We were discussing my upcoming trip to Rome and I was
She sighed and replied "Ahhh, yes. But, I think I'd actually like a ring more than a trip."
And thus began the discussion. Is jewelry (she has a wedding ring - but not an engagement ring) more important than the memories you could make together on an exotic "second honeymoon" trip? There are arguments for both sides!
On the one hand - with a beautiful ring you can bequeath your heirs (as well as show off to your co-workers) with a lovely, valuable piece of family history.
On the other hand - you and your loved one can have an awesomely inexpensive and fun time in a foreign location.
Honestly - for me it's a toss up! I have always proclaimed that my two prerequisites to marriage are A) A ring! and B) A Honeymoon! I want what I want! Sue me!
*ahem - this probably explains a lot about why I've never been married*
But what if those aren't the cards I'm dealt? What if I fall for a perfectly lovely gentleman who wants to claim me yet can't meet my demands. What would I settle for?
Hopefully, if and when that happens, I'll be able to gauge the situation and make a decision. But for now - here are my conclusions:
I know that I will always be able to provide for my needs. So, what I might like would be someone to sacrifice for my wants. Therefore, I would choose jewelry. Because jewelry is from the heart. We can save for a trip together, but a token of love would be the most beautiful surprise I can imagine.
(**oh, and if the "token of love" happens to be a round-trip to somewhere fabulous? That's awesome too!!!**)
My question to you is obvious. What would YOU choose? Memories? Or? Jewelry?