(Closed) For the bees who ring shopped with their man- how?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
2060 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

One night my SO asked me if I’d like to go ring shopping with him to give him an idea of what kind of ring I liked.  We went to 2 different stores. I showed him the kind of band I liked and decided on what my favorite cut of diamond was.  We found about 2 settings we liked at both stores. One of them was our favorite of the four.  After that, he went out on his own a few times to other stores to see if he could find anything he though was better. But he didn’t and went back for our favorite setting and picked the stone in the cut I liked.  I was very, very happy when he proposed and I saw he picked my favorite ring setting.  It didn’t ruin the surprise because I didn’t know until he proposed which ring he had picked.  It worked well for us.

Post # 33
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

He brought it up….we’d been talking just genralities about engagement and marriage, and I told him early on that I wanted to be somewhat involved in my ring picking.  One day he said lets go! 

Ring shopping together was really fun, I’m glad I didn’t miss out on that experience with him.  Ultimately, I picked what I liked and he did the rest.  🙂

Post # 34
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

I just openly told him, “We should go get sized for rings.” We happened to be walking by a place in the mall, I brought it up again and went in. He memorized that size.

Then it was looking on-line together so he could get a feel for what I wanted.

Then I just sent him links to rings that I liked the most. I picked my engagement ring. I ended up getting something I really like.


Post # 35
2865 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

He had the center stone since it was his grandmother’s.  He had gone on his own to a jeweler but was way too overwhelmed.  He asked me, shamefully, if I would go with him to help.

I was happy to!  I picked out 3 or 4 that I really liked, but stressed the one that I loved. And I got the ring that I wanted

Post # 37
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We decided to get married, and he figured there needed to be a ring; about a month later we finally got around to it and found one in the second place we looked.



Post # 38
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We went to a few jewelry shops together to try stuff on, since I had never thought about rings before and only knew I wanted something simple. It didn’t take long to nail down the style I liked (round or cushion solitaire, 1 carat or less, 4 prong, THIN pave band (2mm or less). After more research I also knew I wanted moissanite and he was on board! We then checked out moissaniteco together, then I left the rest up to him so I’d be semi-surprised. Smile The ring exceeded all my expectations! SO glad we went with moissanite.

Post # 39
7384 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We started when we were out of town at an outlet mall. We walked by a jewelry store and I wanted to go in, so we did. We looked at rings. We looked at some other stores in person and online for several months. I’d find ones I liked and email them to him, and then we eventually found one that I loved and I left it up to him after that.

Post # 40
2503 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We have a candid, no-nonsense kind of relationship and we’ve been together for more than 5 years. At this point, I was already bringing up the marriage talk and whatnot and buying magazines and showing him all the different rings. There was one in particular that he agreed was really pretty and I point-blank asked him if we could see it. That started the search and we went to different places together and checked rings out. I was there to pick out the exact diamond, setting, etc. He wanted to make sure I loved every aspect of it, so it made a lot of sense that I went.

After the initial step of ordering the ring (it was a custom order), the he picked it up and surprised me with it and the actual engagement.

Post # 41
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

He took me to the jewelry store under the guise of looking for a watch for himself and then moved me over to the engagement ring case. It turned into an all day affair going to a bunch and we had a blast. At the end of it, we both knew exactly what we wanted.

I didn’t realize that he would be so strongly opinionated but he had a definite vision in mind.

Post # 42
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

An easy way would be to find an excuse to go to the mall.  Pass by a jewelry store, linger there window shopping and someone will probably come out to grab you!  lol.

Once we started talking about rings he asked what I liked and I said we could look together a little bit (since I didn’t exactly know either).  We just went to the first store right then.

Post # 43
3201 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We’d been talking about getting engaged for a while before he popped the question minus the ring. I didn’t really know what I wanted and FH wanted to go the more “traditional” route. It took about 7 months after the proposal for me to pick my ring. I went back and forth on colored gemstones vs clear, and FH wanted clear. He just came out and asked me what kind of ring I wanted, so we started searching online. I found moissanite, found three different rings and asked FH which one he liked best for me. I got a cushion cut solitaire. 

Post # 44
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I tried to shop with him. But the moment we went in to any jewelry store it was like being 2 goldfish among many many sharks. I felt super uncomfortable, really pressured to buy something right then and there and like the OP said I bated all the attention. So what I did was I took his IPad and I opened different windows with the different ones I liked. Then he picked one. It was great. I got a ring I loved and it was a joint decision

Post # 45
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

It was his idea.

At first it was more like casual browsing. “Oh, since we’re right outside this store, why don’t we just drop in and look at jewelry for no particular reason? Say, are those engagement rings? Hmm interesting. Look at these rings, hon… this one is probably not your style…how about this one?” Then he gradually dropped the charade (as weak a charade as it ever was) more and more…to “Let’s go out…somewhere” and take me to some nice jewelry stores, all the way to “This diamond or that one? This jeweler or that jeweler? Do you think the band should be .25 mm thinner here? What do you think of this shape of prongs?”

I thought it was super romantic 🙂 

Post # 46
6430 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

He asked me if I wanted to go look at rings together. I, of course, said yes 🙂

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