Post # 1
I’m new here 🙂
Me and my long-term Boyfriend or Best Friend aren’t engaged yet, but I know he will ask me soon since we’ve been talking about it.
I’m a little picky about my jewelry, and he has always stressed out when buying me jewelry in the past. So we opted to go shopping together so he could see what I liked and we could both see what actually looked good on my finger.
As it turned out, I really liked one style of ring better than any others (a north-south-east-west oriented round solitaire).
So in the end, because of my less-common setting preference, I ended up picking out a couple of rings I knew I would love and be happy with, and he will surprise me by choosing one of them.
I’m kind of sad that I’m not going to be all-out surprised by the ring, but I’m also happy knowing that my Boyfriend or Best Friend isn’t stressing out unnessisarily over a ring choice. Also, I don’t know when the proposal is actually going to happen so that will definately be a surprise.
I guess I’m just wondering: How involved were you in picking out your e-rings?
And for those of you who were involved, did you miss the surprise of the ring?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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. 😀
Post # 7
@sweetcrackers: I didn’t even think about that situation! I’ve added some more options 🙂
Post # 8
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
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.
Post # 10
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
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
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 # 14
@futuremrste: lovely ring! I love surprise side stones 🙂
Post # 16
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.