Post # 1
I have been creeping reading these boards for a while now! This is my very first post, and I am not surprised that it is in the RING section (I love….love….rings 🙂 ). So I have been with my amazing man for 5 years. We are relatively young (25 and 26) and we have been talking about going to the next step! We already live together and have been doing so for about a year. We both have full time jobs and all that good stuff. ANYWAY
He wants me to give him some ideas of what I like, and then he will pick the final ring out by himself (with my mother’s help most likely!). I LOVE antique, vintage looking rings. I thought I wanted an emerald cut diamond with a halo and a split shank. BUT now….especially with researching more…I just don’t know! I think I have time to look… I don’t think he will be getting the ring for about a year so I have months and months to agonize…. le sigh. !
Does anyone have any ideas for me? I feel like I’m lost here!
Post # 3
@Mswptobe: I think your best bet is just to start going to jewlery stores and trying some rings on that you like. That way you will know exactly what you want. 🙂
Post # 4
@Mswptobe: enjoy this part. Looking for rings is one of my favorite memories of my life. It was fun and exciting. 🙂 Thats why I’m still lingering around on these boards, I just loved the feeling of “oh my god we are getting engaged, and i get to give ideas on big shiny beautiful rings”
Post # 5
Honestly, I explained to FI-then-BF sort of what I wanted a long time ago, didn’t really know he was proposing, and he did an excellent job.
He went to a small jeweler who was happy to help him find excatly what he wanted, and hey – it was perfect!
If you aren’t too sure, just give him a general idea (like a small list of guidelines, e.g. some of mine were “solitaire” and “spend a ton of money and I’ll kill you”) and trust him to pick out a ring you’ll love. The more you wear it, the more it grows on you. 🙂
Post # 6
How exciting! I think you should definitely try a few things on in person if you never have. My SO asked for some ideas and my ring size recently as well. I thought I knew what I liked but when I actually tried some on it changed my mind. I really didn’t think I wanted a halo. I had a couple pictures I was prepared to send him I just needed to get my ring size. So I stopped into a local jeweler and got my finger sized and tried on a few while I was at it. Turns out I LOVE halos and didn’t like anything that didn’t have one. I think seeing them on your hand really helps. Enjoy!
Post # 7
Definitely go try on rings! I’m still waiting for a proposal, but my bf asked me for pics of rings I liked almost a year ago so he could get an idea. A month or so ago I asked if we could go to a jeweler to look instead of just looking at pics. We were both able to get a better idea of what I liked. Plus it’s so exciting!
Post # 8
Definitely go ring shopping together! It’s so much fun! 🙂