(Closed) How did you know the right engagement ring for you?

posted 12 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I went with my mom and my best friend to figure out what I liked first, and it was pretty easy–there was one style that looked and felt better than everything else did. 🙂 We did end up going together to buy it, but it was nice to already know what I was looking for.

Post # 4
1656 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I went with my Fiance. Since we were using a family diamond, there wasn’t really much mystery about the whole ring thing and I’m very particular. I knew in general that I wanted something with a thin band because I have small fingers, and that I like a vintage look with engraved metal. I looked a lot online and then we went to a few places and I wasn’t really finding it, but finally we went to a place in Brooklyn which had some rings I liked on the website and when I tried it on I knew it was THE ONE right away. The sucky part was waiting for the artist to actually make my ring with the diamond! It felt like ten years and it was like two months.

I’d suggest looking at rings online and seeing what type of ring consistently catches your eye and then going with mom, friend, whoever to try stuff on to see that it actually works on your finger.

Post # 5
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve just seen enough pictures, movies, TV shows and real rings on married women to know what style I liked.  Do you like elegant and simple? Detailed and unique?  Do you like diamonds? Colored stones? White gold? Yellow gold?  Your ring is going to be something that you’ll wear forever… so it should probably be in line with your normal jewelry tastes.  🙂

Post # 6
13 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

 I didn’t let my fiance pick a ring as i didn’t know what i wanted and would hate not to love my engagement ring, but if he is insisting that he wants to surprise you then i guess visit a few stores first to try stuff on.

I always wanted a 3 diamond setting like my mum but as it turned out, that didnt look right on my hand, so i ended up going for a solitare with smaller diamond insets on the actual band itself even thought its not what i asked the jewller to make but i love it because it was made just for me and have yet to see one like it on someone else.

You should definatly go and find out what you really like then maybe get some serial numbers for him so he can go see them for himself and  then he knows what you like.

Its so exciting, best of luck with it all, hope you get the ring of your dreams

Post # 7
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Definitely try the rings on your finger. There are some rings that I thought looked beautiful but when I put them on, they look horrible on my finger. So go to a good jeweler, try on as many as rings as you like, alone, or with somebody. And then note down the style and the size and whatever detail that you like. Relay those notes to you Fiance. That should be good! Have fun!

Post # 8
1009 posts
Bumble bee

I did not want to go to the jeweler with Fiance at all.  I wanted to be surprised when we got engaged and its not really a surprise if you’ve been shopping for your own ring.

I just had a general idea of what I wanted from seeing rings on other women, seeing rings online, etc.  

One day we looked at rings online (just general styles), and he showed me what he thought I wanted.  It was just not me.  At all.  And so I proceeded to show him what I liked and he ended up buying a better version of what I wanted.  My ring is absolutely perfect and I was beyond surprised when he proposed.  

Post # 9
5280 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Welcome to the hive!! I’d say peruse at different online galleries of rings etc and perhaps go with your best friend or cousin to see which ones you really like. for me i kept going back to the same picture, same cut, same everything and it just speaks to me. however, since i cannot pic the exact ring i am shrugging my shoulder on what i’ll receive.

Post # 10
3968 posts
Honey bee

Since your BF doesn’t want to go – definitely go with some friends or your mom.  The rings I thought I’d love on my hand did NOT.  Plus, you can have them size your finger 🙂

But, ultimately – whatever your BF picks will be the perfect one – trust me on this!!  

Post # 11
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I have an heirloom ring, but otherwise I’d just go shopping, to see what looks good on, and what feels comfortable on your hand.  What you like online and in pictures may not necessarily be the same as what feels RIGHT when you put it on.

Post # 12
793 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I knew it was the right one when he put it on my finger Smile

Post # 13
14 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

I always thought I wanted it to be a surprise; however, my boyfriend would always ask me what I liked and wanted me to show him links on the websites of rings I loved.

We ended going to a jeweler together and looking at what “we” liked for me.  I enjoyed being with him and getting his opinion what he liked too.

I ended up picking one that was wonderful and he loved it too….

It is benefit to try them on and see them on your finger.



Post # 14
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I went with my FI’s sister while getting other jewelry cleaned and just tried on a lot. I also did a lot of online research into styles I liked.

Post # 15
36 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

I thought back to the jewelry Fiance has given me before and what I loved about it.  For me I loved how feminine and girly some of the pieces looked so thats really what I looked for in the jewelry.  FI took me ring shopping and I got to pick out a few choices.  But after a day or two there was only one that really stuck out.  Of course I let Fiance know!  Then he ended up finding a higher quality ring in the same style! I love it! I wouldn’t want any other ring!

Post # 16
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I agree with honeybun!


Just shoot me, but my Fiance picked it out on his own, and it is more perfect than I could have ever described or asked for…

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