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>>>GO THERE before marriage!

I'd be willing to bet they've "gone there" and this is the end result. Inasmuch as people around here talk massive amounts of smack about engagement rings, if he's decided he's going to do it, then he will and that's that. It's a matter of priorities and given his job stability and manageable debt load, I can't see anyone reasonably giving him a hard time about this one. Not you personally, but this is oft-tread territory.

Full disclosure - I myself didn't get an engagement ring. DH and I wear matching white gold bands that cost $60 each. But that's us.
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