Post # 1
My cousin and her partner are planning on getting engaged and my cousin asked me to help her give her partner suggestions for a ring… she has never looked before and has no idea what she wants. She is not into big fancy jewelry and said she might want something with multiple small diamonds set into a ring instead of “one big one sticking out” as she put it 🙂 all of the rings i’ve been looking at are solitaires so i am no help. Anyone have suggestions or pics?!!?
Post # 3
I think she should just go into a jewelry store and try some on! I never liked solitaires before I got engaged but I have one now and I absolutely LOVE it and can’t imagine having any other ring for my engagment ring! So I guess, it you don’t already have tons of jewelry it might be hard knowing what it is you like until you try stuff on 🙂
Post # 4
I agree with Lulu Mae, everyone’s taste is SO different, you can’t really just recommend something. They have to try it on for themselves.
Post # 5
ok i will suggest that, i think her partner wants to avoid ring shopping together but if she’s so unsure of what she wanst they should just go.
Post # 6
I agree with the other posters that she should try on rings before saying what she likes/dislikes and certainly before you offer suggestions to her partner. The one that comes to mind according to what you said above it below:
The other option is a channel set eternity band.
Post # 7
If it’s the “together” part of ring shopping they want to avoid — to maintain the surprise, I assume — I have two suggestions:
Choose one person (yourself?) and go look at/try on trings with each lady individually. Take note of what they like, ring size, and budget. Then you can go back with whomever is purchasing a ring and make suggestions.
Check out rings on BlueNile, PriceScope, Etsy, etc. Copy-and-paste images in the style the ring-wearer wants, and type in notes about likes/dislikes. Then give this sheet to the ring purchaser as a guidline.
I think nailing down certain things like metal type and color, stone type and shape, band width, and budget are crucial. Maybe anniversary bands, “special occasion” bands like those from Tiffany’s, and more unique handmade rings a la Etsy might be appropriate.
Post # 8
thanks these are great keep ideas coming im passing them all along to her! she’s not on weddingbee yet but if i have my way she will be soon 🙂
Post # 9
I was going to suggest the same thing that BostonBaby suggested… are you in close proximity to each other?? Maybe you can go with her to the jewelry stores and have her try some stuff on. This will def give her a good idea of what she likes/dislikes.. then she can let her guy know what she likes/disklikes and that way it’s not like they went shopping for the ring together and it can still be his thing to go and get it for her and surprise her with it… but at the same time she can make an informed decision at least in telling her guy what styles she likes… 🙂
Post # 10
I would point her to this thread on PriceScope so she can get ideas of what’s out there: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/the-forum-engagement-ring-folder-eye-candy-t5429.html
I love the style ring mcnetn3 posted, if I had a solitaire e-ring, that’s the style wedding band I would choose.