Recently over dinner, my friend and me were randomly discussing about this topic: does a proposal ring automatically have to be a diamond ring? While most girls would love one (as big as the guy could afford), I personally would opt for a simple classy proposal ring/wedding band because:
1. Diamond rings aren't worth as much as it’s bought when it’s sold.
2. The extra money saved from not getting a diamond ring can be used to top up for the honeymoon trip, or buy a couple of household appliances which is more practical.
3. The diamond ring will be kept in a box since the wedding band is what I'll wear, which is plain silly. Even without the wedding band, I don't think I'd wear the diamond ring since I'll be doing household chores and in the process it might get scratched/slip off my finger and go missing.
4. Diamond ring or a simple classy ring, all that ultimately matters is the heart of the man who is giving it to me. A ring without the true significance of the love and heart of the man is worth nothing, while with it any ring can be the most valuable and priceless one.
Or maybe I'm just different. But I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one, right?