Thursday, June 10, 2010

So your getting married! How to buy a ring!

After two weeks of torrential down pour in Sydney, we have been blessed with lovely sunshine I must admit how nice it is to get new dry underwear on after 2 weeks of soggy clothes. Great news as well because we are celebrating our beloved Queen Elizabeth II birthday Long live the Queen. So here is this weeks installment of according to Truong.

So I am getting married (probably). Oh deary me, it's a big move because the most advanced life form I have ever been responsible for has been my pet dog. So getting married is a huge and enormous step for chick magnet like me, it's comparable to owning from a 50cc scooter then moving to a 600cc race bike. Your going to get whip lash. Blimey! so here is some advice on what to do when your relationship is heading in that direction. Marriage!

Well for a guy, your probably standing there, in your talcum powder coated boots, hands in your hoodie pockets with a bad headache like you've had too many Tooheys Pils. Congratulations, you've reached the point where you know the girl your dating is the one you'll spend the rest of your life with, the one who is always right, and always gets her way even if it means driving back to see if the stove has been turned off. Where to next?

Firstly, dip your toes to test the coldness of her heart. If she warms to the idea then you know that your big ring purchase won't end in a 80% lost in value when you trade it in. Now that you know that she might say yes to your proposal you have to build up the guts to physically go shopping and pretend to buy earrings or jewellery, maybe let her try some rings on.

OK I know, they are bloody expensive for something so small, you could buy yourself a whole collection of knives, or a rifle with scope, a small fishing boat with trailer or even a fast motorbike to ride into the danger zone.

Ring realities.

The law states that it must equate to 6 weeks pay so lets work around that range. Number one rule of ring buying is never buy on impulse and especially don't be forced into a purchase. From my experience buy from an independent shop which has a good reputation. I personally chose to purchase from an Korean store because since living in Korea I have found they are very honest and respectable people. I would steer away from other Asian places due to the short cuts they will take in producing the final ring. The reason for this is that, at this store it took a while to produce the final product, the steps involved producing the ring, sourcing and verifying the diamond with a independent gemological lab and then bringing it to a diamond specialist to put it all together.

The results were brilliant, literally and I am well pleased with the results because it is a lifelong commitment and it should show how committed you are to the whole process. Now that you have a really big headache the best way to solve this problem is to buy yourself a pizza or you'll get a stomach ache as well from all the worry juices in your stomach.

Go on now, once you've got the permission from the old man, find a place get down on one knee and slip it on. Don't ask do it. Because if you distract her first with the light from your glittering ring, she'll be stun for a moment where she'll be giddy and dizzy and you'll get the answer you deserve.

It's been a tough week to figure what to write about on my blog, but I think this topic needs to covered because maybe most men need abit of help with buying an engagement. My second job was at a Goldmark store in pitt street thus I am a pro with buying jewellery.

Like always, what to do this weekend. The weather is predicting a cold but clear weekend for this Queens birthday long weekend. I would suggest getting in touch with our British heritage and embark on a patriotic journey to the Lord Nelson (battle of Waterloo)in the Rocks, this pub has an open fire place with real wood burning. If your adventurous Blackheath has a nice pub which also has a wood fire with real wood and good pies in a deep bowl and the plates are pre-warmed. While if you want to return to the grand Tudor era, the Camden Inn is a great place to dine, remember to eat in the Tudor room because it has Tudor booths and windows.

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