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February 3rd, 2006
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Rings and Things
I finally got my engagement ring adjusted today, after nearly flinging it into the depths of a litter bin yesterday. This inspired me to start thinking about wedding rings. My tendancy is to get a perfectly normal wedding ring, but I was struck by the prettiness of a ring with diamonds in it, a little bit like this. Cheesy? Nice if done well?

M on the other hand seems to be strangly drawn to the russian wedding rings. Which isn't what I thought he'd want at all, but we always knew he had bad taste :-)

I can't believe I've become the sort of person who LJs trivia about her wedding plans. That's so embaressing.

What's worse, is everytime I see rings, or think about rings, my earworm of Sweet Nancy refuses to go away just that little bit longer, and my labmates all think I'm mad when I hum.

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From:ixwin
Date:February 3rd, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
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Heh - you only get married once - enjoy the trivia!

As far as rings go, do you and M intend to have matching ones? (it sounds not, from your post, but I wasn't sure). In general I think it's harder (though not impossible) for a man to carry off anything sparkly or 'pretty'.

I confess to not remembering what your engagement ring is like, which is the other obvious thing that needs taking into consideration.
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From:atreic
Date:February 3rd, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
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My ring is a little bit like this, although not very much. It is yellow gold with a sapphire and two diamonds.

Gosh, isn't the spelling of the word sapphire wierd? The double letter would make sense if it was an f; saffire, but with a ph you'd more expect saphphire. Odd
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 3rd, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
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hee :) I like the russian ones... not so practical for wearing everyday though.
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From:aiwendel
Date:February 3rd, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
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oops I should remember to log in...
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From:taimatsu
Date:February 3rd, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
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I think the plain ordinary ones would probably stand the test of time best.
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From:toothycat
Date:February 3rd, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
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We have Russian ones, but not like the picture you linked to. More like this, but with the strands being white, red and normal gold, and prettier :)

They're actually very easy rings to wear - very flat, and don't catch on anything. I get soap stuck in the lattice, though..
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From:the_lady_lily
Date:February 3rd, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
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I have to say that, as far as wedding stuff goes, I wouldn't categorise the rings as trivial ;)
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From:robert_jones
Date:February 3rd, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
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You should get a perfectly normal wedding ring, because the purity of the circle symbolises the purity of your undying love.
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From:sebastian1971
Date:February 3rd, 2006 07:40 pm (UTC)
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isnt white gold rarer and more stylish?
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From:simont
Date:February 3rd, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
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everytime I see rings [...] my earworm of Sweet Nancy refuses to go away

Oh, could be worse. You wouldn't want to be planning your wedding to a mental soundtrack of "Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul"... :-)
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From:atreic
Date:February 3rd, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
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I told M he couldn't have this one
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From:fanf
Date:February 3rd, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)

Diamonds

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From:feanelwa
Date:February 3rd, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)

Re: Diamonds

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You beat me to it :)
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From:gerald_duck
Date:February 3rd, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
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My preference is for the plain ring, followed by the Russian rings, with the diamondy one a poor third.

Then again, I've never worn any jewelry whatever in my life, and probably wouldn't when I got married. I even stopped wearing a wrist watch three years ago.
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From:naath
Date:February 3rd, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
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I want one of those! (The Russian one) It would be A Cunning Thing to get the three of them to buy me one... um, that's not *acutally* a 'buy me things' hint um, honest. I'm not convinced that they symbolise marital fidelity etc. etc. very well... um.
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From:trinity_gal
Date:February 3rd, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)

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Plain rings do look really lovely on male fingers...Maybe it's only me, but there seems something sexy about married computer men typing away with simple but universal band on their fingers...

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From:emperor
Date:February 3rd, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)

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In fairness, I am likely to remove any ring whilst working - I take my watch off currently for RSI-reduction reasons.
From:tamsinj
Date:February 3rd, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
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if i were to have one, i was liking these: http://www.titaniumstyle.com/
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From:requiem_17_23
Date:February 4th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
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You can get tungsten carbide (coated, I assume) rings, I seem to remember. Those seemed to me to be pretty cool.
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From:enismirdal
Date:February 3rd, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
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It was so funny - I'd left the house before I read this LJ post and proceeded to meet M. for movie at cinema. He mentioned wedding rings (in general) and I said, "Ooh, I just love Russian wedding rings!" And then he was all, "Well, actually, I had been thinking..."

So I very much endorse Russian wedding rings. Even if for no other reason than they are fun to fiddle with if you're feeling bored at a meeting or something!
From:wildfyre
Date:February 3rd, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
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My ring was going to be russian - I actually really like them. But then we already know I have bad taste ;-)
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From:claroscuro
Date:February 3rd, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
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I'm quite a fan of plain wedding rings, but I like the russian ones too - for me they symbolise the growing together thing kinda nicely.
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From:l_ren
Date:February 4th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC)
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Plain! Don't go for the bling! Plain is classic and won't look old.
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