Engagement Rings

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    Nov 12, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    First things First I am NOT getting engaged anytime this year or next however it has come up in topic with my BF and I. I am wondering if there are any good websites for buying what would be the equivelent of a male engagement ring. From what I can tell, there isn't much.,..

    Tiffany seems to have a nice selection of rings in general so that is most likely where I will go and have something made up thats manly but still makes the "taken" statement.

    As many of you are in serious relationships, have any of you found websites or stores that specialize in this kind of thing? I do live in NYC so you would think it wouldnt be hard...but it is...

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    Nov 12, 2008 5:41 AM GMT
    my ex worked with a local store and had them come up with a gorgeous tungsten ring with 6 diamonds set in it. an amazing ring, and now i have a really nice pair of earrings lol. but anyway back to the point, it took a bit longer than he wanted but it was better than the ring i have always wanted
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    Nov 12, 2008 5:54 AM GMT
    everywhere i've been, everything seems so cliché. when california gets its head on straight and we have the proper time to do so, we'll find someone to make up a unique pair of rings for us.
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    Nov 12, 2008 5:56 AM GMT
    I was engaged until last thursday when my partner decided to end our relationship. I bought his ring at this little store jewelry store in Santa Monica. There are some Bazaars also that have some. I like to look on those places just cuz you usually find one-o-a-kind items.


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    Nov 12, 2008 6:35 AM GMT
    Do the two 21 year olds above really think they are ready to get married?

    and just where are they finding husbands, I think nearly every gay guy under 25 I've met is doesn't have any idea what they want from a relationship and will run a mile from any suggestion of a future. Quite a lot still don't know by their mid thirties and start realizing it may be too late.
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    Nov 12, 2008 6:41 AM GMT
    yeah i think the best ones are hidden and you have to go looking for them, and that makes it worth so much more in the end

    anyone can save up their money and go to their local jewelry store to buy a ring, but what makes it special is if invest your time into it and find a ring you know he will LOVE
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    Nov 12, 2008 6:48 AM GMT
    actually i'm rather tempted to make them myself
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    Nov 12, 2008 8:13 AM GMT
    AMT87 saidDo the two 21 year olds above really think they are ready to get married?

    and just where are they finding husbands, I think nearly every gay guy under 25 I've met is doesn't have any idea what they want from a relationship and will run a mile from any suggestion of a future. Quite a lot still don't know by their mid thirties and start realizing it may be too late.


    Do i feel im ready, not any more, did i feel, yes!!!! just because im 21 does not mean i dont know what i want, im not gonna be like most gays and go fuck half the town, my mom and dads first date was freshman year in high school, they are still married at the age of 60. why does age have to be a factor, you dont know anything about my engagement, or for that fact me so please dont judge.
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    Nov 12, 2008 8:18 AM GMT
    icon_sad.gif i've only fucked 49.9999% of the town (5 nines!!! oh wait...)

    p.s. i'm on your side av8tor icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 12, 2008 8:33 AM GMT
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    AMT87 saidDo the two 21 year olds above really think they are ready to get married?

    and just where are they finding husbands, I think nearly every gay guy under 25 I've met is doesn't have any idea what they want from a relationship and will run a mile from any suggestion of a future. Quite a lot still don't know by their mid thirties and start realizing it may be too late.


    Do i feel im ready, not any more, did i feel, yes!!!! just because im 21 does not mean i dont know what i want, im not gonna be like most gays and go fuck half the town, my mom and dads first date was freshman year in high school, they are still married at the age of 60. why does age have to be a factor, you dont know anything about my engagement, or for that fact me so please dont judge.


    Who's judging I asked a question, since you managed to get engaged, break it off, get over it and have the ring made into a pair of earrings I can only assume you were engaged at what 19? I think in 2008 particularly seen as gay guys tend to come out and enter relationships later than there hetro counterparts this is relatively young.

    Statistically the average man get married at over 30 in Europe, 28 in the US, You fall well below the average I was wondering why. how is that an insult to you?

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    Nov 12, 2008 9:16 AM GMT
    Titanium or Platinum bands... would never put a diamond anywhere near my body, but basically any ring on that finger means taken... look at titaniumrings.com for some interesting takes on the metal... great options for anyone, and def cheaper than platinum... its not about the price of the ring, its about what it means... you shouldn't be looking for some kind of "gay" wedding band in my opinion though, look for ones that you genuinely like... and just say no to diamonds... they are much more common than their sellers would like us to believe or pay for...
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    Nov 12, 2008 11:42 PM GMT
    AMT87 saidDo the two 21 year olds above really think they are ready to get married?

    and just where are they finding husbands, I think nearly every gay guy under 25 I've met is doesn't have any idea what they want from a relationship and will run a mile from any suggestion of a future. Quite a lot still don't know by their mid thirties and start realizing it may be too late.


    Yes, they are capable... just because you have met guys who haven't been ready does not mean they aren't guys out there who are.

    I got into a relationship at 18, it lasted 7 years, it ended for a multitude of reasons, however, it was successful, I made many mistakes, as did he, but, I was an adult and I behaved like one as did he and we learnt to forgive each other and our fuckups..

    You can have a relationship when you grow up... it just depends on when you actually grow up.
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    Nov 13, 2008 4:09 AM GMT
    I agree with timidpup here...avoid diamonds. Haha. I personally prefer a nice thick metal band. It doesn't have to be fancy and extravagant...just meaningful.
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    Nov 13, 2008 4:26 AM GMT
    I could never buy an engagement ring online. There are so many details you can't get from a photoshopped picture online. The luster of the metal, the weight of the ring, the feel on your finger, the thickness of the band, the little curves. I mean, shopping for engagement rings for two guys is like getting rings for a hetero couple, except you don't get the gaudy gal's ring.
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    Nov 13, 2008 4:32 AM GMT


    How about.....


    http://www.123celtic-irish-jewelry.com/rings.asp



    we really like the wedding band. We wear simple gold bands that are 'comfort fit', rounded all along the inside so it feels like it floats on your finger.
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    Nov 13, 2008 5:06 AM GMT
    We just found a jeweler here in Vancouver and asked them what kind of custom rings they could make. We made it clear we were a same sex couple, and they walked us through the templates they could do. They showed us a couple of different bands, and we went with a simple thick white gold band, with thinner yellow gold bands on both sides. We both got the same one.

    I would never do diamonds. Too gaudy.

    And I would never buy online. You need to get your ring fitted specially to your finger, and I don't think you can do that online, as others have said already.
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    Nov 13, 2008 5:11 AM GMT
    my partner and i did a lot of shopping before selecting the bulgari b.zero1 ring in the widest 4 ring width. i think it's a really handsome, masculine ring. even though the bulgari logo is engraved on the outer rings, you don't see it when it's on your finger. we constantly get compliments on them.
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    Nov 13, 2008 5:48 AM GMT


    Iain and I did custom made silver Claddagh rings with private inscriptions inside.
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    Nov 13, 2008 2:20 PM GMT
    How about signet rings - maybe with inscriptions?
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    Nov 13, 2008 2:29 PM GMT
    I designed the bands my partner and I wear and had them made by a jewelry artist.
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    Nov 13, 2008 3:56 PM GMT
    Our rings stories are quite involved. We met 9/26/69...we were each 23 y.o.. Our first exchanged rings were sterling silver Egyptian puzzle rings...$10 each. Being students, neither of us had much money, so it was just a symbol.

    For our 10th anniversary, I had them copied into eighteen carat gold. That lasted until four or five years ago, when our house was burglarized and my partner's ring was one of the items stolen. (He often doesn't wear his around the house...sensitive skin).

    I had a friend of ours, who is a very talented jewelry designer, make a copy of my ring in my partner's size. Within one year, he lost that ring!!! Last Christmas, I decided to splurge and get us two new rings. I thought we were buying two identical rings, but since the store only had the one in my size in stock (we took it with us) and would have to order Ed's, we took a walk to Tiffany's, where he found a diamond band that he liked. so we got that for him. I also gave him my gold puzzle ring, because together with the Tiffany band it made a great looking set. Two months later we found his gold puzzle ring that we thought was lost. So now we wear two rings each! (I sometimes think he hid the puzzle ring so that he'd get a new one! (j.k.))

    The final kicker to date in this saga is that it appears I'm allergic to my new Cartier ring. (don't ask, because I don't know...) Ed is looking forward to the hand-me-down. I have no idea what will be next chapter in our ring cycle!