(Closed) Did anyone NOT pick out their e-ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I didn’t have ANY role in my ring at all, and I LOVE it!!!  My two best friends got engaged after me, and got the multi stone engagement rings, and FI asked me the same question when I said they were beautiful.  I also got a solitaire, but I LOVE it!!  I used to think I liked the multiple stones, but now I love my solitaire, and I had no clue about it, and no role in picking it out!!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Fi took me once to look at rings so he could get a feel for my taste. I didn’t help him pick it out when he went in for the real deal, though! I think he did a fantastic job!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

FI and I never even talked about the kind of ring I wanted!  All I said was that I wanted something sparkley and sparkley it is!  hahaha.  I really had no clue what I wanted and I love what he picked!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I also had ZERO role in the picking of my e-ring.  FI wanted to completely surprise me with it.  We’d never looked at rings together at all!  And he picked out the perfect ring for me!!  I love it!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I didnt pick mine out. We had looked at rings 1.5 years before but I never really picked any that I liked.

Then he went and just found one he thought I would like and bought it 🙂 and I love it!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My FI wanted to pick mine out himself to surprise me. I love the ring he picked out! I may have picked a different cut, but that is the only thing I MIGHT change. I really do love it though and I thought he did a great job!! Plus, I think it is kind of cute to picture him at the jewelry store and looking at a bunch of rings to find the one he thinks is perfect. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I didn’t pick mine either & it’s perfect!! I don’t think we even walked into a jewelry store together until we were looking for wedding bands.

Of course we talked about it. All I told him was that I wanted a square stone with sidestones – doesn’t matter what kind, I just didn’t want a solitaire. He did a great job. I think I love it even more because he picked it out himself without any input from me.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

FI picked out the ring all by himself.

I think the only thing I mentioned was that a solitare wsa more my style than a three stone. Everything else he did on his own, and i LOVE my e-ring 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I didn’t have a single role in picking out my ring, and I’m so glad I didn’t! The proposal was a complete surprise, and the ring was gorgeous. The fact that he picked it out all by himself {well, he had some help from my sister/bff} makes it even more special.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

FI and I went ring shopping once.  I told him what I liked.  He went out on a limb and got me something completely different.  He went with my godmother to buy the ring.  Both my godmother and my jeweler said that his choice was more classic and that I would be happier with a timeless ring.  I am very happy that he went out on a limb and got me the ring that he did.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My ring is his grandmothers–it’s not what I would pick out but I love it because it is from family.

I’m actually in the opposite position as you because he didn’t want to pick out his wedding band, he wanted me to pick it out alone. It was a lot of pressure! Granted he wanted plain and simple and I had about 3 choices I still look about 10x longer than I should have to decide. I can see how it could be hard to be suuure that someone really likes what you picked, especially maybe if he was deciding between a few and perhaps 1 had multiple stones like your friends. I think all you can say is there are few diamonds a girl doesn’t like (and it’s nature to oogle over friends!) but there is nothing better than the one given to her by her husband.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Like the other girls in this thread have said, I had absolutely ZERO role in picking out my ring.

It isn’t exactly what I would’ve picked out for myself, obviously, but I love it anyway, and I REALLY love listening to my FH talk about how this detail or that detail just seemed so much like “me” 🙂

Nothing against the girls who picked their ring themselves, but personally, the whole proposal would have been much less romantic if I had a role in picking out my ring. I was completely in the dark. Had no clue the proposal was coming. I guess I’m just a hopeless romantic.

I think that whatever works for each couple is the best choice for them to make!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I personally wanted NO part in picking out my ering. FI knows me well enough to know what I like and my style and we both had talked prior about what our budget for the ring was. He did AHmazing on all counts.

A couple years back when we were in the Caymans I saw a ring at a jewelery shop that I LOVED but for some odd reason I was very uncomfortable with the fact that I was there if FI purchased it. I think I like the fact that the ring is a complete surprise, one that FI picked out.

And I agree, I love the fact that he picked every single part of my ring out. The band, the prongs, the diamond. All of it was individually selected with our jeweler.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

I also didn’t pick mine out! He asked me a few questions beforehand…pointed to other girls’ rings and asked if I like them. He only knew that I wanted a round diamond and no yellow gold. My SIL went with him to help him out with the 4 Cs and to make sure he didn’t get ripped off, but the whole design of my ring and everything, he did himself! I love that he did it himself too…b/c it really makes me feel like he wasn’t pressured into something he didn’t want to do. I love it!

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