard on their hands have any suggestions?

titanium, stainless steel, zirconium, cobalt yes, tungsten I think is no and carbide I would be surprised.

I work in the same environment (I set up robotic welding operations at the moment) A jeweler working in those materials would know much better than I. I think they are all good to go but tungsten is a sintered metal, and carbide... is not a metal but an intermetallic and extremely hard stuff...


Thanks for the info, I will definitely keep that in mind! He's said that he'd be cool with stainless steel. And in terms of a mangagement ring, his response is: "No, just...no. I can't ever wear something called a 'mangagement ring.' That's ridiculous."
 
2009-11-12 10:31:53 PM
To hades with male engagement rings. When I propose to my girlfriend I want her to get me a pair of custom made engagement rollerblades.
 
2009-11-12 10:40:25 PM
Claddagh

The claddagh (also known as The Clapper), the universal symbol for "I am a drunk and proud of it!"

:-D
 
2009-11-12 11:01:26 PM
OSUJillyBean: If a girl wears an engagement band - why shouldn't the guy?

A woman will show off her engagement rings to her envious associates. You think a guy would do that? The immediate response would be, "So you traded your balls for that, huh?"
 
2009-11-13 12:49:19 AM
Mock26: Claddagh

The claddagh (also known as The Clapper), the universal symbol for "I am a drunk and proud of it!"

:-D


I'd respond to that, but it appears I've fallen out of my chair in a drunken stupor.

/Oh yeah, I can't jump or dance, either.
 
2009-11-13 01:07:53 AM
R.A.Danny: When they cut the nuts of the guy, do they take the whole sac, or just slice into it and surgically remove the gonads with their teeth like sheep herders?

Dammit now I just woke everybody up in the whole house.
 
2009-11-13 06:32:00 AM
How to make something sound really gay.
Slightly change the name by putting man in front e.g man-gagement ring, man-bag, man-muscles, man-undies, man-bull. See how I pick random objects and by putting man infront they become gay objects.

No look engagement ring, bag, muscles, undies, bull.

It is an engagement ring and if a man and woman both choose to have one then so what.
 
2009-11-13 06:33:38 AM
Well I'm married and I refused to wear my man's ring.
It stunk and was full of shiat.
 
2009-11-13 06:48:53 AM
PirateFuzzball: Billzebub: My sister got married a few years ago and it was a traditional affair; Catholic mass, big reception, etcetera. The advantage was that she had my father around to pay for it, though her and her now-husband did contribute when they could.

My situation is a little different, as my girlfriend's father passed away before I ever met her and there isn't a lot of money to go around, but we both have big families. We don't want to spend a lot of money, but there doesn't seem to be a way around it.

I'm thinking of not hiring a DJ and just making a play list on an iPod (yes, I'm serious) and bringing my own instruments, as I have several musician friends.

Any ideas would be most appreciated.

How extravagant or low key you go shouldn't really matter that much. Yes it is your wedding day, but it's only ONE day. What should matter is if you and your spouse had a good time, have fond memories of that day, and some nice pics to remember things by. We spent about $3000 on our wedding and people thought we dropped a lot of money due to how creative we got. Our church has a room full of decorations and crap; we used four pillars, draped some white stuff across the pillars, threw out some ferns, and put some candles down the isle. The place looked awesome. The church also has a nice room for the reception that can be used and they only charged us extra for washing the table cloths. We kept the food cost down by doing a desert reception. Music was supplied by a playlist on my iPod. Great lighting outdoors and bubbles made a perfect shot of us during the getaway. Were there things I would have done differently? Yes, three things come to mind, but they aren't a big deal and everyone had a good time.

I use to moonlight as a vintage limo driver. In my tenure, I did over 300 weddings. I've seen expensive weddings and cheap weddings; a great, memorable time could be had at any of them. Most of them they spent $15+/per guest for food with 250 guests and at the end of the event there were only 30 or fewer people to wish them off. The only exceptions to this were if there was a lot of family and everyone was from out of town or if there were a really really good DJ or a really good band.

So my suggestions are:
-Wedding and receptions sites don't have to be expensive
-Food doesn't have to be expensive. Snack and desert platters can be great.
-Talk to friends and family about things you'll need/want for the event. They may or know someone who can do it on the cheap or practically free. Ex: friend of mine's brother-in-law catered her wedding and put together a beautifully laid out table with fruit and sandwich makings; cost was just the food.
-iPod playlist can work out great; just make a good selection and you may have to get things going by pushing a few people out on the floor. A really, really good DJ can work out great and liven the party up. A good live band can easily turn the place into a dance club.
-Liquid courage can help with getting people on the dance floor
-It isn't necessary for people to be dancing in order to have a good time.
-Don't do more than a 4 hour reception unless everyone is in their 20s and the band is really good. People start leaving receptions after 2-3 hours
-Eat before you get to your reception or have someone designated to bring you stuff; everyone will be talking to you and it's generally impossible to get food or drink for yourself unless someone brings it to you.
-Do photography before the wedding or plan ahead with the photographer what pics you want at the wedding site and try to limit it to 30 minutes. Make sure everyone that's going to be in photos is on board with moving quickly between poses. Pictures can easily run past 45 minutes especially when one of you or your parents wants 50 different combinations of family members. You don't want to get to the reception and 1/3 of your guests have already eaten your food and left.
-Don't bother paying $400+ on a vintage limo to take you five minutes around the corner. Yes the limos I drove were cool and I always got a lot of looks, however there's no ...


My suggestion for your wedding. Keep it simple, don't go over the top, don't worry about the flowers being perfect and having the night run like a tight production. Relax, get married at the church or registry then hire a restaurant e.g Yum Cha and plenty of beer and just let your guests relax. The worst wedding are those over the top, 10 bridemaids, 10 groomsmen 7 flower girls with every step orchestrated and you the guest (or in your case your guests) just wishishing you could start to spontaneously spew green bile over the other guests so that you can leave the awful, drab and tedious evening without looking rude.
 
2009-11-13 11:50:45 AM
Billzebub:
I just want you to know that I read your reply and passed it on to my girl. Thank you very much for your help!


No problem. I'm glad to help out at least one couple with what I've learned.
 
2009-11-13 07:28:10 PM
You know what my bag is good for?

Vent pick. Flints. Bullets. Pillow-ticking patches. Patch lube. Short starter. Priming horn. Screwdriver. Patch knife. Ball block. Cleaning patches. Paper cartridges. Powder measure. Percussion caps (on occasion, when I feel all 'modern'). And of course, the powder horn:

Does it go in your mouth ??
 
2009-11-13 07:50:38 PM
sxacho: Billzebub: Any ideas would be most appreciated.

I've got seven words for you: Vegas.


That's right, you and her go away somewhere nice and get married and then come back and tell your families.

Did that, her mom wanted a big deal about the wedding and it looked like it would be a giant clusterfark.
We took off and got married by ourselves.
Did not tell anyone until after the fact.
Her mother was unbelievably pissed but sure saved money and stopped a lot of bullshiat.

/MOL still hates me.
 
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