(Closed) Did you go ring shopping or were you surprised for your engagement? Poll :)

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did you go ring shopping before, show pictures, or did he surprise you for your engagement?

    We went ring shopping and I showed him the one I wanted!

    It was a complete surprise and I love it!

    I showed him some pictures of what I wanted and he did good!


  • Post # 32
    1470 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    He didn’t want to make the decision on his own and enlisted my help, which I had no problem doing! 😉 In the end, I picked out the setting I wanted, but I made sure that he loved it too. If I showed him something and I could tell he wasn’t feeling it, I’d move on and try to find something that I wanted in the setting along with what he would have wanted. In the end, I found a beauty that encompasses both aspects. 

    Next step, finding a great diamond! But that won’t be happening till months and months from now. 

    Post # 33
    186 posts
    Blushing bee

    I didn’t want a typical e-ring. They all felt to formal, and not my style. Plus i wanted yellow gold but only in rare cases to i like vlear diamonds with yellow gold, though i am seeing nore and more settings i like. So we went custom with a jeweler whose work I love. We picked out the stone together. I wanted a grey included diamond, he wanted a traditional gem, thus a sapphire for durability, and when we saw lighter colored sapphires it worked for both of us. We bought a light but vibrant cornflower sapphire and talked about a simple setting but that is where my involvement ended. I think I’ll get to see and wear the final product come October!

    Post # 34
    7551 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    we went ring shopping, i showed him the one I wanted, tried it on, and he ordered it a week later 🙂 although the exact one i tried on was the one he got 🙂

    Post # 35
    1289 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I told him once that I wanted a coloured stone, and from there he was on his own.  I loved the ring he picked out for me.

    Post # 36
    1922 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We went to look at rings one day as we knew marriage was inevitable. We actually saw “my ring” at the same time and both knew it was the one. But I thought we were still a long time from the actual proposal. I was convinced it would be another year and we’d have to find another ring.

    He was sneeky. He called them back immediately after we left and told them he would be back the next morning to get that ring. (I was browsing another store during this phone call.) He had been looking at rings on his own unbeknowst to me…

    So, yes I shopped with him and picked it out with him…but was completely surprised that I got that ring and that he proposed a few days later. 

    Post # 37
    8375 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Since my DH and I are both older and are of like, strong faith, we were ONLY interested in pursuing a relationship that would lead to marriage.  As a result, the idea of marriage and the topic of rings both were raised very early on in our interactions.  

    My now-DH made up his mind quickly that I was “the one” for him, and he kept telling me that he planned to propose to me. I, on the other hand, required more time to be sure, so, although we looked at rings together very early on just to get an idea, I informed him that I did not want him to make a purchase until after I was sure that I would be willing to say yes.  Once I had arrived at the same conclusion that my now-DH had — that God had brought us into each other’s lives — we more seriously looked at rings, and my then-SO told me to select what I wanted. (He knows how picky I am, and he did not want the pressure of trying to buy something that I would like, haha.) He didn’t offer much feedback other than that he wanted me to select what I liked. So, I showed him, and the jeweler, which setting, loose diamond, and wedding band would be my choices.

    After that, I told my SO that everything was now in his, and God’s, hands.  So, my now-DH decided when to go back to the jewelry store and purchase the diamond and the rings and when, how, and where to make the formal proposal. I definitely wanted all of that to be a surprise, and it was! Smile

    Post # 38
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We went ring shopping together but he still 100% surprised me with the ring he chose!

    Post # 39
    2 posts
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I put several rings I really liked on pinterest and directed him to that! He picked it out and it ended up being the ring I was most in love with!

    Post # 40
    3329 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We went shopping today and he picked it out.

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