(Closed) How involved were you in picking out your ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How involved were you in picking a ring?
    Not at all : (26 votes)
    13 %
    I told him my preferences (metal or setting style, etc) and he picked one out : (30 votes)
    15 %
    I told him a few I'd love and he picked : (18 votes)
    9 %
    we worked together and decided on one : (62 votes)
    31 %
    I decided and he wrote a check : (55 votes)
    27 %
    other (please share) : (10 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 2
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    597 posts
    Busy bee

    I wasn’t too involved as I wanted it to be a surprise. We went to maybe a couple stores just to get a general idea of what I loved and to get my ring size. He picked an amazing ring so I have no regrets! 🙂

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    DelaneyRose:  “He wrote a check” lol

    We had been talking about a theoretical wedding and marriage for a while, and he told me to start doing some research. We browsed at a nice mall jewelry store, and I really didn’t like anything, especially compared to some of the beautiful settings I had seen online. And then we decided he would propose with a whimsical, inexpensive ring, and I’d pick out the ring later. It worked out perfectly for us (:

    He was really no help picking out the setting lol, he just wanted me to love it. And I do! We picked out the diamond together though, it was important to him that it was high quality, and it is.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    DelaneyRose:  Darling Husband got too tipsy one night and told me he wanted to go ring shopping soon…then a few weeks later, he said he was too nervous and didn’t want to ask anyone but me to go with him. We went to an appointment with a jeweler, and I let them know that I wanted to see rectangular cushion cuts, F-H in color and IF-VS2 in clarity, only GIA. I picked out the setting, then we looked at multiple diamonds that fit my criteria. We narrowed it down to a H, VS1 1.26ct and a G, VS2 1.11ct. Ultimately, Darling Husband was able to see too much warmth in the H, so he decided to go with the G color. He handed over the money then and there, and they sent my stone and setting to be molded. 

    Post # 5
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    45 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 1969

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    DelaneyRose:  I suppose how we did it is untraditional. months before we bought a ring, we decided we would be splitting the cost of the ring and decided on a budget. We also knew we wanted to purchase from James Allen. He gave me his half of the money (which was a surprise because I didn’t know exactly when he would have it saved up) and told me we could buy the ring whenever I wanted. So I went online that night and picked out my ring (I had already done lots of reseach and knew exactly what I wanted). this is what worked for us. I’m picky with jewelry and I am extremely happy I got to pick out my own ring.

    My ring is now put away and I am waiting for his surprise proposal : )

    Post # 6
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    5364 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I designed it so pretty involved lol. I wouldn’t have had it any other way and neither would he!

    Post # 7
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    7897 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We looked at e-rings together. I got to try out a bunch of settings and diamond shapes; it was so fun! I couldn’t pick one, so I gave Darling Husband a few options and let him decide. That way I still got a surprise! He did a good job!

    Post # 8
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    6424 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    DelaneyRose:  one day we came up and started talking about engagement and rings and he was so sure I wanted a diamond, so we sat online one day and found a ring I liked, picked it out and bought it.

    Post # 9
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    2011 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I picked “other” in the poll because I didn’t feel any of the options really fit me.

    We picked the diamond together. I told him I liked white gold, don’t want a halo or a split shank and I preferred a low sitting setting (cathedral ain’t my thang).

    Based on that information (and the fact that he knows I don’t wear a lot of jewellry so would probably prefer a not so “blingy” ring), he has designed the setting on his own. I haven’t received it yet so I don’t know if I’m getting a plain band or one with stones, a solitaire or three-stone, bezel or straight pronged…I have no idea.

    I do however know that it is one of two options (he wanted me to okay both designs just in case). They’re both very different to each other but I’d be happy with either one so I know I’ll be getting one of them, but which one I am actually presented with will be a surprise. I’m interested to see which one he ends up picking hehe.

    Post # 10
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    2011 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    pinkcorsage:  Did you end up getting it reset with your gorgeous iolite or keep the diamond and buy a seperate ring as well?

    Post # 11
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    340 posts
    Helper bee

    I picked it out with his help and he bought it.  The proposal was a total surprise though and was beautiful as well! 

    Post # 12
    Member
    7 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I wanted a vintage ring, so we took a trip to an estate jeweler and I picked out my ring. I knew it was the one as soon as I tried it on. We had discussed budget, but as far as style went he wanted me to be happy with it since “you are the one wearing it for the rest of your life”. I’m notoriously picky, so this is what worked best for us. 

    Post # 13
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    22 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I designed mine.  Literally sketched it, photoshopped it, and took it to a jeweler to have it made.  He picked the center stone, bought it, and gave me an estimated budget.

    And I couldn’t be happier. 18k Rose Gold, 2 ct, filigree jacobite design.

    Post # 14
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    14 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    We only went ring looking once. He wanted to get some “ideas”. After trying on rings and finding one that I really loved, the lady took me aside to show me some things. Little did I know he was buying the ring right then and there! I had no idea, I just got engaged this weekend with the ring I fell in love with! 

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper

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    Sukii:  No we never got a diamond.  We got iolite first and stayed true to the stone.  But not the setting.  The original was a two prong and we moved to this four prong ring and I’ve had this since August.

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