Diamond Ring vs. First Edition of Atlas Shrugged

Here’s a cute anecdote from the article “Diamonds Not Always A Bride’s Best Friend,” about the role of diamonds, currently and historically, in wedding engagements:

Sandy Chin, 31, said her feminist side would never allow her to have a ring that, as she puts it, “shows you are the possession of someone else, which is disgusting to me.” So, instead of a ring, her fiance bought her a first edition copy of “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand.