(Closed) How did you finally choose THE ring ? I am confused!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
5547 posts
Bee Keeper

This is just the tip of the iceburg.  Save yourself now, buy something simple and if the mood strikes you later, just purchase what you want.  This is why some Bee’s have multiple settings or bands.

Post # 19
131 posts
Blushing bee

I went through tons of rings. A Vera Wang, a double halo, a three stone….I ended up with a simple elegant solitaire and one I put it on, I knew it was me. It was myself in a ring but my husband liked the big three stone with halos. He came to like it too. Lol. 

Post # 20
1708 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Go try on a bunch of rings, even stuff you’re not sure you’ll like, because sometimes you get surprised! Do you want color? Which one? what is your lifestyle like? Pick something that just ultimately makes you happy. 

Post # 21
1837 posts
Buzzing bee

trinibride0417:  Yeah. Break it down into steps. Otherwise, it is too easy to get overwhelmed. 

Post # 22
132 posts
Blushing bee

It was a three year journey to get to my ring. Lots of trial and error. I ended up with something completely different than what I thought I wanted, but it’s gorgeous. i bought a stone on a whim and found a setting I loved on pricescope and that was that. 

Post # 23
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

A great first step would be to decide on a shape. Next I would suggest figuring out which of the 4 c’s are  most important to you, prioritize which c is the most important and which is the least important. Then go to a jeweler you feel comfortable with and tell him/her what your priorities are and what your budget is and let them get to work on finding you “the winner.”  Once you find your stone it will be easier to pick a setting. Good luck!!

Post # 24
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I let him choose. He has good taste and it was his money. No stress for me!  

Post # 25
3389 posts
Sugar bee

trinibride0417:  it is overwhelming, but just take your time and listen to yourself on what you love. It took Fiance and I about a year and a half, countless hours researching online, and trying on rings at 8 or so jewelers before we picked “the one” 🙂

Post # 26
415 posts
Helper bee

trinibride0417:  If you’re unsure, then take your time. Get some CZ rings in styles you like and test drive them before splurging on the real thing. Good luck!

Post # 27
32 posts

I just bought the ring I am going to propose with in a few months. This is how the process went for me:

First, I had to figure out exactly what my girlfriend wanted in a ring, from gemstone, style, size of said gemstone, metal type, the list goes on and on. So to start, just look at rings. Browse Pintrest, Etsy, Google, whatever. Figure out what you love (and what you hate!).

Next, narrow down your budget. How much do you want to spend? Where can you make sacrifices? Is the carat size the most important? Or is the cut of the gemstone where you want to focus? Maybe you want an antique ring? Decide where your limit is now, before you get too far!

Now that you have all of this information in mind, try on rings! See what looks best on your finger! Keep an eye on metal color, finger coverage, and the profile view of the ring.

When you find a few rings that embody what you want your ring to be (and if you haven’t found THE ONE), check out some custom jewelers and get a quote! Their prices might surprise you, and it is awesome to be able to customize. Or, head back to the Internet to see if you can find the ring online (I highly recommend Etsy!). 

Post # 28
224 posts
Helper bee

I would suggest you visit a jeweller and try different things on. Different shapes, different sizes and different types of stone. There is no obligation to buy and you can do this with your partner too. 

The only way you can decide on what you want is to try different things. 

I was set on an asscher solitaire and a pave wedding band and I walked out with an emerald cut solitaire and a plain wedding band.

Post # 29
22 posts
  • Wedding: March 2017

My fiance and I were looking at e-rings in store and online for weeks. Until one day, we’ve been to all the chain jewelers in town and still couldn’t find THE one. One day we walked into a local Jared, I told them we are looking for some halo design and the budget. The sales girl showed us a couple, when she was busy with finding samples, I saw a ring in the counter and asked her “may I take a look at this one”. That was actually the very first time I asked for a ring to try on, it used to be I trying lots of rings that the sales persons showed us. So I tried that one on, my fiance was sitting next to me. He said he knew that was the one as soon as I put it on. 

I suggest you take one good picture of every single ring you tried on, and look through them after you’ve tried a couple. and you’ll have an idea. And you’ll know the right one—the one you keep looking back and thinking about. Good luck!


For sapphire e-ring and band, I suggest you take a look at Vera Wang Love collection. Some of them are really gorgeous.pZALE1-17169224t400

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