(Closed) Did you pick out your Engagement Ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I picked the ring, but he liked it too, and agreed to get it for me, so he bought it 🙂

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My fiance and I went ring shopping together.  Prior to that, we’d discussed what I wanted (Tacori setting with an emerald cut diamond), and he’d asked me to send him some links to pictures of the rings I liked most.  After we talked about it some more, we both agreed it was best to go look at rings in person so I could try them on and we could figure out what looked best.

I chose the ring setting and center stone I wanted.  I pretty much got what I originally wanted (Tacori setting with an emerald cut diamond), but I went with a setting that hadn’t been on my original list.  When I tried it on, I loved everything about it.  It actually looked better in person than in the pictures on the Tacori website.  

The proposal itself was a surprise.  Yes, I knew it was coming, but I didn’t know exactly when. I also didn’t see the finished ring until I opened the box since the Tacori rings the jeweler had available had round or princess cut diamonds in the center.  I saw the loose diamond that they would be adding to the setting, but it’s really different actually seeing the finished product.

@mrswedding16:  Basically what I’m trying to say with all this is that there are still ways to be surprised and get the ring of your dreams.  I’m betting your significant other just wants to make you happy and give you the perfect ring and perfect proposal … If going with him to pick out the ring will ensure that that happens, I say do it.

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

our ring choosing experience was very collaborative.  FI found a jeweler he wanted to work with and we went there together to look at  stones.  i took FI’s opinion into consideration on the setting and look.  I feel like even though I picked out the stone I wanted, we worked together to design the setting, and to me it was extremely romantic that he really wanted to give me what I wanted.   I know what you mean about not wanting to feel like you are demanding a certain price point, but, I’m glad that I made it known what I wanted since I wear it every day and love love love my ring    i did give a range of sizes I thought would be good so he certainly could have gone with a smaller stone if he wanted to keep the price lower.  my Fiance knows that I am not materialistic but this is one thing have always had my heart set on and he made my dreams come true, and I told him that   

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I brought up the subject of engagement whilst drinking (not terribly drunk at the time though). We had been together for 10 months at that point.  

I asked her if she had a special date for getting engaged and she said that she had always wanted to get engaged on her birthday so I said OK.

There was absolutely no chance that I would select a ring for her because what looked good for me might be inappropriate for her (she would be the one wearing it). I went with her on he day to pay for the ring (and to make sure that she choose one that I could realistically afford). The one she loved / selected cost $400 so we both left happy.

From a guys point of view it’s quite daunting to be rejected during the engagement process and also to hear negative comments from her friends and family when showing the ring to them.

During the occasional argument she does have a go at me for not surprising her with their engagement / ring selection but I don’t regret the decisions that I made at the time.

Take care

The Silver Fox

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