Post # 1
My SO hid the ring in a bad spot and I found it :(. I thought the envelope he got had a suspicious bulge to it, so when he left for work I searched in the drawers we both have access to. When I was looking in one of them I found a rather large box. I was curious what was in it and found a pretty ring box inside when I opened it. Well, I had never seen my ring before, so I took a quick peek. It was breathtaking. Now I feel a little bad that he won’t see my first reaction, but I barely glanced at it and am sure I will react as if it was the first time when he finally does propose.
I’m definitely not telling him anything until he proposes, but I’m considering fessing after he does, or at least when we’re both 50 (snicker snicker). Have you ladies found your rings? If so, did you tell him? When, and how did he react? Mine is working hard to keep it a surprise for me but he knows I’m a snooper.
ETA: At the moment a couple people know I realized what the envelope contains and have online pictures of it from his confirmation. However, no one knows I found the ring, and he would be the first one to find out.
Post # 3
Yes I found it and no I didnt tell him I let him have his moment
Post # 4
I didn’t find the ring ahead of time but I found a business card for a jeweler and figured the proposal was a’comin’!
Post # 5
Fiance always hides his gifts in the same spot, so I knew it was there. I didn’t want to rob him (and me) of the first sight of the ring being when he proposed, but I would sneak a peek of the bag every so often, and get giddy at the sight – of the bag!!! You can guess how giddy I got when I finally saw the actual ring!
Post # 6
Knew he bought it- searched til I found it- tried it on- text it to my friends… I’m bad. He knows I did all these things, but didn’t know til a while after we got engaged. He just laughed and said “figures.”
Post # 7
I didn’t even know he had bought a ring! I doubt I would have gone looking for it if I had known, but who knows. Sometimes I’m a Nosy Nelly!
Post # 8
I saw a bunch of diamond websites up on his computer, like blue nile and then I knew he was at least looking. I had no idea he had already bought it and he was just making sure he got a good deal on the diamond ring.
Post # 9
I didn’t find the ring because DH proposed to me the day he got it! He’s impatient and a terrible secret keeper. 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
My engagement ring is a family ring. We had dinner at a restaurant with his family right before Christmas, and his Mom turned to him and said “I have that thing in the car for you.” She looked at me shortly after saying this, and I *knew* what it was. Called him out on it later- he said they were trying to be sneaky.
Post # 11
If it makes you feel any better I can’t even remember the first time I saw the ring when he proposed. I was so shocked kind of that my mind went blank and it’s all a fuzzy blur. I feel like I barely even looked at it until we got in the car afterwards because I was just like WHAT! So it’s OK that you saw it and kind of got to take it in, but now leave it alone and don’t look at it again! It will be an awesome day when he proposes and you get to look at it all you want.
Post # 12
@whitandrior: Yeah that’s how I feel. I got a quick look at it, wanted to make sure it was as pretty as the one in the website (it’s even more gorgeous). I almost forgot what it looks like… I just remember the shiny impression it left on me. I’m also hoping that this will help me focus on the proposal more, on what it means to us, rather than waiting to see the ring. This way I can just be excited for the proposal and not worry about “oooh, let me see the ring”.
Added a poll!
Post # 13
@Ms. Cutie Pie: I wouldn’t tell him, ever! I think mine has the ring too, and I’m trying SO HARD not to snoop! He’s a pretty good hider though, so I don’t think I’ll ever find it anyway.
Post # 14
Nope. We did it the traditional way- I did not help choose it or give any hints about what ring I wanted. It was a total surprise. He did good.
Post # 15
I let Fiance borrow my computer and he left his email account signed in. So of course I just looked real quick at his inbox and I saw the ring. I wasn’t expecting a proposal anytime soon. I was so surprised and happy that I broke out in tears. Unfortunately, I then was expecting it and didn’t cry at all when he actually asked. I wish I hadn’t have known beforehand, but I can’t take that back. I also have never told Fiance that I saw it or that I cried. I think he was expecting tears at the proposal since I’m a crier. Oops.
Post # 16
Haha – no, he bought it the day he asked, probably because he knows I’m a total snoop.