(Closed) Out of curiosity….

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How involved were you in selecting your ring?
    Not at all! He surprised me. : (44 votes)
    20 %
    I gave him my ring size- that's all! : (11 votes)
    5 %
    Ring size and cut! : (20 votes)
    9 %
    I had something specific in mind and hinted at it : (33 votes)
    15 %
    We tried them on together- he wanted me to be very involved! : (85 votes)
    38 %
    Other : (29 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Mine was kind of a mix. We looked at bands online and in the store together so he knew my favorite looks, but the final decision on bands and the diamond were up to him. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I made it very clear I wanted an emerald and not a diamond, haha. He needed to be convinced! Otherwise, he asked me general questions about what styles/cuts I liked and my ring size, and went from there.

    Post # 5
    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Originally FH wanted to pick out the ring by himself.  Then I told him I didn’t want a diamond.  And then he realized he didn’t really know what I wanted, and I should come give him guidance.

    Post # 7
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Ring size, Cut (Asscher), and I told him I wanted a pave eternity band. We never tried on actual engagement rings together. He did build a few rings on bluenile to get an idea of what I liked.

    Post # 8
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I told him the two cuts I hated, the three cuts I loved, and that I preferred solitaire to 3-stone. He asked my Maid/Matron of Honor to help him from there. 

    Post # 9
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We went and looked together, and he went back and got one of them. ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s such a good judge of reactions. :p And honestly…. I don’t even know the four C’s or whatever, so it was like “WOW I like this one and this one.” And he went back and got the one he thought I’d like most. FYI: I LOVE it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We had talked about what kind of ring I would want. Then I went to a store and found a ring that I loved. It was an estate piece – so one of a kind. I put it on hold and told him where he could find it if he was so inclined ๐Ÿ™‚ He proposed three months later with the ring I picked out.

    Post # 11
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We talked about it in bits and pieces over the course of 2 years.

    He had me show him pictures of rings I liked.

    Then we looked at loose diamonds together.

    Then he asked me my ring size (which I was WAY off on. I told him 5.75 and I’m actually a 4.5).

    He compiled all that info and picked the exact ring out himself… and I love it.


    Post # 12
    464 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My Fiance had originally asked my opinion on rings so we spent quite a while looking at pictures online and he knew what I loved in a ring (centre stone plus small diamonds in the band). I never asked for a specific size or anything, just that I liked that style. He went shopping but I had no idea what he picked or when he would propose. Then one day when I was doing laundry the ring he had hidden under the towels (not a smart move lol) fell on the floor infront of me. I was so upset that I had found the ring before he proposed and he was really upset that the surprise was ruined.

    So my answer has two parts….first we discussed rings, then he selected one that he liked. And the 2nd half of my story has a different answer. He then to me to a store to try on rings and he had me pick out my top 5 and then I left, while he went back to pick a ring out of the 5 that I had said I liked. So I had some say in it, but he also got to pick it himself the 2nd time lol.

    Post # 13
    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Not one second! I wasn’t expecting a proposal so we hadn’t started talking about rings. I didn’t even know my own ring size so I hadn’t even given him that much info. But he did well, he got the size slightly wrong but picked out a lovely ring

    Post # 14
    1056 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    He wasn’t sure what I liked or would like, and neither was I for that matter, I only knew I wanted Pink sapphire a heart shape and diamonds…then we went to two stores and there it was all to be created!  I did tell him too of cuts I didn’t like, and I wasn’t too picky about the size.

    Post # 15
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We bought it together after we got engaged.  I didn’t want a proposal and he probably wouldn’t have wanted to go jewelry shopping alone anyway.

    Post # 16
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I had showed him a style I liked that was from Tiffany (their lucida, which is basically just a radiant, with trillion sides). He did his research and had an identical ring made elsewhere.  That’s why I got 4 carats for the same price you would get about 1.5 carats at Tiffany’s : )

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