(Closed) How Surprised were you by your E-Ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How involved were you in picking out your e-ring?
    He completely surprised me : (62 votes)
    20 %
    I hinted at what I wanted but he picked it out himself : (59 votes)
    19 %
    We shopped together to see what I liked but he chose it himself : (25 votes)
    8 %
    I picked out a couple of favorites and he surprised me with one : (31 votes)
    10 %
    We picked out the ring together before the proposal : (102 votes)
    33 %
    We picked out the ring together after the proposal : (21 votes)
    7 %
    I knew what the stone looked like but he surprised me with the setting : (5 votes)
    2 %
    I knew what the setting would be but he surprised me with the stone : (8 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We went shopping together to get an idea of what I liked, but he picked it out on his own, and it wasn’t really what we had looked at together, but I love it. I think he got a sense of my tastes, and went from there.

    Post # 4
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Maybe add a poll option for us heirloom ring brides? I knew my center stone because it’s from the family, but he picked out the setting on his own. So I was surprised, but not entirely, even though I didn’t choose anything.

    Post # 5
    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I sent him pictures of some rings that I liked and he picked out the actual e-ring himself.  My tastes are very simple though, and I didnt worry too much about the side view.   I wasnt interested in any filigree, or much detail in the band.. just plain solitare on pave band.

    Post # 6
    7339 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Hello neighbour!

    First off, welcome to the hive!

    Fiance totally surprised me, I had absolutely no idea he was going to proposed when he did. He did a fantastic job picking out my set, I wouldn’t change it for nothing else. πŸ˜€

    Post # 8
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    My first e-ring I was shocked by. Did NOT expect it. But then problems ensued with the ring, and finally the ring and I parted ways.

    New ring was not a surprise, as I picked and ordered it, haha.

    Post # 9
    43 posts
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We had the ring custom made, but I didn’t get to see the finished product until he proposed. I was still surprised when I saw the finished product because he changed a few things around to make the ring even better than the one that we’d picked out. The thing that surprised me the most though, was the proposal. Smile

    Post # 10
    650 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I really liked split shank halos, but didnt know how to describe it to him so I just told him I liked halos. I showed him a picture and when he opened my ring box for me to give it to me, I was stunned to see that he chose a split shank! It was a total surprise and there was no way he could have known. So I was very surprised!

    Post # 12
    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I voted we picked it out together before the proposal, both the setting and the stone. BUT I still got a suprise! The setting we picked out has 2 suprise sapphires. The jeweler we went to didn’t have the exact setting in stock, he just had a photo of it. I thought there would only be one sapphire on it, like the ring we used as the inspiration for the ring we bought, but when my Fiance gave it to me I noticed that it had 2 peekaboo sapphires, one on either side of the ring! I absolutely love it, beucase I was wondering which side I would wear the sapphire on….

    Post # 13
    2254 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Nope I’m one picky person and despite being together 7 years, Fiance still can’t nail the gifts on the head. Not that I previously minded, but with my e-ring we both wanted something that I knew I would like so we picked the ring out together. We were both happy how it turned out, and he still got to add the surprise element with the proposal. 

    Post # 15
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I picked it… So 0%!

    Post # 16
    2893 posts
    Sugar bee

    To answer your questions:

    Was 100% involved. The surprise wasn’t ruined. Why? Just because you know what type of ring you’re getting doesn’t mean you know WHEN it’s coming and the when is the surprise. 

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