I’m not getting married anytime soon, nor am I even remotely close to engaged. But, I’ve had slightly strong opinions on jewelry from square one. I’m a simple lady. I don’t prefer diamonds, baubles, dangling earrings, and such. I need functional pieces that work whether I’m running a half marathon, cooking a quiche, or jumping in a lake.
For some reason, I’ve never been impressed with diamonds and the whole engagement ring process that soon-to-be-wed couples go through. Putting that money to use in other ways is what I’m more interested in. A 16-day backpacking trip through Europe or a downpayment on a house. DailyWorth recommends putting that $5,000 towards 100 nights of paying a babysitter $50 so you can get some alone time out on the town. I would much rather have a modest, super simple, less-expensive ring (or a tattoo?…) in exchange for a handful of super memorable adventures.
For example, let’s go to the airport, take the next international flight out and spend a week wherever we end up. Complete spontaneity.
In my world, the price of a tiny mineral is not directly proportional to how much a guy loves his woman…
Just my thoughts,