Post # 1
Yesterday I tried on engagement rings with my mom for almost 3 hours at a jewelry show! (My SO thinks it’s bad luck or something to see me try on engagement rings, men and their silly ideas!).
What I found out? I just don’t really care as long as it’s a square-ish or emerald cut and on white gold/platinum/palladium. I strongly prefer simple halos, but I also liked everything else I tried on in the square/rectangular cuts. I’m getting an aquamarine that we mined together, so that’s the most important thing to me; couldn’t really care about the setting.
I told my SO and he said “you make things very easy for me, but at the same time, very difficult.” Whoops!
So what about you all? Any strong preferences? If so…. help me out here! I think my futrure FI needs some more direction from me. I did buy a “tester” engagement ring with this stunning topaz and a setting that I think is almost ideal, so he’ll see that.
Post # 3
I strongly preferred princess cut but other than that I had no idea. I had never gone to try rings on, I just knew that I liked princess cut. Had I gone to try rings on I would have seen many different settings that I dont like the look of (or like the look of on me) but that didnt matter because DH designed the perfect ring for me.
Post # 4
@PitBulLover: You remind me that there are some settings I definitely don’t like, and that would be anything more than a simple band (with or without diamonds in the band). But he knows I don’t like the anything-more-than-simple stuff so I guess I didn’t think about knowing what one doesn’t like. Maybe I should add that option…
Post # 5
I chose my ring, I know that not everyone cares but I do- I love my ring!
Note: I didn’t dictate stone size or anything- I just told him “I like this ring” and thats what I got! He was really thankful that he didn’t have to make the decision himself!
Post # 6
We picked the ring out together AFTER he proposed…I really had no clue what I was looking for, I’d never really did the whole “what if…” imaginary ring shopping thing. I knew I liked the “antique looking” rings and that I didn’t want anything too blingy. I am also frugal (cheap), so I was highly swayed by the price tag as much as the appearance.
Post # 7
I knew I wanted a tiffany style solitaire. I wanted a round or oval shaped diamond. When we looked, he prefered the round and I loved both so we went with a round tiffany style solitaire. I love it.
Post # 8
I knew I wanted a halo with some diamonds in the band, but didn’t really care what cut the stone was. FI doesn’t like round stones, so I knew it would be either a princess, assher, or radiant. I didn’t get my dream ring at first, but FI was okay with us going back together and look. The stone was perfect so once I got the setting that I really had my heart set on I wouldn’t trade my ring for anything. lol
Post # 9
I told FI I wanted white gold, blue sapphire center stone and either diamonds on the band or sidestones. I wanted him to pick out the style and he did an amazing job.
Post # 10
I knew I wanted a round brilliant solitaire. I have a simple setting now, but we may upgrade the setting on an anniversary.
Post # 11
We also picked out my ring together after he proposed (he did propose with a placeholder ring that he never intended to be my ring but is still absolutely gorgeous). I knew I wanted a halo ring and I wanted it to be more vintage looking but besides that I was pretty open. It all worked out in the end because I found a setting I couldn’t stop thinking about that was for a round diamond and he happened to want to offer me his grandmother’s round diamond from her ring (he said he knew the setting wasn’t really my style).
Post # 12
I voted “other”–I knew I did NOT want a diamond, but nothing else mattered all that much. We decided on a princess-cut stone because around here, it’s the most common cut for engagement rings (and we didn’t want my ring to be mistaken for anything else, though of course it is anyway–it’s a garnet).
Post # 13
I didn’t have any preference other than it being white gold/platinum/palladium and we never really discussed rings at all before he proposed. I knew all along that I wanted him to pick it out and knew he would do a great job. He did 🙂 Mine is a princess cut solitaire with a palladium band and I love it. I’m so glad I didn’t have to pick it out myself…I have no idea what I would have picked!
Post # 14
My tastes are very simple. I wanted a round cut, and something on the band. I didn’t need to much detail on the side or anything like that. While I think Tacoris and Verrigos are beautiful, its just too much going on for me. So I was pretty simple to shop for, but still specific with what I wanted.