(Closed) Let's see the ring SO chose for you vs Bees who picked their own ring.

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Who chose your ring? (choose all that apply)

    SO chose it all by himself/herself.

    I gave SO an idea of what to choose.

    I custom designed a ring.

    SO custom designed a ring and gave it to me.

    My ring is an heirloom.

    SO and I worked together to rework an existing ring or stone.

    SO reworked an existing stone or ring and surprised me with it.

    Other, please explain below.

    We chose a ring together.

  • Post # 272
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    Busy bee

    When we first started dating, he said he always thought that the woman should pick out the engagement ring. I had mentioned that I loved 3 stone yellow gold rings when we started dating. After a few years of dating (4) and priorities changing, I said I wanted a sapphire ring, not expensive, in yellow gold. Since I didn’t expect he wanted to get married any time soon (plus I figured it would be something that would be discussed) and reassured with his original statement of choosing my own ring, I was completely blown away by the 10 stone Canadian diamond white gold ring he presented to me. He wanted something that would be practical and not get caught in clothing or need prongs replaced and would be comfortable wearing every day for the rest of my life.

    Post # 273
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My  husband  chose  this  completely by  himself  with  no  help , I  had  no  idea  he  was  even  looking.  The  next  part is I had   sent a  picture of almost  the  exact  ring  to  my. sister a  long  time  before for the  future.  She  didn’t  help  him  tho it  was  crazy!

    Post # 274
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Leicester, UK

    He told me his budget (£500/$760) and asked me to look for some designs to give him an idea, given the tiny budget I was determined to get the biggest diamond I could for it and sent him pics of .25ct 9kt white gold rings from chain jewellery stores. So he knew I wanted a round brilliant cut solitare, white gold. He then surprised me with a .10ct 18kt ring- he chose quality (the diamond is near perfect and higher quality metal) and a unique design for me over the quantity I was looking at- I.e mass produced designs But bigger diamond. knowing no one else has my ring and that he knew it was ‘the one for me the minute he saw it’ means so much more than a huge rock!! I can’t take my eyes off it! I can get a big diamond any time but can only get the ring he chose to say ‘will you marry me’ wih once. I am a happy lady : ) all of these rings are jaw droppingly beautiful!!

     

    Post # 275
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My fiance and I worked together on mine. I had always imagined myself with a solitaire cushion (which we had first purchased a .94 cushion solitaire) but after a year I realized we had rushed it and I had really never taken the time to try anything else on, nor let him tag along to look. We decided together to “upgrade” and I am so in love with my ring, I’d never change it again! I have a 1.2 round brilliant with a .16 halo and a double layered .25 wedding band to complete my look. We both love the look and am both very much in love with my ring as well as my recently wedded hubby ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 276
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    FH picked it out all on his own (although I had mentioned I prefer cushion or round center stone, and had shown him a few styles I liked here and there, hint hint hahaha)

    Ritani modern bypass replica w/ cushion cut center stone that he had made by a family friend jeweler / he got the stone from somewhere else (I think he found it online)

    Post # 277
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    Helper bee

    He picked it out with my best friends help…she talked him out of one that I would have hated……I love that woman 

     

    Post # 278
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I told him I wanted conflict free and showed him a picture of something I liked, and he went and had the ring made with a private jeweler. 

    Post # 279
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I was given a price range and told to go wild. The ring I picked out in the end, was exactly what my Fiance pictured himself buying me..

     

    Post # 280
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    Blushing bee

    I told SO under no uncertain terms as soon as he started talking about rings that he should propose without a ring so that I may choose one myself. ๐Ÿ˜›  I’m the one who’ll be wearing it for the rest of my life so I have to love it! 

    Post # 281
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I told him that I liked rose gold, solitaire, something delicate.

    He came up with this peach sapphire masterpiece!

    Post # 282
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    @Pinkmoon:  Ditto. He just told me that he never would have picked Verragio for me and that is literally the ONLY line of rings that I was going to choose from. I just couldn’t help it. They are so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 283
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    All I knew about my ring is the store it would be from so I would go on their website and and daydream, these were the ones I was hoping I would get one of:

     

     

     

     

     

    He ended up getting me the middle one! ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    ETA: We discussed price points/carat size and that was it, the rest was all him.

    Post # 284
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    @Ms.Goose:  Holy moly, that is gorgeous!!!!!

    Post # 285
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    All by himself ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 286
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We both picked it out together and I love it!

     

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