Post # 1
I’m curious, how did everyone’s ring come to be? I’m just wondering how involved in the process everyone was.
PLEASE!!! DO NOT get snarky on this board. That’s not the purpose. I just thought it would be fun to get stats on this.
Post # 3
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. 🙂
Post # 4
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
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 # 6
Very interesting- keep em coming! My husband just wanted to know my favorite cut. I told him I was particularly fond of princess and brilliant but any would do, my size was a 6, and that I’d love anything. I know nothing of jewelry… I just barely found out what setting it was last night :P… we’ve been married for four months!
Post # 7
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
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
We went and looked together, and he went back and got one of them. 🙂 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! 🙂
Post # 10
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 🙂 He proposed three months later with the ring I picked out.
Post # 11
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
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
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
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
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
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 : )