- 2 years ago
I know how you feel!! It’s so exciting! The first time my SO mentioned rings was about 8 months into dating, we were out of town on a weekend vacay and he pulled me into a jewelry store and started asking what I like. The salesperson was like, “are you shopping for an engagement ring?” and I had to honestly answer “I don’t know!”, but I didn’t really see anything I liked.
1. he has not proposed yet.
2. so how it happened for us is, Tacori was having a trunk show near our town, and he already knows I like the designer. So I casually asked him if he’d like to go look – to my surprise he said sure!
3. I’d say your SO had the same reaction mine did – they just don’t get excited about jewelry like we do. Engagement rings especially! He knew it was important to me and was happy to go.
4. I had been looking online at designs and thought I knew what I wanted, but told him we should look in person to be certain. When we narrowed it down, the cost was a lot more than I expected. But we never discussed a budget – we are both contributing to the cost so it wasn’t a point that was super important for us. Plus he knew I didn’t want anything crazy expensive. The jeweler did not ask our budget.
5. I’d say I took the lead by suggesting we go in the first place. I wanted to have him be a part of the process and give his opinion. He knew I knew what I was looking at, and waited for me to narrow it down to a few and then he started voicing his opinion more and began to understand the different choices. I think guys get overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices – my SO even commented, thank god you narrowed it down to one designer! In the end, we spend 2 hours looking, and decided to customize one of their designs. They have the details, all he needs to do is order it.
I agree it’s really great he brought it up to you, it shows he’s been thinking about it! Enjoy shopping and come back with an update!