(Closed) Advice Needed: Ring shopping tomorrow!

posted 13 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
380 posts
Helper bee

Think about how the ring will fit with a wedding band if you want to wear them on the same finger.  Some e-rings are really hard to find matching bands for and will not sit flush.

Also, don’t be afraid to try on a lot of different styles.  I was surprised at what I ended up picking versus what I had always imagined I would wear.

Most of all, just have fun!

Post # 4
92 posts
Worker bee

At least you get some advance notice! Before my Fiance proposed, we just happend to drive by a jewelery store and he mentioned that we should look around! Its so exciting! Painting your nails is a good start 🙂

Make sure you look up ideas online, but don’t limit yourself to what you see in the store. You may not find exactly what you like. The point is to let him know the shape your going for, what carat size you want, whether you want gold, white gold, platinum, etc. Then TRY to allow him to put it all together! And remember, what you think you like, might not look right on your hand! Happy shopping!

Post # 5
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Shop around!  When you first start looking, you love everything!  Take your time, don’t make any impulse buys, look around a lot (in stores, on the internet, on the finger of every woman you pass on the street) and be certain.

Before my husband and I were seriously talking marriage, I had a ring picked out.  When it came time to get serious about what I wanted I really started looking around and my tastes changed dramatically.  I don’t know if was that the engagement was real or the knowledge that I’d be wearing it for life, but I really changed what I wanted.

Also- don’t feel like you have to stick with diamonds and platinum- there are lots of options!

Here are some links to get your started:

What shape/cut is your diamond?

The Not so Traditional Rings

Yellow diamond club!

Does your ring have a story?

Post # 6
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I looked at rings online- but the funny thing was, my fiance had a vision he had for what he thought should be ‘the ring’. I looked and looked (on my own) and one day while we were out we happened to walk into a random jewelry store. And I saw some rings- and he stood near by me while I tried on a ring. Once this particular ring was on- we were both just (!!?!!) about it. And we knew that was the ring. we were both pretty like, wow.

I thought he flaked on proposing. He took forever to propose. Little did I know that he got the ring! 

I don’tknow how much one can plan for finding THE ring- but I certainly hadn’t picked it out prior to actually putting it on.

Post # 7
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

How exciting! I think the best advice is just to be open to trying on a lot of different styles and sizes — while I knew I prefered white gold/platinum over regular gold, I didn’t know what size or cut would look best on me until I tried a whole bunch on. It was then I discovered larger diamonds look ridiculous on my tiny finger (what a stroke of luck for my Fiance, huh ;)?) and the princess cut was the most ‘me’! Thinking ahead to how your e-ring may look with your wedding ring is good advice too. I’m having a little bit of trouble there right now haha.

Post # 8
34 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

Go to the places with the largest variety first and try on EVERYTHING!  Get a feel of what looks best on your hand and what you are drawn towards so that you can begin to narrow it down a bit.  Before we started shopping I really thought I knew what I wanted, but once I started trying on rings I found out I liked almost the exact opposite.

Oh…and have fun!  How often do you get to try on diamonds, right?

Post # 9
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We didnt go shopping but I think it would be fun for each of you to secretly pick your top three … and see if any of them match!  if they do – great — if not – more rings for you to try on!

Make sure that you guys discuss the amount of money you are willing/able to spend before getting in there. Or if he doesnt want price to be an issue or for you to know about it — then make sure he mentions that to whoever is helping you at the store before things get started. 

Wish I had more, but I didnt shop with him, he did it on his own!

Post # 11
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Yay!  I’m so glad it was a successful trip!  And as a bride with a sapphire ring (center strone and in the setting) I think local sapphires is an awesome idea!

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