Post # 1
Hi Bees! I saw a great thread from another bee asking if she gets a say in the e-ring choice and many of you had opinions on that. However, I’m having trouble keeping track of what everyone is saying, and since I have had my eye on an oval which is kind of unusual, I wanted to make a poll and get the “scientific facts.”
This is a poll for what you actually did! Not what you think you might do in the future! I thought you should be able to pick more than one answer because real life is pretty complicated
Post # 3
I picked out my ring myself and asked him if he liked it. He did. We ordered it and we both love it!
Post # 4
Quite awhile before he proposed (like 8 months), when we were talking about our future together, we somehow got talking about the ring and I asked if I could send him a short list of what I do and do not like. I think it came up because I wanted moissanite (which he knew), and I wanted to make sure he knew I was serious. He said that would be good, so I emailed him the list and told him to tuck it away for later.
The list had like 5 – 6 features I do like and a few features I do not like (with links to photos explaining what that feature was – he had no idea what pave or tension-set or any of that was).
He said the list was very helpful when he was shopping. I really liked this because I got the surprise of him picking out something for me, but I was able to give him some style guidelines to make sure it was in the ballpark of what I’d be happy having on my hand forever.
Post # 5
Sort of a mixture of two. We went ring shopping together (his idea) and I also gave him some style ideas. Went to several stores together, but never found one that we both totally loved. Then I went to one myself while he was at work. Told him I had found two settings I loved. He met me there after work and he chose the one he liked best of the two. Then we looked at loose diamonds together.
Post # 6
I was going to vote, but you don’t have an option for my situation. So I’m voting that I love voting in polls so I can see the results 🙂
My fiance picked out my ring all by himself. We never discussed my ring preferences, but he knows my general tastes. He did know that I’ve always nursed a soft spot for Tiffany’s, so although he looked at many other stores, he kept going back to them.
He found me a ring that I truly believe could not be more perfect for me, and I love it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Other. I designed the setting and he selected the stones. It was a collaborative process.
Post # 8
@cb336: OK i added an option for that! i DID misspell ring but i guess you can’t win ’em all!
Post # 9
It was his idea to go ring shopping and pick it out together.
Post # 10
@RedAngelDreamer: i am totally crossing my fingers for that
Post # 11
I’ve known since I was 18 (11 years ago) what ring I wanted to wear. It was a ring given to my mom from my grandmother to be given to me when I was “old” enough.
I told him that’s what I would like, if it was okay with him and he didn’t feel emasculated or weird or whatever guys think. He was totally cool about it and thought it was a lovely sentiment. Then when he actually saw it on my finger he couldn’t imagine anything else. And since then we’ve learned it’s history so it’s even more important to both of us. 🙂
Post # 12
I picked my three top favorites and he chose one from those. I’m not sure which category to vote in!
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
We went ring shopping together. We made a mutual decision to do so after a few conversations about marriage, the future, etc. I tried on a bunch of rings and told him about 2-3 that I really loved and would be happy with. He later went by himself and made the final decision/purchase.
Oh also… I like voting in polls. 😀
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago
A mix of several. He asked me to go ring shopping with him both times. I narrowed down that I like square cuts, then he asked me to get specific. I liked split shanks and halos but never saw it together in one ring. He really wanted me to pick the whole thing myself but I knew if I did I would always doubt my choice. I told him I wanted HIM to make the decisions because no matter what he got me, it would be from him and I would love it. He ended up custom designing a platinum split shank halo with a radiant cut diamond, with pave and vintage etching on the side of the ring. Needless to say, I love it!
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