Post # 1
Hi Lovely Ladies!
My SO really wants to pick out a ring on his own. I love how he wants to do this. I think it’ll be extra special knowing that HE picked it out all by himself. He doesn’t even want to know my size! Very brave, I must say, but I’m a little nervous that he’ll pick something I really don’t like. Even though it’s really not about the ring (I’m not very materialistic), I still want to look at something everyday and love it!
So what do you ladies prefer or what have you done? Have you given him ideas, almost guaranteeing that you’ll get what you want? Or do you want to just have him pick out a ring, making it more meaningful for him, but maybe not getting what you want?
Post # 3
I told him I wanted a simple, round solitaire. Thats what he got. I think he was grateful for the help, he’s not the kind of guy that would want to go ring shopping.
Post # 4
Mine asked me what I wanted. And when I saw it at the jewelers it was totally different than we were talking about but I instantly fell inlove. So I freaked out and told him I was inlove with it. So that’s my ring.
I didn’t know he was supposed to pick it out on his own lol. I think that would have been cute, but he’s a little clueless about jewelery and such so I’m not sure what would have happened.
Post # 5
i showed him a picutre of a general idea of what i wanted and he had to research it out and found a jewler to get me what i wanted so it all worked out great in the end! it’s actually more than i wanted i want a solitare in a catherdral setting instead i got the setting plus diamonds all around the band!
Post # 6
Give ideas he appreciated it because he was clueless although he has great taste in jewlery. We went browing at the mall and I let him know what I liked and I tried on lots next up is Tiffanys ha
Post # 7
I found my setting online and we picked out the center stone together
Post # 8
I am the other, he proposed after only 7 months so I never even had a chance to show him what I like, luckily he picked well and I love it.
Post # 9
I had the jewellery store write down the details of the exact ring I wanted and gave it to him. Lol.
Post # 10
I told him what type of style I liked and more importantly, I told him what I absolutely didn’t like. He appreciated the help. It must be tough for a guy who walks in to a store not knowing where to start.
Post # 11
Honestly, I didn’t even know what I wanted, other than a platinum band. He did WAY more ring-related research than I did. He’s now quite well-versed in diamond terminology. And my ring is gorgeous 🙂
Post # 12
I would have been happy to go ring shopping or help him pick one out, but he doesn’t want me to. He did ask if there were particular types of settings I preferred and whether I wanted white or yellow gold.
He’s done a really good job picking out jewelry for me in the past, so I’m not worried, but I’m excited to see what he gets. Historically, he’s picked out very classic pieces of jewelry (peal necklace and earrings, silver Tiffany heart necklace), so I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets me a traditional solitaire or three-stone ring. On the other hand, I know he’s also been looking at more modern, unique ones (he really likes the rough diamond rings at Sarah Perlis), so I have no idea what to expect!
Post # 13
I’m too picky and this isn’t his first engagement. We bought the stone after picking it out together and we will choose the setting together. Our ring adventure is a little ridiculous- we’re even getting the stone re-cut. So- I’m not totally surprised but I guess he gets to choose how to propose so at least he can surprise me a little!
Post # 14
@ashleykaye15: I wrote down detail instructions of what I want the exact setting and stone and where to get them from. Whether he follows my instructions is on him but I really hope he does.
Post # 15
I loaned him a ring so he could get my size and e-mailed him pictures of rings I liked that I found on the internet (without links to where they came from) . That way he got some guidance on what I liked, but got to pick it out himself. The result was a ring I love, that was all him in the picking out. It is not necessarily exactly what I would have picked out for myself, but I love that he picked it and I love the style as well.
Post # 16
I picked out my ring after we got engaged. That is actually what most people I know did. The only people I knwo who got their ring the day they got engaged got an heirloom/ family ring.