Going to try on rings next month!

posted 2 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Did your ring choice change once you started trying on rings?
    Yes : (4 votes)
    33 %
    No : (3 votes)
    25 %
    I never tried on rings before the engagement : (5 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 2
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    566 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    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
    Member
    4560 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
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    48 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    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
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    2053 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    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
    Member
    745 posts
    Busy bee

    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!

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