How far ahead of proposing should the ring be bought online?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

Is the ring really that important to the proposal?

Post # 4
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

eveline:  I think you’re over thinking this a bit…order the ring whenever.  You will be no more or no less engaged with or without a ring.


  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  LDay1983. Reason: because typing after two beer is hard
Post # 5
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

eveline:  Would you be okay with him having the ring and having not proposed for x amount of time? 

Here’s the thing. If you’re worried about potential problems then order the ring now and deal with it as it comes, but know that if the ring is perfect then he’ll just have it until he’s ready to propose which apparently isn’t for at least another two months.

If you don’t like the idea of that, then just order the ring whenever, he can propose with it and if there’s any problems you can just be without the ring while they’re fixed.

I agree with a previous poster you’re making this way more complicated than it needs to be

Post # 6
3623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

eveline: We ordered online from Blue Nile (we found that it was the best quality for the best price, so if you haven’t looked there, I recommend it). They have a 30 day return/exchange period, so my husband bought it about 3 weeks before proposing so he could return it if necessary. Good thing he did– my finger shrunk and I needed a much smaller size!

Post # 7
105 posts
Blushing bee

If he’s planning on proposing in August and it’s important to you both that the ring is part of the proposal, I would suggest he order it fairly soon. That way he’ll have enough time to get it sized, and make sure it’s perfect (no issues with missing stones etc). Many couples, my boyfriend and myself included, feel the ring is an important part of the proposal so it would probably be better for him to have the ring a little longer than wait too long and be scrambling at the last minute!

Post # 8
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

eveline:  You mentioned that you had a bad experience with your promise ring, so why order from the same company again? Since you and your boyfriend admidtedly don’t know much about buying jewelry online, I’d spend more time investigating online options (e.g., Blue Nile, Etsy) and not worry too much about when the order needs to be placed.

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