(Closed) i’m off to window shop for engagement rings by myself

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

yes but I never, EVER told him and never would have.

Post # 4
248 posts
Helper bee

Yes, I went alone and then went again with a friend. But I’m horrible at keeping things from my SO, so I let it slip and then later dragged him back to the jewelry store for a third time. He just rolled his eyes and laughed at me.

I absolutely loved going and trying on all the rings. But be warned, it will make you want to get married even more and you will not be able to get it out of your mind. I think it makes the waiting worse.

Oooh, and take a picture of your favorite ring and of you wearing it! I keep mine on my computer and pull it up every now and then and ooh and aah over it. Lol.

Edited to add: Oh, just realized you said “window shop”. If you’re going to do that, you might as well just go in and try them on! It makes a big difference. Rings I thought I loved by looking at them I ended up hating them once they were on. Just lie to the jewelry store people and tell them your SO wanted you to go out and get ideas for him!

Post # 5
759 posts
Busy bee

Nope.  It think it would make the waiting harder.  I do occasionally look at rings online, but I haven’t taken it much farther than that.

Post # 6
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hmm, I went frequently with my mom when Fiance and I were technically waiting, but we were were already looking at rings together. It definitely makes it harder, so I can’t say I would recommend it!

Post # 7
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Yup!  I tried on rings with friends a whole ton of times.  That’s how I figured out my taste in rings and what looked best for me.  I found one I fell in love with, tried it on lots of times…. and then one day, it landed on my finger. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
841 posts
Busy bee

Yep :). I went with my mom and a friend. It gives you an idea of what you would like >.<

Post # 9
1088 posts
Bumble bee

Oh heck yes!  I love looking at rings. . .even if I’m by myself.  I’m a bit. . .”passionate” (SOs word) about diamonds!

Post # 10
15 posts

Go for it. I haven’t been into a shop yet, but I spend most of time looking on the net and ive put the tiffany ring app on his i-phone just in case he wonders what style of ring I would like. Theres no harm in looking!

Post # 11
2894 posts
Sugar bee

I haven’t. It’s a bad luck thing though. I even avoid looking in the direction of jewelry when we are out. Yes, a little extreme. πŸ™‚ But it’s one of those, if I attempt it, or say it out loud, or get caught looking, it might not happen kind of thing. He is amazing and wouldn’t judge me if I did look. But it’s superstition on my part. I’ll do anything at this point to make sure the universe is on my side and maybe speed up the process. πŸ˜› (And keep myself from thinking to much about it.)

Post # 12
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

yup I have done it… once I tried on a $25,000 ring just to see what it felt like lol… so not me but it was neat to do it…

Post # 13
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I planned to do it with a girlfriend of mine. Then when the day came, I felt overwhelmed by guilt and backed out of the plan! For some reason, I have no problem with looking at pictures on the internet for hours, but actually going in person crosses some weird line.

Post # 14
923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used to do it every so often.  I went by myself, I went with my sister, with my mom and with friends once.  Yeah, it did sort of remind me that I wasn’t wearing my own e-ing at the time, but overall it was a very fun experience.  I loved trying rings on and seeing them in person.  I was shocked at how different some rings lookede in person as compared to the pictures I’d seen online.  Also, I had my mind set on a specific type of ring (princess cut with trillian sidestones) but once I actually tried one on, I didn’t like the way it looked on my finger.

I think you have to be prepared for how it might make you feel, but overall I think it’s a fun activity for a waiting gal.  πŸ™‚

Post # 15
1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I e-window shop.  I have a private amazon wishlist only I can see, unless I email it, and I can add things from any other website to it.  I’ve gone nuts some days, adding everytings I like, ending up with 80(!) entries, only to go back and remove ones that are waaaaayyyy too pricey that I’d feel ashamed if he ever saw on the list and thought I really expected something that out of budget from him.

I keep it at the right number to print on one page, and can’t decie if it’d be okay to hand to him someday, or to “leave” around the house – he’s see right through that.

It’s fun to look, but can make you feel trigger-y and bad soemtimes.  If yo’re good at following Mr. Bee’s keep quiet advice, then go for it.  Otherwise, you might just be asking for an evening with a bowl of chocolate ice cream and tears.


Post # 16
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did it and its absolutely fine as long as you keep it to yourself. Lol, but it does help you the narrow down what you like and drop hints πŸ˜€

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