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engagement ring

magkano ba ang dapat ispend ng isang guy for an engagement ring?
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  • ianski_24ianski_24 mr_kisspecialist PExer
    ... it depends, kung asawa ko na siya, probably kahit mahal... sabi nga sa patalastas... 'how can u make ur 1 month salary last a lifetime? buy her a diamond'... ofcourse sa akin, it would probably take a year...
  • getsgets defy convention PExer
    hindi lang 1 month. 2 months daw dapat.
  • 11# UST_guard'9811# UST_guard'98 Camp Lejeune PExer
    me and my BF (w/c now my fiance) having financial problem...
    I know my BF is gonna propose so I told him that he don't need to buy very expensive ring.. we can you the extra money sa wedding namin.
  • FAM01.02.01FAM01.02.01 Member PExer
    My BF, who plans to marry me a few years down the track when I've graduated from University, told me he won't ask me unless he can propose with a platinum and diamond engagement ring....

    As for other guys, I think it's really a personal thing. If a guy wants to be showy and spend a fortune on an engagement ring (and doesn't make a big show of it), more power to him. But if a guy without that kind of money at his disposal proposes with a cheaper ring but as much love, that's sweet too.
  • DELISYUSDELISYUS Only 15% Lesbian PExer
    enuff that he has still money to pay for the wedding, pay for their new apartment/house and still have savings........

    all-out expending in weddings isn't something i believe in.....
  • NoisyCricketNoisyCricket Filipino! PExer
    Hey, where can I get a good engagement ring? Specifically I'd like a Yellow gold 5.3 cm Eternity Ring. Carat doesn't matter, diamonds don't have to go around the entire finger. Quarter band is fine. :)

    Help needed! :love:

    I am very fortunate to be with someone who does not at all put a premium on materialism. She's very down to earth, and doesn't want an expensive ring at all, but I'd like to give her something nice. Certainly nothing in the area of P100k or more. I was thinking P20k at most, and even then, that's pretty expensive already, isn't it? I'm really not sure.

    But if anyone has any ideas, I'd like to hear them! :D
  • tamisguytamisguy chocolate coated BAd BOY! PEx Rookie ⭐
    At least that's what every woman in our office say it should be. That would be anywhere between $5000-10000.

    However I'm sure that your GF will understand if you give her a ring that's less than that amount as long a you give it with love and sincerity. :)
  • congcong low maintenance PExer
    Originally posted by ianski_24
    ... it depends, kung asawa ko na siya, probably kahit mahal... sabi nga sa patalastas... 'how can u make ur 1 month salary last a lifetime? buy her a diamond'... ofcourse sa akin, it would probably take a year...

    engagement ring sa asawa? wow, paurong na relationship.
  • congcong low maintenance PExer
    tamisguy is right. women want us guys to spend two mos. salary on engagement rings.

    engagement rings have become some sort of status symbol among women. notice how the prettiest woman have the biggest rock. its because she has the richest boyfriend.

    look at those fat, ugly, greasy, pimply women. look at their ring finger. small rock on their fat fingers. because all they could attract are guys who dont make a lot of money. they have cheap rings, the ones from ongpin, or if youre from cali, the ones from zales. probably purchased on lay-away.

    just look around. the fatter the finger, the smaller the rock.
  • tr|n|tytr|n|ty the queen bee PExer
    cong-you remind me of howard stern :p

    i'd have to agree with the 2 mos salary schtick. and if anybody saw SATC's last episode, no ghetto gold PLEASE.
  • pinkmoonpinkmoon parker poser PExer
    Did you guys know that the diamond company De Boers started the whole diamond as an engagement ring thing back in the 1930's I think? They were also the ones that came up with that 3 months' salary rule (I think originally it was 3 months' worth, not 2).
  • tr|n|tytr|n|ty the queen bee PExer
    De Boers practically owns all the major diamond mines in Africa so they basically set the price for most or if not all the diamonds out in the market.
  • congcong low maintenance PExer
    Originally posted by pinkmoon
    Did you guys know that the diamond company De Boers started the whole diamond as an engagement ring thing back in the 1930's I think? They were also the ones that came up with that 3 months' salary rule (I think originally it was 3 months' worth, not 2).

    3 months salary? hell no! aint no ***** good enough for that. no amount of ball-tickling, of d*ck-sucking, of *****$-licking, of endless hot, dirty, wild sex can make me buy a broad three frigging months salary worth of anything.
  • pinkmoonpinkmoon parker poser PExer
    Originally posted by cong
    3 months salary? hell no! aint no ***** good enough for that. no amount of ball-tickling, of d*ck-sucking, of *****$-licking, of endless hot, dirty, wild sex can make me buy a broad three frigging months salary worth of anything.

    Eh di wag! Kulit ni cong! :p
  • congcong low maintenance PExer
    Originally posted by pinkmoon


    Eh di wag! Kulit ni cong! :p

    gulat lang ako. that figure can be staggering. yun lang. ;)
  • congcong low maintenance PExer
    Originally posted by tr|n|ty
    De Boers practically owns all the major diamond mines in Africa so they basically set the price for most or if not all the diamonds out in the market.

    did you happen to catch 60 minutes when they were featured about 2 months ago?
  • tr|n|tytr|n|ty the queen bee PExer
    nope, cong..my international econ teacher actually mentioned the whole De Boers monopoly in our class 2 years ago.

    i personally think engagement rings are very overrated. my mom has a nice engagement ring from my dad but where is it now? she gave it to me. i just use it whenever i use my diamond studs but anyways, my point is..i'd much rather use the money for something more substantial like a downpayment for sa nice home or a manhattan penthouse or towards our kids' ivy league education. :D
  • pinkmoonpinkmoon parker poser PExer
    That's so true, tr|n|ty, about using the money towards something more practical. But it also depends on how much sentimentality is placed on the ring itself. Take mine for instance. It once belonged to my husband's grandmother who passed away several years ago. In this case I treasure it and holds extra meaning because it's a family hierloom. The thing is, it wasn't actually his lola's original engagement ring. His lolo gave her a smaller one originally and in the 70's he replaced it with a bigger one, the one that I have now. She still wore the original one, but on another finger, but I still thought that was a sweet gesture. Parang after all these years, parang young lovebirds parin sila.

    But yeah, it tends to be highly overrated like Valentine's Day. And yes, when you have a monopoly like De Boer's does, you can pretty much dictate anything you want (and have people believe it's part of a cultural history!).
  • tr|n|tytr|n|ty the queen bee PExer
    my mother's engagement ring is actually a family heirloom of sorts but i was just shocked she gave it to me for my 18th bday and not to my brother which would be a natural choice since he will carry our family name for the next generation. but anyways, i digress. personally, i'm very picky with my jewelry and i seldom wear any. if i do get a decent engagement ring, i'd like it to be very nice, not gawdy and will last forever. i'd say my range would be 1.5 to 3 carats, nothing more than 3 carats please. incidentally, i work a few blocks away from Fred Leighton, Tiffany's and Harry Winston, OH MY GOD..i saw a 10 carat emerald cut platinum ring..the clarity was just amazing..i stood right in front of it and my jaw dropped..it was just mind boggling but at the same time very gawdy :p
  • pinkmoonpinkmoon parker poser PExer
    Yeah, I know what you mean. My ring is a humbly-sized .80 or so, in a simple setting (can't remember what it's called basta it's simple lang). Very classic. But thanks to my mom, I'm kind of fond of diamonds (although she tried her hardest to get me into pearls). In fact, sabi ng isang co-worker ko once "There's enough ice on you to skate on!" :laugh: So last time I was in Manila, my lola gave me a .75 stone so I had it made into a ring set in white gold, in a parang doughnut-shaped setting. At first when I told my lola what I was having done, nagalit siya, parang ang weird raw ng idea (hahah this is coming from someone that has a garish 4-carat emerald cut ring!). Pero when I showed it to her, she liked it and the setting actually makes it look bigger than it really is, like a nice round 1. Actually it looks like it would make a really nice engagement ring, kinda Tiffany's looking, if anyone is looking for ideas maybe I'll take a picture of it and post it (I can tell you pa how much it cost approx. to have it set, dunno lang the cost of the stone itself).

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