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Is a ring a weird present for 18th -from your parents?

(22 Posts)
brimfull Sun 20-Sep-09 20:51:18

is it ?

saw a gorgeous aquamarine one

gigglewitch Sun 20-Sep-09 20:56:30

I don't think so
I got a watch off mine, but it was a close call between ring and watch iirc

pushmepullyou Sun 20-Sep-09 20:57:44

I got an opal ring from mine for my 18th. I loved it, until I lost it at uni.

LetThemEatCake Sun 20-Sep-09 20:58:20

I got a ring from mine for my 21st. Still wear it.

crokky Sun 20-Sep-09 20:59:42

No, it's a nice present if she like rings.

Mimi1977 Sun 20-Sep-09 21:00:17

Not at all - a lovely present. If you got it from a boyfriend at 18 chances are you'd break up and never want to wear it again! Much better to get it from your parents!

FiveGoMadonTheDanceFloor Sun 20-Sep-09 21:00:20

No

brimfull Sun 20-Sep-09 21:00:34

hmmm losing it is a possibility.

Kirstieallsoppsalterego Sun 20-Sep-09 21:01:38

My granny gave me a ring for my 18th, and I loved it. I still have it now. smile

Hassled Sun 20-Sep-09 21:02:11

No. DD got a lovely antique sapphire ring for her 18th. She hsan't lost it yet. It's the sort of present she'll still have when she's 80 and thinks fondly about being 18 - go for it.

brimfull Sun 20-Sep-09 21:03:26

hassled-would love to give her antique one.

TitsalinaBumsquash Sun 20-Sep-09 21:07:31

I got a beautiful ring from my Dad for my 21st Birthday, i was chuffed, so no i think you will be fine. smile

mellifluouscauliflower Sun 20-Sep-09 21:10:52

As Ms Average is 11 years away from marriage and unlikely to afford her own, I think it's great idea. I got one for my 18th and we all still agree that it was much better gift than the lifetime membership of the National Trust that my best friend got..

brimfull Sun 20-Sep-09 21:12:23

god national trust membership -that's cruel

choosyfloosy Sun 20-Sep-09 21:14:57

My God, national trust membership? 'You're an adult now - settle down to enjoying a nice stroll round the garden'?

I got a locket for my 18th and also now have the aquamarine necklace my mother got for her 18th. I think jewellery is a lovely present from your parents.

SkaterGrrrrl Mon 21-Sep-09 15:24:28

I got a ring from mine for my 21st. Still wear it.

corblimeymadam Mon 21-Sep-09 15:25:24

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puffylovett Mon 21-Sep-09 15:31:34

I had a ring for 18th, an antique gold band. I wore it every day until 2 yrs ago when pregnancy meant my fingers outgrew it sad. lovely present

NewbeeMummy Mon 21-Sep-09 15:36:41

Not at all, I think it makes a fantastic present. Both my sister and I were given lovely rings for our 18th's and many years down the line we both still have them and wear them frequently.

ilovesprouts Mon 21-Sep-09 15:39:24

no not at all, im getting dd one for her 18th ..

brimfull Mon 21-Sep-09 18:53:35

thanks for your replies

am now on the look out for a nice aquamarine one if anyone has any suggestions

Podrick Mon 21-Sep-09 18:55:58

not weird at all

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