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

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

my FH knew that I wanted a princess cut solitare, but we never went ring shopping together.  He managed to find the perfect ring for me all on his own.  I couldn’t imagine going to pick out my own ring, I find it’s more special when he picks it himself.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My FH picked out my ring all by his lonesome. The only “input” he had from me was on the sly.. just little questions like “did you notice that all your earrings are silver? why is that? don’t you like gold too?”

He took some literal inspiration from my other jewelery tastes/general minimalist/simple design interest and went from there.

And I couldn’t be happier with what he picked. Had I been involved in the process it would never have happened as I am eternally indecisive.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I didn’t pick mine out or go shopping with Fiance to look.  Because I worked for a jewelry company before I met Fiance, the shape diamond I like had come up in conversation, and for the setting he just went with something simple and classic.  It wouldn’t have been my #1 choice in settings, but I still love it, and because it’s a timeless solitaire style I know I always will.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I didn’t have much input on my ring, he picked it out all on his own.  I did mention that I would like a colored stone (specifically a sapphire because it’s both of our birth stones).  He didn’t end up getting a sapphire (he claimed it wasn’t a strong enough stone), but did get a colored diamond.  He did better than I could have done, I’m sure of that!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Weddingbee does make me feel sometimes that everyone goes and picks out a ring together and then waits for the guy to give it to them. Everyone needs to do what works for them and I’m sure that the girls that pick theirs out end up with 100% what they want and that’s awesome.

My fiance picked out my ring and kept the whole process a complete surprise from me. Sure, we had already decided that we were going to get married and he knew that I wanted a ring and a proposal before we moved forward with that. I’m so happy though that it felt like such a genuine and true gesture of his love that he bought me this gift all on his own, without prompting, and found a sweet way to propose. I never felt like I was “waiting” because I didn’t know what was going on. That really made it such a beautiful gift.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I didn’t pick out my ring with my husband. He never asked for my opinion on what I liked in rings. He NEVER let me go into a jewelry store with him, he would jokingly/lovingly pull me away from them (like he does from Godiva… “You don’t need those…”).

So, he had no idea what I liked, and I never really got the chance to figure out what I liked either.

Then, he was presented with an heirloom engagement ring from my family and he gave it to me, so in the end even HE had NO say in what it looked like and neither did I.

I will say, I wish I would have had imput in the process at least a little, because my ring is very different from what I would have wanted. I’m not sure what advice to give as to how to reassure him – my own husband is starting to throw a little comment here and there too!

Lately, I’ve just admitted nothing, denied everything, and demanded proof. ;P

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I did not pick out my e-ring or even go to look at rings with Fiance. He asked me what my top 2 cut choices were and from there he went to a jeweler and made my ring. What is special to me is he asked my mom for help and took her to meet with the jeweler a couple of times as he designed my ring. Makes it even more special that he was sweet enough to include my mom!

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

I didn’t pick out my e-ring either. I had shown my fi a few rings I liked in magazines, but he picked out something completely different. It was a total surprise and I love it. I like that he picked it on his own, too!

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had zero input on my e-ring and I love it.  My Fiance actually has way better taste than me when it comes to clothes/accessories, so I’m glad he didn’t ask me what I wanted.  I wouldn’t have known!  And the ring he picked out is so me.  To this day, I’ve never seen one that looks more “me” than the one he picked.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

I didn’t pick out my e-ring.  I wanted to be surprised!  Isn’t that half the fun of getting engaged??

I LOVE my e-ring!  Fiance did an amazing job!

Post # 27
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

wow, such a different feeling than some other post and boards.  I really was starting to feel like everyone else went shopping to pick out their e-ring too!

by the time i started to send him links of rings i liked, and pointing them out in passing at stores, though we never went to try any on….  he had already bought one, so i had no input.  i pretty much would have been torn between a pave band or baguette side stones.  he went with the pave band and a larger center stone than i probably would have went with and i love it! 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My husband choose the ring all by himself and I love it.  It means a lot to me that he knows me so well and selected such a beautiful ring.  He even took another ring of mine to the jeweler so that it was the right size.  Props to the men that can ring shop on their own!

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We never went to look at rings together, but you better believe that I showed Mr. Smith what I liked!  I left a pic on the fridge of the ring i wanted with my ring size written on there.  He took that pic, swithced it with a replica and took it to a jewler he knew in his hometown and they designed my ring together! Although all of the rings that I showed him were solitaires, he fell in love with the look of a 3 stone and thats what I got!  I absolutely love my ring and all the thought he put into it 🙂

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Just like everyone else, I didn’t pick out my ring.  I just told him that I liked yellow gold and oval shaped diamonds.  Back in 2007, I had told him that I wanted him to pick out the ring and for me to not go with him.  He wasn’t crazy about this, as he wanted me to pick out the ring with him.  He said after a few months of looking, he enjoyed the process of learning about the 4Cs.  He looked at online retailers and ended up going with a local jeweler who had custom made the ring and wedding band. 

I agree with one other poster when she said if she had a role in picking out her ring, the proposal would have been less romantic.  I wanted to be completely surprised. 

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