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(41 Action News)   Old standard: Engagement ring costs two months salary. New standard: Wedding ring costs two football tickets   (kshb.com) divider line 60
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2013-11-19 10:32:00 AM
How about you just skip the expensive ring and enjoy a nice honeymoon where you don't have to financially support child soldiers clearing land mines in Liberia?
 
2013-11-19 10:32:56 AM
My wife and I made our rings out of dryer lint and spent 9 cents on our reception and our 1200 guests loved it. You people are dumb.

/that about right?
 
2013-11-19 10:33:26 AM
People praising not buying into the wedding industry to the right, people complaining about cultural appropriation of first nations to the left.

/ good for them anyway
 
2013-11-19 10:33:58 AM
Thanks again to the DeBeers cartel for that ridiculous marketing gimmick. Thank goodness I have a fiancee who doesn't really care about diamonds.

If you are with a woman who is more concerned about the size of her diamond than the quality of your relationship, then you get what you pay for.
 
2013-11-19 10:34:18 AM
Just bought an engagement ring this week, did not spend anywhere near 2 months salary on it. I love my fiancee, but if I felt the need to bribe her into marrying me with a big fancy diamond, it'd be a bad sign.
 
2013-11-19 10:36:28 AM
Again?
 
2013-11-19 10:36:48 AM
Two months salary? If I have to spend two months salary on another engagement ring, that girl better go Greek and drive an awesome Hummer.
 
2013-11-19 10:37:05 AM

Weatherkiss: How about you just skip the expensive ring and enjoy a nice honeymoon where you don't have to financially support child soldiers clearing land mines in Liberia?


That's pumping money into economies that really need it!
 
2013-11-19 10:37:49 AM
Oh fark that.

If you NEED some declaration of money so that someone can prove they love you, DIAF.

I also dislike that it's now the time of year where commercials attempt to reinforce that if no one buys you a new Mercedes for xmas, you're not loved.

It's crap like that, and the whole ring/wedding thing that makes me hate women, of which I am one.
 
2013-11-19 10:40:01 AM
1. Some woman selling a wedding ring from a previous marriage on craigs list to buy KC tix.
2. Guy needs wedding ring and has KC tix
3. They trade
4. Everybody PROFITS!

Non-story.
 
2013-11-19 10:40:25 AM

Weatherkiss: How about you just skip the expensive ring and enjoy a nice honeymoon where you don't have to financially support child soldiers clearing land mines in Liberia?


I like you.
 
2013-11-19 10:41:08 AM
I'll buy in to that when it's only 3 easy payments of $19.95. And god help them if they want a C.O.D.
 
2013-11-19 10:41:10 AM
For a diamond? Fark that. When I want to show my unending love for my betrothed, I'm cutting out the middleman and giving her an actual African child's severed hand.
 
2013-11-19 10:42:09 AM

ZeroCorpse: Weatherkiss: How about you just skip the expensive ring and enjoy a nice honeymoon where you don't have to financially support child soldiers clearing land mines in Liberia?

I like you.


I like moissanite.
 
2013-11-19 10:45:05 AM
Overpaid for both items.

/diamonds are not precious stones.  They are common and found everywhere
//you can watch NFL games on TV for free either at home or at a sports bar
 
2013-11-19 10:45:25 AM
I'm just pissed off that now, 13 years after Mrs. PCoC and I were married, I find out that you can now get a ring made out of meteorite and dinosaur bone. Where the fark was this back when I was just getting a lame-ass gold band?
 
2013-11-19 10:53:49 AM
If the survival of the relationship hinges on a pretty but pointless and expensive rock, maybe the girl is pretty but pointless and expensive as well.
 
2013-11-19 10:56:58 AM
Since when is a wedding ring two-month's salary? I always heard it was one-month's salary but even that seemed to stretch things a bit. But ah, then there's Wikipedia on the spot:

The idea that a man should spend a significant fraction of his annual income for an engagement ring originated de novo from De Beers marketing materials in the mid-20th century, in an effort to increase the sale of diamonds. In the 1930s, they suggested that a man should spend the equivalent of one month's income in the engagement ring; later they suggested that he should spend two months' income on it. In 2007, the average cost of an engagement ring in USA as reported by the industry was US$2,100.
 
2013-11-19 10:57:33 AM
Look again. The tickets are now diamonds.
 
2013-11-19 10:59:15 AM
I bought my wife's ring at an outlet store for mall jewelry store and it appraises for 5x what I paid for it.  She loves it, and after 7 years still gets compliments on it.   Didn't spend anywhere near 2 months salary.

She also understands that my family's season tickets have been around since before I was born, and she loves football.

Some of us don't have to compromise.......it's pretty awesome
 
2013-11-19 11:01:37 AM
I don't understand how people spend 2 months' salary, and this isn't even an anti-diamond rant. I got a very nice stone sized large enough to be a bit showy but small enough to wear everyday set in a great platinum band for about 2 weeks' gross. My fiancee loves it and gets nothing but compliments. 2 months' salary would buy a ridiculously gaudy ring and/or require paying for a brand name.

I'm making decent, not great, money. The kind of money I'd imagine a lot of people getting engaged make.
 
2013-11-19 11:01:51 AM

LazarusLong42: Look again. The tickets are now diamonds.


Look again, they are now the Queen of Diamonds.

Is that your card?
 
2013-11-19 11:02:33 AM
I bought my wife a nice ring. Designed it myself even. White gold, a diamond surrounded by emeralds (our birthstones) Didnt really worry about the cost, thats not really the point. Nor did I force some anti establishment message by not getting her a nice ring. I just.. you know.. did something nice to show her I wanted to marry her. Is that so hard? do people really need rules for it?
 
Skr
2013-11-19 11:07:19 AM
It looks like they did a nice trade for both parties.

If I was going to spend a lot of money on a ring, I'd have a custom ring made of a design I'd draw up myself. Seems a bit more personal and meaningful that way. Most of the standard rings out there look rather blah.
 
2013-11-19 11:14:06 AM
The idea of spending 2 months salary on jewelry is farking idiotic.
 
2013-11-19 11:16:56 AM

thurstonxhowell: I don't understand how people spend 2 months' salary, and this isn't even an anti-diamond rant. I got a very nice stone sized large enough to be a bit showy but small enough to wear everyday set in a great platinum band for about 2 weeks' gross. My fiancee loves it and gets nothing but compliments. 2 months' salary would buy a ridiculously gaudy ring and/or require paying for a brand name.

I'm making decent, not great, money. The kind of money I'd imagine a lot of people getting engaged make.


Sadly, there are a number of women who will not accept anything less than a 2-carat princess cut ring from Tiffany from their future hubby. I'm very glad my ex was not that picky and was happy with me pouring money into a house instead of her ring.
 
2013-11-19 11:18:57 AM
Sucker!
 
2013-11-19 11:44:25 AM

Red_Fox: The idea of spending 2 months salary on jewelry is farking idiotic.


LOL, have fun meeting women.
 
2013-11-19 11:47:54 AM
So, about the same then.
 
2013-11-19 11:49:06 AM

abhorrent1: 1. Some woman selling a wedding ring from a previous marriage on craigs list to buy KC tix.
2. Guy needs wedding ring and has KC tix
3. They trade
4. Everybody PROFITS!

Non-story.


Welcome to the Obama economy! Amirite?
 
2013-11-19 11:59:03 AM

mainstreet62: Red_Fox: The idea of spending 2 months salary on jewelry is farking idiotic.

LOL, have fun meeting women.


The women you meet sound like whores.
 
2013-11-19 11:59:37 AM
Our engagement rings combined were less than $100. The wedding bands will cost even less, as I don't want to add a sparkly (no diamonds) to that one and silver comes cheap. Family-only for the JoP ceremony, and then renting out a dance hall near some bars so that guests can have their fill of cake and then party away from the awkward new-family times.

Personally, I think the bare minimum that we've got planned out is more than enough considering folks have been waiting damn near a decade for us to decide to do this.
 
2013-11-19 12:02:08 PM

Weatherkiss: mainstreet62: Red_Fox: The idea of spending 2 months salary on jewelry is farking idiotic.

LOL, have fun meeting women.

The women you meet sound like whores.


The women I meet are looking for financial stability, maturity, and a long term relationship.

It's interesting that your mind went directly to "whores", though.
 
2013-11-19 12:02:14 PM

Crudbucket: Just bought an engagement ring this week, did not spend anywhere near 2 months salary on it. I love my fiancee, but if I felt the need to bribe her into marrying me with a big fancy diamond, it'd be a bad sign.


The diamond isn't to bribe her into marrying you, it's for honeymoon anal.
 
2013-11-19 12:08:31 PM
An old article that every woman should read:

Have You Ever Tried To Sell A Diamond?
 
2013-11-19 12:11:00 PM

ZeroCorpse: Thanks again to the DeBeers cartel for that ridiculous marketing gimmick. Thank goodness I have a fiancee who doesn't really care about diamonds.

If you are with a woman who is more concerned about the size of her diamond than the quality of your relationship, then you get what you pay for.


Eh, I don;t know, I like looking at the sparkle on her finger when it hits the light, and for 1/2 carat I have to say the price was right:It was a gift from a Nudge of a friend who knew a guy from her synagogue that offered her SUCH a deal that she just couldn't say no and She just KNEW I was getting to propose to that nice girl of mine she met, soo...
 
2013-11-19 12:13:12 PM
Spend not more than half a days wage on a ring.  If she's worth marrying she wont mind.

Be nubianrdly with the ring

Use parsimony for the day
 
2013-11-19 12:31:54 PM

mainstreet62: The women I meet are looking for financial stability, maturity, and a long term relationship.


Nothing says stability and maturity like spending more than 15% of your gross income on a ring because the guy at the store told you you had to.
 
2013-11-19 12:32:25 PM
My wife would have punched me in the face if I bought her a ring that cost 2 months' salary.  For Fark's sake, the whole point of an engagement is that you want to get married!  A wedding might cost a lot more, AND you have to buy a wedding ring too (for both of you).  If you waste 2 months' salary on the farking engagement ring then you'll be screwed on the rest, plus you'll have carved an impossible hole in your saving for A HOUSE.
 
2013-11-19 12:42:02 PM
Foot ball tickets or a wedding ring? 3 hours a raucous fun or a lifetime of regret?
 
2013-11-19 12:47:01 PM

AbiNormal: Foot ball tickets or a wedding ring? 3 hours a raucous fun or a lifetime of regret?


Be a Browns fan and you get both.
 
2013-11-19 12:47:53 PM

Weatherkiss: How about you just skip the expensive ring and enjoy a nice honeymoon where you don't have to financially support child soldiers clearing land mines in Liberia?


I want my diamonds to be certified in liters of blood.

"This stone, mined from a wartorn African village by child slaves who were then executed on the way to the market, has been shipped through a blackmarket opium smuggler in Taipei and is coming to you for the low QVC price of $799.95. We can prove that at least 11 different people died to bring you this gem. No other retailer can do that, but we only have 30 in stock."
 
2013-11-19 12:50:37 PM

Weatherkiss: How about you just skip the expensive ring and enjoy a nice honeymoon where you don't have to financially support child soldiers clearing land mines in Liberia?


Might as well skip the marraige and go clear landmines in Liberia.
 
2013-11-19 01:01:59 PM
"Make sure he's good enough for you and then get your hands on his money."
 
2013-11-19 01:03:08 PM

abhorrent1: 1. Some woman selling a wedding ring from a previous marriage on craigs list to buy KC tix.
2. Guy needs wedding ring and has KC tix
3. They trade
4. Everybody PROFITS!

Non-story.


Mike and Mike (ESPN) were talking about this last week. Golic's wife called in and offered to buy the tickets for the couple so they wouldn't have to sell the ring, but then it came out that the ring was from a previous marriage, which sucked the romance out of the whole deal. Then the question became, should CG still buy the tix, even though the story had changed? Never found out how it ended...
 
2013-11-19 01:46:51 PM
Apparently I'm not a high roller like most of you. I prefer to pay prostitutes in cash. Diamonds are too expensive, and the extra step of turning the cash into diamonds for the exchange is a pain in the ass. If you insist on trading a physical embodiment of human suffering item rather than cash for sex, I would recommend meth. It will save you a ton of money.

Trading diamonds for sex is like paying sticker for a new car. You are just throwing your money away.
 
2013-11-19 02:16:03 PM
Is that gross or net?
 
2013-11-19 02:31:41 PM

mainstreet62: Weatherkiss: mainstreet62: Red_Fox: The idea of spending 2 months salary on jewelry is farking idiotic.

LOL, have fun meeting women.

The women you meet sound like whores.

The women I meet are looking for financial stability, maturity, and a long term relationship.

It's interesting that your mind went directly to "whores", though.


Do you prefer gold digger? I meet women all the time, the bottom line? Confidence. Waving cash around doesn't show any of those things. Cash helps, but stability comes from other things.
Enjoy the small time! I'll keep the important and stable ones closer
 
2013-11-19 02:32:41 PM
Meh.

Take her (hypothetical) house shopping. When she picks one she likes, if you agree, get on your knee and propose to her in it. Take the diamond money and make a substantial down payment on it. Make it clear to her that this is what you are going to do. If you don't agree with her choice in homes, there's likely a lot more you're not going to see eye-to-eye on. If she doesn't agree with your common sense, ditto.

Then, buy a sensible ring.
 
2013-11-19 02:51:35 PM
We were purchasing an older home with ancient appliances. The refrigerator had an ice cave for a freezer was basically and featured a lot of duct tape. So we bought appliances instead of expensive rings. Plain gold bands were more than we needed, but what we got. He surprised me on our 5th anniversary with gorgeous 3-stone ring. I'm not going to lie ... I love the ring, but 18 years later, it not so much the size of the ring, but that he thought enough of me and our marriage to surprise me with a luxury. He's a keeper.
 
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