Post # 1
Hey Bees, hope everyone’s having a good week so far. We’ve already had a couple of new graduates from the waiting board, which is awesome!
So here’s my question for you all – how much input did you or do you expect to have the in the selection of your e-ring?
I always anticipated FH and I going to look at rings together, or at the very least him getting input from my mom or sister about what I would like.
I spent MONTHS picking out what I wanted – this included looking online as well as going to jewlery stores (on my own, or with my sister). I finally narrowed it down to a couple of leading candidates and was ready to tell FH about them, and then let him choose his favorite. However, the joke was on me because I found out in early November that FH is going to be using an heirloom ring from his grandmother.
This is super exciting, but I have to admit I am a little scared as well! I have ABSOLUTELY no idea about what this ring looks like…I’m pretty sure it’s in the process of being sized for me, which is a relief, but as far as looks, I’m completely in the dark.
So what was it like for you? Do you know which sparkly ring is waiting for you inside that little box or are you going to be completely surprised?
Post # 3
I’m going to be completely surprised eventhough I went to look at rings with him. We’ve gone to several stores. At first he was aprehensive because he wanted it to be a total surprise. After I explained to him that I would at least like to try on different styles so I could get a feel for how they looked, he agreed. Since, he has picked out the ring and now I’m just waiting! Crossing my fingers it happens sooner rather than later. Problem is, I have NO idea which one he chose! 🙂
Post # 4
My DH picked out the ring all by himself and he did a great job, plus it means even more to me, because he put so much thought into it himself…I don’t think I could’ve picked out a better ring:)
Post # 5
DH and I had my ring custom made. I liked two rings that we had seen so we made a custom ring based on those.
Post # 6
I picked out the setting, we discussed what size he could afford, and he picked out the actual diamond. His thing was that since I’m the one wearing it for the rest of my life, he wanted to make sure he got what *I* wanted, not what he wanted.
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Post # 8
He absolutely refuses to buy me jewelry (meaning pick it out). So I’ll get whatever I want within a price point I have set for myself – under $1000. So when he proposes, I have no idea what I will get instead of a ring, but I can’t wait!
Post # 9
We picked out the e-ring together after getting engaged. We were heading to my parents’ house to tell them and felt I should have a ring on my finger as part of the way to let them know…
For the wedding band, we agreed on surprising each other; we would each pick a few options we like and the other would make the final choice, and we’d only see it at the wedding… well that didn’t work out well!! 😉
We had trouble finding rings for him, and when I saw the one I was going to buy, there was no way I could keep it a surprise, he knew. As for mine, we went many times to try on 2 – 3 different sets, and in the end, he made the choice, but didn’t keep it a surprise (which is good because we found problems with it and had to exchange it..)
Post # 10
the husband picked it out by himself!
He knew what I like though, because he had overheard me talking to my friends about what kind of rings I like. And I must say he NAILED it! The setting of the ring is like nothing I’ve seen before, its like the inital setting I wanted but way better and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Post # 11
Maybe I’m oldschool (ok, I am), but I don’t understand the whole picking out your ring thing. If you’ve already gone to look at rings together… You already know he’s going to ask you to marry him…. He already knows you’re going to say yes. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of the propsal?
Or in these cases, does he propose without a ring and then you go pick it out and he proposes again?
As for me, I had no idea he had bought a ring and was super caught off guard when he proposed. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. =0)
Post # 12
He knew I wanted a sapphire, but that was it.
I totally understand why lots of ladies like to be part of the selection process, but I really, really wanted to be surprised (and was afraid to know how much it cost), and DH agreed. It was important to him that we be “traditional” about the whole thing.
(He did take his sister with him, though, as protection against terrible guyvision.)
Post # 13
He snooped around my computer to find pictures of rings I had looked at on pricescope!! Haha! And what he picked was based off of that, style-wise, and the type of stone, but he did pick it out himself and I could not have asked for anything more perfect! I love that he surprised me with it. Wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Post # 14
I had a pretty good idea because I fell in LOVE with a certain setting and we both fell in love with Lazare diamonds. DH made the final call on size and quality and all that!
Post # 15
I chose other because we had looked at rings online together a few times just so he knew what kind of style I liked and then he picked it out all by himself and I love my ring more than any of the ones we looked at online even!
Post # 16
I’ve always felt from the bottom of my heart that the engagement ring is a present from proposer to the proposee and thus should picked out and paid for by them. My ring was a complete surprise and was something that my fiance spent a lot of time thinking about, designing, and having made. It had so much more meaning to me that way. It’s different for everyone, but if I had picked it out, I don’t think it would hold the meaning that it does given that my ring and proposal were both complete surprises planned by my fiance.