Post # 1
We all know the symbolism of an engagement ring is its true significance, but separating the emotion from the object, what do you think of your ring? Aesthetically speaking, is it your style, do you really think it’s beautiful or do your emotions colour your reaction to your bling? Does your e-ring really fit your personality or was it something you’ve learned to work with and slowly grown to like?
A good ‘test’ of sorts, I guess, would be to imagine your e-ring on another woman’s finger (so there’s no emotional connection) before you were engaged…would you have thought ‘wow, that’s amazing’ or ‘Meh, it’s okay but I see rings like that all the time’.
Please vote, as it is anonymous and tell us your reasoning. Pics are always welcome. Visual representation is always a good thing 😛
Post # 3
I picked out my ring. It is 100% my style. I absolutely love it and never get tired of looking at it!!
Post # 4
I absolutely adore my ring, but I custom designed it, so I should. FI and I have opposite taste in jewelry, so he proposed with a white gold and diamond RHR, and let me pick my own ering. He’s a smart man, though I would have been happy with anything he chose, if he’d decided to go that route!
Post # 5
Totally love mine but I picked it out:)
Post # 6
I love it! FI picked it out completely on his own 🙂
Post # 7
I LOVE my ring. We designed it together. 🙂
Post # 8
@Arshim: I picked it, I love it. Do I sometimes wish I was a gazillionaire and could afford a MASSIVE rock? Sure. But in reality, my 1.3 carats is plenty big 🙂
Post # 9
I love my ring… I picked it!
Post # 10
I picked out my ring online. FI and I went into the store together for me to try it on to see how I liked it in person. I tried it on first and it was “THE ONE” haha. I tried on a couple after for fun, but I knew that my ring was the one for me.
Post # 11
I shopped with my FI and picked out my own ring from about 4 different RB solitaires of different qualities, colors etc.
I started by picking out what shape I wanted, so we went to about 6 stores to try on shapes. Then once I narrowed down to a RB, I started looking online but my FI really wanted to see the diamond in person.
We found a diamond broker in San Antonio one day on a whim, walked in and saw about 4 rings and my e-ring fit the bill perfectly. It was a much larger size than we thought we could afford, and I was absolutely thrilled to be able to get a diamond that large on our budget.
H color, SI clarity, 2.4 carats, RB solitaire in a 4 prong setting.
*** I would like to eventually go up to a platinum 6 prong setting for durability, but I voted that I absolutely love my ring because I consider that a pretty minor change.
Post # 12
I didn’t pick out my ring — it is tiny and simple with a beautiful diamond. Can’t complain (Even though I’m not a diamond fan, my husband picked it out and that’s all I want.)
Post # 13
It’s not “ME in every way.”
It’s “US in every way.”
That’s what makes it perfect. If it was a ring I picked for myself, I doubt I would really care about it much. In fact, all my other rings I picked for myself. They’re very pretty. And as far as my heart feels about them? ho hum. When I see my engagement ring, I see my FI’s thoughts and efforts, come to fruition. It represents his love for me. Not just my own taste.
Post # 14
I picked mine out and I love it 🙂
Post # 16
This is my ring set. I love it very much and the engagement ring looks stunning on its own. The wedding band looks too plain for my liking alone, so I always wear both rings.