First and foremost…
Yikes… what a surprise… I probably would have been flabbergasted as well.
Anyhow, it happens. He seems serious, so I’m guessing he’ll ask again.
Maybe bring it up gently in a day or two… “Remember when I was in the store… well you caught me totally off guard… I was stunned. Guessing when you propose, I’ll faint, so be warned, ha-ha” Do it genuinely… but with a bit of humour if you can.
Anyways it sounds close… real close.
So hang in there. It will all work out in the long run.
BEST TIP ????
TRY THEM ON !!
I am an Encore Bride… so have had ERings twice in my life. I can tell you that for me (and many other Brides) the # 1 Reason to tell your Guy that a Surprise ERing just won’t do is because
(a) You will wear it 24/7×365 the rest of your life… so you better LOVE it
(b) There are 1000s of diffrent ERings… and they are all different. Just cause you like something in a photo, doesn’t mean you will like it in person
(c) Rings in person still manage to look very different when they are on your finger. Everyone’s hands are different and we all suit different things (kind of like how not all of us look good in the same top or pair of pants). So what you think you like, and what actually suits you can be two very different things.
Hence my warning… TRY THEM ON !!
And lastly… LEARN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN about rings before you buy one… be that the metals (many different sorts) involved or the gemstones (including Diamonds if that is your preference)… and the various types of settings.
Diamonds in particular can be intimidating… lots to know. The standard 4Cs for the Diamond Industry… CARAT SIZE – CUT (Shape & Quality) – COLOUR – and CLARITY
As well as a few other important Cs
CERTIFICATION – CONFLICT FREE / CANADIAN – COMFORT – and COST
A good place to start is with the Blue Nile Website they have an excellent section on EDUCATION.
And if you are interested in a Diamond a good place to get a general idea of what different diamonds are worth based on the whatever combo of Cs you prefer…
The Ring Board here on WBee also has some very imformed Bees.
*NOTE – I personally enjoy the Blue Nile Website as a Reference Tool, but I won’t buy a Diamond on-line… I just don’t feel comfortable buying a Diamond without seeing it (especially a loose diamond). I want to see it under a Jeweller’s Loupe BEFORE I make that kind of investment.
BUT there are Bees who have bought their Diamonds on-line, so The Ring Board can certainly give you the Pros & Cons on that perspective.
Hope this helps,