Eight ​Reasons Why the Mangagement Ring Should Totally Be a Thing

I've never understood why men don't wear an engagement ring. Actually, scratch that: I understand why they didn't wear them in the past, when marriage was but the economic chess move of a lady, any lady from her Father to Some Other Dude. But Things Have Changed ™ so it's high time the lady-only engagement ring goes… » 2/20/14 12:35pm 2/20/14 12:35pm

Blake Lively's Giant Diamond Ring Is Really, Really Distracting

Warning: Be very careful while watching this cooking segment, lest ye be blinded by a diamond the size of Wisconsin. Apparently the end product of this recipe is 70% brie, which I don't have a problem with, and it seems as though Blake Lively has a cool technique when it comes to egg cracking, but who can concentrate… » 5/17/13 4:30pm 5/17/13 4:30pm

Your Giant Engagement Ring Looks Tacky and Makes Me Want to Rob You

Congratulations! You've found the person of your dreams and think that you want to get married. Either that or you're like, "Screw rules, screw society, I'm gonna buy myself a ring and a dress and marry myself because it's 2013 and I can do what I want!" Sure you can; you're an independent woman/crazy person and no… » 2/13/13 5:10pm 2/13/13 5:10pm

Celebrity Engagements Make Normals Lust After Fancy Rings

Call it the trickle-down-effect for engagement ring trends — whenever a celebrity gets engaged and starts sporting a shiny new bauble, jewelers everywhere rush to craft similar rings and capitalize on the popular urge to sport the same jewelry as America's pagan cult of entertainers or the U.K.'s pagan cult of inbred… » 6/17/12 4:30pm 6/17/12 4:30pm

Men Spending Less On Engagement Rings

Another sign that these are tough economic times: Many men are only spending three weeks' salary, rather than the recommended three months' salary on engagement rings. A study by the British home insurance firm LV found that nearly two thirds of grooms buy rings that cost less than a month's paycheck. People losing… » 8/22/11 11:50pm 8/22/11 11:50pm

Dude Says Diamonds Are "Profoundly Anti-Feminist," And Not Just Because…

What does a diamond engagement ring mean to you? Love? Money? "Forever?" Over on Nerve, Ken Mondschein posits that diamond engagement rings are "profoundly anti-feminist." The idea that "only a diamond will do" is a relatively recent innovation, he explains. See, diamonds used to be so rare that only the very very… » 6/23/08 3:30pm 6/23/08 3:30pm

When An Engagement Gets Called Off, Who Gets The Ring?

The Tennessee Court Of Appeals has ruled that if the wedding is canceled, the person who gave the engagement ring is entitled to get it back, reports blog Say Anything. In the ruling, Judge Charles D. Susano wrote, "We hold that an engagement ring is given in contemplation of marriage, and as such, is impliedly a… » 9/26/07 4:00pm 9/26/07 4:00pm