(Closed) Ring shopping frustrations

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Your Fiance sounds like my Darling Husband.  Just not interested!  Go alone, narrow things down and if you really want his opinion show him your top 3 choices.  But, it sounds like he doesn’t even want to do that.  And what if he picks what you would rather not have.  Pick what you want, in the size and setting you want.  You don’t have to get a larger stone if it seems ridiculous to you.  Just tell Fiance what you told us about your tiny fingers.  He could spend the money he saves on a smaller stone on something else for you, or put it towards your wedding or honeymoon.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

@Big Truck: Hello. I had a similar issue. I watch baseball and go to games with my SO and I have ZERO interest in it…yet…he was all jittery about walking into Robbins Brother’s. We actually decided that I could pick my own ring out by myself. That’s what I did and I’m glad I did it that way bc I LOVE the ring, plus I got to save him from the boredom. I literally spent HOURS on end and several store visits to even remotely get an idea of what I wanted. (There are so many choices). SO would’ve hated having to go through all that.

Post # 5
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4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d say try on things besides the emerald – I was dead set on a princess cut, but I just felt ‘meh’ about all of them once they were on my finger. I ended up witha  round cut, and I adore it! So I would at least try on some different styles, you never know what you’ll love!

Where have you looked? I saw a few different emerald styles on the site for Helzberg, maybe there’s an idea for something you haven’t tried on?

http://www.helzberg.com/product/1ct+diamond+engagement+ring+set+1651849.do?sortby=ourPicks

http://www.helzberg.com/product/1ct+tw+diamond+engagement+ring+set+1652045.do?sortby=ourPicks

http://www.helzberg.com/product/1ct+tw+diamond+engagement+ring+1680680.do?sortby=ourPicks

Post # 6
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2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Big Truck: I feel ya!  Darling Husband had me go look on my own before we ended up sitting down and going through several websites…then having it custom made…on a practical suggestion, have you tried on a rectangular radiant cut stone?  Gives you the same rough shape as an emerald cut, but more sparkle because of the way the facets are cut.  Good luck!

Post # 7
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3297 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

I found that I could look at rings online until the world ended…but online photos tell you nothing about the actual piece itself and whether or not it’s a good fit for you. That said, we were saving for a large, blingy ring, but once we finally went ring shopping together, we both hated the look of those rings on me. They did not suit me. 1 carat looked like a cracker jack ring– even the jeweller said that. Try getting the idea of a big blingy ring out of your head and see what actually does suit your petite hands. It could end up being a win-win– more money to go towards the wedding/your futures, as opposed to money spent on a large ring that you don’t completely love.

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