Post # 31
- Wedding: September 2019 - City, State
My Fiance’ surpirised me with a proposal on HIS birthday. I am very happy he did not include me in the ring process because I am much happier knowing that I’m wearing a ring which came solely from his heart, had I had a hand in it, it wouldn’t feel as special to me. However, that is NOT to knock anyone whom did help pick out their ring, to each his own.
Post # 32
I picked everything about my ring. I picked the diamond, the setting, and found a local jeweler to set it. I brought the setting and diamond to the jeweler and gave him instruction on how I wanted it set. That was about 5 weeks ago and I assume my boyfriend has picked up the completed ring and hopefully will propose soon.
I paid for the diamond, he paid for the setting and setting fee. I went with a Lightbox diamond so we each paid about the same, but it didn’t really matter anyway. We plan to merge finances after marriage so I never felt like he had to “buy me a ring,” it was a financial decision we were making together with our shared resources.
When we first started talking about engagement, this is how we decided to do it. He’s busy running his own business while also renovating our house and learning everything as he goes, so he really had no extra mental power to learn about diamonds and rings, and tbh no interest either.
I suggested that I could do all the research and shopping and just give him the finished ring to propose with, and he loved that. We both loved it. I’m the researcher and planner in our relationship, so it really made perfect sense for us to do it this way. When I suggested it, we both were like, oh duh yeah that’s definitely what we should do. At the very end we made a slight change where I didn’t even see the finished ring, he picked it up from the jeweler secretly, but other than that we really stuck to the original plan and it was perfect for us.
I can’t wait to see my ring though!
Post # 33
- Wedding: May 2019 - Green Bay, WI
My fiancé went shopping with his sister-in-law (who happens to also be one of my best friends). She helped assist him and made sure he got a good deal and was shown things in his budget, but ultimately he chose the center diamond and then chose the setting himself! I was so surprised and my ring is perfectly “me” 🙂
It’s rose gold, which he definitely knows is my favorite based on all my other jewelry, lol.
Post # 34
- Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas
He surprised me when he proposed. He picked this ring out all by himself. I REALLY love that he loves the ring too, and I love the story he tells about when he found it and made the decision to buy it.
Post # 35
We had the talk about picking himself vs getting my input. He was worried it would be “unromantic” to work on it together, but he was relieved when I said we should look st rings together and narrow it down. We went to a jewelry store to get a few ideas and I created a Pinterest board with what I like. I didn’t want anything too elaborate but I knew I wanted an antique style cushion. I narrowed down to 3 styles I liked. He took it from there and worked with Victor Canera to create my dream ring. I’m so happy he included me in the process, but it was also nice to be surprised.
Post # 36
While I am no longer engaged, my ex-fiance had his mom help – she also did work for Helzberg 🙂
My brother is getting married in May – I went with him to help him pick the ring, tried them on to show him how it would look on a hand. I helped by keeping it at my place for a month (they lived together) and then helped with the Christmas Eve proposal. It was the sweetest thing, she had no idea and we have the perfect picture of when he showed her the ring and her mouth is wide open and face full of surprise!
Post # 37
diamond was my grandmother’s she had 2 diamonds. my mom asked me which one i wanted then gave that ring to my husband to use and trade in the rest of the ring towards a new setting. i gave him ideas on what i liked. his friend’s father is a jeweler and he designed the ring. it was better than i imagined.
Post # 38
Not engaged yet but getting close 🙂
I told him pretty early on that it was important to me to have input. I was married before and had a suprise ring I didnt really like. I never complained about it but given the chance to do it again – I wanted to share some preferences.
That has turned into me doing a lot of research to narrow down what I like (Im not a jewelry person). At a few points Ive shared designs I like with him.
As of this week he asked me to email him the info on what I want. I have found the jeweler and ring and cost so he just has to go place the order for it 🙂
He has told me he wants me to love it and wants me to be happy, so hes been really great about letting me pick <3
Post # 39
I found/chose the diamond and then created the setting pretty much with very little input from my now husband. He is 100% clueless with stuff like this and was happy that I just took the lead and did it! Less pressure for him.
Post # 40
juneweddingbee : My now husband and I had talked about rings and what styles we liked for me when we saw other people get engaged, and then we went to look at rings a couple of times but I thought it would be a couple of years before he proposed so it was just a casual browse (so he could find out my size).
My husband ultimately ended up picking out the diamond and setting himself, we both wanted a plain solitaire diamond ring for me so it wasn’t that hard. He did great 🙂
I personally think I would have gone crazy picking out a ring together and then “waiting” for him to propose with it.
Post # 41
juneweddingbee : I found a ring we mostly liked online. He worked with the maker, via text only, to modify the design to better fit what he liked too. So kinda together but not exactly.
End result, My ring is smaller than husband anticipated (I like it just fine, small suits my tastes). It’s also silver and won’t last forever. I think if he gets me a new one someday he will up the stone size to be more what he first imagined. Right now it’s just a couple mm for the center. I doubt it’ll be over a half carat in an upgrade 🙂
Post # 42
I chose my own ring. 🙂 Glad I did, because I love it and it’s exactly perfect for me. Hubby loves it too.
Post # 43
- Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall
Darling Husband asked me to find the ring for me, and that’s exactly what I did.
Post # 44
He proposed in Victoria BC and he planned for me to buy the ring there. He was sweet and thoughtful planning everything out. He actually proposed with a simple silver band which was too small and barely fit and it was literally the best moment of my life.
Post # 45
- Wedding: June 2018 - England
Each of these stories is so lovely in there own way! It’s so nice to hear that there’s such a variation as well!!