Post # 17
I went to three different jewelry stores and picked out a few settings at each, got my sizing etc. only reason why I knew generally when he got it was because there was a window of a week that was his last week in his hometown before moving in with me. I had no idea which setting he picked, the Cs of the diamond, how much it cost etc. No idea. None. I only had a budget in mind when I ring shopped.
I didn’t know when he was going to propose either, or how he was going to. I just knew he was going to. didn’t really have the major nerves and excitement (until after he’d proposed) because we’d been together so long and had been living together a few months by then.
Post # 18
My SO took me out to look at rings 2 YEARS AGO. Yeah, so after that much time has passed, I brought up the subject because I wanted to know why it hadn’t happened yet! Did he change his mind? Well, I’m glad I did because no he didn’t change his mind, the wait was due to finances, and this led to us both deciding to use my deceased mother’s ring!
The ring is in the house and has been for a week….I am hoping the proposal is right around the corner!
Post # 19
I kept telling him I wanted a princess cut diamond ring, so when he went to look he was looking at princess solitaires and wasn’t quite sure since it was a big purchse. So he told me we were going shopping and we pulled up to the jewelry store I was so excited. The rings I ended up picking out were NOT what I thought I wanted. Thank goodness he asked. I’m so happy with my cushion halo with round center stone. I didn’t know when he had the ring until I had a dream he got the wrong one so I snooped a little and found it. Waiting was harder knowing he actually had it. He asked two weeks after I found it though.
Post # 20
I only know he has it because I… might have seen the box by accident when I was looking for something else. He also dropped hints about our upcoming vacation. I have an idea of what it might look like because he asked me about what stuff I liked, knowing I wasn’t a fan of white diamonds and don’t usually wear rings and am allergic to various metals. Haha I’m just difficult I guess.
Post # 21
I really didn’t want a proposal and I had made that clear to my Fiance. So we talked about it for months and one day he said, “So, how about it?” to which I responded, “How about what?”. We custom designed the setting together and had the stone from my mom’s engagement ring from my dad put in it. I was engaged for two months before I got a ring. No surprises there.
I actually found it really stressful to think there was going to be a surprise. We already had a date picked and it was getting dangerously close to a year away from that date and still no sign of movement on his end, so I told him I didn’t want a proposal. I never liked the idea that an engagement is only supposed to be initiated by the guy.
Post # 22
I LOVE surprises, so FH is doing the best he can to surprise me. I was with him when he talked to my dad (unconventional, but I really liked it, and I think it made FH and Dad more comfortable anyway). And we went ring shopping together (didn’t buy anything, just tried on), and I’ve told him pretty specifically what I want, but I don’t know anything else. He keeps saying things to throw me off, so sometimes I think he’s got the ring, sometimes I think he bought it but doesn’t have it yet, and sometimes I think he didn’t get it at all yet! I like the mixture of knowing its coming and knowing I’ll have a ring I love, but not knowing a whole lot of details.
Post # 23
So exciting, ladies!!! Keep us posted!
Post # 24
@KJM33: I definitely will! I should be able to post next Thursday morning when we get back into town assuming we come back that day and not stay up in the mountains. I can’t wait!
Post # 25
I’m really glad me and my guy designed my ring together. He admitted he didn’t know anything about jewelry, and while I knew about cuts, I didn’t know about clarity and such for diamonds or gemstones, so we were able to learn together. Ultimately, we designed a ring we both fell in love with, and I can’t wait until it’s on my hand.
Just because I know about the ring doesn’t mean that the proposal won’t be a surprise and special! When a man asks a women for her hand in marriage…how can anything make that not special? 🙂
Post # 26
I didn’t pick the ring, but he did ask me what I liked, and I’ve put 2 and 2 together to figure out at least the ballpark of when it will happen. I don’t feel anxiety at all, just really excited!
Post # 27
This is a great post! I will be honest, I never imagined that I would be in a position whereby I knew the proposal was coming, however me and my BF booked the wedding first, and then we were waiting on the ring for financial reasons, then he asked me to start looking at rings I liked (I am fussy and wanted a coloured stone, just wasnt sure which colour). We ordered the ring, and I waited in the car when he went to collect it. It has now been in our home for around a month and I am going crazy haha. I haven’t looked at it since it has been here, despite knowing where it is. I know BF is nervous about proposing because he wants it to be special, however I love him no matter what! He could propose any way and it wouldn’t matter! The most frustrating thing is we walked along the beach a couple of nights ago and (it may sound tacky) but a heart shape formed in the sky and it was gorgeous! When we got home we spoke about it and he said “that was a lovely moment, and to think I nearly took the ring for a walk with us, it would have been perfect” You can guess my reaction! So….I know it’s coming, and I’m trying my hardest to keep cool and enjoy the anticipation. There is no sense in going crazy / trying to force it, because nothing should ruin such a special memory we will tell people about and remember forever. Saying that, please come soon!!! X