(Closed) Did you go ring shopping together?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Fiance and I talked about getting enagaged for awhile and actually went to look at rings so he could get an idea what i liked.  I thought this was strange…LOL!  We decided that financially, we should wait but then he LIED and suprised me a few months later..sneaky, sneaky!  He told the jeweler what I liked and may ring was made πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yep! We looked at rings together. I had never tried on an engagement ring by myself or with friends–I only wanted to do that with Fiance. So, we tried on a bunch (with bands, I highly recommend that) to see what I liked. I narrowed it down to a few. The actual ring was a total surprise when he proposed. He chose the setting from the favorites we had narrowed down, and the stone (separately).

I’m so glad we did it that way. You don’t want to be one of those girls who feels guilty wanting to exchange their engagement ring because they don’t like it. Also, I noticed that what I thought I liked in photos (halo, for example) was NOT what I liked once I saw it on my hand . . . just something to think about.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh, and we looked at rings 4 months before he proposed!

Post # 6
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Worker bee

Well he took me to see rings last August to get an idea of what I wanted… I didn’t get to pick out exactly my ring but I did give my input.  It’s a good idea to go because you might think you want something, try it on and hate it! 

It will still be a surprise for me though… I don’t know what he’ll pick out on his own πŸ™‚  I trust him.  I wouldn’t worry though, some people just don’t go ring shopping and that’s okay too!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We never looked at rings together.  He completely surprised me with the proposal.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

We went together. His philosophy was:

1) It was too much pressure on him to pick out something I would potentially hate

2) He wanted to share the experience with me

But we did have many frank discussions about wanting to marry each other before this took place. He didn’t just up and say, “Let’s go ring shopping!”

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

We’re not planning on being engaged very soon either, but we have gone ring “shopping”.  My SO knows that I am absolutely fascinated by diamonds, and I think he just likes to watch my face light up.  Lol.

But on a more serious note, my SO asked if we could leisurely go ring shopping every now and then so that I can show him exactly what characteristics I’m looking for in a diamond.  A proposal is not in the near future, but he wants to take his time and find my dream ring.  I had to agree not to ask too many questions so that when it finally does happen it will be a surprise. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We talked about being married for a while, we have been together for 9 years πŸ™‚  Every once in a while I would show him pictures of rings I liked but we never went shopping together.  I didn’t even think he had money for a ring but little did I know he had saved up.  He took my mom with him and pictures of rings that he liked parts of and had a ring custom made for me.  It was a total surprise.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

We went ring shopping together.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

We went ring shopping together because I knew Fiance would be stressed about getting the right thing, and he is just clueless when it comes to jewelry and he is hit or miss when it comes to what I like…

I was super glad we did, and it was fun and sweet!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

We always talked about getting engaged and stuff and went to a couple of jewellers together (to get my size and find out what styles i liked).

 

We ended up buying one together too!!!!! I’m waiting for the proposal.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My husband asked me without a ring, the proposal was a totaly surprise! But we went ring shopping together. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We never looked at rings together but he did ask what metal I would like, gold, silver or platium and what cut I would prefer. He then surprised me at the proposal! That way I still had a say but was still very surprised. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My boyfriend and I went to look at rings a few months back since he wanted clues about style and I didn’t actually know my ring size. Still waiting but he announced the other day he has picked one, lets see how long a wait I’m in for…

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