Post # 47
We started dating in March of 2006, and he started looking for my ring in December. I gave him two rules.
#1: I wanted it to have a white gold band.
#2: I wanted it to be sparkly.
That was all. He took two of my best friends with him to pick it out so they could give their savvy girl input, and he came back with a simply gorgeous half-carat ring that has been sparking rainbows off of my finger since April 2007!
Post # 48
My Fiance and his best friend were sneaking. His friend is already married and wanted to get a new ring for his wife for their anniversary. So my Fiance and the friend kept asking me my opinions about rings and what looks good and what I prefer, Just to get “ideas”. So for months, I thought they were going to the jewelers to look for a ring for the wife. (I never went since I was watching his kids when they went and wife was at work) It was a complete surprise when my Fiance proposed on our beach vacation because I didnt even know he was ring shopping. He picked it all out himself, with a few of my ideas. it’s perfect.
Post # 49
We’ve had the ring talk and he is aware I heart the style of the cartier 1985 but I also am in love with the Memoire Purity collection too. He’s known my ring size now for over ten months.
Post # 50
I told him I would like the ring to be either cushion or radiant cut and I wanted to be able to pick it out of a line up, meaning I wanted it to have something about it that made it uniquely mine.
Post # 51
“Don’t get me a ring” was the only instruction & he surpassed all expectation…I was thinking we’d just announce an engagement with no ring ever & he got me a perfect “ring” pendant that I can wear close to my heart. So I’ve got a “no ring” ring!
Post # 52
I had sent Fiance hints. Before Valentines Day this year, I sent him a link to the exact ring I wanted (unbeknonst to me, he saved that) and right before he engaged and I had changed my mind, I sent him a new link saying that this would be a perfect birthday present (I gave him my 28th birthday, which was the next month his deadline). He wanted to surprise me, but I didn’t want the surprise to be on me by way of e-ring that didn’t appeal to me. Fortunately, my wonderful Fiance took the hint and bought me the exact ring I wanted.
Post # 53
@LittleOctopus: thanks for going conflict free. and that’s a very pretty design.
we never intended to have an e-ring (not a jewlry/gem person) and had concerns over blood diamonds and conflict gems.
it was a surprise that his grandpa handed him his late grandma’s e-ring. we reset the center stone, where i picked out the plain white gold setting with him by my side 🙂
very sweet, all the responses.
and kudos to the very innovative bride who even did a powerpoint presentation with inspiration!!!
Post # 54
It was something of a contentious issue for us — he very much wanted to get me a classic solitaire (understandable — I do tend to favor “classic” and “timeless” things) but I was in love with the pave settings I was seeing. I thought they looked like something out of a grandmother’s jewel box. We went around and around, at one point he attempted to “bribe” me with a Tiffany ring — but for what we would have been able to afford for the Tiffany name, the ring would have been pretty small. It didn’t help that I’d seen one I absolutely loved — a square pave setting with a round stone inside with a matching band that went under the ring. I was determined that I would have a wedding band that would sit flush to my e-ring. He would up buying the one I loved, and I haven’t regreted it a moment since — plus I think he’s started to like it a bit more now that he’s being complemented on his good taste 😉
Post # 55
I’m not gonna lie, I’ve emailed him pictures LOL
Post # 56
He did it all on his own. All I said is that I want it to be white gold-he likes silver, but it’s a pain in the you-know-what to care for!
Post # 57
We did it completely together- and it was tons of fun, and I got exactly what I wanted, to boot!! He still surprised me with with proposal. Honestly, we were dating 5 years before the engagement, we were both a little older (over 30), and I like jewelry, so the shopping was so fun for me! Some people like to be completely surprised or to know that their guy picked the ring himself, so it depends on your style!
Post # 58
My fiance bought the ring YESTERDAY! – I’m not super hung up on the ring itself, so I gave him absolutely NO input. Evidently he took his mom with him and he told me last night he had it narrowed down to three and both he and his mom really liked one better than the rest – He described it as “very unique” which is TOTALLY what I would want for myself if I had been there to help him choose. So even though I’m DYING to see it, I resisted when he asked. I want the first time I see that baby to be the moment he slips it on my finger! I just hope I don’t have to wait too long now that I know it’s taken up residence somewhere in his house!!! LOL.
Post # 59
Um, i told him i wanted a square, but somethign unique. i said a radiant would be nice and i got a cushion…my faaave now! And then i picked out the setting with him. Ultimately, we went to a billion stores, i told them, “here’se what i want, i picked it out months ago!” and they found it for me.
I’m way too uptight to let him pick it out and I’ll fully admit it! When he left for Iraq, I warned him about all the time I’d have to oggle rings online. So, it’s his fault, essentially =]
Post # 60
lol, showed him a picture of it. and he took care of the rest. not the exact kind, but pretty darn close. he also got to design it (online) and had it fed ex’ed to his friend (out of state so no sales tax) and then re-fed ex’ed to him.
short of beating him with a stick, that’s all the instructions he got. bless him, he’s a visual man. there’s nothing subtle about it, lol! ^_^
Post # 61
Not a lot… i actually said I liked yellow gold.. but he doesn’t.
The only other thing is I didn’t want it to sit too high or be too big.. lol. then I told him it could come from a cereal box or a gum ball machine 🙂
He designed it and I love it!!! It is bigger than I thought it would be 😀