(Closed) Did you see your ring before the proposal?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did you see your ring/know the EXACT ring you were getting before he proposed?

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  • Post # 46
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    Helper bee

    We picked my ring together. I saw a CAD rendering but not the actual ring til it was on my finger. He didn’t see is ring until I proposed, but we looked at rings together so I had an idea of what style he liked.

    Post # 48
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Yes, I saw mine before he proposed but that’s only because I snooped 

    Post # 49
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    He designed and had my ring made without me knowing about it so I got the double surprise engagement and ring. He did an amazing job and I wouldn’t have wanted to see

    Post # 50
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    ali1005:  I picked my ring out from Blue Nile, but he still was going to propose to me.  I told him that he better make it good!  Well the ring came 6 weeks later and he wouldn’t let me see it until he proposed because he still wanted some element of surprise to it and kept saying that even though he had the ring, it didn’t mean he was going to propose right away.  He said it could be in a week, a month, who knows.  In the meantime, he had to go through the whole asking permission thing to marry me so he asked my mother one night at our place.  She said ok of course, and he offered to show her the ring.  Well being the mom she is, she was critiquing it and saying that the halo diamonds were too small, and blah, blah, blah, blah. I was in the kitchen pacing back and forth listening to her say all that stuff, so I just demanded to see the ring because I was worried I picked a crappy diamond and setting.  The ring was perfect though, but I never got my proposal…

    Post # 51
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    Busy bee

    I think it’s kind of funy because DH “looked” at rings one day and he showed me a picture really quickly (While I was stopped at a stopped light) and asked what I thought. I said I like it and he said it was just one he had looked at but hadn’t bought anything. The next day he proposed with it and it looked so different (much better in person)! So I guess I did see a picture but it was honestly so brief I don’t really count it. 

    Post # 52
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    Newbee

    I don’t think it is a bad idea to see it beforehand, because it is a big investment and you have to wear it! I reluctantly went with my then fiance to see rings because he was so overwhelmed and didn’t know what I wanted. I actually didn’t know what I wanted either, because I had never looked at ring styles and knew far less about it than he did. After awkwardly trying on a few rings, I happened upon a couple that suited me. I did not really expect that he would buy either of them and the proposal was definitely a surprise when it came, many months after. Seeing my ring before hand did not effect the wholel ‘proposal experience’ at all! Now we’re happily married 🙂

    Post # 53
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    Wannabee

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    ali1005:  Yes I saw it. We actually picked it out together about 9 months before getting engaged. We knew engagement was coming and the Kmart in our town was going out of business. On the 2nd to last day of business, al the diamond rings and bands were cut to $300 per set. So we went ahead and bought a gorgeous set I had been eyeing for a while. I was surprised it was still there. I love it. It was originally $2,600 retail price, which is reflected on the receipt. A bit strange t do things that way, but we did and saved a lot of money! 🙂

    Post # 54
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    Bumble bee

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    ali1005:  how did it go? Are you glad you saw it? 

    Post # 55
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    Blushing bee

    I saw my rings only because my engagement ring was one I inherited from my late great grandmother and my wedding band was given to my by my nan a few days before she passed away and was the original ring that came as a set for the inherited engagement ring. 

    Post # 56
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Kind of?? We had gone and tried some rings on to get an idea of what I wanted. Didn’t take long since I wanted a simple white or yellow gold 6 prong round solitaire. (white or yellow gold didn’t matter… regardless the wedding band will be the opposite of the engagement ring because I love the mixed metal look)

    He asked if I had a size preference and if size or quality of the diamond was more important. I told him that was all up to him. He can be frugal, but also likes nice things and knew he’d pick out something perfect. 

    Funny thing was that it took me about 2 or 3 days after the proposal to realize the ring was really there and started staring at it non-stop for a few weeks! The ring is beautiful and I love it, but I was so surprised by the proposal that it took forever to sink it that it was there! 

    Post # 57
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I had no idea! He knew he had to get on the stick though because our plan was to get married when I was finished with nursing school, and that will be in 7 months. All summer, I wondered if he was going to see if I wanted to look at rings, but nope. On a random Friday night, he told me to “get all gussied up” (exact words) and we were going out for dinner without the kids. He has a son, I have 2 daughters, and according to some, we are living in major sin. Anyway, after dinner we drove around for a little bit and then went home. He was acting really weird, but I had no clue. Then he proposed with his great-grandma’s ring. It is a solitaire marquise on a wide, yellow gold band. He knew I wanted a solitaire on yellow gold, but who knew if he was going to listen to me or not. I am beyond estatic! We are super poor right now with me being in school. No second income sucks! So he was being frugal with money (yay!) and very sentimental. My band is from his mom’s second marriage with 5 marquise diamonds and 2 triangle diamonds on the very end, and no, I am not superstitious in any way. I’ve never seen so much ice in my life and I can’t believe she gave it to me! Both rings are getting appraised right now and it feels weird not having my engagement ring now. 

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