Post # 1
…that you like, what types of pictures would you send?
For the most part I keep in mind “personal” ring pictures, if that makes sense? For example, I will pin or bookmark pictures of other Bee’s rings that I like and would want or are similar to what I would win. I have looked at sales sites, such as Blue Nile and private jewler sites, but I think stock photos must be more unflattering because I am much more partial to rings that are on “real” people’s fingers.
With that said, my S/O has requested that I give him some examples of what I like – he was even reluctant to do that and he is very traditional as in he wants to surprise me and not have me very involved in the proposal process, so I don’t think he would go for going to a store and trying on rings in person. My worry is that personal pictures without descriptions could be confusing for him – is he going to know the difference in a round diamond and a cushion cut even if every picture I send him is of cushion cuts? I doubt it. So I feel like I should be sending pictures from sales sites so that the description is attached.
Post # 3
@carolinabelle: I usually just sent him stock pictures, or pictures I took in stores of rings that I liked.
Funny though, my e-ring is a ring I saw of another bee. I saw her ring in a ring thread and it was EXACTLY what I was looking for but couldn’t find. I messaged her about it and she told me the designer. Another funny thing is the designer of the ring was the SAME designer of a ring that I was most leaning towards, until I saw hers. She sent me more pics of it that I forwarded to my fiancé and we both agreed that it was THE ONE. Exactly what we both wanted and the first and only ring that we had agreed on… and I had looked and sent him pics of a ton of rings.
Post # 4
@carolinabelle: I think you should send your FI stock photos, because they tend to show details more clearly and you can send them with some specific info. You could do that with pictures of it on people’s hands too, but I don’t think it would really make a difference, since it’s still him making the decision between your top choices.
But I think you should still go to a jeweler, by yourself or with a friend, to try some on in person! But anyways, good luck and congratulations 🙂
Post # 5
@carolinabelle: I normally send him pictures from sales sites. But I wouldn’t think twice about sending him someone’s personal picture either. I actually gave homeboy a very lengthy lesson on diamond cuts a while back. Oh and there was a quiz at the end. I know he doesn’t know much about engagement rings, so I’m always pumping him up full of information on metals and stones & such, so he can use the information in his decision making process too. He does actually appreciate these little lessons, believe it or not. My guy is quite traditional as well, and he would never want to go ring shopping together either.