(Closed) Did you tell your FI what type of ring you wanted? Or did he surprise you?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We were engaged before I got a ring. Knowing my DH, I knew that for him, getting a ring that I would love was very important and also a huge pressure (he tends to over analyze). So I offered him to shop with him if he wanted to, but that it was only to take pressure off his shoulders, that I was also totally ok if he wanted to go on his own.

He gladly accepted my offer, as he would not have asked me to come but didn’t want to pick for me. The ring I liked was actually the one he would have chosen as well, but he was glad to get that confirmation before buying it!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I didn’t. I only made it clear I wanted a non-conflict Canadian diamond.

I got a solitaire Canadian diamond. I’m happy.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I told Fiance that I wanted a 3-stone ring.  He chose my ring and then to throw me off he asked me for some “examples” of what I wanted as if he had no idea.  But the only thing I had told him when he went out on his own to pick my ring was that I wanted 3 stones.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We had talked about what I wanted but what actually ended up happening was me finding my ring in a store, on sale, going home, bringing him back to the store, and him buying it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Fiance and I shopped together because I had NO idea what I wanted.

I originally thought I liked halos and tacori, but after trying them on, they just weren’t for me. So glad he took me shopping!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

we went shopping together, and I chose one that I loved. he agreed. then went back and bought something entirely different because he wanted me to wear “something no one else has.” the thought was there, but I was kind of cranky about it for awhile. I’ve written about it before. It also caused issues with purchasing a wedding band, because having one fit to it, would have been thousands and thousands of dollars.

 

however, that having been said, 2+ years later I’m quite okay with it and I love it for the thought ๐Ÿ™‚ I sometimes do still wish he would have somewhat honored what I loved, though.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

All I told him is that I prefer white gold to yellow. I didn’t think he was even paying attention, but he ended up buying me a white gold beauty!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

FH really wanted to pick out my ring on his own.  I was showing him stuff that I liked online.  I don’t think he liked the ring I had been obsessed with, so he took me shopping 1 day finally.  I saw my “obsession” ring and I didn’t even recognize it – it was horrible IRL. 

Then we picked out settings we both liked and he surprised me with one of them!

It was a good thing he did take me shopping so I could see stuff in person – soo different than photos.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

As my boyfriend, he carried around a notecard for about a year with my “minimum requirements.” I had really low expectations, actually. I ended up with an amazing quality diamond, and I love it. He’s the kinda guy who would have just floundered had I not told him. Made life easier for both of us ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I told him and tried to show him the rings I liked, he just ignored me and picked out what he thought I’d like on his own. He did an amazing job, better than I ever expected and of course it’s better than the rings I tried to show him.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

He asked me to go ring shopping one day and I ‘tried on’ a few different shapes of stones and settled on oval.  I basically told him I prefer a white metal and an oval stone and he took it from there.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

Like a couple of PPs, DH and I went ring shopping together! It was perfect for us because we had been talking about getting engaged soon, and he wanted me to be apart of the process. We basically picked out the exact ring together, but when he went back alone to buy it, he decided to surprise me by going a little bit bigger. That was a nice surprise. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Spring Grove Park & St. George Banquet Center

We actually went ring shopping together when we first started discussing marriage seriously, and after trying on a variety I narrowed it down to my top two favorites. I then left and let Mr. Bunting make the final decision on what ring to actually buy later. It was a lot of fun and worked out splendidly, since I knew I’d end up with something I really loved but I still had no idea when the proposal would come or which exact ring it would be with.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

we had talked before and he knew i wanted a 1 carat princess cut, and i knew he didnt like halos..

so last xmas we were out looking at gifts for his mom at a jewelers when the clerk asked me what type of ring i wanted.. i told her that the one i want isnt usually sold in my local stores (which i of course was right) my Fiance asked me what type it was..so i pulled up a pic of it online…needless to say he fell in love with it and says “lets get it”…i had to wait 6 months but now the ring of my dreams is on my finger!

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