Post # 1
Did you leave him hints about what you wanted? Did you go ring shopping? Did you tell your sister/mother/friend what to tell him? Was it an heirloom? Or did he just pick it out himself?
Just curious and thought it’d be fun to share 🙂
Post # 3
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
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
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
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.
Post # 7
I pointed out rings in windows (never went in to seriously look or try anything on) and showed him a few links.
Post # 8
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
- 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
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 😉
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
@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
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
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 🙂 (although to be fair he picked it out all on his own and just got the ok from her before purchasing)
Post # 14
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
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 🙂
Post # 16
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.