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Woman Unwittingly Wears Engagement Ring for a Year

'It was literally under her nose'

(Newser) - An Australian man may have outdone pretty much everyone when it comes to perfecting the marriage proposal. Using only first names, the man named Terry tells HuffPost the story of how he gave his girlfriend Anna a necklace on their one-year dating anniversary. Using Huon pine, a wood native to... More »

Man Starts GoFundMe Page to Buy $15K Engagement Ring

The internet is apparently having none of it

(Newser) - Beyonce famously said: "If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it." Few people know that famous line was directed not at a man, but at his friends and family. Or at least that's the lesson William Oliver apparently took away. The 30-year-old... More »

Bride Takes on Saleswoman Who Called Her Ring 'Pathetic'

'Y'all I would have gotten married to this man if it had been a 25¢ gum ball machine ring'

(Newser) - Quinn and Ariel McRae don't have a lot of money. They say they "scrape and scrape to pay bills and put food in our bellies." What they do have is love, lots of it, and they decided it was high time after two years of dating to... More »

Engagement Broken, Couple Battles Over $125K Ring

Former fiance sues after former fiancee won't return ring

(Newser) - One minute you're registering for monogrammed guest towels and a $1,090 vase ; the next, you're embroiled in a lawsuit over a $125,000 engagement ring. Such is the sad story of former Manhattan couple Bradley Moss and Amy Bzura , who were engaged to be married Oct. 29.... More »

Yankee Fan Drops Bomb on GF—and Engagement Ring

But did Andrew Fox make the save?

(Newser) - If Red Sox fans didn't have enough to taunt Yankees fans about, Tuesday's game between the two rivals offered more ammunition. A Pennsylvania man decked out in pinstripes decided to propose to his girlfriend at Yankee Stadium, and he had his stunt all worked out, down to getting... More »

Cops: Woman Attacks Fiancé Over Recycled Ring

She believed he'd given the exact same engagement ring to an ex

(Newser) - A Florida woman allegedly attacked her fiancé after realizing—at least in her mind—that she wasn't the first woman to whom he'd given the exact same engagement ring, the Smoking Gun reports. Inga Daftartiene was watching TV and drinking wine at home last Friday when she decided... More »

Cop Replaces Elderly Woman's Stolen Ring

Someone ripped engagement ring off finger of Alzheimer's patient

(Newser) - A classy move by a Florida cop is making headlines: Laurie Graber, an officer in Plantation, got the call for a particularly low-level crime—someone had ripped the engagement ring off the finger of an 87-year-old woman bedridden with Alzheimer's in a hospital, reports Fox News . By the bruises... More »

5 Celeb Engagement Rings That Cost $1M or More

Seems like a reasonable way to spend your money...

(Newser) - If you just got engaged, you may not want to read this—because these 10 celebrities rounded up by Wetpaint almost certainly have (or had) nicer engagement rings than you do. A sampling:
  • Beyonce: Her engagement ring from Jay Z? An 18-carat flawless diamond worth more than $5 million.
  • Paris
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Engagement Rings Are Actually 'Insulting'

Insulting 'to notions of actual love,' that is: Tauriq Moosa

(Newser) - Diamonds have "little intrinsic value," writes Tauriq Moosa in the Guardian , so when large South African diamond mines were discovered in the late 1800s and De Beers Consolidates Mines was formed, its investors realized they would need to conjure up demand. That they were incredibly successful with their... More »

'300 Sandwiches' Writer Draws Feminist Scorn

Woman is trading sandwiches for engagement ring

(Newser) - What’s a normal exchange for an engagement ring nowadays? Years of love and affection? Undying loyalty? Well, for one young lady, the answer is sandwiches … and lots of 'em! New York Post reporter Stephanie Smith stepped out of the kitchen Tuesday, revealing herself to be the previously... More »

Tiffany Sues Costco for Billions Over Fake Rings

Costco allegedly sold hundreds of rings falsely claiming they were Tiffany

(Newser) - Costco has been hit by a potentially multi-billion-dollar lawsuit by Tiffany, as the luxury goods company claims the giant retailer sold hundreds, if not thousands, of diamond engagement rings labeled as Tiffany—which they weren't, reports Reuters . Tiffany was told by a customer in November that rings in a... More »

Man Allegedly Tries to Force-Feed Ring to Fiancée

Faron Thompson also allegedly pushed her while she was holding their son

(Newser) - We can't imagine why Faron Thompson's finacée wanted to move out of their apartment, but apparently when she tried to do so, he got a little upset. Orlando police arrested the 29-year-old Sunday, charging him with battery via strangulation and child neglect, after he allegedly tried to... More »

Priciest Celeb Engagement Ring: $5M

Of the top 10, only 6 couples are still together

(Newser) - Justin Timberlake reportedly put a ring on it . Natalie Portman flashed a diamond engagement ring—now surrounded by what are reported to be wedding diamonds —at the Oscars. Will these rings go down in history as Hollywood's priciest? Only if they can beat out these 10 engagement rings,... More »

Salman Rushdie Proposes, Gets Turned Down

Michelle Barish returns 7-carat diamond ring to novelist

(Newser) - Today, a lesson in why it's not a good idea to propose to someone two days after she splits up with someone else: That's how long Salman Rushdie waited after Michelle Barish broke up with New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch, and it did not go well for... More »

Woman: I Escaped Grave Dug by Boyfriend

Prosecutors say he zapped mother of his child with a stun gun, buried her

(Newser) - Breakups don't get much worse than this. A British man went on trial this week for allegedly zapping his girlfriend with a stun gun, packing her into a cardboard box, and burying her in the woods—all because he was tired of their relationship. "In a nutshell, this... More »

Kim to Pay Kris $2M to Keep Ring

Kardashian included clause in prenup

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian is about to actually pay for something. And while that something is not her 72-day marathon marriage, it's perhaps the symbol of it: As TMZ reports, the reality stalwart is going to have to pony up some very real cash if she wants to keep the 20.... More »

NFL Receiver Sues to Get Engagement Ring Back

...after sending it to intended through mail

(Newser) - Take note: It's probably not a great idea to propose marriage by sending a $76,600 engagement ring through the mail, unless you're absolutely certain your intended is going to say yes. Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams sent a ring to former Miss Texas USA Brooke Daniels around... More »

10 Things That Need to Go Away

We would all be better off ditching engagement rings, tipping, and more

(Newser) - In the spirit of spring cleaning, the Washington Post asked 10 writers to nominate one thing “we'd all be better off tossing out this spring.” Their ideas:
  • Engagement rings: “Here's a secret that the folks at De Beers don't want young people to know:
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Ed Norton Engaged (Says His Ex, Courtney Love)

'He got me a ruby,' she crows of ex-fiance

(Newser) - Woe to he who ever dated Courtney Love, much less proposed to her, but more woe to he who goes on to propose to someone presumably less insane: Love's onetime fiance Edward Norton popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, producer Shauna Robertson, three weeks ago, and it's Love who's... More »

Kate Gets Diana's Ring

William wanted to 'make sure my mother didn't miss out on today'

(Newser) - Prince William's choice of a wedding ring made today's engagement announcement a bit more special: He gave Kate Middleton the blue sapphire and diamond ring his father gave Diana in 1981, the Guardian reports. William explained it was "my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on... More »

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