Gainer's statement on this work reads: "The diamond engagement ring has evolved from a luxury item mostly purchased by the wealthy to a must have for any bride-to-be…This campaign has been so successful that we now, as a society in general, equate a man's personal worth and love for his future spouse with the size of a shiny rock." [Lee Gainer]
Ugh. I really dislike the ring hate around here.
Some people like them, some people don't. It's like big white weddings. But I know, as soon as an engagement ring story is posted, the chorus of "I don't want an engagement ring, they're so tacky. I just want a Ring-pop." starts.
Cool for you, I respect your choice. But dude, some of us like our rings. They're sparkly and pretty. And it's okay. It does not make us bad people. We did not get duped by Debeers.