(Closed) How you got the ring of your dreams

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How did you end up with the ring of your dreams?
    I left hints. : (12 votes)
    11 %
    We went ring shopping. : (49 votes)
    46 %
    He picked it himself. : (24 votes)
    22 %
    It was a family heirloom. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I told my mother/sister/friend what to tell him. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other. : (20 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    He steered me into a ring shop and asked what styles I liked. Then he did the rest himself, and it’s perfect!

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I had to vote “other” because I did go ring shopping with him once, told him what I liked about certain rings, and he had the most beautiful ring made without my involvement. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We went ring shopping, decided on  a style that we both liked (he wanted more simple, I wanted more bling,) decided we were going to get it online, and so I emailed him 3 final contenders, and he picked.

    And now, I am SO happy with it. It is perfect, even though it’s not what I would have originally wanted!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We talked about what I wanted….  I had no idea at the time that he already had his grandmother’s white gold solitaire tucked away for me. 

    πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I pointed out rings in windows (never went in to seriously look or try anything on) and showed him a few links.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    we went shopping (so he could get a feel for what I liked) but at the end of the day he chose the one he wanted me to have and it is perfect!

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    We did things a bit backwards. We got engaged first and started the ring buying process second. We started out ring shopping online together, then I went ring shopping alone in person, then we went ring shopping together in person, and then we met with a jeweler to custom design my ring. It was close to 3 months after our engagement before I had my ring, and it was well worth the wait. I got exactly what I wanted, and I fall in love all with my ring all over again every day.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Well, we would sometimes walk through the jewelry store at the mall and I always prefered the colored (especially sapphire) over the traditional diamond rings.  

    We then went to Wal-Mart (shocking, I know) and looked at the rings there.  They had a genuine sapphire ring there that I loved.  It’s currently sitting on my left hand ring finger πŸ˜‰  

    Despite being a lover of all-things sparkly, I’m not fond of real diamonds.  They’re ok for accents, but I don’t like the real things for the main glitter.  CZ and Austrian (or is it Australian?) crystals are MUCH prettier in my opinion. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @lovekiss:  We did the same!  FI has no clue about these things.  He gave me a ballpark budget and we picked the diamond together (he wanted it to be at least 1ct) and I chose the setting.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We sort of went shopping, more like looking for research purposes. I tried a few on and I told him what I liked. He ended up getting it made through an independent jeweler, so I didn’t pick it out exactly. He was a really good listener, though, because it was just what I wanted.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Combo of methods above. He pretty much already knew I preferred white gold to yellow gold (although he actually got me platinum which I hadn’t considered and completely love!). I also mentioned the cuts I did not like (round, princess, marquise, and heart shaped), and the cuts I adored (cushion, asscher, radiant). Then I told him he could ask my bff for help. He did, and I got a beautiful ring πŸ™‚ (although to be fair he picked it out all on his own and just got the ok from her before purchasing)

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We went ring shopping.  We picked the setting together and I told him to pick the center stone.  I am SUPER picky about jewelry so he said he wanted me to help.  We tried on pretty much everything I even sort of liked and we chose it together.  I knew what “brand” I wanted because I had wanted one my whole life.  So we picked the one that looked the best on me together.  He said it looked “the most natural on.”  I told him I wanted a round center and I wanted him to choose that so he got to pick something to surprise me with.  He spent a lot of time looking at stones and picked what he thought looked best, and that makes it super special to me.

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We had general dicussions about rings and what styles I liked – these discussions typiclaly spawned after we saw someone elses ring and I would say ” I like this or that, don’t really like this or that.” He later told me that the way he learned my ring size was by evesdropping in on a conversation I was having with my girlfriend πŸ™‚

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We looked online at rings and then went into the actual store and looked at the rings we had seen online. We picked out one ( so I thought) but I had been looking at another. And, low and behold he decided to set aside the other ring I had looked at because he said I looked at it differently and he knew that was the one I wanted.

    So, I chose Other, because we kinda did it together and then because he just knows me so well,  he picked out the final choice.

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