(Closed) Ring shopping – Advice needed! (sort of long)

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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169 posts
Blushing bee

@vanillahoney:  

 

You could get a little sneaky: Look up where a good jewelry store is located, and think of an errand that needs to be done in that area of town. Go with SO to run the errand, and on your way, as you breeze past the store, you could say something like, “Oh, XX Jewelers, I read some good reviews of them online.” (Or, “my best friend’s FI got her ring there…” or whatever the connection is that made you choose that store). If he’s ready to take you shoppng but just didn’t know where to start, that would be a good opener to express your interest but leave the ball “in his court”. He could offer to go in, or not. In any case, it will have shown him that you’re interested/ready to go looking – maybe with all his hinting, he’s been waiting for a more clear sign from you that you’re ready! Good luck!

Post # 4
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276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wish I could help.. I know SO doesn’t want me involved.. He wants it to be a surprise and to

Pick it out.. I did tell him

A few things I don’t like though!

Post # 5
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22 posts
Newbee

I would just drag him in… I am not too good with “subtle.” 🙂

Post # 6
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My SO and I haven’t gone e-ring shopping, but we did go ring shopping for my birthday present.  He’s terrified of jewelry stores.  He kept saying we should go look in person (after we’d exhausted all online resources), but wouldn’t say, “Hey!  We’re going right now.”  I ended up dragging him to some mall ones after we saw a movie one day.

Post # 7
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11242 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We went to an outlet mall that had a jewelry store, and I jokingly mentioned that we should go in “to look.” He asked, “At what?” and I said, “Oh, you know…” So we went in and looked and that kicked it off. I started looking online and sending him links, and then months later we actually went to stores around here at the mall.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

my FI and I talked about it, but i had known for years the one i wanted, so I went in by myself to see if i liked it as much on, and i did. i then took him with me so he could be sure he wanted to get that one for me, then he bought it a bit later, and proposed about a month after he bought it 🙂 so maybe go by yourself first to get an idea of what you like, then take him

Post # 10
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384 posts
Helper bee

I researched local stores and said “hey babe I like this ring at (insert store name here) we should go on (insert day)” and he said sure and that’s how we found the ring he will eventually buy lol so I guess I set up the day 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@vorpalette:  No lie — I did the same. exact. thing!

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