Why My (And Your) Engagement Ring Needs To Be So Big
The first thing Hilary Duff does after getting engaged? Take a picture of the ring and send it to all her friends.
After all the browsing of engagement rings yesterday, I starting thinking about why our engagement rings seem to need to be a particular size. Need being a relative term of course. ( Cory turns and looks at what I am looking at: rings. What? You need another one? ) If Cory turned around and gave me a 1/8 carat of a diamond I am not exactly going to keel over and die but he might. Kidding. Just kind of.
I am not going to beat around the bush to say I am superficial. For heaven’s sake, I have a wedding blog. And a personal one as if one blog wasn’t good enough. All my friends are superficial too to some degree. Unfortunately, I don’t seem to have the kind of super cool friends Joanna Goddard seem to have. Who drink ice coffee on sidewalks and wear super skinny gold wedding bands. If I sound snide, that was not my intention. I am really just jealous. Granted, a newly-made friend and I were just sitting on a Dallas sidewalk this weekend people watching and I just blogged about super skinny gold wedding bands. Though truth is, my friends are not the type of oo and ah about the an engagement ring from Brilliant Earth so I can simultaneously be sure my diamond is blood free and I am slowly saving slaves in Africa one diamond at a time.
If Cory got me the white topaz organic gold ring I just posted below, my friends would not be, “Oh how unique. So cool to get a handmade ring!”. It would be “Oh, how different“. I am not going to lie, I love that people’s eyes go wide when they see my ring. I love that girls want to try on my ring. That girls get giddy, for me, when they see my ring. Almost, as if, the appearance of said ring and its’ proximity might up their chances at getting a good ring. Which it probably will. Boys aren’t dumb. Before they buy your ring, they check out your friend’s rings so they don’t make a faux pas.
The first words out of someone’s mouth “Let’s see the ring!” *squeal* or “How did he propose?” *girly jumping up and down* (don’t ask me why girls do that. I have no idea.) before they even offer a congratulations. In fact, I believe many of them offer congratulations only after they have seen the ring! You don’t want to disappoint the girls. Heaven forbid! Nothing quite so sad as seeing that lit up look disappear from their eyes the moment they see your ring and try to put on a face for you and say ”oh, how cute“. You try and cover, “Oh ya. We were really thinking of the little children in Africa”. Or the ever famous, “I don’t need a big diamond for him to show me how much he loves me”. While they happily agree, thankful you thought up of an excuse so they don’t have to.
So, someone want to do a social science test for me? Throw on a small diamond ring and prance around and see what people say? What was the weirdest thing someone has said about your ring? You know. The thing they said that made you go “WTF mate?” (inside).