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

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

DH has zero taste lol so I definitely had to help him out by picking out a number of settings/bands, and leaving the diamond up to him. he did want something simple though, so I stuck to that.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@KittyCatToe:  My husband had definite opinions about what he liked and didn’t like.  However, that’s pretty consistent with his personality so I can’t say I was surprised.  Luckily, we were in agreement about the rings we looked at.  Its not like I found a ring I loved and he hated it or vice-versa. 

We both wanted something feminine and vintage looking with a thin band.  Neither of us cared for rings where the setting/hardware showed prominantly and/or with hard or sharp edges. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@KittyCatToe:  Our compromise is that I’m getting an eternity band instead of a plain wedding band.  I get my extra bling, he gets his clean lines and simplicity.

Post # 24
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133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was surprised at how ornate and detailed his original pick was.  He took me to the jewellers to try some different rings on and had me try on the one he was planning on getting, which he didn’t tell me until after.  It was beautiful and very elaborate, but it was just too much ring for me.  After that, he really did his homework and asked all kinds of questions to figure what I wanted, and he picked something that takes my breath away every time I look at it.  He didn’t really express strong opinions, other than making sure I really did want a princess cut rather than round.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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@KittyCatToe:  He is exactly like that, I love him so much. We balance out pretty well ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

And thank you!

Post # 26
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1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We went together, but I basically picked it out myself. He asked me what I liked because he wanted to get me exactly what I wanted, since it’s expensive, and I’d be wearing it forever. He said that when he first met with the jeweler, the guy was talking about the 4 C’s and everything went right over his head.

So we looked at the diamonds together, and my fiance just kept saying everything was nice, and told me to pick which one I wanted. The only input he gave was that he thought I should get a platinum setting instead of white gold, because of the quality, so that’s what I got!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I found out at the first go that my Fiance doesn’t like diamonds, or yellow gold, or halos, or anything fussy.  We comprimised, in the end, and I ended up with more ring than I expected.  But it was a hard process, trying to figure out what he meant by his statements of preference (sometimes really vague or worse, really broad), and then me trying to adjust my expectations, only to find out I had misunderstood him and what I was now settled on as being an acceptable ring was something he didn’t actually like.  It was easier when we went together, had a solid budget, and just tried a bunch of things.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was surprised that my Fiance was dead set against solitaires. He wanted something with a little more “decoration” which I was totally fine with. (I love halos!) it just took me off guard because most of my family has solitaires. Should have known better because his mom has a 5 stone ring…talk about bling! 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@KittyCatToe:  never thought that solitaire = logic, but it makes perfect sense! Fiance is almost too logical! LOL 

TG I like solitaires. 

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