(Closed) Ring Shopping Tomorrow!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We did this, and it was a ton of fun! It can get overwhelming, so it’s good that you are going with some idea of what you like.

Have a great time!

Post # 4
Member
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think you will just find one that jumps out at you and you fall in love with it.  That is what happened to me anyways.  I picked it out and told my fiance which one to get.  Even though I never really considered it before, but I love the marquise style stone that I got.  and there are some stones along the ring beside the main stone and the band has a few more stones that kind of flower around the main marquise stone!  I love it and I can’t wait to get married to wear the whole set!

So even though you may not necessarily pick one out, I think you will find something you love, some style or type of ring that you will just know is for you! 

Post # 5
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3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well my advice would be do your research on the metal and the stone. Don’t impulse buy a huge purchase, shop around for best prices.
Think about what kind of person you are. Are you hugely athletic? Do you beat on your jewelry constantly? Do you even wear jewelry a lot? Are you a flashy person, if not, do you want flashy for your ering/wedding band?

I’m not a big jewelry person, did not want flashy, highly destructive on my jewelry which is why FI picked platinum for me and a simple diamond. For my wedding band I am going with platinum again and most likely a channel set with bevel edges with a couple small diamonds that sit flush against the band. Simple.

GL and have fun!

Post # 6
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

So exciting!  Have fun!

Post # 7
Member
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You will have so much fun.  Don’t worry too much about it.   I would also suggest finding a highly reputable family/local company that has many of the designers that you could try on.  That is what I did and it really let me know what designers I didn’t like and what designers I LOVED–Tacori.  I would also suggest finding a place that isn’t as pushy as some jewelry stores can be.  The first place we went was a casual walk through of Bailey Banks and Biddle and my fiance couldn’t wait to get out of there.  The pressure and all the sales pitches made him nervous.  But when we went to Mervis, a D.C. jeweler, he loved it.  They had private rooms that you would go in and the sales consultant would bring you what you were looking for.  No pressure.  He loved it and felt much more at ease.

 

Good luck!

Post # 8
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61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i didnt get to pick mine out 🙁 but I love it anyways As soon as he had two rings to pick from the lady said “this is a princess cut” and he said” well thats the one for Desiree then” heh I guess I have a little bit of a princess reputation

Post # 9
Member
1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

yay congrats! that’s so exciting! i would recommend trying on rings that you might not think are your style upon first look. i LOVED the look of a 3 stone ring, with a fancy band…the jeweler was like, no—you won’t like that. he let me try some on, and he was correct–they looked terrible! i ended up with a simple solitare–i NEVER considered that before trying things on.

i would also recommend looking at wedding bands too. they will be together for a long time, so you might as well keep a wedding ring in mind while shopping for an engagement ring! i actually found one i really liked while doing this and will probably choose it as my wedding band.

Post # 10
Hostess
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Eee, have fun! Have an open mind, like blondeee said. And I agree with the wedding band thing too…it makes a difference!

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