(Closed) did you go ring shopping with your SO?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: did you go ring shopping with your SO?

    Yes - I went with him to the store/Picked out the ring with him online and picked out the final ring

    Yes - But I didn't pick out the final ring

    No - But I showed him pictures of types of rings I wanted

    No - Completely up to him!

  • Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper

    I didn’t go shopping with him as to me it’s less spontaneous/romantic. I did however show him a few pictures and dropped heavy hints along the lines of ‘I like these rings’ lol, as I have quite specific/unusual tastes, and never wanted a solitaire or trilogy, I always wanted an antique-style cluster.

    Post # 18
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We did, and it was an amazing experience.  I felt like it was kind of a “sneak peek” at engagement…I smiled like a fool all day long.  He picked out the ring, but I think I was pretty clear on the one that I loved most–fortunately it was his favorite too! 

    I’m very picky about the things I wear, and I think that he wanted to go looking together because he wanted to be absolutely sure that I would love what he got me; in his words “You’re the one who’s going to have to wear it for the rest of your life, so it’s got to be something that you love.”  What a sweetie.

    We both remember the day very fondly; a couple of my friends have asked if I think it’s a good idea to go looking together and I can say that for us, it definitely was.

    Post # 19
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    Blushing bee

    Ring shopping? I never even looked in a jewelry store with him! It was a complete surprise and he picked my favourite cut, I love it so much!! 

    (for the record my mum told him that if he got it wrong I would say I didn’t like it so he was very brave, it means so much more to me knowing that he designed it and picked it) ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    However I do feel deprived of Jewelry shopping as I had always thought we would go together at some point!

    Post # 20
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Yes, we went ring shoping together! The proposal was a complete surprise & we went ring shopping afterwards. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 21
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    Bee Keeper

    Yes. We picked the stones and setting together, but he picked it up and surprised me with it a few months later. I never knew when it was coming. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We went and looked at rings about a year before he proposed. I showed him several styles I liked…then I showed him my dream ring, which was a bit pricey and then a similar ring I found at a mall chain for much less…told him I’d be happy with either, ot even if he found a similar style somewhere else, I’d probably be happy with that too. Basically he knew I wanted a halo/prong setting with micro pave’ on the band. Well, he got me the deam ring a year later, just as I was about to throw up my hands and walk! LOL.

    Post # 23
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We went together and I picked out the ring since the engagment was not a surprise.  I knew he was stressed about getting something I would like.  I love my ring and the fact that I picked it out didn’t take away from the meaning of it.  He paid for it in cash, so I know how hard he worked to get it for me, and that means a lot of sacrificing and long hours on his part. 

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We went to a few stores together and looked online for a bit.  He HATES shopping and after 2-3 stores he was done.  I LOVE to shop so I went shopping alone for a few weeks and when I found the ring I wanted I took him back to the store and he bought it.  

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We didn’t go ring shopping together. I gave him a description of what kind of ring I liked. I also had a sterling silver princess cut cz ring that I could never get myself to wear, so I sealed in a box until he asked about rings. My husband did an amazing job with my ring, even better than what I imagined it to be.

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We didn’t go shopping together, never even browsed rings in windows or online or anything. The only “hint” he was going off of were my comments about not liking my friend’s huge ring, and he knew I liked white gold as opposed to yellow. He went shopping all by himself and didn’t even show the ring to anyone before he proposed. It was a huge surprise, and he did a great job! I can be really indecisive, so it was great that he did all the work himself. I couldn’t ask for a better ring or fiance ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We went into a store and tried on rings, but not specifically for an engagment ring. He said to just get an idea of what styles I liked. He ended up getting a card for one that I really liked, and a year and a half later he gave me that very ring. When he went shopping for it he actually took his mom and she picked out one that was very similar to the one that we had picked out.

    Post # 28
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    Honey Beekeeper

    We went shopping together so that he could get an idea of what I liked. He designed the final ring and purchased it on his own.

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I went with my Fiance.  I wanted to use my mother’s diamond in my ring (a marquise), and since there aren’t a lot of settings out there for a marquise, we had to get it custom made, so we designed it together.  I wasn’t allowed tosee the final product though until I was engaged.

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I first went on the Shane Co. website and looked at rings. Then went to the store by myself and picked out the one I wanted. The next day we went together and he put the deposit down. Then somewhere down the road he bought it and took forever to propose. haha not really, but it seemed like it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @sugarcube:  Yes, I went with my SO (now fiance) to go ring shopping.  The proposal was a complete surprise and said that he didn’t want to get a ring that I wouldn’t like.  Instead, he proposed with a family heirloom.

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