so at lunch with a female coworker I had a discussion about how much engagement rings should cost. I wondered if it was still important to have an engagement ring cost 2 months salary. Without getting too personal, I'm just going to say that beststephi's is cheaper than that. On the other hand, apparently its pretty common practice for a woman to know what her engagement rings costs and to tell all her friends (the coworker knew the value of the rings of several other women in the office).
Now see me, I'm of a different mindset. I can't imagine having two months salary on my finger or that of my wife. I had this same conversation with people on zephyr a while back and they all said "oh, its no big deal, its insured." But see I personally don't really like to walk around with more than $100 cash on me at any given time (and usually I try to keep it down at $40 or below). I grew up somewhere that people get shot dead for their shoes. If someone is walking around with 10Gs or whatever on their finger, well, I'm a civilized person, but I might just bust a cap in your ass. That's all I'm saying. Again, its not even the insurance. Its the danger. I don't want Steph to get shot for a ring. Even if the mugging didn't involve violent harm, it just seems like it would be unnecessary and without any real gain.
Now there's a difference of course. If you're a world famous rapper, you and can afford an entoruage, then sure. But see that means you have someone to shoot at people before they shoot you. So maybe that's the answer, maybe if you're wearing that much bling you need to be strapped.
So that's the question: Should engagement rings be expensive or is that a remnant of a time when 1 month's salary was $20. Do you care that the ring is that expensive? Do you worry about the responsibility and danger of wearing something that expensive? Would you wear it all the time, or just out? Or would you rather have a new car instead?