Several of my girlfriends have gynormous engagement rings. My sister has one that you can see from space.
So, since Southern Bedu has asked, we started discussing traditions. Special K has just gone through the engagement process and got a ring for his fiance, so I suggested that SB have a chat with him. Southern comes back with, "You live in Kuwait. It isn't our tradition to get a big ring."
I stop. I pause. I smile.
'Do you really want to go there?'
(SB: deer-in-the-headlights look)
'Ok, let's do this Kuwaiti style. I want a big mahar (dowry) and chabka (jewel encrusted 3 piece gold jewelry set given at the wedding) and a wedding at the Sheraton and dresses and a car and....'
He's like, "Okay! Okay! You'll get the ring."
We don't know when and details and all that. I would like to stay engaged for like 5 years because when it comes down to it, I get nerves and would rather not think that far ahead. Eeek.