(Closed) Choosing the ring

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
Post # 17
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I picked out several styles (online) that I like, showed them to him, we discussed what I liked and didn’t like about each style. We’ll probably go try on rings together at some point but an engagement is quite a ways away for us right now (we both just graduated from college) so we’re in no rush.

Post # 18
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We picked out my ring together!  I think is was a great memory that we made together!  This way we both got to put our hearts into it~  It worked out perfect!  I am soo happy with my ring!

Post # 19
289 posts
Helper bee

I change my mind every other week. I waver between white gold and rose gold one week, and then between a diamond and a non-diamond/diamond alternative the next. Halos and solitares, 5 prong, 6,000 prong – you name it, I have declared it my favorite….at some point.

The mister just laughs and brushes it off. Ultimately, it’s his decision, and I have complete faith that once he proposes, the ring he presents me with will be my absolute favorite.

Post # 20
2495 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I picked mine out, but haven’t gotten it yet (hopefully really, really soon though… I have some very good suspicions!!)

I found mine online, tried it on at the jewlers with a friend, and he knew that I was in love with it.  Eventually he asked me to go look at it together and he liked it a lot too.  He said he could have picked it out himself, but he is extremely practical and wasn’t sure if he would get something that I would like.  So, he did not mind in the least that I picked mine out!

To each their own! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
24 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I picked my ring.  The more rings he would show me online the more concerned I was getting with what he would choose for me.  No word of a lie but the man has bad taste in jewellery..to me anyways.

One day we were at the mall can’t remember for what and all of a sudden he wanted to check out rings at the jewellers.  I am so glad we did that.  Ring shopping together was a lot of fun.  Plus, I was shocked to find that the rings I liked online were not the ones I liked on my finger.

I selected two rings for him to choose from that I liked and knew was within his budget.  Over time he realized which one I liked best and got me that one. 

It was 6 months after I picked/saw the ring that I finally got it on my finger.  When he proposed to me with it I hadn’t recognized it right away as I had somewhat forgotten what it looked like.  I tried very hard not to think about while I was waiting.

As mentioned before, do what ever works best for you.

Post # 22
4381 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

we picked it out together. it saved us both a lot of stress, or at least him. :p

Post # 23
1029 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are in the process of designing one together.. we went shopping and I ended up being way pickier than I thought I would be (knife edge vs. not.. 6 prong vs. 4). I couldn’t find something that was exactly what I wanted that was within his budget, so it’s actually cheaper having a jeweler design something for us than buying a brand-name. We just put in the initial design this past Saturday so hopefully I won’t be on the ‘waiting’ list forever ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 24
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We went shopping once for a like 30 sec ( scary salesman!) and the other for a few mins Fiance then had had enough! I looked online A LOT & went shopping with friends for the settings until I found one I liked, we also picked out a stone together.

Post # 25
326 posts
Helper bee

i’ll let him pick, but show him the style i like first

Post # 26
4 posts

We went shopping together for the ring.  I showed him some pictures online of what I liked and he surprised me one day by sending me a picture of a ring from a local jeweler.  A few days later he took me to the jeweler and we picked it out!  Now the wait begins for the proposal ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 27
32 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

We did the whole thing together. We decided on a budget together, I found the ring designer, we met with her together, chose the stone and the setting together , then I was out of the loop and when the ring arrived was a surprise.  It was really fun.  I am really into jewelery and did not want a traditional kind of ring that can be easily ,purchased at a typical store, so I needed to be involved in order to find something that was perfect.  We’re both happy with the ring–I think he likes to stare at it more than I do and is jealous I get to take it wherever I go ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 28
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My fiance wanted my input but I still kind of wanted an element of surprise.  So we looked at rings together and we agreed on two stone shapes I liked (princess and asscher) and picked out two settings that were beautiful.  It was up to him to decide what he thought was “me” and at the end of the day they were both gorgeous rings that I would be ecstatic to receive.  I kind of liked this knowing that when I would get a ring, it woud be beautiful but still having some excitement when he opened that ring box to propose.  I totally recommend this and adore my Tacori setting with asscher cut diamond.

Post # 29
1108 posts
Bumble bee

I have totally found the ring I wish to obsess over.  And just yesterday, or maybe the day before, Boyfriend or Best Friend was all, “oh check out this shiny… too bad it’s yellow” at Sears, and later he was asking what sort of ring I wanted, so I showed him.  

If he buys it or something, that’s up to him.  He started it, so I showed him my favorite.  I guess I’m like hopeandpray, I’ve shown him, but it’s his choice.

Post # 30
23 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I vaguely remember telling him when we first started dating that I wanted a round solitare engagment ring – back when it was early enough to not be weird to bring it up. Four years later we had moved cross country together, bought a house, got a dog and knew we’d be married without really needing to talk about it. The week before we left to go back to our parent’s for Christmas he proposed in our living room with exactly the ring I had described years earlier. I guess you could say I picked it out, but he just knew what was ‘me’.

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