When your bae proposes (psst, here are the signs it’s coming!) and slips the engagement ring on your finger, surely it’s a moment of loving, blissful perfection. But how would you feel if you found out that your new fiancé had given you a dummy ring? It’s an engagement trend which is gaining popularity, and you’re either gonna love or hate the reasons why.


Those in the biz are eagerly hopping on board the dummy ring fad, such as Beaverbrooks, who have introduced a series of “fake” engagement rings that range between £40 and £65 (around $50 to $80), which is obviously much cheaper than the typical ” real” engagement ring. And there are two main reasons why peeps are into these faux tokens of love.

First, for those unsure that they’ll get a “yes” when they pop the question, a dummy ring is a way to propose without having to shell out big bucks. Why waste money if s/he might say no, amirite?

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Secondly, if your plan went off without a hitch and you’re now engaged, but noticed a slight frown on your love’s face, there’s a chance he or she is not into the ring you selected. Frankly, even Miley Cyrus isn’t into the ring Liam Hemsworth chose for her. Opting for a dummy ring allows the person who will actually be wearing the engagement ring to swap the fake piece with one they absolutely, definitely, 100 percent adore (i.e. one they choose themselves).

Granted, these are both pretty practical and reasonable reasons for dummy engagement rings, but it could totally be argued that they take some of the romance out of the memorable moment. But… it’s better to be safe than sorry?

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(h/t Yahoo News; photos via mediaphotos + Ariel Skelley/Getty)