(Closed) Choosing a ring is so hard, how did you do it?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
13251 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I let Darling Husband pick mine out, and I love it.

Post # 4
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I had a similar issue.  At first I knew exactly what I wanted, but the more I looked I kept finding other things I like.  I found that looking at too many rings was a bad idea, I had to take a little time off and not look at any or think about it.  Then I went back and looked at the ones I was originally drawn to and it was like “Duh of course this is what I want!” 

So just don’t over think it.  I’m sure you’ll love whatever you end up picking 🙂

Post # 5
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Rebar

@MsCaptainCanada:  I also let him pick mine…! looking at pictures SO saw that i loved the princess cut ones but other then that i didnt have much input..i honestly didnt want to bc i enjoy surprises! i havent seen it yet but i am super excited to see what he picked for me!

Post # 6
3230 posts
Sugar bee

@MsCaptainCanada:  We went to a jewelry store (Diamond’s Direct in Raleigh, NC) when they had their big semi-annual sale because designers were going to be there and there would be more to look at. I tried on over 100 settings and when I found the one I wanted, I just knew. I tried on maybe 10 more but the other ones did not compare.

Meeting my ring designer was pretty cool too. The salesperson we worked with told us that the designer is great at “sizing” up people. She asked me if I wanted halo or not and about how thick of a band and pulled out a few rings. It was maybe the second one I tried on from her set.

I had Darling Husband pick the stone because he would care more about that part than I would.

Post # 7
1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I went with SO and tried on many different styles to see what looked best on my finger and what made me feel excited. I picked out a few which the Jewler wrote information down on a card. I wanted to let SO go back and have the final pick. Not sure which one he bought (though I know he bought one and went almost 3k over original loose budget!) but we did both like the traditional look of a solitare on a diamond band So I’m assuming it will have that look.

good luck!

Post # 8
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

I saw the setting I liked and fell in love. When my SO asked what I wanted my ring to look like, I showed him the setting. Then the cut of the stone was was I struggled with…. bezel, oval… emerald. Too many choices.

I went to local jewlers to try things on and was blinded by the bling. I couldn’t find the solitaire I was looking for…

My SO says he prefers the oval shape… and I’m fairly certain that’s what he’ll be getting me… but I have left him some freedom in the design of the ring. He has the reins now.

Have you gone and tried rings on @MsCaptainCanada: ?

Post # 10
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MsCaptainCanada:  I thought I knew what I wanted until I actually started trying rings on and seeing it on my finger I realized it wasn’t for me. So the associate pulled different ring styles and as I tried them on I started to get the feeling of what I liked.

Once you start trying them on I think you will just know what you gravitate towards.

Post # 12
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MsCaptainCanada:  Eh, just leave it with him! I’m sure he’ll do a great job. That’s what happened with us.

Because he spoils me all the time, I was afraid that he would choose something waaaayyy too expensive than necessary, so I made clear during our daydreamy ‘one day…’ talks that I wanted something small! That’s all I said, that’s what I got, and it’s perfect!

Post # 14
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I tried on rings over and over again, sometimes I’d just go on my lunch break to do it. He asked me to help pick it out and I wanted to be really confident about what style I wanted!

Post # 15
1031 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MsCaptainCanada:  I know exactly what you mean! I thought for sure I wanted a princess cut diamond in a Tacori setting. Well when we went looking and I tried them on I hated it! Princess cut just didn’t look right on my hand and all the Tacori settings had a very delicate/antique style … looked so different from online then in person IMO. I then tried on several settings with round diamonds and fell in love. I knew solitaire was the way to go but debated between a plain setting or one with side stones. My Darling Husband selected a plain setting which I loved BUT no one told me how scratched up it would get! I had this beautiful diamond/setting with scratched up sides. After three months it was really bothering me so we went back to the jeweler and decided to add side stones. Great decision, I love the added bling and no more scratches!

Post # 16
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I found a picture of it on Pinterest and fell in love. No other ring would do. So he bought it off Etsy for me….I never tried another ring on, and never had a moment of regret!

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