(Closed) Do both you and your future bride wear E-rings?

posted 9 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My ex fiance and I did one engagement, two rings. We were young with no money so we each had plain bands to start with, but had she not cheated on me while I was in basic training, she would have had a ring with a small single diamond inside the ring (like what most men would wear if they had a diamon) and I would have had a traditional engagement ring to match my band.

Post # 33
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Blushing bee

My partner and I both wear sapphire and diamond engagment rings, although they do not match. My partner allowed me to chose the ring of my dreams and proposed to me first. After that I chose a sapphire and diamond ring for her that matched her personality and I proposed to her. She wanted a flat ring, something without prongs. We have matching wedding bands.

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Amherst College Alumni House

My Fiance and I both have matching sapphire and diamond engagement rings. Our rings basically look like Princess Di/ Kate Middleton’s ring, but my Fiance wants me to point out that she proposed months before Prince William did. The story of our rings is a funny one: 

We love diamonds, but we as struggling grad students, we couldn’t afford the size diamond that we would have liked. So, in order to get bigger rings with more bling, we decided that when we got engaged, we would go with Sapphire. I found her ring first (I loved it at first sight) but wanted to wait a few months to propose. Meanwhile, she went to the same store to find a ring for me, and not liking anything, she decided to make a custom ring. She worked with the jeweler for weeks, but by the time the stones were to be ordered it was clear that the ring she designed would be too expensive. My Fi was at a loss when the sales person said, “You know, your girlfriend really loved the ring she bought for you. She kept putting it on her finger and saying how pretty it is. Maybe you should just get her a matching ring”. So, my fiance did. A few weeks later, my fiance proposed to me with the ring I had picked out for her. I was so excited! The only drawback was that I knew that meant she knew which ring I had picked for her. ๐Ÿ™  I proposed to her two days later.

We have matching engagement rings, but we decided on different bands. I wanted something substantial, and she, being petite, wanted something more delicate.

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My fiance asked if he got a ring when we were shopping for mine.  I was slightly taken aback as I had never really thought about it–but it makes sense that the other person gets a ring too.  The engagement ring was initially sort of a proof that a dude could provide for a wife–if he can drop the cash on jewelry then he’s doing ok.  Since most couples today are not really doing that sort of nonsense, the engagement ring has become more of a symbol of committment and both should get one if they want.  So I ended up shopping around and he picked out a thin, plain titanium band.  Some people think it’s a wedding band but who cares–soon enough he *will* be wearing a wedding band (the fate of the e-ring has not been decided yet)

If your fiance doesn’t want to wear a ring, you could get a watch or necklace or anything nice that she will treasure/use forever. 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Fiance and I both wear engagment rings and we’re buying matching wedding rings. We decided to purchase e-rings that fit out individual personalities and than get wedding rings that bind us.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We aren’t really diamond girls, so Fiance Carnival opted for a claddagh inspired heart ring and I opted for a rhodolite garnet ring because it is my birthstone and berry is my favorite color. I’ll post IRL pics later. We are thinking about making our own bands for each other, so they’ll just be hammered platinum–we’re still deciding.

 

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Amherst College Alumni House

Here is a pic of our matching rings. Because they are genuine sapphires and not man-made they vary in color. My ring is a slightly darker blue.

Post # 43
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Amherst College Alumni House

Post # 45
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

If it helps, I decided to get my Girlfriend a gemstone ring when we officially get engaged (for me, she is having her grandmother’s center stone re-set into my grandmother’s band — haha, I know — it just worked out that way!). It would be impossible to buy a diamond of the size she would like for a ring (nothing dainty over here ;)) and I wanted to give her something other than a band. So, after much shopping around, I am going with a smokey quartz. It’s reasonably priced, gorgeous, unique and probably a 5 tcw equivilent!! Now we just have to wait until October. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

PS I think she will switch it to her RH when we actually get wedding bands. But I felt it was only fair that in the meantime, she “look” engaged too!

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I proposed to my Fiance with this ring.

At first I was really opposed to a ring.  I didn’t want some big diamond on my finger. However, after giving her the ring I got ring envy.  Even though I’m a woman I jokingly refer to my ring as my man-gagement ring. 

My wedding ring will match her engagement ring, a channel set diamond and sapphire band.  She isn’t sure yet if she wants the matching band or just a plain white gold band.

 

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