(Closed) Spinoff: How many bees had an active role in choosing their ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How involved were you in the decision process?
    We picked out everything together. I got exactly what I was looking for. : (47 votes)
    47 %
    We shopped together, but he made the ultimate decision. : (16 votes)
    16 %
    I gave him an idea of what I wanted, but he picked it out on his own. : (19 votes)
    19 %
    I had little to no say, he completely surprised me with it. : (16 votes)
    16 %
    Other (Please Explain) : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My Fiance is rather old fashioned about some things; he was horrified at the idea of discussing the ring or the proposal beforehand. Seriously, ALL of my friends had a hand in picking out their rings and had a rough idea of when their proposals were going to happen, and I was completely in the dark until maybe about 5 seconds before it actually happened. 

    He gave me a ring that I would not have picked out myself – originally I was against the idea of a diamond and wanted something a bit different from the norm in terms of style, and he got me a diamond ring that looks like the classic Tiffany design. But I loved it the minute he put it on my finger. It’s simply and classy but most importantly it’s a sign of his love for me and that’s what matters most.

    Post # 4
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    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Well, I chose my ring, and it’s moissanite, and it cost $600. But I LOVE IT. it’s literally the PERFECT ring. And I love even more that we didn’t go into debt for it. I think reallly expensive rings are not a nice present if you can’t afford them, because then it’s like, “Here’s your ring! And…a few thousand in debt you are now going to help me pay for for years.” So I love that mine was inexpensive, and Darling Husband didn’t mind that I knew the price because I picked it out. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I picked out my setting, well, I would show him ones I liked and get his opinion of them. When (after probably 3 months) I decided on one, we went and had a sample shipped in. Once we decided we liked it, we ordered it. Then we bought the diamond from Blue Nile. I couldnt have asked for anything more. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
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    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @HonoraryNerd:  Oooh and you should share a pic of your ring!!! I love heirlooms!!

    Post # 8
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    4657 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    he knew i wanted a solitaire and over 1 carat. the rest he did!

    Post # 9
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    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I showed him examples of what I liked, he picked the ring using those.

    Post # 10
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    1984 posts
    Buzzing bee

    All I told him was that I wanted a princess cut diamond and wanted any metal BUT yellow gold. He picked it out though! And it’s perfect! He found it on sale too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 11
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    1032 posts
    Bumble bee

    There were a few settings/styles I liked (filigree, and vintage styles,) but only 1 design that made my heart flutter. So he went off and began the process of finding a jeweler himself, but he said he “read somewhere” (maybe through the Bee?) that a lot of women are involved in “the process.”

    He’s a perfectionist, so he asked to come along so everything would end up exact, because he was “afraid of messing it up.” (Even though I told him there’s no way I would’ve been disappointed by him.)

    We went to the jeweler together (HE set the price though. And i completely respected that, obviously. We went to 3 jewelers until we found one that would work within our budget,) but I still have no idea when the ring will be completed, or when he will propose (although I suspect this Thursday because it’s our anniversary!!). 

    Post # 12
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    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We shopped together–looking at a few jewelry stores. He spotted and pointed out ‘the one’ first, and I loved it too. 

    Post # 13
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    29 posts
    Newbee

    so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
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    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The decision was made for me: my FI’s grandmother left him her engagement ring.

    Post # 15
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    1784 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We went shopping together. I picked the setting, he picked the diamond. 

    Post # 16
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    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Fiance designed the ring and planned the proposal by himself – I was completely clueless until it happened but I found out the specs of the ring when it was valued for insurance purposes

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