Post # 1
So my FH surprised me with an engagement May 26th. When I say surprised I mean I was shocked. Really didn’t think he was ready yet he never really spoke marriage to much and we didn’t talk about being engaged at all. We had been together for 2 years though. Anyways he has said a few times that he bought the ring awhile back and knew he was going to ask for awhile but he was just waiting for the right time. When he says this he never seems to want to actually tell me when. I sort of want to know. I’m just curious because I want to know when in our relationship he decided I was the one. Do you know when your FH bought your ering? I’m really happy he made it a surprise but I want to know when he bought it. Also I LOVE my ring but don’t know how many carats it is. I have found 2 versions of my ring online 1 in 1.5 carats and the other is 2. Did you ask for FH how many carats your ring is? This is what my ring looks like this is the stock photo for the 1.5 carrat ring.
This is my ring bad picture I know but I can’t get a good one with real camera it just reflects the flash.
Post # 3
I know how many carats my ring is because we had it appraised for insurance purposes. Is your ring already insured?
And I know when my Fiance bought my ring because he was way too anxious and nervous to hold onto it for more than an hour, so as soon as he got home he hung up on my mother (who I was talking to on the phone) and just proposed to me in our living room. It was sweet.
Post # 4
By the way, your ring is gorgeous!
Post # 5
I know my husband bought my ring a couple months before he proposed – we had talked about marriage, we even did a scavenger hunt in downtown for an engagement ring (mostly for fun, i swear i wasnt trying to hint) he told me that he didnt think much about it but when he did, and made the decision he wanted to marry me he jumped on it – i think once he decided he saved for a month or two and then bought it – i was not expecting an engagement until winter of 2010 – but he surprised me in July – i wasnt completely shocked since we had talked about it before but it came way sooner than i expected.
I didnt ask him the ct weight, but i could kind of guess and then i saw the appraisal papers when we moved, so i know the ct weight.
i dont blame you for wanting to know when he made that decision – i would want to know too considering it wasnt discussed.
Congrats though! enjoy being engaged, its such a magical time.
Post # 6
@Jenniferk6: He already had it insured before giving it to me. I’m just curious I guess.
Post # 7
I know that Fiance bought the ring the same day he proposed- it was a complete shock to me as well. I don’t think when they buy the ring tells you exactly when they ‘knew’ you were the one though- so many other factors can play into it (money, etc).
My center diamond was secretly passed down to him from my mother about 8 months before the proposal, if that counts for anything. So he didn’t have to tell me the size.
Post # 8
Fiance bought the stone and payed in advance for the ring, getting the ball rolling on the design, at the beginning of june. we’d been together a grand total of 4 months at that point. he had it in his possession as of the week following july 4th. i tried it on and took some pix of it the next time i was out for a visit. i won’t be wearing it every day until sometime this fall, when we’ve been living together for a few months and when he’s got the credit card he used to pay for it payed off.
Post # 10
I have no clue when FH bought my ring. And it drives me nuts. He too just says “a while back” and then when I say WHY DID YOU WAIT SO LONG TO ASK DID YOU HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS? he quickly changes it to “but it wasn’t ready yet until the month before I proposed” lol So I have never gotten an honest answer out of him. I did stumble upon the blue nile order confirmation for my center stone (he left it up on his computer screen!!!) so I know when he at least got the ball rolling on my ering. He bought my setting elsewhere so I don’t know when the setting was completed and all that stuff and I will never know…
I did ask him flat out how many carats the ring was. hahahaha I think I said my bff and mom want to know =D which is true!! lol and he, being a boy, said he didn’t know…so I just looked at all the documents that came with the ring for insurance purposes, which he’d given me for safe keeping.
Post # 11
First of all LOVE your ring! And to answer your questions yes, I knew when he bought it and what ct weight it is. We went ring shopping together in June 2010 and you know the “moment” you are supposed to know your dress? I had it with this ring. Fiance was still in grad school and didn’t have a job yet so he waited until he got a job offer in August to buy it. Well, actually he put it on hold until the store was having a big sale in October and bought it then ha ha. You can’t argue with saving over $800!
Post # 12
Yes, he told me after the fact. He bought it Black Friday when we were shopping with my family (which would explain why him and my mom disappeared at the mall while my dad followed me around like a puppy.) and he proposed New Years Eve.
Post # 13
@STBSchmidt:I just picked out my wedding ring a week ago. My FH already had one picked out but it was to plain jane for me. I like different since my ering is so traditional but I do LOVE it. Anyways I ended up picking out a $200 wedding ring when the ring he picked out for me was $600 he doesn’t get why I want the cheaper one. I keep trying to tell him who cares how much it cost if I LOVE it 🙂
Post # 14
Darling Husband proposed the same day he bought the ring. He was planning on surprising me with an elaborate proposal, but he was too excited!
Post # 15
I had no idea when Fiance bought the ring and was pretty surprised by the proposal. I didnt ask how many carets it was, but he was like, you want to know dont you?? And before I could answer he ran off to get the certificate to show me and brag about the deal he got (though has still never told me the actual cost and hid it from me when he did the isnurnace)
Post # 16
My Fi picked it out and bought it on his way home from work on the day he proposed.