I love the idea of an engagement ring too, outdated practice or not. DH is so cute when he tells the story of going to pick out my ring, how much he really looked at every ring and even had my mom come in and try it on. It is just a really cute story. My girls love to hear about it, and he loves telling them about how much he loves me.

I dont understand people that go into debt over their rings though, that is mind boggling to me