I rarely wear jewelry and somehow I am not really that interested in them but this thing about the ring fascinates me.
I never heard about a so called couple ring until I meet my Korean students.
I thought couple ring is the wedding ring but it turned out to be completely different thing.
Here's the story: If a man and a woman became exclusively dating at least for a month, the man is expected and therefor oblige to buy a couple ring. YES! one for her and one for him and they tend to be pricey. (the evil in me is thinking, if only I am pretty then I would go on a BF collection to collect a ring I could sell, after all I only need a month to get that ring.. Kidding)
actually I wonder what happen to that couple ring after they became engage. They sure will change it to an engagement ring of course. Well I head that the girl will put the couple ring in another finger and will put the engagement ring to replace it. But the catch is that there is no specific finger the couple can put the couple ring, it's their own choice. Well it still can be seen as fashion and not something that symbolize something.
oh well here comes the ring that I know of. Wedding ring, symbol of being taken and not up for grabs. according to my students the couple will now replace the rings that they previously wore with this final ring.
I was thinking! wow you cant be a playboy in Korea unless you are rich (not that I agree with guys being playboys) Just imagine buying pricey ring every month just in case you want to change GF every month. Sigh!
Some koreans words I would like to share:
*If you are a boy - Nuna
*If you are a girl - Unni
*If you are a boy - hyung
*If you are a girl - Oppah (but then again if your BF is older than you, you can call him Oppah)
*Male/female can call them dongseng.
and here's my favorite
*face to face - anyong (if its older - anyong haseyo)
*Over the phone - Yoboseyo (seyo is polite way, mostly used to older people) But be careful cause without the seyo and just yobo it would mean a totally different thing, it would mean "Honey" and not just honey, it's only used by couples who are legally married. If you are not married then you can use "jagi or jagiya" which is so sad cause jagiya is the name of my dog. :( T.T