Post # 1
My SO told me yesterday (without me asking!!! Im keeping my mouth shut!) that he was ring shopping for 6 hours the other day..and I totally thought he was out doing whatever ( I am working, he has been off alot due to weather.. he is landscaping ATM)
How many hours does it take to find a ring? How long have your guys been looking around and actually learning about rings.. I was impressed, he wasnt lying about this because he actually was using the ering lingo (solitaire, cushion, side accents.. wheeeee!!!)
Post # 3
@Seashells7: My SO has been going on and off for about 3 weeks or a little more. I don’t know how many times he goes but my SO researches ALOT on the computers first before he steps into any store to make a big purchase. I know he’s found the ‘one ‘ he wants to get me so that’s exciting!
Post # 4
Yay that is very exciting that he is looking at rings! My SO has been looking for the last week or so I think. I don’t think he has bought anything yet but he keeps making random comments about how many rings there are on craigslist and that google is stalking him and sending him those emails that say “you might be interested in this…” I say good job google keep it in the fore front of his brain lol! I don’t know how long it takes to find THE ring, I think it is different for every guy/couple. But looking means you are getting closer!
Post # 5
My SO asked for photos of rings that I like to get the idea. I sent him 4 – that was 120 days ago!
He has been looking since. On my birthday which was at the end of June, I saw some photos of rings that he liked at a store but apparently they were out of the budget.
So pretty much 4 months and still hasn’t found one 🙁
Post # 6
On a trip in May, SO mentioned he wanted to take me ring shopping and asked when I wanted to go. My answer was “on the way home from the airport” 🙂 We went again to a different store out of town in June, returned in August to purchase, and now it’s ready and waiting to be picked up! He’s picking it up next weekend but I don’t get to see it until he asks… hopefully he won’t be able to wait very long, he keeps saying how excited he is to see me wearing it 🙂
Post # 7
He took me into a jewelry store in June – not sure if he was looking before then or not, so I consider that to be the official starting point, seeing what I liked and going from there.
Post # 8
We went to stores and on line in early may…. And if he hadn’t let anything slip, I’d still think he was looking…. but apparently it took him over a month. He wanted something that just seemed to fit “us”. Told me how he was looking for the right ring, that he could picture slipping onto my finger.
I have no idea what ring it is, but I do know it’s being “made” as we speak…
Hope your guy finds one soon! 🙂
Post # 9
We first went official ring shopping about two or three weeks after our two year anniversary, which was in may. He’s sure about where he’s going to purchase the ring from & we’re sure about everything on the ring except for one detail, the side stones. We’re still trying to decide between a paved & channel setting for the side stones. So here we are now, planning to go back & look at some more options to decide which one’s the right one for us.
Post # 10
He looked for a few hours a couple of months ago and came up with a price range and type. It will be some months still before he’ll actually be able to buy anything but when he decides to I assume he’ll need a few days to think it over. So, actively that would make it maybe three or four days, passively it would nearly a year before its purchased.
Post # 11
We looked for a YEAR! All together we/he shopped a couple of stores every few months. Needless to say, it was getting very antsy, but it was worth the wait!
Post # 12
@Seashells7: As far as i know, none. he’s been working crazy hours then comes home & crashes. But I’ll keep posting some ring idea around, he’e been liking my comments & photos on facebook so there’s progress heh heh
Post # 13
My SO has been looking for a ring, seriously for the last few months, since May? We went ring looking in february just for fun. And we are getting engaged in two weeks in front of both of our families. OMG EEEEEEK! It’s an Armenian thing…
Post # 14
Mine was looking for months now.. Since before the summer… I think it’s a good thing in a way because That way it’s special some means they really want to get you a ring you’ll love! But I was really frustrated as well.. I keep thinking just get it already! In my mind I thought it was a way to put things off… But I always come up with the worst scenarios in my head.. Hah.. But not that I know he bought one I really appreciate the research and time that went in to it
Post # 15
I’m sorry for all my typos 🙁 I probably sound illiterate! It’s almost 2am and I’m on my self spelling iPhone! Lol
Post # 16
It took my FI a full day at the store to pick out the diamond. Picking out the setting took several months of us looking at rings until finally we found the right one. After that it was another few months until purchase. He really put a lot of effort into getting the best ring we could with the finances available so it was a long process. I was getting really impatient by the time it finally came in and he proposed lol