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The Rise of the Man-gagement Ring
The Atlantic ^ | February 14, 2014 | Samantha Zabell

Posted on 02/14/2014 12:50:14 PM PST by C19fan

On a clear day in Laguna Niguel, California, Anthony Franco and Shawna Stewart stood together at the altar, surrounded by 40 family members and friends. It was a traditional ceremony: The two Colorado natives smiled in a sea of purple and white, Franco’s lilac tie matching the strapless dresses of Stewart’s five bridesmaids. Sunlight bounced off of the round brilliant-cut diamond on her left hand. But one small detail set their ceremony apart from others. When the time came to exchange wedding bands with one another, Franco was already wearing a ring.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: anotherthingtobuy; chickification; consumerism; followthemoney; jewelery; mangagement; men; metrosexuals; savethemales
One more step to the complete metro-sexualizaton of men.
1 posted on 02/14/2014 12:50:14 PM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

>>One more step to the complete metro-sexualizaton of men.

Yep. Franco probably got a bikini wax for his special day too.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 12:51:28 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: C19fan

>>One more step to the complete metro-sexualizaton of men.

Yep. Franco probably got a bikini wax for his special day too.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 12:51:59 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: C19fan

Well, there’s gotta be something for cheeseball journalism majors to do. Guess writing flowery things about folks who lust after Obamaholes is as good as any.

I actually careth not about the sex of the folks getting married.

But I also don’t give a smelly Obama when hearing about it.

Get a room and STFU.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 12:52:29 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: C19fan

He’ll probably pawn the ring to cover her Obamacare premiums.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 12:56:53 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: C19fan
At least they are cheap


6 posted on 02/14/2014 12:57:20 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Da Coyote

Did you read the article? This was a man and a woman getting married.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 12:59:40 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: C19fan

My brother is in the wholesale jewelry market.*

He was talking about this the other day. It’s another market and he is in the business of making what people want to buy, so it is what it is.

*Shocker, I know. My other brother is a lawyer/banker,


8 posted on 02/14/2014 1:00:28 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: C19fan
Yukins will wear his ring proudly until his wedding, which he expects to take place in a few years. After the ceremony, he may move the ring to the other hand, place it on a chain around his neck, or put it away for safekeeping.

Isn't that special???

9 posted on 02/14/2014 1:01:02 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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To: Da Coyote

It’s for straight people.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 1:01:02 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: C19fan

I dated a real Irish woman years ago.The first thing she bought me a Claddagh ring,which I found out meant that I was taken!


11 posted on 02/14/2014 1:02:07 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Lurking Libertarian
Did you read the article? This was a man and a woman getting married.

Well, not really

12 posted on 02/14/2014 1:02:23 PM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: C19fan
the Man-gagement Ring


13 posted on 02/14/2014 1:03:51 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: C19fan

I fail to see anything wrong or immoral or unmanly in a man wearing a ring to show he’s engaged.

I think a big flashy feminine diamond would look pretty weird, but that’s just me.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 1:07:01 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Just put a frikkin’ wedding ring on and it’s done.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 1:11:05 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: C19fan
" Franco’s lilac tie matching the strapless dresses of Stewart’s five bridesmaids."

Could'a been a little more careful with the wording ....

16 posted on 02/14/2014 1:12:28 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Jewbacca
“Anything goes these days, which is great from a jeweler’s perspective,” [jeweler Gus] Hashem says. “The more people wearing high-end jewelry, the better!”
17 posted on 02/14/2014 1:13:28 PM PST by Tax-chick (Have a nose.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Interesting. I take it that is customary, no?


18 posted on 02/14/2014 1:14:00 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Dr. Ursus
had t'look THAT one up ...


19 posted on 02/14/2014 1:15:19 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

This is truer than you think.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 1:15:43 PM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Chickensoup
This is truer than you think.

That was the intent..........

21 posted on 02/14/2014 1:16:52 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: C19fan

I had no idea men only started wearing wedding rings in the 1950’s !

wow !

Put that one up there with the shock of finding out that the whole idea of retirement was created during the early 1900’s

I guess it’s natural to assume things as they are now have just always been that way.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 1:20:44 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: C19fan

Franco ain’t a man, he’s a wuss!


23 posted on 02/14/2014 1:27:03 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Jewbacca

I don’t care if they claim they’re straight, it’s advertizing they’re girly men.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 1:28:50 PM PST by bgill
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To: C19fan
Brendan Yukins...is in the middle of a long engagement to 22-year-old Kenneth Camacho, who works for Asian Human Services providing education and outreach and testing for HIV and AIDS. The two dated for three months before the proposal, and wanted to publicly display their commitment.....

“When my son or daughter turns 18, I want to pass this down to them,” he says... “I can say, ‘This is what we had when we were 20 and fabulous.’”

25 posted on 02/14/2014 1:36:20 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Albion Wilde

He assumes that they’ll stay together, which is very unrealistic. He also assumes someone will sell him a child, and he’s almost certainly correct.


26 posted on 02/14/2014 1:40:10 PM PST by Tax-chick (Have a nose.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Traditionally, if the ring is on the right hand with the heart facing outward and away from the body, this indicates that the person wearing the ring is not in any serious relationship, and may in fact be single and looking for a relationship: “their heart is open.”

When worn on the right hand but with the heart facing inward toward the body, this indicates the person wearing the ring is in a relationship, or that “someone has captured their heart”.

A Claddagh worn on the left hand ring finger facing outward away from the body generally indicates that the wearer is engaged.

When the ring is on the left hand ring finger and facing inward toward the body, it generally means that the person wearing the ring is married.”


27 posted on 02/14/2014 1:55:15 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?............................ Enforce the Bill of Rights............ It's the LAW !!!)
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To: S.O.S121.500

I’m left-handed which saved me in this case.


28 posted on 02/14/2014 2:05:03 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

Depends on which way it is worn too, right?


29 posted on 02/14/2014 2:13:43 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: S.O.S121.500

That’s it...Thanks for the post..


30 posted on 02/14/2014 2:15:46 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Correcto!


31 posted on 02/14/2014 2:16:18 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Sherman Logan

I tend toward much the same.

No prob with the idea of the guy wearing a symbol of commitment just like the gal.

But, I do think that, maybe, a Prince Albert would be more fitting, since that’s attached to the part that’s sealed in the deal.


32 posted on 02/14/2014 2:26:54 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Grimmy

Way TMI. LOL


33 posted on 02/14/2014 2:30:06 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

This woman just loathes any jewelry on a man except a wedding ring. It looks swishy, IMO.


34 posted on 02/14/2014 2:41:28 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: knarf

Absolutely hate that Claddagh ring. It’s ugly.


35 posted on 02/14/2014 2:42:42 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
Did you read the article? This was a man and a woman getting married.

Dude, no one actually reads the articles here. What kind of fusspot are you :)

36 posted on 02/14/2014 4:38:58 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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