Post # 32
- 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 # 33
@HonoraryNerd,@BrightSide, @abbie017, @catwoman1701, @barbie86, @Mez03, @kittywolf13, @angeluscado, @Hyperventilate, @gingerkitten: Ladies, where are the pics? Show me the rings!
Beautiful stories ladies, every single one! I’m glad there are other girls out there who feel the same way I do, that it’s sentimental because he chose it without my input and therefore it means so much more!
My Fiance said to me from day one, ‘you have no say in the ring, it’s my gift to you and you either take for what it is like you take me for who I am, or you don’t take it or me’. Which sounded perfect to me 🙂
Post # 34
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 # 35
That’s an extremely beautiful and romantic story! Vienna is apparently the most romantic city in the world, so lucky you!
I agree with you, for me, ring shopping and knowing about it takes the romance out of the proposal for me, it doesn’t seem right. But to some, it’s ideal.
Post # 36
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.