Post # 1
My FI and I shopped for the setting together. We ended up having it custom made. We both agreed that we preferred round brilliant for the center stone, but he picked the actual stone himself. I love my ring. I was just wondering if you were surprised or if you helped pick. I am glad I got to help decide, because I really prefer round brilliant to other cuts. Here’s what I ended up with:
Post # 2
The photo is a crappy cell phone picture. I don’t think the picture does it justice…
Post # 3
Mrs.Sawyertobe: we picked the setting together, we met with the sales person and I told them what was important to me in terms of the 4C’s. FH and I agreed that I would know nothing about when he bought it and the actual diamond selection was his.
He loves that he picked the diamond on my finger – I love that I helped pick the setting and we both agreed it was ‘the one’
Post # 4
No I didn’t help and that’s mostly because he’s a stinker and never asks for help with anything. HA. That ring is amazeballs. Nice work.
Post # 5
I just told him that I didn’t like yellow gold and princess cut stones were my favorite, and let him do the rest. Of course if he had gotten me a yellow gold band with any cut I would have been perfectly fine because it was a gift from him. I would have gladly taken a string tied around my finger by the time he finally proposed. Haha!
Post # 6
sort of? we went together to try on rings (his suggestion) and they wrote down the style numbers of all our favorites. he ended up getting my favorite one, with a round stone (my favorite!) even though he said he wanted to get me a princess. we sort of narrowed it down together but he had the ultimate decision.
Post # 7
I picked out my ring, and he agreed it was the best one I tried on. I wouldn’t have it any other way, especially since my fiance said he didn’t trust himself AT ALL with the decision, even if he had the exact picture of what I wanted. Which is good, because I tried on what I thought I wanted, and it was too cutesy (floral halo). And since I’m the one wearing it every day, I’m so pleased I was able to choose one that fits me and my style.
Post # 8
I helped. Mainly because I wanted to show him the style I thought I liked. But then when I saw it on my finger, I wasn’t such a fan. He pointed to something I wouldn’t have noticed, but when I saw it on my finger, we both went “ohhhhhh.” I don’t think I missed out on anything by being there, and am glad to have had the experience of learning that I didn’t really like what I thought I liked.
Post # 9
Mrs.Sawyertobe: Only thing I told him was white gold and solitaire. Everything else was all him. He picked perfectly.
Post # 10
We purchased my engagement ring after we were engaged; I wore a stand-in in the mean time. We picked out the center diamond together, though FI didn’t care about shape, he just wanted to be sure it was good quality. I picked the setting myself, I couldn’t help it, I fell in love with a picture of it that I found right after he first told me to do some research, six months before I actually received my lovely, and nothing else we looked at compared. My engagement ring is really my favorite piece of jewelry!
Post # 11
Not even a little bit. Our entire conversation went like this – DH “I always thought you’d like an antique/vintage ring”. Me – “yes, I would”.
That was it. He picked it out totally on his own. It’s fromthe 1920’s and absolutley perfect.
Post # 12
DH and I picked mine out together. The first time, we picked the setting together and sort of picked the stone. I say “sort of” because we were there together and I intended for him to pick the center stone. It turned out I was a lot better at distinguishing color and clarity than he was, so I ended up picking out 3 stones that were what we were looking for. And he made the final choice of what went into the ring.
For my anniversary “upgrade”, I had fallen head over heels for the setting months earlier. DH surprised me with saying we could get it. Then I picked the center stone, although he had final approval. He actually told me to get a larger stone than I had originally looked at –LOL.
Post # 13
My FI was terrified at the thought of blindly picking my ring, but he still wanted to surprise me. I picked out three different rings (a range of prices) and he picked out which one. It was fun because I knew that I was going to get one that I loved and he still got to surprise me.
Post # 14
Mrs.Sawyertobe: I’d say I did more picking than he did, haha. I chose to go with moissanite, I chose the OEC (though he said he really likes the stone), and I’ve designed the setting, with his input along the way. Though, his input has always been “if you like it, I like it”. I’ve always shown him pictures and designs, he just doesn’t really care, he just wants me to love it, and that’s all that matters to him.
Post # 15
Mrs.Sawyertobe: I chose mine Completely all me! I knew I wanted diamond set shoulders so he helped me search to find one but in the end he didn’t mind or have any stipulation on the ring as I’m the one wearing it. He knows me well but I don’t think he could have chosen such an important thing for me. I didn’t entirely know what I wanted before we looked so how he could have seems impossible!