Post # 17
I tried a few on here and there at shops when passing through the mall, only to realize that I no longer wanted princess cut, but round.
Then I was looking through a magazine one day and saw the ring of my dreams. I cut it out and pasted it into my little wedding book, and wore the page darn near to pieces looking at it.
One day Mr S asked me what I liked in rings so I pulled it out, showed him a few of the ones in the book and then took out the pone I loved and he actually carried it in his wallett for a few months (yes I had a wedding book before the proposal, we knew we were getting married and I’m wedding obsessed!)
He eventually took the photo to my good friend and jeweler TR Crabtree and had the ring recreated with a few tweaks and personal touches.
It’s perfect! I love having a ring made just for me.
Post # 18
I’m in the second group. My Fiance chose each individual diamond in my e-ring and wedding band all by himself and also designed it.
When he proposed and I saw it, I was blown away. It took my breath away. I even asked him if he was SURE because my center stone (a kyte set princess cut) looked so big. He said "I wanted a princess ring for my princess, and this is it. *insert an "awww" here. 😉
When my parents saw it, I thought my father was going to pass out. He held my hand and kept repeating my name and saying "oh my god" over and over. (Laughing at the memory)
I love it! He did an awesome job.
Post # 19
We went ring shopping after he proposed. We looked around for about a month until we decided to have a custom jeweler make something like the Tiffany Lucida bevel setting. The jeweler had some styles similar to that, so while he was in the back getting stones for us to look at, I tried on a few. I kept coming back to one that was the one shape I thought I’d never want (round) but everything else was perfect. It looked beautiful on and because the setting makes the stone look oval, it was really perfect. So we bought the one right out of the case. 🙂
Post # 20
I had been bookmarking pictures of rings I liked from the internet for almost a year. When my guy decided to go shoppin’, he printed off a bunch of the pictures, took a couple of our friends, and stealthily he went. He ended up picking something really reasonable in price and made sure it didn’t snag in our friend’s long hair (I’m a hairdresser, he wanted to make sure I wouldn’t be taking it off at work if it got snagged on a client’s hair). I love it! But, I’m not sure if it will sit flush with a wedding band. hmm. ^_^
Post # 21
My ring was a total surprise… we had talked about what I liked (I fell in love with a round cut, with side baguettes) and my fiance remembered "ring with three stones". I absolutely love the one he chose- (it is a three stone round cut). He did a lot of research into it to make sure the setting would work with my klutziness & work-related requirements.
Post # 22
i wouldn’t let the FH pick out my e-ring. so i insisted we go ring shopping together. we picked the stone first…. i always thought that i wanted an emerald cut but i ended up choosing a gorgeous elongated cushion cuts. it is sooo sparkly!!
the setting i picked had to be tweaked twice since the setting normally goes with a round cut. so at the end of the day it was a custom ring and seeing it for the first time, was a surprise!
Post # 23
When Mr. Malasada and I started talking about REALLY getting married, he asked if I wanted to be surprised with the ring, or if I wanted to choose it. Since i know how much he hates picking gifts with me that involve "style", I said I would probably want some say in it. I went out a few times with girlfriends, as well as to a jeweler that his SIL knew. I had always thought that I would want a three-stone ring, but when I put it on it was just "eh"….as were simple solitaires. I needed some extra bling, but not a ton. I ended up finding a ring that, after putting it on, it was all I could think about. I went out later to look at other rings to see if anything else made me as happy, and nothing did. When it was time, Mr. Malasada went with his SIL to that jeweler, and he got me the ring of my dreams. It was a little more "high maintenance" than he anticipated, but SIL and others convinced me that since it would be on my finger every day forever, I should LOVE LOVE LOVE it. And I do!
Post # 24
Thank you all for sharing your story. I am relieved to see that there are girls in every "ring group" – those that picked their own ring, those that were completely surprised and those in between.
I am going to try on few more rings to see if I still feel that round one is the ONE and hopefully it will soon be on my finger, yay ! Thank you for all your advice, I hope everybody ha a great weekend
Post # 25
My guy did good! All I ever said was no gold, and no pear shape. well I guess his mom gave him a ring to use.. and it was just that. But he kindly told her it wasn’t my style and swapped it in and custom made this ring based on one from tiffany. funny- when he gave it to me it was a size 7!!! and my finger is like a 4!
Post # 26
i’m in the middle – he asked what i wanted in a ring. i said not yellow gold, and three stones. i always liked princess cut best, but didn’t tell him that. he picked princess cut because it was the sparkliest, and he knew i’d like that. 🙂 he also claims i never told him i wanted three stones, but he picked a gorgeous princess cut stone with two triangle cut diamonds on either side.
we’d never gone ring shopping together, and i had only showed him a couple of pictures, none of which are very much like my ring… but my ring is perfect. he did a good job! 🙂
Post # 27
I always knew I didn’t want a round brilliant solitaire – it’s just not me. And I wanted something unique and different. So for many years I thought I wanted an oval with stones on the side. As the years past, I started leaning towards a princess cut, but it’s so popular. When we finally went shopping for my ring, I decided I wanted a rectangle radiant cut center stone.
FI had me try on hundreds of rings at numerous stores and it took us over 6 months before I tried on MY ring. When I put it on, Fiance and I both looked at each other and said "This is it!".
Post # 28
I didn’t get to pick my ring and I love it as a ring but it’s a sapphire and there are times I wish it wasn’t. My fiance decided everything about the ring would be his choice and it didn’t matter what styles I liked because it was a gift from him. It’s kinda frustrating at times since it’s not really my style. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not ungrateful, just wish he was a little more open to what I would have liked.