(Closed) Should I go look at rings by myself?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
23 posts

Yes, go check them out!  Take a girlfriend along if you feel weird going by yourself.  I worked at a jewelry store, and we had ladies come in all the time to get a sense of what they liked.  Lots of them apologized for looking without their SO, as if they weren’t “supposed to” or something, but they didn’t need to apologize.  No one at the store minded showing rings to women who were doing preliminary looking.  Don’t be embarrassed — figuring out what you like is part of the fun!

Post # 18
419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

As someone who looked with Fiance and again with my mom, let me HIGHLY suggest going without your SO. Fiance and I had an absolutely terrible experience when we went together the first time. He took me on Valentine’s Day to get an idea of what I liked without being too obvious as to when he wanted to propose. We went to moreso chain dealers and it was AWFUL. Jared tried to pressure him into dropping $8K right then and there because there was a sale that ended at the end of the day, so he better buy it now so he doesn’t miss out. I wanted to strangle everyone we came in contact with. They saw Fiance with me and they knew he’d be the one spending money, so they all flocked to us and tried to get him to buy right that second. It was so frustrating.

I went later that week with my mother to a local jeweler and the experience was a complete 180. Because obviously myself or my mom weren’t going to be buying the ring, they couldn’t pressure us to spend any money. I went back with Fiance the next week, showed him what I liked, and made sure the guy we spoke with didn’t turn crazy like the other sales people had. He took it from there. I let him make all the decisions from there on out. He knew the three settings I liked and the diamond shape. I completely left the diamond up to him so he could spend what he felt comfortable spending on the most expensive part of the ring. It worked out perfectly!

Post # 19
1617 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I went by myself and picked a ring I loved.  Fi is not into jewelry at all really (not typical jewelry anyway) and really didnt care one way or the other about the rings. He was just not that interested in ‘looking at rings’.   What matters to him is just getting married.  I picked out my band too and went with him so he could pick out his ring.

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