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Dear Black Twitter: Engagement Rings

Dear Black Twitter: Engagement Rings

Dear Black Twitter,

I wanted to tell you something for a while now, but you know how judgmental you can be. Sigh, I've met someone and I think she's the one. I was hoping to ask her to marry me but I've been troubled by the recent conversations about engagement rings. She's a simple girl and all she wants to do is be my forever love, however you guys have told me the most important thing is the ring. You know I work at Best Buy and after six months of saving I really can't afford something too flashy.

So I just wanna know when it comes down to the ring, does size matter? I mean you guys go on and on about progression and societal/gender norms evolving yet here we are discussing rings in the pettiest of manners. I mean by now we should know that diamonds are pretty much worthless and their cost is regulated by the DeBeers company. Also, that the whole idea of saving six months salary was also a type of branding that ensures you spend a ridiculous amount of money on a trinket that doesn't guarantee anything. So even if I broke the bank worked overtime and got her something four carats or better you mean to tell me happiness isn't instantly guaranteed?! Shocking. 

I get it though, our sentiment has been for sale ever since the invention of the Hallmark Card. Everything personal has been marketed from tear jerking Apple commercials geared to sell watches, to Life Insurance where some old man or woman talks about being prepared over somber piano music. I can promise you that everything we worry about or don't, has a jingle to it. 

Still, I do love this woman and plan on spending the rest of my life with her so I may as well fork over the cash before another Zales spectacular diamond sale commercial comes on during the Lifetime movie we're planning to watch tonight. Aight BT, I should get back to work my break is almost over and these washing machines ain't gonna sell themselves. Still waiting for you to write me back, and even if you don't, I still have so much to say. 

Love You - Drew

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