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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 »

Single? Divorced? There's a Ring for That

New trend reminds us we can buy our own jewelry

(Newser) - Not engaged, but just dying for an oh-so-special ring to call your own? Great news: Thanks to today’s brilliant jewelry marketers, there’s a ring for every relationship status you’d like to broadcast to the world, be it “available and happy” or “divorced, available, and happy.... More »

Moms: 2 Hikers Held in Iran Engaged

Shane Bauer proposed with a ring made from his shirt

(Newser) - Wedding bells will ring for two of the three American hikers held in Iran, report the couple's moms—just as soon as Iran sets them free. Shane Bauer fashioned a ring from pieces of his shirt and proposed to Sarah Shourd in the Iranian prison where they've been held since... More »

For Your Beau: The Mangagement Ring

Are diamond rings for dudes a sign of progress or a marketing ploy?

(Newser) - Times, they are a changin', and with change comes marketing opportunities. With more women proposing and an uptick in gay marriages, ''mangagement rings'' are being used more—and marketed harder—than ever, reports Details . British jeweler H. Samuel introduced the Tioro, a titanium ring with a subtle diamond, and a... More »

Little Left for Fiancée of Fallen Soldier

Unmarried loved ones have no standing, get nothing from Army

(Newser) - To the US Army bureaucracy, love means little without a marriage certificate—so the fiancée of a man killed in Iraq was left with nothing other than what his family was willing to part with. Now, the Washington Post reports, Kyle Harper, 27, is trying to forge a path... More »

Aniston-Mayer May Be Off Again

Mayer never bought engagement ring

(Newser) - Poor Jennifer Aniston just can’t catch a break. Rumor has it that the love-crossed actress and sometime beau John Mayer have split up—again—although at least one friend is quick to point out they might just get back together, E! reports. The jeweler who was rumored to be... More »

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