What do you do when the ring thing just isn’t your thing?
As I get older and more of my friends get engaged, it seems that rings really are the talk of the town. In fact, there are entire conversations devoted to cut, clarity and the all important question of cost.
And, in my effort to stay seamlessly involved in the lives of my best gal pals, I often find myself indulging in endless chatter that is essentially all about a piece of jewellery – which, let’s face, is not necessarily what I’d love to spend all day thinking about.
Not only does it drive me a little bit crazy that so many of my girlfriends gave their boyfriends/partners/fiances pictures of exactly what they wanted (sorry girls, that kills the romance just a little), but also I am not a ring person. Not even close.
I’ll give you an example of a conversation that went down between myself and my bestie a few weeks ago, just so you know what I mean….
ME: Oh my gosh, I can’t believe how many people are getting engaged.
BESTIE: I know, crazy right?
ME: Yeah. But more to the point, everyone seems to have such a specific idea of what ring they want before they get engaged. (Note: I was trying to get across the point that engagement should be more about marriage than the demands of a pre-specified ring).
BESTIE: I know. I’m going to have to start going into jewellery stores soon to try on rings. After all, I’ll need to know ahead of time what ring will suit my hand and what size I’ll need. (Note: My bestie LOVES all things shiny and sparkly).
ME: But whyyyyyyy????