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Published:November 5th, 2015 09:52 EST

Couple's Engagement Ring Beset With Wisdom Tooth

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A California woman whose photo of her engagement ring beset with her finance`s wisdom tooth went viral says `diamonds are so overrated.`


Carlee Leifkes of Orange County, Calif., said her relationship with fiance Lucas Unger has been unconventional ever since they first met at a music festival in his native Canada.

Leifkes told Buzzfeed the ring, which bears one of the wisdom teeth removed from Unger`s mouth at the age of 17, means more to her than a diamond."


Going in debt to present a woman with an expensive diamond engagement ring may be romantic, but it makes no financial sense. After the expenses of a diamond engagement ring, matching wedding rings and a lavish wedding ,a typical couple starts their new life together burdened by a mountain of debt. Is it any wonder that so many marriages end in divorce?

A diamond may be forever, but about half of marriages end in divorce, an engagement ring beset with a wisdom tooth is a perfect way to celebrate a temporary relationship.

Kudos to Carlee Leifkes for striking a blow for frugality and common sense, I hope her and boyfriend beat the odds and remain together for the rest of their lives.  

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