Ring-a-ling

@Genipher (5146)
United States
August 16, 2017 8:41pm CST
Today I read that Aleksy Shapalov's gave his wife a ten million dollar ring. The thing (see above picture), in my opinion, is gaudy. I get that's she's rich and she probably doesn't "do" much in the way of chores but I can't help but wonder...how does she heft that thing around? Surely it would impede her in some physical way, wouldn't you think? And then, a short time later, I read about a woman who was complaining because the $1600 wedding ring her fiance bought her was too small. What. In. The. World! See, I grew up believing that it's the marriage that matters--not the ring. And yet, so many women seem to be more enamored with a piece of jewelry than the human being that they claim to love. Why? As for me, I love the little ring my husband gave me. It was an heirloom passed down from his great grandmother and one day, I hope to pass it down to one of my grand-sons (should I be so blessed). Hopefully my future grand-daughter in law will appreciate the small gem as much as I do and not be as petty as these women in the news. What say you? Do you prefer a large diamond (or other "rock") or something small and simple? **Disclaimer** I'm not saying a big diamond is wrong or a small diamond is wrong...it's the attitude behind it.
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• Guadeloupe
17 Aug 17
Yes people would do well to focus on the marriage rather than all the fixing that wedding planners tell us we need to have. And more fool Mr Shapalov - being slapped by a hand with that rock on it would hurt. He'd better behave himself.
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@Genipher (5146)
• United States
17 Aug 17
Yikes. Can you imagine the mark that would leave?
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@LadyDuck (176594)
• Switzerland
17 Aug 17
Well, I have a diamond ring, not a big diamond of course, but I like it a lot. This one is surely expensive but it is too big and showy, I do not like it.
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@Genipher (5146)
• United States
18 Aug 17
I've never been "into" jewelry but for the women who are...I can't imagine that they would actually like a ring that big!
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@LadyDuck (176594)
• Switzerland
18 Aug 17
@Genipher Surely if you sell it you make a lot of money.
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• United States
17 Aug 17
I was fine with the rings I had..just normal rings. I noticed in the photo here that she has one red knuckle and a few burns or nicks or something on her fingers..not a very good hand model for that huge ring lol
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@Genipher (5146)
• United States
17 Aug 17
Maybe her fingers are banged up from lugging that huge rock around?
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• United States
17 Aug 17
@Genipher Yes it is so tacky to model such a huge attention seeking ring, yet have shabby hands you know? lol
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@Genipher (5146)
• United States
17 Aug 17
@TiarasOceanView As a nail biter, I would never offer my hands for a photo like that!
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@marguicha (102194)
• Chile
17 Aug 17
I was very sad when the burglars who broke into my house around 3 months ago got my small gold band that my husband gave me when we got married. It had his name engraved inside. It wasn´t expensive, but it was everything to me
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@Genipher (5146)
• United States
17 Aug 17
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@marguicha (102194)
• Chile
17 Aug 17
@Genipher But, you know, after looking at that ring for over 50 years, I close my eyes and I can see it.
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@Genipher (5146)
• United States
17 Aug 17
@marguicha About an hour ago I saw the headlines of an article where a ring, that had been missing for 11 years, turned up in a carrot. Maybe one day your ring will be restored to you. As this story shows, stranger things have happened!
They searched high and low, and over a decade later they found it.
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@just4him (127182)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug 17
When I married, we were poor and in the military. We went to the base exchange jewelry counter and bought a simple ring with a star design on it. It cost all of $42. Simple was good enough. If I get married again, simple will still be good enough.
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@Genipher (5146)
• United States
18 Aug 17
I love that! I've also heard of people tatooing a "ring" on their finger. I'm not into tats, myself, but I guess it'd be a fairly cheap and simple ring. And you'd never lose it....
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@just4him (127182)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug 17
@Genipher I'm not into tats either. You're right though, it would never get lost.
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@sol_cee (17408)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 Aug 17
The bigger the ring, ....
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@Genipher (5146)
• United States
17 Aug 17
Sooo....perhaps someone is compensating for something...?
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@sol_cee (17408)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 Aug 17
@Genipher hahahaha fortasse..
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
17 Aug 17
I saw that picture and thought it looked way too big for her skinny fingers... She marries some Russian billionaire or something, right? Everything about the wedding was extravagance and way over the top - the dress, the floating 8-tier cake, etc...
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@Genipher (5146)
• United States
18 Aug 17
Yeah, she married a rich Russian guy. I really have no clue who they are but the picture caught my attention.
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
17 Aug 17
Mine is itty bitty, and is not even my original engagement ring...but that's a another story. Along the same lines I've tried to keep my daughters from going gaga about over the top weddings. Too many people put too much effort and money into the wedding and don't put the same effort into making the marriage work.
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@Genipher (5146)
• United States
17 Aug 17
Yes! My husband and I had a super small wedding (we didn't even have a cake or reception!) and it was the best thing ever! We've invested more in our marriage than the wedding party. My grandma told me about some friends of hers who, when their daughters got married, had a choice. Their dad said he'd pay for either a big wedding or they could have a small wedding and keep the extra money for their honeymoon. Two of the daughters went for the wedding while the third chose the honeymoon. Guess which one is still married...!
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Aug 17
L lov sm small pretty ring that do not load myhands dow as I have alwaben busyo one way or aoter
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@Genipher (5146)
• United States
17 Aug 17
Exactly! I do waaaaay too much to worry about snagging my ring on something. Such a huge piece of jewelry seems more of a hindrance than a help.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
17 Aug 17
I have a silver band in a Celtic Knot weave. Since hubby wore his out, he wears a titanium plain silver band. Sure, I would love a diamond, but there are other things I love more, such as my husband, and going places with him. It is the person not the jewelry that counts.
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@Genipher (5146)
• United States
17 Aug 17
Ooooh, a Celtic Knot band would be awesome! I agree, I'd rather have the funds to go out and do things, instead of having a ring to flash around.
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@rosedust82 (2074)
• Philippines
18 Aug 17
I completely agree witih what you wrote. I just read about the woman who complained that her 1800 (euro? pound?) ring was too small. The ring that you posted above may be expensive but definitely not something I'd like to wear. I know every woman dreams of a perfect proposal. I dreamt of that too... and you know where my husband proposed to me? - in a parking lot. hahaha! my ring was small but I loved it to bits. It kind of looked like the one the woman who complained that her ring was too small. I guess it all boils down with how much you appreciate the person who has done that for you. I used to tease my husband before that if we ever reached our 20th or 30th year, he should propose to me with a bit more flare and give me a bigger ring. We've since separated though but remain friends. Still, I cherish anything given because I know it was given to me for a beautiful reason. Heck, someone could give me a silver ring and I'd still love it to bits. I'm pretty sentimental when it comes to gifts.
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
31 Oct
wow its a Big diamond nice gift do you Plan to Sell it in the Future?
@Genipher (5146)
• United States
31 Oct
That's not my ring...