Post # 16
I had the center stone and Fiance and I picked out the setting together, left the stone with the jeweler to be set, and I knew roughly when it would be ready. It was a very surreal experience, while it was happening, and after.
I knew when he suggested going to dinner in the city after a get together with friends that it was going to happen then. We ended up coming home first so he could change, and he closed the bedroom door to change, then came out with a big bulge in his pocket. Even though I knew it was coming, when he asked me over dinner, I still cried and was elated:)
Post # 17
I picked out my ring setting and the center stone separately. So I knew generally what the ring would look like but had never seen the finish product. I too was worried that the proposal wouldn’t have the same feeling since I knew it was coming and expecting it. But he managed to propose the day before the weekend that I thought he was going to propose (we were leaving for a trip). Seeing him down on one knee was still exciting even though I knew it was coming! Your moment will still be special!
Post # 18
My finance and I designed a ring and had it made.
I definately know that I would rather have the perfect ring and lose the suprise with that aspect rather than worrying he would pick something that is totally not me.
Have not regretted it and am so thankful I did. A friend of mine loved my ring and told me that her ring was not one that she would have picked and she was a little dissapointed.
Post # 19
FH and I picked out my ring together and I was there when he purchased it.. I got to try it on one time for sizing and then it sat in his safe for two and a half months. I knew it was coming just not exactly when. I still ugly cried x1000 and it was extremely romantic and personal. Nothing awkward or weird at all!
Post # 20
Mine was basically the same as yours. I designed the ring with the jeweler and then my fiance went in to pick the center stone and pay for it. I knew when he was doing that, but I didn’t know when it was ready or when he picked it up. It was still a complete surprise because I just didn’t really think too much about it. It was really important to my fiance that it be a surprise so I didn’t spend time thinking about it or trying to guess when he was going to propose. He ended up proposing while I was getting ready to go out to our favorite wine bar. I was standing at my dresser trying to find something to wear and that’s when he got down on one knee and asked. I’m not an emotional person, but I was surprised, shocked in good way and I cried. It’s so exciting to get engaged and finally put that ring on that nothing was lost by knowing it was coming soon.
Post # 21
We picked out my ring in July, received it in August and he proposed in September. I didn’t know when he was going to propose, just that it would be before his birthday in October.
He ended up proposing on an outing to Kings Park with his daughter, towards the end of the day when we sat down to have a rest. It was a surprise, it was intimate, and it was perfect- even though a bug had bitten me ten seconds before he got down on one knee 🙂