Woman receives wisdom tooth engagement ring

Diamonds are so overrated

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This may sound like a belated Halloween prank, but we promise it’s not.


When Lucas Unger decided to propose to his girlfriend Carlee Leifkes, he presented her with a band adorned with a wisdom tooth.

Carlee was naturally over the moon and instantly said yes – after all its about the gesture of love, not the diamond, right?


She announced the happy news on her Facebook page, alongside a picture of the ring, which is pretty tame-looking, considering it has a human tooth on it.

The bride-to-be wrote, “So incredibly excited to marry my best friend, the man who knows that his wisdom tooth means more to me than a diamond. Can’t wait to be a weirdo with you and dance our way through life to Thee Oh Sees and Black Sabbath. We have never been the ‘traditional couple’, why the heck start now?”

Carlee told Buzzfeed that for her, diamonds were overrated, and she much preferred something with a more sentimental value.


“What does a diamond signify in anybody’s relationship? I literally have my husband’s wisdom on my finger,” she said. “When we’d spoken about it, I’d said that diamonds are so overrated. My birthstone is a diamond. I don’t need one to prove how much someone loves me. He’d already moved all the way from Canada to do that!”

Now we know you’re all wondering whether Lucas had his tooth removed especially, but fret not. It actually happened when he was a child and his dad posted it to him so he could have it set.


The couple met earlier this year at a festival in Canada, where Lucas is from, and they are now based in Carlee’s native California.


Granted, it’s a bit of an unconventional proposal, but nonetheless romantic! What do you think? Tweet us @youyourwedding