June 25th, 2007

New Army Style Engagement Ring

Army Style Engagement Ring (Click to view full size)Ladies, what are your thoughts on this new style of Engagement Ring that is being advertised lately? It really catches the eye, don’t you think?

Just kidding, it’s from the new show Army Wives. It got good reviews.

In the real world, military life is very different. They seem to have a tight-knit community. Nicole Hunter is a real life Army Wife and she wrote an essay for The Morning News. Here’s an excerpt, snipped around enough to give you a flavor and the desire to read the whole essay, which I really enjoyed:

During a military wedding ceremony, the newly knotted Army couple exits the church by walking under a canopy of raised sabers. The last soldier in line lowers his sword as they pass, smacks the bride on the ass with the flat of the blade, and cries out, ‘Welcome to the Army, ma’am!’

You can writhe and scream all you want, but it’s too late now. You’re in the club… the Army Wives Club. Four months ago, I was that beaming summer bride, with stars in my eyes and a welt on my butt. I was intoxicated by the promise of adventure before us, of living in places I’ve never seen, meeting people I might have never met… And finally the day arrived for us to set out toward the first stop on our journey: Lawton, Oklahoma.

SNIP

Think ‘military town’ and SNIP you should think ‘retail mediocrity.’ Need a haircut? Choose between the renovated church with the airbrushed sign or the Supercuts at the mall. SNIP Celebrating with a special dinner? Check on this week’s special at Red Lobster.

During my engagement bliss I was impervious to the realities of actually building a life in this netherworld.

SNIP

The Army knows you don’t want to be in Lawton, which is why they make it their business to keep you occupied. Everything an Army wife needs is provided—including a social life—because, hey, what else are you going to do here? SNIP I was invited to an Army Wives function.

SNIP

The Army changes everything. It changes where you live. It changes the way you watch the news. It changes where you shop for groceries. It even changes the way you talk. During our courtship, my husband would rattle off acronyms and other military-speak, then continue chugging along on this train of thought, leaving me confused and pouting at the station. Now such jargon flows like water in our house.

SNIP

Yes, the military changes you, but most of all it brings you closer to people you love. There are long separations, uncertain schedules, and so many sad goodbyes—lots of reasons to cry together and to laugh at yourself. You’re reminded every day of what you have, and what you have to lose. If only everyone were so lucky.

Here’s a full picture of the ad:

Army Wives ad






19 Responses to “New Army Style Engagement Ring”

  1. I really like this idea, maybe we should start promoting this style ring for army wifes.

    Moshe

  2. Mandy says:

    I really like this ring alot, I would LOVE to have a engagement ring that looked like this, I think that they need to really make these rings to sell because I’d be one of the first ones to buy one!

  3. rae says:

    I really want one!! I would TOTALLY wear it

  4. A Proud 11b's Fiance says:

    I absolutely love the style of this ring and my fiance agrees, we both with it could be made so he could get me one.

  5. Pamela Lucas says:

    I really like this ring. I have been on line for 2 days trying to find out if its for sale yet. Anyone have any idea if it is or not?

  6. Breanna Burnham says:

    As soon as i saw it on army wives i fell in love my husband who is going on his third deployment in sept. actually was looking for one but couldnt find any. i really really really want one anyone find anything out and email me please breanna18_2005@yahoo.com

  7. Jill says:

    Hey, we have been looking for it too… if anyone finds out where to find it… let me know. Thanks.

  8. Amanda Sprouse says:

    I would LOVEEE to have a ring like this, I have been searching EVERYWHERE to find one or to see if I can have one made… and I know serveral other people that are completely into it to PLEASEEEE make them!!

  9. Katy says:

    I love the ring. If I could find it, I’d definitely get it.

  10. WANDA HOUSDEN says:

    38YR ARMY WIFE OF MSG RETIRED ARMY AND MOTHER OF SON IN USA IRAQ LOVE TO SEE THIS RING FOR SALE IT WOULD MEAN SO MUCH TO SO MENY

  11. Eve says:

    I just got engaged and really want this ring!! Where can I find it???!!!

  12. angie says:

    i am waiting on a soldier to come home from iraq for me. he told me that when he gets home he is going to ask me to marry him. This ring is my dream ring. i realize that the show isnt really the way it is in reality but the ring the first time i saw it i knew it was what i wanted.

  13. misti says:

    I would love to have this ring. I have been searching the web for one ever since I started watching the show. not only am i a huge fan and never miss an episode but I am also a army wife.

  14. carrie says:

    I want one

  15. MISTY! says:

    just wanted to let you know that you can buy this ring

  16. Whitney says:

    Okay so i really want this ring!!!!! =)

  17. karen says:

    i would wear it, my boyfriend is looking for a ring like this one for real, to match my ACUs im am an army fiance, and im an mp national guar. i think this is a wonderful ring idea

  18. karen says:

    if any of you find a ring like this please e_mail me at keys020@yahoo.com

  19. Melinda says:

    I really love this ring! I told my fiance that the only thing i really want is this ring! He has been trying to find it but couldnt! Please help him!

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