Tis the season for getting married, or at least engaged.
And while some men might be giving in to tradition, I’ve got my own ideas about what’s appropriate for popping the question with a shiny diamond in tow.
MY RULES FOR THE RING
DO NOT SPEND 3 MONTHS SALARY ON “THE RING”: This idea originated from De Beers, it’s strictly a commercial scheme to encourage unknowing men into wasting their money on a diamond. You can say “I love you" without going broke.
DO NOT BUY ME A BLOOD DIAMOND: There are ways to figure out if your ring purchase comes with the arm of a little boy. Check out “CONFLICT FREE” diamonds or “CONFLICT NEUTRAL” diamonds by donating a portion of the ring’s cost to an appropriate charity.
DO NOT BUY ME ANYTHING BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO: If you want to get me a emerald because it’s my birthstone, or a sapphire because it means something special to OUR RELATIONSHIP, then do it. I’d hate to think that our relationship's individuality is set aside in the name of De Beer’s and their clever campaigns for your money.
DON’T ASSUME THAT BECAUSE A DIAMOND IS FOREVER, THAT WE ARE: Don’t drop three month’s salary, drop to one knee, and propose, only to drop the personality of the man I said yes to. If “marriage” really scares you and will turn you into a different person, than let’s NOT DO IT.
What do YOU think?
Is "the ring" the thing, or can you ask someone to marry you in your own unique way?