(Closed) Did you tell your SO exactly what you wanted for e-ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1402 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We’re ring shopping together.  I’m 90% sure I’ve picked out the ring I want, but we’re going to go to a few more places.  He’s going to pick out the center stone.  I’m pretty sure I’ll be surprised no matter what.

Post # 4
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

No, but I sent him a list several months in advance of features I do like and features I don’t like (with links to pictures). There was enough variety in there that I didn’t know exactly what I’d be getting. He really appreciated the list, by the way. Some guys would way prefer to be told what you want. Is your Fiance like that?

Honestly, if I did want something that specific, I wouldn’t have had a problem telling him. I just preferred a little bit of a surprise.

I’ll say though, I think you will still be SO excited and surprised when you get it. It’s a totally different thing to look at it on your hand than to look at pictures. It is still very fun, even if you have an idea it is coming and what style is coming.

Post # 5
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I picked out every aspect of my ring – stone, setting, metal.  My Fiance refused to buy anything unless I chose it and was 100% sure it’s what I wanted.  Same with wedding band. I was having a hard time decididng between two bands and told him to chose, he again refused!

I was still extremely excited and happy when I got my ring since I loved it, and he still managed to surprise me with the proposal even though I knew he had the ring.

Post # 6
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@misskittenn:  Lol send it to him. It’s better to end up with what you want than something you don’t.

I’m as Type A as can be. I have picked my ring and told him and done this same process after each time I change my mind 🙂

Sure I am annoying but I want to pick my own ring.

Post # 7
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Nope, i had no say, in fact, i didn’t even see the proposal coming at all.   He picked it all on his own.   But i did pick the wedding band

Post # 8
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

He knew exactly what I wanted- from the metal, the stone cut, the size, everything. Some people think that’s not romantic or he didn’t get to choose the ring that he thought would fit me best, but I don’t really care- I’ll be wearing it on my finger for the rest of my life and I want it to be perfect.

Post # 9
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i told him what i wanted and he got me exactly that.  i was only surprised how quickly he proposed..

Post # 10
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I picked out a selection of rings and left the rest up to him. He picked my favorite one lol

Post # 12
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Pretty much yes.. a year or two before we even got engaged, I found a ring I loved on Etsy and saved it in his internet bookmarks (not without him knowing), and he ended up proposing with that same ring design, although maybe different specs.  He didn’t seem either sad or pleased that I basically chose the ring!

Post # 13
4951 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Somewhat…but we went and looked together. Then I narrowed down the settings and he chose from those.

Post # 14
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Not only did I tell him what I wanted, but I also was the one to communicate with the Etsy seller, set up the custom listing, and add it to my shopping cart. LOL. All he had to do was get my password and log on to order it.

When I got it in the mail a couple weeks later – oh my! It was even more gorgeous in person. Absolutely perfect.

I’d send it to him. Your heart is set on that one, and you know you want it. I’m sure he just wants to get something he knows you’ll love.

Post # 15
6742 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I saw pictures of what I wanted, asked people what their specs were, we went ring shopping together and then he worked with a jeweler and had my ring designed based off what I asked.  It’s very slightly different from what I wanted, but still absolutely perfect and gorgeous and I love it LOVE IT.. cannot stop staring!  The one major difference is that the side stones are a bit smaller than I asked for, but I absolutely LOVE IT like this. Wow, really sidetracked from your original question – yes, I was still surprised because I never saw the ring as a whole thing together before, even when ring shopping. 

Post # 16
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I told Darling Husband what I wanted….something unique…a cushion cut halo with pave side stones on the band. Ok, not unique AT ALL. So he got me a setting that was unique with pave on the band, but it is a round brilliant cut, no halo. I LOVE it!

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