Did you help choose your ring? Show me your engagement ring!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 152
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

woodscommaelle :  Congrats!! I just got engaged this past weekend and this is my ring!

Post # 153
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376 posts
Helper bee

He asked what I wanted, for him to pick or for me. I asked for input, but his ultimate decision. I thought what I wanted was simple, since I wanted a round center stone. We started looking at settings and different kinds of center gemstones. He knew I didn’t want pave or stones going down the side, because I have sensitive skin. We narrowed it down to a solitaire or side stone. I knew he was also looking at pre-owned rings. I was still sending him potential options right until the day he proposed. He had bought the ring from James Allen a month earlier and kept the charade to surprise me.

Post # 154
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Newbee

woodscommaelle :  My fiance and I got engaged less than a month ago and we were equally involved in the ring buying process. We had discussed everthing from the type of ring to the price tag and it made everthing really enjoyable and it kept us from getting swept up in the experience and overspending. I’m very, very happy with my ring and buying it together was a sweet experience.

 

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Post # 155
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2000

Goirishgrl :  love the ring but you know that 😆 but you “proposal is sooooo much like mine it made me laugh remembering it!!!

love it!!

Post # 156
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

meliamartinez31 :  I adore our proposal story!  It was completely organic and just “us”.  I hear stories of elaborate planned proposals with romantic props and settings, and i think they’re very sweet but I wouldn’t trade our proposal for any thing

Post # 157
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Newbee

with my first husband we both picked out the diamond and designed the ring together.  

Been divorced 6yrs and with boyfriend for 4yrs.  For the last couple years I was certain that I wanted a cushion cut diamond with a halo, mostly due to price.  My first ring was .71ct and I wanted to go a lot bigger and figured with the price of diamonds the halo would make it look bigger.  Then discovered moissanite and decided that would be a much better option as I’ll be 44 saturday, with a 12 & 15yo, so lots of expenses coming up like needing another car soon, high insurance costs, college in a few years, and really want a kitchen remodel.  So since I could get a bigger center stone for not an insane amount of money I changed what I wanted and didn’t want a halo anymore.  We picked this ring out together, he ordered it but doesn’t have it yet.  No clue when he’ll propose.  I got a 9mm cushion cut (so about 3.5ct) in white gold.  Kind of wishing I’d just got a solitaire band now but hopefully it’ll be fine.  I’m way too picky and a control freak to have someone else pick out a ring and surprise me.  I don’t even like it when people buy me clothes, and this is something I’ll be wearing daily for many years…needed to have a say in it. 

Post # 158
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2020

My fiance knew that I would want to pick my own ring, but he wanted to surprise me with the proposal, so he actually bought a $25 “placeholder ring”. 

We’re going shopping next weekend to pick out the “real” one, but I will always cherish the one he proposed with 

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