(Closed) To See or Not to See

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I did but I didn’t. My DH had me pick out three rings that I really liked and then he made the final choice. Let me just say he knows me so well! He picked the ring I was hoping he’d pick! And I was glad I didn’t know his choice until he proposed! It was such a nice surprise 😀

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa

I didn’t see the ring because I didn’t know the proposal was coming.  If I were you, I’d wait. It’ll be all the more special that way when he does pop the question.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I hadn’t seen it, beause my proposal was a surprise–as was the ring!  I’m very glad that not only was the proposal a surprise, but also that he picked out the the ring mostly by himself and I didn’t see it ahead of time.

Leave the suspense and surprise for the proposal!!  Don’t peek at your ring…you might just regret it! (and will you really regret it if you don’t see it ahead of time?  probably not)

I think you’ll be happy you waited to see it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I didn’t see my ring before he proposed. I did know what it looked like because we worked on it together.

It doesn’t really matter, but you can wait. Let the anticipation build!!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I had seen it already because he gave me his grandmother’s ring that his mom used to wear. So I actually saw it quite a lot never knowing that it would be mine!

Post # 9
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Newbee

I’m currently waiting on a ring that I picked out and the jeweler is desiging right now… I’m definitely going to be surprised when he proposes!  I’m kind of scared that I’ll be VERY happy and then be like "OMG!  It wasn’t supposed to look like THAT!" 🙂  I’m just a worrier, and I know it’s all fixable… I just can’t wait!!!!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Absolutely NOT. I dion’t want to help pick it out. I don’t want to be there when he purchases it. Nada. I want it to be a complete surprise.

Couple years ago when we were down in the Caymans I saw this engagement ring that I absolutely fell in love with and it was an amazing deal. Come on, we were in the Caymans! You knew it was a beautiful diamond and a good deal! Even though the FI’s parents offered to lend us money to buy it I just could not stomach the fact that I would be there when he buys my engagement ring. Or that I had to have a ring that we could not afford.

I LOVE my ring now more than that Cayman ring, bar none! It’s beautiful and perfect for me. And he picked every single thing on that ring, from the band to the prongs to the diamond.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Before my FI proposed, I found the receipt for the ring one day, and I was so disappointed!  He still surprised me when he proposed, but it took some of the magic away, and you can never get that back! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve picked out what I want, and we’ll be going in about a month to pick out a stone and actually buy it. It’s not a total surprise, but once it’s ready I don’t want to see it until he proposes!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We actually went ring shopping for the second time on Saturday. Now he and the jewler know the basic parameters of what I want, and which parts of about 10 rings to combine into 1. Its up to him to figure out size vs. quality and platinum vs. white gold. Boyfriend has told me that unless he and the jewler can’t work something out, we are done shopping!

Aw hell I just realized that means the excruciating waiting begins. Hell.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Quierda- Also just realized that my ring looks similar to the inspiration ring you showed above! Is that an asscher cut? I like the split prong basket setting like in the photo…

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I haven’t seen it but showed him what I wanted when he asked me what I wanted!   It’s pretty straightforward..a combo of a cartier and a tiffany standard offering but with a slightly larger center stone. 

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Btw, Querida that inspiration ring is gorgeous!  congrats in advance! 

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