My mom (who is getting up in years) told me that if I ever got married I could have her engagement ring – but there are strings. She says it’s worth about $8,000 - $10,000 ( :eek: For a ring?). She says that it must stay in the family, and that my hypothetical fiancée would have to sign a contract stating that she would return it if we didn’t get married, or did get married and later divorced.
What is the custom? How do you broach the subject? (A: Find someone to marry. B: Procure the ring. C: Offer the ring and say, “Will you marry me? If so, please refer to this contract; paragraph 1, section A.”?)
[sub]Of course I would consider suspect any woman who’d have me as a husband! [/sub]