Post # 1
Did your FI’s preference surprise you? I was shocked to find my FI is a million times more color sensitive than I am. I love warm stones but he wasn’t happy unless it looked stone cold white to the eye. I was also surprised by his love for halo settings.
What did you find out about your FI’s taste that surprised you?
Post # 3
FI wanted to give me something like this (which is not my taste at all):
This is what we picked together:
Post # 4
Nothing surprised me. I told him that I wanted something simple. He had picked out a white gold solitare princess cut and was going to order. Then decided it was best to me. When he I asked I told him I wanted “Something simple, white gold of course. A single princess cut diamond would be pretty”.
Guess he knew me pretty well!
Post # 5
Yessss!!!! My FI loved bezel sets, or rings with chunky bands or with sapphire/color side stones, not that they arent beautiful but they are NOT my style at all, I didnt want a solitaire and he could not get it at all, why would I spend money on the setting when i could get a bigger (in his mind better) center stone if we could change the setting later, I dont want to upgrade ever, and he did not understand the concept of dainty and/or delicate under any circumstance or sense of the word. I wanted something classic but still different, that I would still love when I was in my 60s but that would set me apart now. This is what I asked for and what I got and I love it so so much!!! He said he was so unsure of it when he saw it online but once he saw how happy I was that was all that mattered to him, he actually thanked me for helping him, because he was very very against that idea at first lol
Post # 6
I would never let my SO just pick something out and he knows this, lol. I’m an artist by trade, and he knew that I wanted something unique that no one else had, and since he knows nothing about jewelry, he let me pick.
I actually asked him what he said he would have picked and it would have been nothing like I wanted (solitaire diamond). But it’s okay, I forgive him, because he realized it was better to make sure I got exactly what I wanted.
Post # 7
As far as general style goes, wasn’t surprised. He likes modern – clean lines & simplicity. He hates halos with a fiery passion, which was fine with me. The only surprise was the metal choice.
Post # 8
That he prefers yellow gold over white gold (yikes sorry not my taste)….I’m so glad he asked me to show him my favorite styles. He still picked it out/designed it himself and couldn’t have done a better job! 🙂
Post # 9
Ahhh yes. He dislikes filligrei (sp?) but likes pave. If we have a colour stone, he wants that to be center rather than on the side. He likes princess cut. He hates halos. XD
Random crap came up that we were butting heads on constantly, but the one we decided on is one we both fell in love with. *luckily!*
Post # 10
I wasnt shocked. He really only liked solitaires bc that is what he considers a “real engagement ring.” However, he told me to get whatever I wanted bc I have to wear it every day.
Post # 11
@jpalm13: I have a big crush on your ring! I wanted rose gold so bad but it didn’t look good on my skin tone.
Post # 12
@Tsuki56: Lol That sounds so familiar. We butted heads and then we found the ring we both loved. It was such a great feeling when we both saw the setting and went that’s it!
Post # 13
@MariContrary: I was like your FI and didn’t want a halo at all when we started out. What I ended up with… A double halo. Lol The thing I love about it is how micro small the diamonds in these haols are. It gave me a different feeling when I put it on. That’s how FI and I compromised on the setting.
Post # 14
@KittyCatToe: I was surprised that he decided to get me a larger diamond than I requested. I picked out the setting but he picked out the stone. He did an amazing job!
Post # 15
@MrsDeLovely: Awe Is your FI a very traditional guy? That’s what I think when I see men pick yellow gold.
Post # 16
my FI told me he would have 100% gotten me a solitaire. I have never wanted a solitaire. He knew this but was stll going to get it. I told him so that I NEEDED to be involved becasue I will be staring and wearing this thing the rest of my life.
I picked something that is soooo not a solitaire and he thinks it’s beautiful (just not his specific taste)