(Closed) Bees who didn't know about the ring or the proposal, at all!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did your FI do a good job picking your ring

    Yes, it's absolutely perfect!

    I hate it! I'll explain why below

    It's okay, I'd change it if I could

    It took a bit of getting used to

    Heck yes, I was sending him pics of what I liked from way before!

  • Post # 32
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    2639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    @Baybeejulia:  he did “OK”. I LOVE the setting, but I think the center stone is a tad smaller than I would have chosen myself. He even said how the saleslady (non commission) was trying to steer him toward a larger stone in his price range- I wish he would have listened. It’s not tiny by any means, and is bigger than many women have (0.6 carat), but I would have preferred a little more finger coverage (and I have tiny size 4 fingers). I think my ideal would have been near 1 carat.

    Can’t actually complain, though! It feels petty to complain about the size of the main stone. The alternative would be that I showed him a very elaborate (edwardian) setting with several smaller stones (no true main stone) that I would have loved the most, but he bought and proposed in the same day, so I guess he didn’t want to wait for custom. Part of me wishes he would have.

    Post # 34
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    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Baybeejulia:  

    I had no idea that DH had been ring shopping or intending to propose at all. He knows my tastes, but the smart boy had a chat with my sister to make sure he got things right. He chose wonderfully and proposed in the gardens of Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna 🙂 I couldn’t be happier with my set and the proposal. It was like something out of a fairy tale. I didn’t even know that it was normal for girls to go ring shopping with their partners until I joined the Bee. Somehow I feel that it would have taken a lot of the romance out of the proposal for me. Other people might feel differently and actively want to be part of the process, but I would have felt super weird if DH had asked me to choose my own ring.

     

    Post # 36
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    2966 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I expected absolutely nothing!  The ring he got is nothing like anything I tried showing him except for being square not round.  And I absolutely love it. He told me after that when he was in the jewelery store he totally blanked and couldn’t remember if I said that I loved halos or hated them. 

    I can’t wait to take some better pictures when it comes back from being resized. 

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