How long did it take you to pick out your engagement ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
43 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

I haven’t found the “one” yet and I’ve been married for almost 3 years. Lol. I think I’m gonna need to go the custom route.   Good luck. 

Post # 3
525 posts
Busy bee

I would have gone crazy shopping. Not only that, it all felt so commercial and distanced. I ended up going the custom route. It was just easier and more rewarding for me.

Post # 4
33 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

I didnt… He did lol. Only told him was what size of carat not to go above. I didnt want a huge honking thing on my finger. He couldnt have done a better job. I love my ring… especially the little detail he missed. My ring has scroll work on it, in the shape of an S. He noticed the scrollwork, but didnt notice the S part. Its significant in the fact my future last name will start with an S.  Now picking out a matching wedding band or at least one that looks good next to it… thats the problem lol

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Post # 5
9204 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

Haha I have known for years what ring I wanted (since early on in our relationship, if not before) so all we had to do was go into the store, try it on, then he bought it a short time later!

Post # 6
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Months and months and months! I must have tried on 100+ rings and looked at hundreds more online. It was an ordeal, but I finally found one both of us love. 

Post # 7
45 posts

I’ve been looking for 4 months now. Like you, I’m the most indecisive person ever. I’ve managed to agree with my SO that I may have to change every 5-10 years because my style changes so drasctically from year to year…(and because I love all sparklies!) I’m totally hopeless lol

Post # 8
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

DH designed my ring for me, so he had full control.

i gave him a few pictures of what i liked before hand.

i adore my ring.  he did an amazing job.

Post # 9
4649 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

RoseEcho211:  I’m the same way, it’s taken me a few months to finally find one. It’s good you narrowed down the style, that’s what I did, too. It helps and it will help to try on a few, too. I found one I’d like to have made by Schubach’s (hey, Beth, call me! lol). And I’m the same as a PP, I think I might need to change up once in a while so I might get another in a few years! :o)

Post # 10
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

RoseEcho211:  You have to go try some rings on!  I looked at tons of rings in magazines and on Pinterest and couldn’t decide.  Then, I went to two jewlers and tried on about 20 or so rings and found exactly what I wanted, which was different than what I had envisioned from looking in mags.

I gave DH the names of the jewlers, he went to look at the rings I liked best and surprised me with one of them!  I love it.

Definitely go try some rings on.  I made a day out of it with a friend.  The jewelers gave us champagne while we browsed and then we went to lunch afterward.  It was a lot of fun!


Post # 11
317 posts
Helper bee

RoseEcho211:  The first time my SO and I went to look I chose a ring, and then 2 days later I wanted to go back and ended up choosing another. This Cushion cut below.

I like the ring, but I’m still not completely positive. We only went to one store and only looked at Verragio’s. I like the above ring, but I’m not in love with it as some Bee’s would exclaim about their own ring. I haven’t found a ring that has totally left me speechless. It really doesn’t help me either when I see all of these beautiful rings on this site. I’m just really picky, so you’re not alone. Good luck!

Post # 12
539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I knew the setting i wanted, but finding the perfect diamond which had ideal proportions, size and budget took over 8 months!

Post # 13
56 posts
Worker bee

I am really bad at making decisions. My boyfriend and I decided to just go try on several styles and decide what we liked together. Now that he has an idea it’s going to be up to him to pick the right one. Normally I would insist I select it but I don’t think I could ever pick this. I would drive myself crazy and just keep shopping until I was completely overwhelmed. For that reason I am glad he is going to pick it!

Post # 14
179 posts
Blushing bee

I’m not a jewelery or elaborate person and I’m quite practical so having a $10,000+ ring on my hand was a big no-no.

I knew I wanted something antique (1920’s or earlier), nothing gigantic, with some an interesting setting/band detail and something with a story! He got me all 3 of those things so I’m very happy with what I got. It’s a 1920’s art deco ring with the most beautiful fishtailing and cathedral setting. The diamond is beautiful and enough for me and the story behind how he got the ring (and the video that came with it because his brother went along and filmed the whole thing) just made it all the better.

Post # 15
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

It took me over a year! I was indecisive too. When I felt at a total loss I just stopped looking for a while.

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