10 thoughts on “Big question 7.12.16”

  1. If I could afford an expensive one I would buy an expensive ring but if not I don’t think it’s a big deal to have a ring that’s not expensive or extravagant because like it’s the love that matters not the size of the diamond on your hand

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  2. My “engagement ring” is, in fact, a medal given to my husband by his godparents when he was baptized 54 years ago. I only ever take it and its chain off for medical procedures, and he is the one who has to have custody of this precious possession. Our wedding rings were purchased at the mall, in one of those small stalls that sell assorted goods; there was one for sunglasses, another for knickknacks and the one for silver. We made a total investment of 25 dollars, including tax. Seventeen years later we have weathered many storms, overcome many situations that would have been worse if we didn’t love each other as we do.

    Expensive jewelry is supposed to mean “I love you, and I value you *this* much.” Too much focus is put on material evidence of love and commitment, and that is really just tangible on the day to day over the course of years. Just like pouring salt into boiling water causes a reaction where bubbles are formed, and then steadiness sets in, marriage isn’t about the first few moments.

    I always think of Simone Signoret’s quote: Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years. Individual courage is the only interesting thing in life.

    If, at the end of the day, all you have to show for your marriage is a piece of jewelry you are missing the point.

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  3. I would not spend money to buy expensive jewellery but instead would prefer to spend that money on my family and friends, travel or donating to worthy causes. I appreciate that many people wear wedding rings as a symbol of their union. Recently, I told my husband of 36 years that I would have committed to him forever and would have done so without a wedding ceremony or wedding rings.

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