(Closed) e-ring browsing!!

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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988 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would just keep in mind that at one point you are going to need a wedding band. I hear a lot of stories of girls that love their E-rings but then can’t find a nice matching band. Thats all I could think of lol oh and doing your homework on diamonds but I guess Fi will take care of that? Anywasy CONGRATS! How exciting!

Post # 4
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713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You should look on the internet and read up a little on diamonds and settings… etc. I know when my FH took me shopping he knew more about rings than I did! But the jewelers you visit will can sit you down and give you the low down on how diamonds are rated. Just have some ideas in mind and have fun!!!

Also – if you are going to leave the decision up to the boyf, then don’t get your heart set on any one ring! Because he may not choose that one!!

Post # 5
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456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are just looking and then he’s going to buy on another day, don’t forget to get sized! I forgot and then had to go to a jewelry store alone and feign interest in the rings to get sized later, haha.

Also, I dont know if this will be an issue for you, but i was at first a little put off at how my bf didn’t seem excited about any of the rings once we got there (I guess i had kind of expected it to be this super exciting trip). I found out later he actually was just trying to keep an even keel because he wanted to know what I wanted, and didn’t want to cloud my opinions.  So just something to keep in mind if he happens to be unusually quiet during the field trip 🙂

GOOD LUCK!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would say do some research ahead of time, so you understand how diamonds are classified.  A good jeweler will go over this, but it is nice to know a bit for yourself.

I agree with JennyChicago about the wedding band…not saying you need to buy the matching set now, but keep it in mind when you look at styles.

Also – be aware of an approximate budget, so you are not trying on rings that are way too expensive for you.  It will probably lead to disappointment otherwise.

Finally – try lots of styles on!  I had a good idea about what I wanted, but I ended up loving something different.  I knew I wanted a round center stone with some smaller diamonds on the band and I thought I wanted a super thin band.  Turns out, I did not like the look of a thin band on my finger (and I have small fingers – size 4.75) and that a wider band suited my tastes better!  So be open and you may just surprise yourself on what you like! 

Congrats!  Have a wonderful time!

Post # 7
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

How exciting!  Laughing

I agree completely with @JennyChicago!  My fiance did an amazing job of picking out my engagement ring (with no input from me whatsoever!) and chose one with a very intricate band.  Last weekend we went browsing for wedding bands and I realized that it’s going to be extremely hard to find a band that I really like and that goes well with the e-ring.  I’m also not so great at making decisions Wink  so we might have a really ‘fun’ time with the wedding band choice!

Have a great time! 

Post # 8
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1254 posts
Bumble bee

Yey! Congratulations and have fun!!! There is so much information on the internet about diamonds and the 4C’s that will help you during your browsing. I found that sales people are more accomodating and responsive when you ask educated questions.

Post # 9
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1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You’ve gotten some great advice already.  When SO and I went looking I was shocked that just about everything I liked when I looked online, I hated on my hand.  So have an open mind and just try on everything to narrow down what you both like and what looks good.  We started in the mall since we had to walk by to get to the independent jewelers, and not only did I not like any of the rings Kays and Zales had, but I despised their sales people.  The independent jewelers were 100x more helpful and genuinely interested in us rather than making a sale that day. Just something to keep in mind.

 

It’s so much fun, have a good time!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Thanks for the update!  I’m so glad you have fun shopping and trying on rings.  The time until he proposes will be hard I’m sure.  Best wishes.

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