(Closed) A girls night sparked a question in my mind about the E-Ring…..

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did you Pick your own Ring??

    YES!! I picked it and FI bought it!!

    Yes, we picked it together!

    FI picked it, but I gave him ideas....

    FI picked it all by himself and I love it!!!

    FI picked it all by himself and I hate it!!!

  • Post # 47
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @MeganTacky2247 I’m exactly like you.  I don’t think I could ever have chosen my own ring, because there are so many styles.  Luckily, Fiance and I have similar tastes, and I LOVE the ring he chose for me. 

    Post # 48
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We picked mine together.

    I went shopping with a specific ring in mind but when we got to the there I started to get a bit confused as there were so many types but I am happy to say I came out with exactly the ring I had in mind going in.  We spent 2 weeks going around all the jewellers just to be sure we saw everything, but we ended up getting my ring from the 1st jewellers we went to.

    Fiance said he would have chosen me pretty much the exact same one, or very similar if he had gone on his own but he was glad we picked it together.

    Post # 49
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We picked it together. He spent a lotta money on the dang thing so he wanted to be sure I loved it! 😀

    Post # 50
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I’m waiting.  And honestly I think he knows my style better than I know myself.  So I trust him to make the right choice.

    Post # 51
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I don’t really fall into any category very well…

    Fiance and I went together to pick out a setting, which I fell in love with, and then he went back and picked the specific diamond for the solitaire setting by himself! Perfect for us – that way we could make sure that I loved the setting and it was my style, but also that he did something just on his own by selecting the *perfect* stone. 🙂

    Post # 52
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I picked the setting (jeweler friend made it for us) and he picked the stone…it’s really unique (I have never seen another)

     

    paying for it…I cashed in almost every piece of gold I had…neither of us had a lot of money then…and ended up paying 1/4 of the cost with it…he needed a little extra umph so I could have something spectacular

     

    our bands are made out of the melted gold of my grandparents old wedding bands…never would have happened if I hadn’t stepped in…the diamonds in my band are from my aunt’s old engagement ring

    Post # 53
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    We’ve been ring shopping for a couple weeks now, and found out that, while I was initially open to trying on anything, I have a VERY specific taste: split shank with a braided band, halo, and >1 ct round center stone (getting a blue Sapphire!).

    I’m so glad we went together – I have completely different taste from him! He did give some input that was very helpful, such as it not being too tall or chunky. However, he really liked dainty rings, but I liked bigger styles – the braided band is a compromise. He loved princess cut solitaires he saw online, and I really HATE solitaires and the princess cut doesn’t appeal to me at ALL. I felt bad telling him all these things, but he is really happy that he doesn’t have to worry about me liking the ring and that I was honest with him. Also, all the jewelers initially pushed for a natural sapphire, which in our budget would be small and/or very dark. I saw the Chatham lab created ones and fell in love with them. Basically, if he had gone alone I would end up with a princess cut dark sapphire solitaire – I love him, but I don’t know how long I could fake liking THAT!

    I will still be surprised when he decides to propose (no idea when/where/whatever), but I know that I will LOVE the ring I get.

    Post # 54
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We started ring shopping together, and we narrowed it down to that I wanted a sapphire and white gold, then I left it up to him. He’d seen some styles that I was attracted to, and he knew that I didn’t like oval stones or bezel settings.

    He then got his aunt on board who hooked him up with a goldsmith to custom make one and she sent him a photo of a oval stone bezel setting ring that he fell in love with. The goldsmith made up a design based on that, and I got an oval sapphire in a bezel setting in white gold! Hahah what a risk he took going with a design that I’d expressed distaste for but I honestly truly love it, it looks so much better than any photo I’d ever seen.

    Post # 55
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    We picked it (actually had it made based on prototypes we went to look at together) and I love it!

    Post # 56
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I showed him some pics of rings I liked – solitaires, round, very slim bands – and he ultimately chose the one he liked. Wasn’t too much of a stretch for him because my taste is so simple, but I got exactly what i want and he got to “pick it out” 🙂

    Post # 57
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    11163 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    We shopped and couldn’t find anyting. So we had it custom made together with him upgrading the center stone size without me knowing.

    In his words, he wasn’t going to spend that much money without me loving it.

    Post # 58
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    DH wanted to completely surprise me and wouldn’t even look at rings with me.  He picked it out all on his own and did better than I could have.  I love it!

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