(Closed) Did you help pick you engagement ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Mrs.Sawyertobe:  thanks lady! it’s a 2 carat black diamond. white diamond halo and pave band, wedding band is the same as the shank of the e-ring ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 47
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I picked mine out. Whenever I would show him rings he never really had an opinion and just wanted me to get what I wanted.  I wouldn’t have wanted him to pick one out without me knowing or my input.

Post # 48
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Newbee

I knew that I wanted to pick out my own ring. If it is something I will wear forever I want it to be something I LOVE. My Fiance had the same thought. My Fiance and I went shopping together twice. The first time I tried on several styles to confirm that I liked a halo like I thought I would. After that it was all about details. After leaving the store I felt overwhelmed with all of the options, so a few weeks later we went back. I then narrowed down two settings that I loved and also decided that I prefered an oval cut. The final choice was my FI’s and I love it!

Post # 49
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Absolutely. My husband doesn’t have the best taste in jewelry. Chances are that I would have hated my ring if I didn’t pick it out. 

Post # 50
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Helper bee

Mrs.Sawyertobe:   The proposal was a complete surprise and Fiance asked me to marry him with a ring he picked out totally by himself. It wasn’t my dream ring for a few reasons. We ended up returning it, designing our dream e-ring together and going the custom route. Fiance says the design process was about 60% me, 40% him.

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Mrs.Sawyertobe:  FH picked out my ring. The only thing he knew was that I liked princess cuts and absolutely no halo whatsoever. He did a great job! I would not have it any other way.

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Post # 52
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Sugar bee

  Mrs.Sawyertobe:  FI and I also went and picked the setting together. When we first started talking about becoming engaged, he realized just how picky I was. Boy was I glad we went shopping together because I would have not liked the ring he “had in mind” because it was not my style at all…in fact, it was ugly. He knew for sure I wanted a princess ring and NO halo…the rest was more picky finicky details on my part. I am also a nurse so I didn’t want it TOO high off my hand, and I wanted something a little less “ordinary”….but I knew there were details I liked on some and they were specific. I had fallen in love with a verragio setting after he told me to go get sized with a friend of mine, but I felt like it was just too out of our price range (just for the engagement band) when I knew we could get something similar for cheaper. We went together shortly after and found a beautiful ring that I actually liked more. The best part?? With the engagement band AND wedding band, it was still less than the verragio band. I liked two, one that was similar to yours as well….but I told him to pick between the two himself and I was pleased when he picked the one I loved. His reasoning behind picking that one? My eyes sparkled like they did when I had tried on the verragio one, and he knew that was the one. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by  NicLE1218.
Post # 53
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Newbee

Well, I picked out 5 different ones and he has the final say…I’m about to lose my mind over which one he’s gonna pick lol. He’s making me wait super long lol

Post # 54
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Busy bee

Mine was a complete surprise dispite us discussing that we both wanted to be a part of the process. It was really important to me to pick out a ring that represented both of us. Since the ring he picked out respresents him and the wedding ring 100% reflects me, the set is a reflection of us in total. Which makes it special. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 55
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I picked out everything- the setting, the metal, even the diamond. We purchased it together. He knows I’m very picky and wanted to make sure I got exactly what I wanted

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Well we shopped around a few times for fun, in some random jewelry stores and Birks (in Canada), and I liked princess-cut or anything not round cut, and didn’t rly want a big “brand” name, but he insisted he should choose the ring himself… So he got a round cut from Tiffany’s… I was surprised and wondered why did he so bluntly go against my wishes but oh well it’s his money after all! I just feel bad he spent too much on a ring I’m not too crazy about… Also, the knife-edge hurt me and we tried to get it exchanged but they said the “1 month” exchange policy was over… So everyday I’m learning to appreciate my ring! And I do like it now!!

Post # 57
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I felt very strongly about designing a ring together and getting it custom made – we are building our future so Ioved the idea of ‘building’ the ring. 

There is this great little independent jewellers in our favourite vacation spot with its own workshop and I always told Fiance that i’d want to get the ring from there as the place holds so many happy memories for us both! 

Fiance proposed without a ring and we didn’t get it until we went to this place 2 months later. It was a long wait but I wouldn’t change a thing as the process was so wonderful and personal…we were in the jewellers for hours but it flew by as we were having so much fun looking through different stones and settings! I ended up deciding on a pear and they had to order the size/quality we wanted from a different area and have it driven down that same day. 

I love that we picked all the separate elements together and have a bespoke ring that we designed from scratch…it has so much meaning behind it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 58
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Mrs.Sawyertobe:  I had to come check it out naturally. It’s beautiful!!! This is exactly what I originally wanted. Stunning! 

Post # 59
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Fiance picked out setting and stone all by himself with absolutely no real help from me. The only thing I contributed was a (bad) guesstimate on my ring size and telling him after he asked that I preferred silver metals to yellow. I knew I didn’t want anything flashy, and I didn’t want it super nontraditional but I also didn’t want a straight-up solitaire – but he didn’t know that. 

I’d say he did damn good too!

 

In the proper lighting, the center diamond totally glints green. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

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