- 5 years ago
First time poster and newbee here. I don’t usually do internet forums but google searches kept landing me on the bee ring boards and I was delighted/shocked to find such a positive supportive group in the threads here, rare in today’s world!
So hoping you all can help with your experiences or pointing to good resources online. The boyfriend and I are going ring shopping tomorrow, but neither one of us has much knowledge or experience. Although I have some ideas from seeing friends’ rings and browsing on the internet, I’m not really sure what I want/like (it’s just not something I gave much thought to until it become relevant in my life), so we think I should just try some things on for shape and size. I have been kind of all over the map from thinking a ring would be nice but not necessary/considering alternatives/not sure I should be trusted with anything too pricey (I lose my keys daily), but I am also okay embracing whatever nice gesture he would like to make and I think it’s important to him too.
Any suggestions on where to start (that isn’t a buzzfeed article/cosmo quiz type thing – looking for real substance), particularly if we’re interested in something a little off the beaten path. I’d like a ring that is a bit unique but also timeless/elegant. I’ve been reading about laboratory stones, moissy, kind of like the idea of a color gemstone (perhaps blue or yellow sapphire), etc. etc. The other thing is that he has said he would like to formally propose with the ring by the end of the summer, so we’re hoping the process doesn’t take us too long. I realize that may almost entirely rule out any sort of customization.
Help?? And many thank yous.