Post # 1
How will I ever decide? Lol! Well, we’re not rich, so that will be one factor. And my fingers are small which will be the other factor. But c’mon! They’re (mostly) all beautiful! I like channels, paves, plains, solitaires, modern, vintage, diamonds, moissys, gemstones – you name it!
Post # 3
@RedHeadKel: I felt kind of the same way. I love how diamonds look. They are beautiful. But I began feeling like all engagement rings were sort of running together for me. I love the look of a centerstone with color and was considering a yellow diamond. Then I saw a beautiful sapphire ring sitting in the case and went with that! I liked that it looked unique but classic. FI liked that it wasn’t as much as a yellow diamond!
Post # 4
@DuckEBee: Ohh that’s sooo pretty! And it sounds like you were both happy. You with how it looks and him with how much it costs! Perfect! I’m almost thinking I’ll just do a solitaire for now and then decided later what to put it in. I do like gemstones, too. Had 2 sapphires and a diamond on my last wedding ring. Hehe.
Post # 5
@RedHeadKel: Go with what is practical for you. I adore the look of pave, but in real life, it would be a total PIA to try and prevent losing the little stones all the time. I have really short fingers. A lot of the really thick, complicated, blinged out bands would cover at least 1/3 of my finger. I LOVE the way they look, but they’d never work for me. If you are on a budget, you might want to think gemstone or moissanite. I’ve never seen a moissanite in real life, but the moissy girls on the boards seem to love them. If you go gemstone, you have to take the hardness of the stone and what kind of wear and tear you’d put on it IRL. I really wanted to upgrade my weddingband to a morganite and rose gold one, but morganite won’t work for me :/
Good luck OP! Keep us posted on what you decide!
Post # 6
Traditionally, the man picks out the ring that he will present as a gift to represent his unique love for his hoped-for bride. Seems like there’s no reason that wouldn’t work for you, which should be nice.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
well, you’re lucky then, you’ll probably love what you get! I dislike about 90% of the styles out there. the odds that my guy picked me a ring I like were low, but he somehow did it. finding a perfect wedding band to go with its weird proportions was super hard though.
Post # 8
@Bridey77: Exactly what I’m kinda thinking. I’ll go with something that works for me and that will narrow down the search for sure!
@joya_aspera: Well, good thing I’m not very traditional then! Lol! Plus, this ain’t my first rodeo so I’d like to make sure it’s something I like. Some men just don’t ever learn what kind of jewelry their ladies like (Sorry, Bees, it’s true for some. Ie: my last husband.)
@nerdybird: That’s a great way to look at it! I’ll most likely like what I get! Haha! So glad you ended up liking yours! I see some gals post on here that they don’t like their settings.
Post # 9
Haha, I am the same way. There are too many ring styles that I would be absolutely happy with, so I have been nudging my SO to pick the ring himself without me. I don’t think I could choose.
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Let your FI decide! If you’re easy to please, give him the basic guidelines, and let him make the final decision.
Post # 11
@weddingclueless: I’m finding that, as well. Too many to choose from. Maybe I should leave itup to him??
@juliette.eliza: And yes, with a few guidelines is a good idea. I remember seeing on here that someone had given her fiance several style she liked, he chose, and that way there would still be some surprise to it!
Post # 12
@RedHeadKel: I’m not crazy about all kinds of styles, but I wanted color. I just had no idea which!! I like rubies, sapphires, emeralds, blue topazes, etc. I wanted EVERY COLOR EVER!! Haha
Post # 13
@RedHeadKel: I went to a jewelery store with FI (then bf) and tried on different rings to narrow down what worked on my finger and with my tastes. we left the store and when he proposed it was with a diamond he chose all on his own and in one of the diamond settings I had tried on and he liked the best. He did an amazing job, I love my ring and I love that I was suprised with his choice 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
I choose my upgrade because it had the 4 things I love the most:
-round cut diamonds
I got the best of all worlds! Plus if I ever wanted to upgrade again (I got the half carat), it comes in a 1 and 2 carat!
Post # 15
Haha I had the opposite problem, for wedding dresses too! I dislike most rings and dresses I see. Sure, they look pretty on other people, but they aren’t for me. And I have expensive taste. So, consider yourself lucky!!
Post # 16
I have the opposite problem. Ninety percent of the rings out there look too common for my preference. It will be much easier for you to receive a ring you’ll be happy with wearing.