(Closed) how long did it take you to decide on your ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

@MrsBearToBe:  You should go to the store and try some on! I thought I liked the look of some online, but then when I tried them on in stores, they were meh on my finger. It might help you decide ^_^

 

We shopped and I showed him styles I liked. He picked up on it fast and could pick out my favorite in every store. I let him decide what to get after that. Me and decisions = bad  o_O haha

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I have been looking at rings since last January!  I have bought three and taken them back.  I have looked online, in chain stores and independent jewellers and I have a photo album of all the rings I have tried on!!  I thought I had settled on a diamond eternity band but everybody thinks it is a wedding band so I am now looking to use that as the wedding band and replace it with a more ‘usual’ type of ring.

I thought I had definitely made a decision yesterday but now I am doubting myself again but have decided I am definitely ordering one of two I have seen this afternoon so that this madness can be over!!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

FOREVER! We must have gone to half a dozen stores throughout a six month period! It’s like the dress… You know the moment you put it on. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

30 seconds other than the months of back and forth between me and Fiance. That back and forth was me trying to get him to consider a cheaper setting and go for a smaller stone. The actual setting choice I’d loved before meeting him though. I just thought it and a stone the size he wanted were too expensive.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I always knew what I wanted so I got a princess solitaire. I fell in love with a Tacori setting and now I am planning on getting it in the next few years

Post # 8
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473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Maybe an hour. Fiance proposed with one of his Mom’s old rings. We went shopping together after the proposal. I never thought about rings before, so I found something we liked in the first store, but I thought it would be a good idea to shop around. We went back to the first store almost immediately.

Post # 9
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924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Yes, I had my heart sent on a cushion halo until I tried on a princess cut with side baguettes and there was no going back. That was MY ring.

Post # 10
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2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

0 seconds to pick the band, and we picked between 3 diamonds (all 1 ct + RB). I wanted a classic ring that would be timeless and big. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It didn’t take me long. I already knew the style I was interested in, so I just had to narrow settings down for him (at his request), and then he chose from those. We also looked at loose stones together, and then he chose from those which one he wanted for the setting.

At some point you just have to stop looking at rings, because you’ll always find others you really love.

 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I found the setting at the first store we went to. We still went to about 3 other stores (over a period of a few weeks) and tried on similar settings (it is a halo too) because my fiance is the type of person who has to exhaust all his options before making a decision. We ended up going back and getting the originial setting I fell in love with.

Finding the diamond was the hardest part for us. We refused to settle and finally ended up with the perfect diamond at the same place we found the setting.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Months! First I wanted a peridot, and I looked around at different settings… then I found THE setting but decided I wanted a clear stone… then I changed my mind back to wanting a peridot… then I couldn’t decide if I wanted the setting in white or rose gold… then I finally decided on peridot and palladium. My SO had to give me a “final answer” deadline so that I wouldn’t change my mind after he bought it!

 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Regina Phalange:  I remember all of the peridot rings you were thinking about – I didn’t realize you’d change your mind and then back again. ha! The peridot really is a gorgeous stone.

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