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

posted 9 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 # 92
    1699 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I told my then-SO what I wanted – a simple round solitaire with a really thin band. And since that was pretty easy to find, he got me exactly what I wanted! It’s 6 prong, which I prefer but didn’t specify, and rounded on the band (vs knife edge). It’s pretty and traditional and my options for wedding band were endless – I guess it was a bit of a collaboration between us both 🙂

    Post # 93
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @bunnyharriet:  My thoughts exactly! I wouldn’t have minded paying for the platinum but Fiance spoke to a handful of people (jewelers and metals engineers included) that all suggested palladium for his band. Also, if he does develop a metal allergy, we’re still okay since palladium is supposed to hypoallergenic too 🙂

    P.S. I completely forgot to mention intially that I absolutely love the quote you are planning to have engraved. It is definitely one that is on my short list as well!

    Post # 94
    1844 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I told him I wanted a solitaire, Princess cut, white gold or platinum,

    and thats exactly what I got!!! -the head is plat, shank and band are WG

    Post # 95
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We are going to choose together. I like a certain style and he wants to make sure I love whatever ring I get since I’m going to be the one wearing it.

    Post # 96
    1332 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I picked out my ring with some friends and told him the one I wanted.  He was really stressed out about having to choose a ring, and I found an antique that I LOVED.

    Post # 97
    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My only input was that I didn’t want a solitaire. I think Fiance picked the perfect ring!

    Post # 98
    533 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013


    I chose the ring, and he got to choose when I was going to get it! Win, win!

    Post # 99
    3138 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

    I love reading all the stories about how your rings were chosen.

    I worked for a jewelry store before meeting DH, so I had looked at a LOT of engagement rings. I actually knew exactly what I wanted before I met DH. So when it came time to go ring shopping, we went together.  Of course, by the time he was ready to propose, it was very hard to find exactly what I wanted, because it was an older style that the jewelry stores were discontinuing. 

    First we went to Zales, and two weeks earlier they had had both the 3-carat version and the 2-carat version of the ring I wanted. But when we got there, they only had the 3-carat version, which was on sale for $10,000.  DH would have bought it for me if that’s what I really wanted, but he looked like a deer caught in the headlights when the sales lady told him the price. It was gorgeous and I loved it, but I have long slender fingers, and I felt three carats looked a bit gaudy on my finger. I really wanted the 2-carat version. I think DH was very relieved I didn’t want it.

    We went to three other jewelry stores before we found my ring. It wasn’t the 2-carat version. It was the 1-carat version, and substantually less expensive. However, the 1-carat version did not have enough distinction between the size of the center stone and the two side stones, so we ordered a larger center stone for it. 

    Anyway, he was happy he didn’t have to pick it out himself, and he’s VERY proud of my ring.

    This isn’t the greatest picture of it, but it’s the only one I can find without my wedding ring with it. 

    Post # 100
    186 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I only told my DH that I wanted a round diamond. He then went onto Blue Nile and designed my ring himself. I had no idea what I would get. I picked out my on w-bands though.


    Post # 101
    1690 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We chose it together. The only thing I told him I wanted was most likely a sapphire center or sapphire side stones, in white gold. We were looking at all diamond ones in a local jewelry shop and discussing swapping out some of the side stones for sapphires. Then the salesman asked if we’d ever considered blue diamonds and brought mine out from the front window. As soon as I had it on my finger we both instantly said this is the one. It’s 1.45tcw in 14k white gold.

    Post # 102
    448 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @StarryNight2011:  I saw your bands and thought they reminded me of Starry Night.  Then I saw your avatar and screen name.  🙂  How fitting.  I love them!

    Post # 103
    1000 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @bridezilla421:  Haha you know what’s funny?  It was so late that I didn’t even catch the missing words myself..! Tongue Out  I love your gorg princess beauty… Congrats to you!!!


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    @AshleyR83:  I’d be so happy with your ring too..! Wink

    Post # 104
    894 posts
    Busy bee

    Custom designed by FI! I couldn’t possibly love it more! He’s so sentimental and detailed and observant and wonderful. I still bubble over with excitement and affection every time I look at my hand.

    Pic Monkey Collage3


    14k rose gold, .52 ct J flawless center diamond with 4 round and 2 marquise accents, fine milgrain, cutout profile.

    Post # 105
    2386 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Fiance never took me ring shopping with him but he knew what style I wanted. He got it bang on!

    Here it is with my wedding band.

    Post # 106
    5055 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @hisprettygirl:  sooo pretty…………i’m in love!!!! please…. Can we see a picture of it on your finger????

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