(Closed) Giving SO ring ideas?

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i would nicely ask him to go try some one. i didnt know what i wanted until i got it on my finger… i thought i wanted a ascher cut with a pave halo… boy was a wrong… i ended up with a round solitaire:) it looks much better on my finger and i am sooo happy with it! its much more my style

Post # 4
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I also would suggest trying some on. The ring i was set on I HATED in person. And since he brought it up its ok!

Post # 5
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If he has asked you what you like – then I think it would be to email him some pics. When I told my FH that I had a file with pics of rings that I liked – he asked to see them. He printed a few of them out and ran some ideas by me. I ended up with a ring that I LOVE and really suits me. Good luck!

Post # 6
935 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Yes I think since he brought it up you’re not going against the plan.  I agree that trying on the rings is important, since what you like online may not be what you like on your finger.  You can go by yourself to try the rings on then email him with ideas. Or you can go together, whatever makes you feel most comfortable and FUN for you!

Post # 7
2406 posts
Buzzing bee

I’d just ask if he’d like you send some pictures of rings you like from online. That’s what I did. I sent him quite a few links of different rings I liked. Ended up he printed out one of the pictures and brought it with him to the jeweler when he picked out my ring. 

Post # 8
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  Woohoo!!! Engagement Ring shopping is so much fun! 🙂 I went with my SO last year. He wants to pick out the ring himself, but he also wanted to see what types of things I would like. Plus, I needed to get my ring finger sized. We went, and I fell in love with two rings. He told me he wouldn’t be getting either of them, because he wanted to pick them out. Grrr! 🙂 Oh well.

  I learned quite a few things about what I like! I do like round diamonds, and I thought I might like a pave band…not so much. It made my finger look chunkier than what it is. I found that I liked a halo/micro pave setting around the round diamond, with square diamonds in the band. That would be my dream ring.

  The big thing is, I know it shouldn’t be all about the ring, but it is something you will wear, day in and day out. You want to make sure you know different things you like and dislike. I agree with the OPs, you can see things you like online but don’t like in person, and vice versa.


Post # 9
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I wouldn’t worry going against the plan at all – HE brought it up and asked for your suggestions!

I would just email him the rings, and say here are some suggestions for you and leave it at that.

If he has any more questions, he will ask.


Good luck!

Post # 10
736 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Since he already asked you before, I would say email the things you like. You want to make sure that he does know what you like.

Post # 11
15 posts

I would probably print the rings out and talk about it in person.  That way you can see his reactions! 

Post # 12
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@BlueRidgeMere:  He ASKED you to help!  He WANTS to buy you an engagement ring!  How would he think you WANT to marry him if you aren’t excited and willing to input your opinion?  Though I would suggest to him that you go to a jeweler and get your ring size.

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