Post # 17
My Fiance new the style I liked. We had been together a long time before being engaged and he knew I liked round or oval halo styles. I had shown him alot over the last year and he had a good idea of what i wanted before he started shopping. He went to stores alone before finding what he was looking for. I have an oval in a halo pave setting. He proposed last week!
Post # 18
aholbrook16 I love your ring! Some times timeless and classic is what is ment to be! I love all the settings I see and want some for a RHR but for an Engagement Ring I think a solitaire is it… maybe it is for you too!
Post # 19
We went shopping together and picked it out together. It was both our favorite!
Post # 20
It was completely me. We browsed a couple jewelry stores together and when it was clear I had very picky, rather unique taste, he decided he wanted me to pick it out, because he wanted to make sure I loved it, and he almost couldn’t care less what it looked like as long as I was happy, it was good quality, and he could afford it 😛 But it didn’t occur to us to have me pick it out myself before we were engaged, so he proposed with the dragon ring in my profile pic as a stand-in, and I picked out my ring shortly after 🙂
Post # 21
@dulcevida: I picked it myself. DH doesn’t know anything about jewelry!
Post # 22
@dulcevida: In a spontaneous moment we went out and picked my ring. We went to the nearest jeweler and chose a heart shaped solitare. DH got a slightly larger sized diamond than I had picked and surprised me with it (he asked me to leave the store while he made the purchase).
Here is my cute ring!
Post # 23
We looked at settings together and found one we both love. He will choose the stone himself.
Post # 24
We went ring shopping together and I told him what design I wanted and I said that I did not want a cathedral setting or a gap – so I gave him quite a bit of input, but in the end, he had the ring custom designed for me based on what I wanted, but chose things like type of metal, everything about the center stone (size, clarity, cut, etc – based on what I told him was most important to me and what was most important to him), etc. So I did have a lot of say, but he had quite a bit of input, too.
Post # 25
@dulcevida: I was married previously, so I was able to trade in my old ring and upgrade to a new one with my guy. Actually, the jeweler that I used suggested this pear shaped diamond he had just got in and I fell in LOVE!! I brought my fiance in and we chose the setting together and he had it created….he and it is my dream come true!!
4 carat pear shaped with micro pave basket, halo and band :))
Post # 27
Thank you! Classic and elegant is what I go for generally (I’m not a flashy person) and he was intuitive enough to pick up on that and choose something that suits me, but still, when you are essentially wearing a car on your hand, you have to wonder. And I would never buy a single car without test driving several!
There is also to be considered the fact that this is what he picked out for me (after 4 months of shopping, I learned), which makes is special.
Your words really help. Thank YOU!!!!!
Post # 28
I voted other, because I had about 5% input! About a year before we got engaged Fiance said he wanted to go out looking at options. We went out for one afternoon and he got an idea of what I liked (princess cut, and something unique but not too out there). I didn’t pick anything in particular but just told him what I liked and didn’t. He got it exactly right! To this day I still haven’t seen a ring I like more than mine!
Post # 29
It was definitely a total compromise! I wanted an oval halo, he didn’t like ovals (too old fashioned, he says! LIES!) or halos (too much going on). He wanted something simple and classic that will stand the test of time. I am not a fan of soliaires because I like bling, so we agreed to a round brilliant with diamonds on the band. He really wanted a tiffany type setting, I wanted 4 prong and a super thin band so we searched and searched and searched (and I stalked these boards like whoa!) to find something that met all of our criteria. When we found the ring, we just knew. It had everything we both wanted. I don’t have the ring yet but I love that it was truly a joint effort. As much as I love the idea of the original ring I thought i wanted, I love the one we picked out even more because it represents us both. Dying to get it on my finger!
Post # 30
I picked my ring, all he had to do was buy it lol! No regrets, I am glad he let me pick my own ring rather than risk me not liking whatever he would have picked on his own.
Post # 31
We picked it out 50/50 but it was a really easy choice for us! We went to browse for the first time and 30 mins later walked out with my ring.