I was thinking about jewelry, rings specifically, and thought of a conversation I had with a former coworker once about rings, specifically engagement and wedding rings.
BG: When my favorite aunt married in 95, she and her husband had claddagh rings, and she explained to me what they meant. Being 1/2 Irish and proud of that heritage, it along with the meaning and story behind the claddagh made me decide at the age of 16 that when I got married, I wanted to have a claddagh as a wedding band.
Fast forward about 4 years, I met DH in college and fell in love. I told him after we were engaged about the claddagh's meaning and that I'd always wanted to wear one as a wedding band. He liked the idea too and so after we figured out our ring sizes, he ordered them from Ireland!
Didn't ask him too, but was thrilled that he decided to. /BG
This coworker was big into diamonds, and while I've never had anything against them, when it comes to gemstones I prefer ones with color to them, maybe with diamond chips around them. I had mentioned that my engagement ring was a sapphire surrounded by diamond chips, and she'd seen my wedding band. She insisted dh "Owed" me a diamond ring of some sort. I showed her a ring DH got me for our 5th anniversary that had rubies and diamonds in it. That didn't count. I should have a huge "rock" and told me "You need to tell that boy to buy you a diamond!"
Had I known of e-hell then I would have definitely used this phrase! LOL! Instead I said "Nah, I don't want a diamond, so he certainly doesn't owe me one..."