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purchasing an engagement ring

what do you guys think is a reasonable amount of $$ to spend on a one of these things

24 and an analyst at a boutique M&A shop to give you an idea of income level but i really dont buy into the whole 2 months of salary rule of thumb

coming from a finance background a find that it is a hard pill to swallow - sinking thousands of dollars into a completely unproductive asset

in any event i just wanted to get other ppl’s opinions on the subject

1) Don’t do it, you’re too young
2) If you ignore “1”, then splurge on something……….you don’t want your girl to be embarrassed to show off the teensy weensy ring you bought her.

I’d say $20K can get you something that she’s not embarrassed by.

Costco

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ChickenTikka Wrote:
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> Being Born Wealthy > Being Jewish or WASPY > Born
> Pretty > Top 5 MBA > CFA > Avg MBA > Born middle
> class > Born lower

Buy her the best ring zirconia has to offer

The hope diamond should suffice.

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"USA troop is a public goods for American and World" ---Lord qqqbee, Sep 1, 2010

ASSet_MANagement Wrote:
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> Costco

Sears has a better selection.

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"USA troop is a public goods for American and World" ---Lord qqqbee, Sep 1, 2010

marcus phoenix Wrote:
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> ASSet_MANagement Wrote:
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> —–
> > Costco
>
>
> Sears has a better selection.

+1, i aint droppping that much cash on a costco membership card that’s worth as much as the ring im buying

Also mod please move this to BO.

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"USA troop is a public goods for American and World" ---Lord qqqbee, Sep 1, 2010

24 years old? I wouldn’t be thinking about engagement rings…maybe a pearl necklace.

numi Wrote:
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> 24 years old? I wouldn’t be thinking about
> engagement rings…maybe a pearl necklace.

NICE WORK NUMI!

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ChickenTikka Wrote:
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> Being Born Wealthy > Being Jewish or WASPY > Born
> Pretty > Top 5 MBA > CFA > Avg MBA > Born middle
> class > Born lower

why are you singles hatin on the guy who has found the ONE? go for it, brah - seal the deal

I’m not single, but I ain’t married either.

Don’t buy retail, you can get much better value / quality and design your own ring if you go direct to a whole sale broker.

you marry when you meet her, not when you reach the *right* age and it’s your “time” to go. that’s like a western form of socially arranged marriage

DONT DO IT! YOU’RE ONLY 24 WHAT ARE YOU THINKING MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marriage is an excersice in sinking thousands of dollars into completely unproductive assets.

Extreme wealth is only one reason to get married before the age of 35.

murders&executions Wrote:
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> Marriage is an excersice in sinking thousands of
> dollars into completely unproductive assets.
>
> Extreme wealth is only one reason to get married
> before the age of 35.

Agreed. OP will regret his decision for the rest of his miserable life. And once they start spawing the roaches, its all downhill.

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"USA troop is a public goods for American and World" ---Lord qqqbee, Sep 1, 2010

dont listen to these cynics trying to brah-inwash you, man! love is the answer

bluenile.com has a slider where you adjust each area (clarity, color, price, etc) and you can see their inventory. I went around to some local jewelers to see what they had and then went online and put in the same specs and the price was much lower. I bought from bluenile.

Whatever you do, do not buy it at a mall jewelry store like Jared or Zales.

wtf?
the first question the girl’s friend will ask is where you got it from
costco?
you guys are in finance. i knew the economy was bad, but you guys are sad

"I talk the truth only.two month ago I pass the exam to study the econmic master" - qqqbee, Sept 1, 2010

SuperiorReturn Wrote:
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> wtf?
> the first question the girl’s friend will ask is
> where you got it from
> costco?
> you guys are in finance. i knew the economy was
> bad, but you guys are sad

That way when he divorces, that will be one less thing he will have to fight to get back.

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"USA troop is a public goods for American and World" ---Lord qqqbee, Sep 1, 2010

SuperiorReturn Wrote:
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> wtf?
> the first question the girl’s friend will ask is
> where you got it from
> costco?
> you guys are in finance. i knew the economy was
> bad, but you guys are sad

Duh, you’re going to eBay a Tiffany’s box for $50.

or get it custom made.
dont get some sad looking 10k rock

"I talk the truth only.two month ago I pass the exam to study the econmic master" - qqqbee, Sept 1, 2010

holy **** he went to jared’s

Got married @ 25 and loving it.

comp_sci_kid Wrote:
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> Got married @ 25 and loving it.

Aren’t you a chick though? That would be a biased opinion.

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"USA troop is a public goods for American and World" ---Lord qqqbee, Sep 1, 2010

i am a chick? Maybe… let me go to a bathroom and check..

brb

comp_sci_kid Wrote:
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> i am a chick? Maybe… let me go to a bathroom and
> check..
>
> brb

Everyone on here says you are one. I dunno what made them think that.

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"USA troop is a public goods for American and World" ---Lord qqqbee, Sep 1, 2010

The Hope diamond is on exibit at the Smithsonian museum of natural history. Go steal it and propose to Jessica Alba instead.

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"USA troop is a public goods for American and World" ---Lord qqqbee, Sep 1, 2010

If you can, try and make an experience out of buying the stone / ring. My fiancé and I went to Brussels as something like 2/3 of the worlds diamonds are cut there. We visited many back street wholesalers, we even meet up with a friend and visited a diamond bourse (have you seen the beginning of the movie Snatch?). We spent two / three days in Brussels and had a memorable experience. Highly recommended!

Shame the football world cup is coming to an end, you could have gone to South Africa to buy a stone and seen some of the games as well.

My 2c worth

The+1Guy Wrote:
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> If you can, try and make an experience out of
> buying the stone / ring. My fiancé and I went to
> Brussels as something like 2/3 of the worlds
> diamonds are cut there. We visited many back
> street wholesalers, we even meet up with a friend
> and visited a diamond bourse (have you seen the
> beginning of the movie Snatch?). We spent two /
> three days in Brussels and had a memorable
> experience. Highly recommended!
>
> Shame the football world cup is coming to an end,
> you could have gone to South Africa to buy a stone
> and seen some of the games as well.
>
> My 2c worth

Blood diamonds.

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"USA troop is a public goods for American and World" ---Lord qqqbee, Sep 1, 2010