(Closed) Sharing ring choice before engagement ?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@HopingtobeeMrsV:  I’ve shared it! Only with my best friends, and I think my SO’s shown it to some girls at his work (mutual friends). I’m still waiting (it’s coming soon!) but I’m not worried about it Being “Old news.”

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I shared it with my two best girl friends and my mom! (ETA: the Etsy listing, lol!)

My SO gave the ring to my parents while he’s gone for training, so it will stay with them until we go on our trip! So I guess my dad has seen it, too!

I’ve never seen the ring in person, though! 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

I showed EVERYBODY (friends, coworkers, etc… including people here on this forum). Still not on my finger yet, but I know he purchased it the other day. I’ve decided to take a break from looking at it though so that I don’t get too obsessed. And I’m afraid because of my personality that I’m going to start to doubt my choice in ring… so the less I look at it… the less I over analyze it.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My roommate, best friend, and one cousin knew we were looking for a ring. When we actually got it a couple days ago, my best friend desperately wanted a picture, but I sent her the Etsy listing instead as a compromise to hold her over until I’m officially engaged. It’s tough not sharing because I am really excited! I want to keep things on the DL though until he proposes and things are official. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We both showed everyone pictures of the ring we chose before the proposal. I can promise you that it took absolutely nothing away from the excitement of showing it off once I got it! It’s always way better in person and all sparkley on your finger. Have fun showing it off and being all giddy about the whole thing. Congrats on the upcoming engagement! And I hope your honey doesn’t make you wait too long!!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@HopingtobeeMrsV:  Only share if you’re prepared for people to have an opinion… which may not be good. Just sayin’.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I showed my mom last month. It’ll be here tomorrow…eek!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Well mine is a unique situation in that everyone saw the ring before, but it was missing the diamond.  So he told me later that when he called my parents to ask for their blessing he told my mom by saying “I put a diamond in your mother’s ring.”

I don’t think is so ridiculous for them to have seen it before hand.  In most cases at least one other person has seen the ring before you get to anyway.  And in this case its no surprise what you are getting.  Let it slide.  It will be just as exciting for them to see the ring on your finger whether or not they’ve seen in the box beforehand.

ETA:  When the ring was diamond less everyone who was at that house that day saw it including my friend who was wishing me well on our trip.  It was the last night I spent in MA before driving across the country to move to CO.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@HopingtobeeMrsV: I am trying to keep composed, but it is incredibly difficult. I want to jump up and down and scream, but it might disturb the neighbors!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We didn’t tell anyone that we picked out the ring together or that I even knew a proposal was coming. I’m still in college and my parents are kind of old fashioned. They would have wanted to know that we were thinking about it before we went. So our story is that he picked it out on his own and I didn’t have a clue that he was going to propose. That said, my parents and entire family LOVE him! He fits right in and no one has said even the slightest negative thing about him, he’s that perfect 🙂

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I just showed my best friend and posted it on the waiting boards (:

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