(Closed) Anyone else here clueless when it comes to rings?

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This is a good place to start!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@elle_z:  Great link. Also check out Yourenagement101.com for more info, and styles

Post # 5
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Busy bee

@pokie45:  I basically self taught myself as well, good luck and i hope you get what you want!!!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Yes I totally hear you it is pretty confusing! My SO thought it would be sooo easy to buy an e-ring. When he first starting looking he went to a few jewellery places alone (he told me he didn’t want me to come) and realized that because they were so expensive he needed to do some research and learn about diamonds before committing to a ring. He got a bit overwhelmed with all the rings he had to choose from too and he came to me telling me he was stressed and that he had originally really wanted to get the ring on his own but realized now he needed my help. He didnt want to buy a I wasn’t going to like so we went together to look at them and speak to some jewlers about the different kinds of diamonds ect. and I was able to try some on and see how some would look on me too. He ultimately went out on his own though and ordered it without me so I’m not sure which one he chose yet but hopefully I will soon find out lol

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was, and still am, clueless.  FI did all the research without me.  So I know it’s shiny, and round cut!  The rest of the clarity, color, carat stuff.. eh.  I like it, and that’s all that mattered to me!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

What is also great is to go into Zales or some other brick and mortar store and asked to get educated. it can be a fun lunchtime activity. What I found really informative was the color grading. Now I know for me, anything lower then an H can get intimate with a rooster….

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My fiancé proposed with a cheap gold cz ring to hold the spot till picked out the ring of my choice. Before he proposed I had never even thought about what my setting would look like or what kind of diamond shape size I wanted.  I went online and did some research about diamonds the 4 Cs. Searched google for pictures of settings that stood out. Then tried on different ring Styles. Finally we went to our jeweler and he gave us some further education about diamonds. I gave him a picture of the setting I liked ans my fiancé choose the diamond. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Another thing ill add is I ended up loving a design I’d never picture myself getting. Round cut with a halo and a very detailed setting.   

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Married now but I was totally clueless.  DH schooled me the night before (I still had no idea he was going to propose…I was like, why is he teaching me about something I totally don’t care about?).  Even know, I can tell you my ring is expensive because of the quality, not the size, but I can’t ever remember the exact specs.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I have the 4c’s down but I found it a little overwhelming at first. Try not to stress it because you will be able to find a lovely stone for any budget. I actually found I was ok with a J color as long as the shade was more on the blue side instead of the yellow. 

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