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Madboy: Beyond Mad Men: Tales from the Mad, Mad World of Advertising by Richard Kirshenbaum

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CHAPTER THIRTEENICE, ICE, BABY

I FOUND BEING ENGAGED FUN. I called it “dating with presents.” Like most people, we were toasted and feted by our families and friends, but eventually we got down to business, i.e., getting the ring and setting a date. It is quite true that as women age, their jewelry tends to get bigger. Particularly, because they generally can afford more—and then, as my dear friend and jewelry aficionado Muffie Potter Aston always says, “For distraction as one gets older.” That said, after making the rounds of a few diamond dealers, we actually settled on a 4.5-carat emerald-cut ring for Dana. While an emerald- or square-cut ring looks smaller than a round, there was a side of me that thought that a 4.5-carat ring was a bit ...

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