(Closed) How much input did/will you have in the selection of your e-ring?

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: How much input did you have in the selection of your e-ring?
    we picked it out together : (46 votes)
    29 %
    I gave him options and he chose the one he liked best : (31 votes)
    20 %
    I made the decision on my own : (12 votes)
    8 %
    He picked it out himself with no input from me : (36 votes)
    23 %
    He is using an heirloom/family ring : (4 votes)
    3 %
    other - fill us in! : (27 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    330 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m going to be completely surprised eventhough I went to look at rings with him. We’ve gone to several stores. At first he was aprehensive because he wanted it to be a total surprise. After I explained to him that I would at least like to try on different styles so I could get a feel for how they looked, he agreed. Since, he has picked out the ring and now I’m just waiting! Crossing my fingers it happens sooner rather than later. Problem is, I have NO idea which one he chose! 🙂

    Post # 4
    1105 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My Darling Husband picked out the ring all by himself and he did a great job, plus it means even more to me, because he put so much thought into it himself…I don’t think I could’ve picked out a better ring:)

    Post # 5
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Darling Husband and I had my ring custom made. I liked two rings that we had seen so we made a custom ring based on those.

    Post # 6
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I picked out the setting, we discussed what size he could afford, and he picked out the actual diamond. His thing was that since I’m the one wearing it for the rest of my life, he wanted to make sure he got what *I* wanted, not what he wanted.

    Post # 8
    1555 posts
    Bumble bee

    He absolutely refuses to buy me jewelry (meaning pick it out). So I’ll get whatever I want within a price point I have set for myself – under $1000. So when he proposes, I have no idea what I will get instead of a ring, but I can’t wait!

    Post # 9
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We picked out the e-ring together after getting engaged. We were heading to my parents’ house to tell them and felt I should have a ring on my finger as part of the way to let them know…

    For the wedding band, we agreed on surprising each other; we would each pick a few options we like and the other would make the final choice, and we’d only see it at the wedding… well that didn’t work out well!! 😉

    We had trouble finding rings for him, and when I saw the one I was going to buy, there was no way I could keep it a surprise, he knew. As for mine, we went many times to try on 2 – 3 different sets, and in the end, he made the choice, but didn’t keep it a surprise (which is good because we found problems with it and had to exchange it..)

    Post # 10
    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    the husband picked it out by himself!

    He knew what I like though, because he had overheard me talking to my friends about what kind of rings I like. And I must say he NAILED it! The setting of the ring is like nothing I’ve seen before, its like the inital setting I wanted but way better and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

    Post # 11
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Maybe I’m oldschool (ok, I am), but I don’t understand the whole picking out your ring thing.  If you’ve already gone to look at rings together… You already know he’s going to ask you to marry him…. He already knows you’re going to say yes.  Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of the propsal? 

    Or in these cases, does he propose without a ring and then you go pick it out and he proposes again?

    As for me, I had no idea he had bought a ring and was super caught off guard when he proposed.  I wouldn’t have had it any other way. =0)

    Post # 12
    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    He knew I wanted a sapphire, but that was it.

    I totally understand why lots of ladies like to be part of the selection process, but I really, really wanted to be surprised (and was afraid to know how much it cost), and Darling Husband agreed.  It was important to him that we be “traditional” about the whole thing. 

    (He did take his sister with him, though, as protection against terrible guyvision.)

    Post # 13
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    He snooped around my computer to find pictures of rings I had looked at on pricescope!! Haha! And what he picked was based off of that, style-wise, and the type of stone, but he did pick it out himself and I could not have asked for anything more perfect! I love that he surprised me with it. Wouldn’t have had it any other way.

    Post # 14
    4546 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I had a pretty good idea because I fell in LOVE with a certain setting and we both fell in love with Lazare diamonds. Darling Husband made the final call on size and quality and all that!

    Post # 15
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I chose other because we had looked at rings online together a few times just so he knew what kind of style I liked and then he picked it out all by himself and I love my ring more than any of the ones we looked at online even!

    Post # 16
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’ve always felt from the bottom of my heart that the engagement ring is a present from proposer to the proposee and thus should picked out and paid for by them. My ring was a complete surprise and was something that my fiance spent a lot of time thinking about, designing, and having made. It had so much more meaning to me that way. It’s different for everyone, but if I had picked it out, I don’t think it would hold the meaning that it does given that my ring and proposal were both complete surprises planned by my fiance.

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