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    crap sentence which I hate to hear: How deep you love me depending on the size of the rock.

    Someone told me this, the price of the proposal ring have to be 3 times what the you earn... (crap)
    Life is like Photography, to improve, you have to keep shooting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wzierbovsky View Post
    That was my sentiment too... before marriage!

    As men, we may never quite understand the woman's point of view, but I'm guessing the quality and impressiveness of the darn rock means a lot to them.

    Citing the instance of my wife; she doesn't buy expensive, branded or luxurious things for herself (her only hobbies and things she does when she's free are bake, and garden). But when it came to the issue of the rock after engagement years ago, while she made it very clear she was happy with whatever I could afford (then), there was no mistaking in her eyes the occasional envy when she compared the rock to her friends / sisters-in-laws etc.

    So there you have it. While it's nice to be unwavering in our principles of love, I think there's a very realistic dimension in this regard here. Or that's what my experience has told me anyway.

    A materialistic bent more like it and the need to compare it with the Jones. Sorry but hey...to each their own. I am not saying I will not buy. I have bought more then my fair share in fact though it borders on being unfair most times on hind sight. Personally, there is a thin line between buying it as you feel she deserve it and give in to getting her or buying a bigger one just so it is up to "par" to work off some self esteem issues. Maybe that is more what I meant for me. I do know of women and even my mom who feel that way. The notion of placing too much emphasis on the material items and so much less on the real matters of the heart. Anyway, we live with who we married I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    do you think it worth buying Diamond for lady?

    some feel too much money for rock which is only good for cutting glass..

    just want to know how everyone feel about it.
    You actually started this thread after the discussion at 4/3 section??

    I rather spend money for my equipments but once in awhile have to get something for the wifey..

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    You actually started this thread after the discussion at 4/3 section??

    I rather spend money for my equipments but once in awhile have to get something for the wifey..
    I think this will be better place to discuss such thing.. haha over here, I can hear everyone comments.

    I am a bit surprise we do have lot of supporter who will buy stone for lady...
    Life is like Photography, to improve, you have to keep shooting!

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    Of course it is worth, but it must be within my budget, (3 time what i earn is too much).

    Worth or not, really very individual.
    L-lens, Kit lens still can take photo,
    Rolex, casio both also can tell time,

    Photography is only one of my hobby, but my partner is the one that will with me through the rest of my life.

    If that diamond can be brighten the day of your love one, why not.

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    For investment? NO... the resale value is hopeless. Probably get slightly more than 1/3 of its market value.

    But for important occasions, YES, depending on your budget! Honestly, till today. Haven't met a lady who isn't keen on the bloody rock!

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    is that lady your wife liao ?

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    fluorite
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
    my flickr - adamloh.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    then can buy her a nice P&S that you can also use,
    then next year can buy her a gitzo tripod, small and light (that you can also use)
    how about a nice billingham bag to put her camera and tripod in
    not forgetting a Dry cabi
    Sekali she gets hooked on photography major big time, and decides that no, it's too inconvenient to share equipment. And worst still, kenar influence by evilz people and insists on a different brand. And she decides she wants to do birding, and spends entire weekends in the bush. Of course, with you driving her and carrying all the equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Sekali she gets hooked on photography major big time, and decides that no, it's too inconvenient to share equipment. And worst still, kenar influence by evilz people and insists on a different brand. And she decides she wants to do birding, and spends entire weekends in the bush. Of course, with you driving her and carrying all the equipment.
    ouh ouh ouuuuuuuuu.........
    ur my sugar daddy right? ;P
    daddeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... ....
    i need a swarvroski encrusted dry cabi for the cammie i got from yaaaaaaa~
    and a hello kitty gaffered tripod!
    can't think of what other stuff i need..... ;/
    but yeah.....
    nope don't want no diamonds~

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    Spend the money on honeymoon more worthwhile and comes with good memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    crap sentence which I hate to hear: How deep you love me depending on the size of the rock.

    Someone told me this, the price of the proposal ring have to be 3 times what the you earn... (crap)
    Yah. Those are pure crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parka View Post
    Spend the money on honeymoon more worthwhile and comes with good memories.
    honeymoon cannot be used against her in the future, while rocks becomes a weapon in your arsenal of stuff in your favour

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    Quote Originally Posted by tainted View Post
    ouh ouh ouuuuuuuuu.........
    ur my sugar daddy right? ;P
    daddeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... ....
    i need a swarvroski encrusted dry cabi for the cammie i got from yaaaaaaa~
    and a hello kitty gaffered tripod!
    can't think of what other stuff i need..... ;/
    but yeah.....
    nope don't want no diamonds~


    I need to find me a sugar XMM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    honeymoon cannot be used against her in the future, while rocks becomes a weapon in your arsenal of stuff in your favour
    cannot be used against her in the future??????

    This is in jest, right?

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    For wedding you definitely need one. Even if she is not the materialistic type imagine how she will look if she has to explain to all her friends / relatives when they ask her how come she not wearing a diamond ring after the wedding? Just like how you will have a minimum standard as to what to wear to suntec, there should also be a minimum standard as to what you should get when proposing to your gf. You don't have to buy a 100k ring but should be a reasonable size, color, clarity and whatever other c there is....

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    actually hor, diamond rings does not cost very much you know

    especially if she does not know how to grade the diamonds

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    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    crap sentence which I hate to hear: How deep you love me depending on the size of the rock.

    Someone told me this, the price of the proposal ring have to be 3 times what the you earn... (crap)
    ... per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Sekali she gets hooked on photography major big time, and decides that no, it's too inconvenient to share equipment. And worst still, kenar influence by evilz people and insists on a different brand. And she decides she wants to do birding, and spends entire weekends in the bush. Of course, with you driving her and carrying all the equipment.
    den join her all weekend in that bush. not safe, 1 lady in the bush alone arh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parka View Post
    cannot be used against her in the future??????

    This is in jest, right?
    are you married?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Sekali she gets hooked on photography major big time, and decides that no, it's too inconvenient to share equipment. And worst still, kenar influence by evilz people and insists on a different brand. And she decides she wants to do birding, and spends entire weekends in the bush. Of course, with you driving her and carrying all the equipment.
    You know..I could love a woman like that ...very much ...she at least know how to see the practicality of spending money that bring us together then a rock she share herself only heheh.

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