(Closed) For Bees who helped FI's pick the ring.

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


Fiance wanted to give me something like this (which is not my taste at all):

This is what we picked together:


Post # 4
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Nothing surprised me.  I told him that I wanted something simple. He had picked out a white gold solitare princess cut and was going to order. Then decided it was best to me.  When he I asked I told him I wanted “Something simple, white gold of course. A single princess cut diamond would be pretty”.

Guess he knew me pretty well!

Post # 5
1360 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Yessss!!!! My Fiance loved bezel sets, or rings with chunky bands or with sapphire/color side stones, not that they arent beautiful but they are NOT my style at all, I didnt want a solitaire and he could not get it at all, why would I spend money on the setting when i could get a bigger (in his mind better) center stone if we could change the setting later, I dont want to upgrade ever,  and he did not understand the concept of dainty and/or delicate under any circumstance or sense of the word. I wanted something classic but still different, that I would still love when I was in my 60s but that would set me apart now. This is what I asked for and what I got and I love it so so much!!! He said he was so unsure of it when he saw it online but once he saw how happy I was that was all that mattered to him, he actually thanked me for helping him, because he was very very against that idea at first lol


Post # 6
1264 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

I would never let my SO just pick something out and he knows this, lol. I’m an artist by trade, and he knew that I wanted something unique that no one else had, and since he knows nothing about jewelry, he let me pick.

I actually asked him what he said he would have picked and it would have been nothing like I wanted (solitaire diamond). But it’s okay, I forgive him, because he realized it was better to make sure I got exactly what I wanted.

Post # 7
2375 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

As far as general style goes, wasn’t surprised.  He likes modern – clean lines & simplicity.  He hates halos with a fiery passion, which was fine with me.  The only surprise was the metal choice.

Post # 8
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That he prefers yellow gold over white gold (yikes sorry not my taste)….I’m so glad he asked me to show him my favorite styles. He still picked it out/designed it himself and couldn’t have done a better job! 🙂

Post # 9
62 posts
Worker bee

Ahhh yes. He dislikes filligrei (sp?) but likes pave. If we have a colour stone, he wants that to be center rather than on the side. He likes princess cut. He hates halos. XD

Random crap came up that we were butting heads on constantly, but the one we decided on is one we both fell in love with. *luckily!*

Post # 10
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wasnt shocked. He really only liked solitaires bc that is what he considers a “real engagement ring.” However, he told me to get whatever I wanted bc I have to wear it every day.

Post # 14
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@KittyCatToe:  I was surprised that he decided to get me a larger diamond than I requested. I picked out the setting but he picked out the stone. He did an amazing job! 



Post # 16
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

my Fiance told me he would have 100% gotten me a solitaire.  I have never wanted a solitaire.  He knew this but was stll going to get it.   I told him so that I NEEDED to be involved becasue I will be staring and wearing this thing the rest of my life. 

I picked something that is soooo not a solitaire and he thinks it’s beautiful (just not his specific taste)

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