(Closed) Going ring shopping this weekend

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Well YAY! I wish I had more of an answer for you, but it really depends on the guy. My SO’s old roomie held on to his ring for a year and 4 months, and she knew it and had seen it! A friend that I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man for, he couldn’t wait longer than a week. Be excited to find something you’re going to love! Always focus on the positives and we hope your wait isn’t too long!

Post # 4
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hi there – we did our first ever ring shopping trip the first weekend in May. We are STILL waiting on having the final product done (we decided to go custom and the jeweler has not been very good, each time it’s supposed to be finished there is a sloppy error). The newest estimate for when it’ll be done is next weekend.. then I don’t know how much longer I’ll be waiting til he proposes. My best advice to you is 1) try to stay patient because it’ll likely be several months still before the ring is even finished and 2) don’t tell anyone. I wish I hadn’t because now I have a few friends who every time I see, I get a cheery “so!?! What’s up with the ring?!?” which makes waiting even harder because the ring process has been way more stressful than I had anticipated.

Good luck!

Post # 5
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My guy took me ring shopping because he knew that if he went by himself, he’d probably end up picking something I didn’t like.  So we started looking, and it was actually a couple weeks later when we finally found one that I liked at a price he liked.  Once he had the ring, it was basically burning a hole in his pocket!  He waited until the next time we visited my parents (about a month) so he could formally ask their permission, and as soon as they said yes, he immediately pulled the ring out of his pocket and proposed right there in my parents’ living room.  He knows I hate surprises, and he’s not the greatest at manufacturing perfectly romantic moments, so he didn’t even attempt to save it and make it into a surprise for me.

My advice to you is to make sure you find yourself in suitably romantic situations with your guy as often as possible after he has the ring, so he isn’t at any loss for opportunities!

Post # 7
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

One thing you could do when ring shopping is come up with a few options for him to choose from and you’ll still be surprised with the one he chooses… (unless you really fall in love with ONE and you would be sad if you got another one)

Post # 8
572 posts
Busy bee

I’m excited for you!

My boyfriend and I went ring shopping together. He’s purchased the ring about three months ago but has yet to propose. 🙁

Post # 9
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m in the same boat as MissBoston. We went shopping in May and are still waiting on the custom ring to be done. It took us a while to find a jeweler we wanted to work with and then finalize the design. Once the ring is finished it’s on him to propose, and I’m hoping he doesn’t wait long 🙂

I don’t think it will ruin the surprise to see the ring before he proposes. It’s not the same as when it’s your ring that you get to wear forever because he asked you to marry him. 


Post # 11
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We went shopping before the proposal.  He wanted an idea of what I liked.  We went to Jareds, and then a local diamond company store.  I found a setting i LOVED at Jareds, but their diamonds would make the ring end up costing too much (we were trying to buy a house, and needed extra $$ for a down payment).  then we went to Hannoush (a local store) and found a cute ring, in price range.  I told him to get the Hannoush one, because I wanted to be budget friendly.  About 4 months later, he proposed with the Jared ring….

I later found out he bought the setting fron Jareds, and got the center stone from Hannoush and was STILL under our budget!  =)

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