Post # 1
Just wondering how ring shopping pre-engagement was brought up? Did you suggest? Did your SO suggest?
If you were the one to suggest, how did you approach it?
A g/f of mine recommended that I go try on some things as just looking online doesn’t really give you much of an idea of how it will look on, which I completely agree with.
If you havent gone ring browsing with the SO, have you gone to try on rings by yourself?
Post # 3
I browsed online by myself first and sent him links of some that I liked… then we sat down together and just looked at different websites and styles online together. We now have an e-ring and both of our wedding bands picked out on jewelry websites.
It definitely couldn’t hurt to try some rings on in person. I probably wouldn’t have picked the ring I did if the website didn’t show what it looked like on an actual hand.
Post # 4
Actually, the only looking I did was online…I gave him a few examples, he found a few on his own and asked me what I thought, and ultimately I left the decision up to him. He did a good job! Totally no regrets about the ring I received.
Post # 5
We were at a pawn shop getting movies and just decided to look at the jewelry. He loves unique rings and has 2 gold ones, one is an eagle and the other is a 18-wheeler truck! So I saw my e-ring, and I bought it right there! I was the only one with the money, he left his wallet at home…
Post # 6
I looked online and sent him links, and then we ended up going to Ultra Diamonds when we were out of town. We looked for months online and then finally went to the stores around here.
Post # 7
I had been into a few jewelry shops by myself so I could get an idea what was out there. One day while we were at the mall together I showed him the styles that I liked.
Post # 8
My boyfriend was asking for months for us to go look and I always said no, plainly because I was just too nervous to go into jewelry stores and feel awkward will the sales associate. I finally agreed and we went. It was SO much fun. Internet ring shopping doesn’t do trying them on justice. We went about 6 months ago.
Post # 9
I secertly looked at rings online for a long time before I even mentioned to him if he was thinking of propsing to me. I knew he was the one for a long time. But then I left it at that. I didn’t want to push anymore.
Then one day he says let’s go to the mall, we need to look for a dress for you for our anniversary cause we are going on a fancy dinner date. So thinking nothing of it, we went to the mall. We went to one department store and looked at dresses. Then just so happens that right outside of this department store was a jewelry store. He was like let’s go in here. And I gave him the biggest what is going on face I could because I had no idea. Well we spent the night looking at engagement rings rather than dresses.
By doing that he got to know my exact ring size, what I liked and what I didn’t like. Beyond that I did not know anything of what was going to happen next. Little did I know that months later he would propose with the one ring that I absolutely fell in love with that night. It happened to be the last ring I tried on but it was the most gorgeous thing I had ever seen.
Post # 10
I think trying on is a great idea. Browse online too. That way when the convo comes up, you can let him know what you’ve researched and seen, etc. that way too when it IS time to shop for real, you will have a general idea of what you like and won’t be too overwhelmed or pressured. Good luck! And tell us what you like!
Post # 11
I’m in the online shopping (by myself) phase…which is what I’m doing right now while I should be writing a paper! I’ve been to 2 stores to try rings on (by myself) and I’m trying to narrow it down so that I can just send him pics of rings that I’ve tried and that I know I would love. He did mention going to the diamond district sometime too, but until HE brings up going shopping together, I’m just going to suffer in silence! 🙂
The stores I’ve been to so far were great about letting me take pictures when I try them on. I used to work at a jewelry store that didnt allow it.
Post # 12
I didn’t bring it up with him. I didn’t go shopping with him either. I went with his mother and sister, picked out a few settings that I liked and got fitted … so by the time he needed to get the ring, he just needed to sort out the diamond.
Post # 13
I said I wanted a ring and we shopped online. 🙂
Post # 14
I did not go ring shopping until my, then boyfriend, asked me if i wanted to go one day while we were out shopping, i said sure!!! It was a lot of fun. Then a few months later he took me to the place he would be having my ring made and we looked through a book of ideas. He got and idea of what I liked and then proposed to me one day!!!
I was surprised had no idea he had already started on the ring 🙂
Post # 15
I just told him “let’s go ring shopping today” and he said “OK” and inside I was doing the happy dance!! I had NO clue he was seriously considering proposing since he did not like discussing engagements or weddings. He proposed 6 months later…that was 8 months ago!
Post # 16
Hahahah! I just told him no diamonds, no bling and I like (hopefully its my mammaw’s) a simple gold band! I don’t want to dicate to him what to get because I want what he gets me to be special because its what HE picked out! But I’m crazy sentimental like that.
@purpledaisies: Hahah! I have also gone and looked at rings alone. Its odd but its fun!