- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
It was a bit more complicated than we thought but this weekend he bought the ring!!!
Here’s why it got sort of “complicated”….
I went to one local jeweler to look at engagement rings so that my SO would know what I liked (he asked me to since he had no idea). When I went in everyone was nice and polite. I got to try on the ring I had been drooling over online and the sales associate wrote down all my information and the information of what rings, size, etc I specifically liked.
However, my SO went to the store twice both times with the intentions of purchasing an engagement ring and twice came back empty handed! The first time they could not find any of the information they had taken from me about what rings I wanted so my boyfriend had to get out his laptop and try and show them. Once he did they asked him so many follow up questions and tried to get him to purchase a bigger diamond that he left confused and had to ask me to clarify for him every detail of what I had wanted.
So on his second trip he went in with every single spec on the ring I wanted, and still ended up with nothing. He was told the manufacturer no longer makes that ring in a smaller carat size so he would have to order either a larger diamond or a square cut diamond to go in it (I wanted round brilliant) – the manufacturer’s website had the exact ring I wanted on their website available to ship in two weeks! We wanted to purchase it locally which is why we didn’t buy online but it was there.
After coming back home again empty handed my SO who had wanted some element of surprise to all of this had to ask me more follow up questions on the ring and together we just decided that if we couldn’t get what we needed there we would have to try somewhere else. That same day we ended up going to another local jeweler together who sold us the exact ring I wanted (it does exist!).
My SO said I was glowing the whole time. I think it made it even more of a special purchase for him getting to see me “glowing” while getting the ring. They had to size it down a bit but I know he’s picking it up Tuesday!! It’s so exciting!! Not much longer to wait now!!