Women going half on a ring is a prickly topic because of what society tells us about what women deserve in love, what men should provide, and the role that money plays in demonstrating said love and worth.
“My friends and parents all think he took me to the street corner where we met and got down on one knee and begged me to marry him. In reality, I told him that I was pregnant and that the kid would have my last name.”
“I wanted proof that he cared enough about me to save up for the ring of my dreams.”
I don’t know when asking someone to marry you became a test of how much they love you based on how much money they forked out.
The point of the engagement ring in the early twentieth century was that the woman would keep the ring if in fact the couple ever broke up.
In truth, the history of diamond engagement rings isn’t quite the tale as old as time most people have been led to believe.
Why not take that money and go on a trip with your partner and actually have an experience together?
Simply put, I don’t want the ring to scream “me, me, me” I want the ring to scream “us.”
I figured this ring would be with me forever. A reminder that I wasn’t good enough.
Before they came up with the genius idea to pound the collective conscience of the American male with the idea that diamonds=romantic devotion, a common engagement gift was a sewing thimble.