How much input did you have on your e-ring? Pics ALWAYS appreciated!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How much input did you have on your e-ring?
    Total input I chose/ designed it myself : (74 votes)
    33 %
    No input FI/DH chose/ designed it himself : (40 votes)
    18 %
    50/50ish we chose it together and agreed on everything : (84 votes)
    38 %
    Other please explain : (24 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    3718 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We had one, 2 sentence conversation about rings. DH said “I always thought you’d like something antique”. I replied “yes, I would”. That was it. The rest he did on his own. I didn’t even know he was looking for/had bought a ring until he proposed. 

    I got a 1920’s Art Deco ring, 1.15 carat, H color, transitional cut. 

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    1905 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Total. My ring is simple, and it’s exactly how I wanted it. FI would have gotten me something beautiful, but not what I wanted. I did ask him if he liked it in the store.. He said he likes whatever makes me happy.

     

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    6506 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We went shopping together. I showed him a few that I really like and he had me try on a few that he really like. We narrowed our choices down to three different rings and then he chose from there. It worked perfectly for us!

    Post # 6
    Member
    2010 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I picked out my dream setting years ago.  When we started talking engagement, I suggested FI take the images of my setting to a family friend of his that was a jeweller to discuss having it custom made.  He did all of the work in terms of discussing it with the jeweller and picking the diamond.  He did, however, come home and report certain details to me to ensure they got my approval.  So probably 70% me and 30% him.

     

    ETA:  Forgot to include a picture!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    109 posts
    Blushing bee

    My SO and I chose it together. I originally wanted a pavè band and a round center diamond. With his budget, it would’ve been around 1.2 or 1.3 carats. My SO suggested that instead of a pavè band, I should consider a plain band for a solitaire look in order to put more money toward a bigger diamond, which was actually very tempting. I thought about it for a day and decided he was right. Plus, I really liked the idea that it was a mixture of both of our styles, since he really likes the timeless and classic look. Also, we ended up getting a 1.5 ct diamond. I am in love with the ring. 

    Here it is: 

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    I told him yellow gold, three stone. He choose the prefect one on his own 😀 

    Post # 10
    Member
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @dulcevida:  I had no input. I had mentioned in passing that I love cushion cuts and he took that and ran with it. He did ask me non chalantly if i liked halos and i said i like them but i wouldnt want one. 

     

    I wanted to add that I was very happy with my ring. I was beyond surprised. I had no idea that I he was even shopping or planning a proposal. It was awesome. I never understood how women who shopped and designed their ring were surprised with a proposal. Bc you know a proposal is coming, you know what the ring looks like,  whats the surprise?

     

    Post # 11
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    1437 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    The only info I gave FI was that I didn’t want a diamond. I wanted him to choose the ring on his own. He could not have done a better job!

    Post # 12
    Member
    1843 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @applecat:  preeetyyyyyyyyy lol. I love colored gemstones so much. Currently trying to choose the stone for my e ring. Having a hard time. So many gorgeous loose stones out there!

    Post # 13
    Member
    1843 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t have mine yet but we are working on it. I told him I wanted a colored gemstone, nit a diamond. I’ve been checking at the different stones and we sit together at the computer looking at colors, cut etc. He hates ovals so that’s a no go. Although he doesn’t mind if they are set in a halo. He likes very intense colors. He said last time that our favorite stone so far made him want ti lick it because it looks like candy. Crazy guy

    Post # 14
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    5483 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The stone was dw’s grandmother’s, but I chose the new setting. I wanted a solutaire and customized it with heart details. She would have gotten me a halo/pave band for sure!

    Post # 15
    Member
    6 posts
    Newbee

    Absolutely ZERO! Although spending our lives together was never really in question, we had always spoken about how we were not the marrying types, so the engagement, and the ring, were a total shock. And I wouldn’t have it any other way!

     

     

     

    After proposing (with ring), my FI informed me that we had scheduled an appointment for us at the jewlers for the following day, so that I could see if there was a setting that I preferred to the solataire he had chosen. Of course, having given this no thought, and having an hour during our appointment to decide whether I wanted to replace what he had chosen for something else (as it will be on my hand for the rest of my life!) it was intimidating and no fun at all. I didn’t know a cushion cut from a princess and 12 hours was certainly not enough time to do research! (As if I would even consider doing research in the giddy state I was in:))

     

     

     

    I’ve been engaged for 2 weeks now, and I still go back-and-forth every single day on whether I should be looking for my dream ring or keep the one that he gave me….or if my ring truly IS my dream ring! Of course I have been looking at every single ring of everybody that I meet, and I do like it more than anything else that I have seen. But at the same time, everybody else’s rings look more complicated, designed and involved than mine, and I worry that mine may look chintzy as it’s so simple. But as it is a bit large and I LOVE the stone, I then wonder if it could even handle more diamonds (like a pave or a halo) without looking gaudy or distracting from the diamond. And then I decide that the solataire is classic and elegant, and I fall in love with it all over again. And then the cycle repeats.

     

    HELP!!

     

    Post # 16
    Member
    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I love so many styles but for an E-ring I wanted the a solitaire in yellow gold with yellow gold prongs (think tiffany/basic style). 

    When we went to look at diamonds for him to learn and this one was the only one in the shop with yellow gold prongs and I LOVED it! He learned about diamonds and went back 2-3 times before picking the one.   I think it was 25% me 75% him…. I would have gone bigger stone in lower color (and told him I was liking the lower/warmer colors) but he liked the icy white of colorless so I got under a carat insted of over Undecided lol  But I love the setting far more then I ever thought I could! It was a total fluke of a find but we both agreed it was “US”. 

     

     

     

     

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