Post # 1
A couple of months ago my BF showed me rings online that he liked and asked my opinion. In a few weeks we’re going to a couple of jewelry stores so that I can try on rings and see how they will actually look on my finger. I’m pretty excited! Did any of you Bees see a ring online that you loved but not so much once it was on your finger?
The ring he showed me online was very pretty but I think it may be too bulky for my 4.75 finger, but we shall see 🙂
Post # 2
I always knew I was going to be a hard one to shop for. I found a few that I really liked that just didn’t do it for me when I tried them on in person. In the end (well, I’m still waiting, but we know what we’re doing) we decided on setting a moissanite in a band from a local jeweler. Good luck! Shopping is fun! I also have to tell you–search local stores first. Big chains are waaaay overpriced and also really pushy. I can’t tell you how many times they tried to “make” me like rings I put on. Um, I wanted to LOVE my engagement ring, not have to talk myself into sort of liking it!
Post # 3
I started looking online before we eventually went to a store to see what they actually looked like on. The one that I had loved online looked awful on my hand; it was too small. And, size wasn’t that important to me – just style – but I wanted something that didn’t look weird. So, we went to the same setting but a size .25 up from that one… and it was perfect. However, the price was more than what I wanted him to spend on it, but he said that didn’t matter.
I highly recommend trying different ones on!
We only did look at one store, and now look back and wish we had looked at more (just to see options/prices), but he wanted to propose when he did – 2 weeks after looking – so it worked. I love my ring, though. It’s in my profile pic (e-ring anyway).
Post # 4
FI somehow got out of going ring shopping with me… hmmmmm.
I picked my ring and FI ordered it online, so I didn’t get to see it in person until the proposal. It is thicker than I wanted, but I’m thankful for that now. It never occurred to me how often my hand (and ring!) hits surfaces until recently. My mom has a thin band and hers actually bent out of shape a couple years ago. 🙁
Post # 5
Yep this totally happened to me… I fell in love with certain styles of rings online (i.e. round halos and also princess cut stones) and neither looked right on my hand when I tried them on in stores. Trying them on in stores is absolutely necessary IMO.
But then I found the brand Verragio online and lusted after two certain rings, found a dealer and tried them on and fell in love. So it works both ways!
Post # 6
I must have pinned 50 brilliant cut solitaires with skinny bands. I LOVED the clean, classic look.
I got to the jeweler, and must have tried on about 20. With every ring I felt my hear sinking — nothing looked great on my hands.
We asked the jeweler to try on other shapes, and she immediately walked over to an oval ring (I have really long fingers). I tried it on and FI and I both looked at each other — we knew it was perfect! With the new shape, I loved adding a halo and stones on the band. I ended up with a classic but slightly antique looking ring that is absolutely perfect for me, but definitely not what I thought I’d get!