(Closed) The Waiting List – 09/17/18

posted 12 months ago in Waiting
Post # 4
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

We went shopping on Friday and ordered a setting! I didn’t realize it at the time but he ordered the stone too! We have to go look at the stone and the setting at the beginning of next week. I don’t want to see them put together until the proposal.

I never thought I would want to have input on my ring I thought it would be weird but it really isn’t. We have actually had a lot of fun with it. I love that I get to pick out what I like the best since it’s going to be on my finger forever.

Post # 5
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Glad to hear things are going better for you!

I’m having a lot of input in my future ring. He’s proposing with a stand in ring, it’s actually a RHR I wear regularly, and is currently sitting in a box in his office lol. And then after he proposes, we’ll be designing the ring together. I already have a pretty good idea of what I want, right now I’m getting a custom gemstone cut for my center stone, it will be an oval purple sapphire. And then I am leaning towards pear diamond side stones.

Post # 6
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

I’m having a lot of input now haha. We had a discussion about our timeline on the weekend and he eventually admitted that he’s been stalling because he was panicking about picking a ring (he nearly had a fit when I told him he could propose without one or with a stand in! haha).

Anyway, he still wanted to propose with a ring so I made a very detailed collage/sketch of my dream ring… AND HE EMAILED THE JEWELLER THIS WEEK! YAY! 😀 

Post # 7
95 posts
Worker bee

After my boyfriend confessed that he would probably have proposed to me already if he had any clue about what kind of ring to get me, he finally asked for my input. This was funny to me since I have been dropping “hints” about my favorite rings for awhile now. “Hints” do not work, ladies. Men want the specifics. As much as I want to be surprised by my ring and the proposal, I am happy that he was smart enough to ask exactly what I wanted. We spent some time together on the Brilliant Earth site and I think it’s now clear to him what I would like. 

Post # 8
792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2020 - Hampton, VA

DaniGirl03 :  First of all, I hope you’re okay! <3


I had full reign over my ring choice. I just told him what I wanted, sent him the link, he said “cool. order it. here’s my debit card #,” and I ordered it, corresponded with company via emails/phone calls, & then we got it. 🙂

Still…not…wearing it tho… undecided #salty lol Should get off this list by December 31st. laughing

Post # 9
3710 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

I had full input. After browsing at a store with SO, he realized that he couldnt tell the difference between what I loved and hated so decided I should be there when he picks one out. I chose the store I wanted to work with and I thought we were just going to look but we chose the setting and stone and he purchased it on the spot! He picked it up about a month ago and I’m just patiently waiting!

DaniGirl03 :  So it looks like the names are listed by date added to the waiting list but can you tell me what bracketed numbers are about? Thanks for doing this!

youmaysayimadreamer :  Haha damn this waiting!! #surprisinglynotsalty I have no idea why it doesnt bother me to have a ring sitting in the house and not be able to wear it yet. Maybe it’s denial since I’ve never seen it in person, maybe I’m just happy to know we’re on the same page and it’s coming, maybe it’s because I know he wants to make it special and “surprise me”… I donno. But I’m glad I’m not losing my mind about it. 

Post # 11
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Kentwood, MI

I had full input on my ring. My SO didn’t know what type of ring I wanted and I have really small fingers, so we went together and bought it on the spot at the jewelers. Now the waiting is hard! #saltynotwearingityet

Post # 13
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Vineyard in Italy

I had pretty much all the input you can have. The stone was my GGMA’s, and since I have very specific taste he actually asked me to pick out my setting. I did, and then he went separately to purchase it. Ring is in the house and I am actually not losing my mind at all. It makes me feel very calm knowing it’s there and it’s coming… much easier for me to deal with than not knowing whether the ring would ever come or not.

Post # 14
417 posts
Helper bee

My wonderful boyfriend let me have full input on the ring. At first he tried looking at rings himself, in secret, and was asking his female coworkers for advice. Finally he realized he needed my input, since he was getting different advice from everyone he asked. I’m so glad he finally asked me directly, because I already had a very specific idea of what I wanted. I sent him a link to the website of the custom jeweler I wanted to use and told him which setting I liked. He was so relieved when I told him about lab-created diamonds from Brilliant Earth, because he was stressing over the cost of a diamond.

The ladies at work who were giving him advice were useless, lol. I guess they’ve never heard of lab diamonds, because they were telling him to go with cubic zirconia. They know how much he earns (he works in government and everyone knows the pay grades), so they know perfectly well that he can afford a quality ring, but for some reason they kept pushing Diamonique, even though he kept telling them it looks like costume jewelery. They also suggested he get a small center stone and add a halo to make it look bigger, but when he talked to me, we got on the topic of jewelery trends and I told him how much I hate the halo trend. He got this sheepish smile and said, “I’m glad we’re having this conversation, because the girls at work were telling me to get a halo because it makes the diamond look bigger and all women love halos.” News flash: not all women love halos, and it doesn’t make the center stone look bigger. It makes the ring bigger overall, but to me it’s obvious that it’s a small stone surrounded by a big halo. If you love the look of a halo, that’s great, but it’s not my style. I’d rather have a classic solitaire with a smaller stone than a big halo.

Anyway, long story short, my SO bought my dream ring at a very reasonable price because we worked on it together and I helped him find an excellent cut lab diamond at a fraction of the cost of a natural diamond. And I feel good knowing my ring doesn’t have a blood diamond.

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