(Closed) Trying on rings by yourself?

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I use to work at a jewlery store…. you bet I tried them on! lol

Post # 4
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We went together a few times. And yes the ring I was inlove with online i HATED!!! I also went with friends a few times but he knew where i was going he just didnt want to shop anymore

Post # 6
1390 posts
Bumble bee

@yellowlinedpage: check out cheap CZ versions of what you want on Amazon and Overstock! I just ordered the ring I’m pretty sure I want. I tried on what I thought I wanted four years ago at a store and hated it. That said, it took me some time to change my mind to figure out what I actually wanted. Personally I think it takes longer than a few minutes to decide….I want to be able to wear it around for a few days to see how it feels in every day life. You know, when I’m making dinner or driving to work or making the bed. Does it get stuck on stuff? Do I feel like I’m going to break it? How comfortable is that pave band after three days? In my case my SO has always known exactly what I wanted and I told him, “I’m ordering a stand-in just to make sure it’s right. Then you can take the reigns.” The good news is since we’re having a destination wedding I’ll have an excellent faux ring for international travel and such. Unless you want a really, really unique ring, you should be able to find a stand-in to try out in the privacy of your own home for just a little bit of money.

Post # 7
398 posts
Helper bee

I tried rings on by myself.  He was asking what my style was and what I wanted.

You are right I tried on rings I thought I would like and didn’t care for them once I tried them on.

Didn’t think I liked the split shanks but that’s the style I fell in love with.


Post # 8
293 posts
Helper bee

@artichokey: OMG.  I am in love with this idea!  There is really only one ring that I want (halo with pave band) and SO knows this.  But, I’ve never tried it on. Maybe I’ll go to amazon right now.

Thanks for the tip!!

Post # 9
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I don’t think jewelers will take you any less seriously. When my sister was about to get engaged, she asked me to come with her to try on rings so she could figure out what she liked. Brother-In-Law didn’t come with us, and no one treated her/us rudely because there was no man around. It’s probably becoming a lot more common these days as picking out the ring together seems to be more common.

Post # 10
184 posts
Blushing bee

I went to a jewelry store  by myself once.  I had been gawking at a ring online and when I saw in person it looked so bad on my hand.  They did give me a pamplet and business card so I gave it to the bf :P.  They were pretty friendly, and did take me seriously though.  I went to a different store with my bf and they treated us like we were little kids(we’re 24/26!)..so I guess it all depends on where ya go.

Post # 11
375 posts
Helper bee

Ooh artichokey! I like the idea of a CZ stand in off of amazon.com! hmmm I think I might just go look now!

We went ring shopping last weekend. For year I have been obsessing over halo rings, but once they were on my finger I really couldn’t stand them! It was crazy and I’m glad I looked. After all, if he had proposed with the ring that I ended up loving, I would have been disappointed it wasn’t a halo. Funny how that works!

Post # 12
1390 posts
Bumble bee

@MissBuffalo: Hee, I’m a self-proclaimed genius! I just think that if I’m going to wear something for the rest of my life I deserve a test drive longer than a few minutes! I figure if I can spend under $100 for a fake of ‘the one’ and it means I get to try it out, can wear it and stare at it until he buys the real one, and have a stunning stand-in, I’ve got my money’s worth! Most of them are not $100 but I’m just saying, totally worth the small investment.

Post # 13
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i went to several stores by myself, right when we talked about getting engaged soon. i had NO IDEA what i wanted, so i wanted to get an idea of what i liked.

i told my fiance that i had stopped in at a few jewelers and got a better idea of what i liked, and to let me know if he wanted me to write it down for him. he asked ALL SORTS OF QUESTIONS about what i found and what i liked and where i went. about 2 weeks after this, he “surprised” me and took me to two of the places i had already gone and told me to pick out exactly what ring i wanted (it was really romantic actually!). we ended up specifically asking to work with the jeweler who had sat down for an HOUR with me and told me all about diamonds. this guy didn’t seemed surprised at all that i had orignally come in by myself, and because he was great while showing me rings, HE got our huge purchase.

Post # 14
1807 posts
Buzzing bee

I went  to several stores with my mom, and they didn’t think I was crazy (at least I didn’t think so…lol).

Just like wedding dresses, things look a lot different once you try them on. Definitely go try some on to get a feel for it.

Post # 15
442 posts
Helper bee

@LemonLolly: That’s what I’m so afraid of… I’m in love with a particular ring online, and I’m worried it will look bad actually ON my finger. Or I’d hate it. But then at the same time, I know thinner bands look better on my fingers as opposed to thicker ones.

Now you guys got me thinking haha. Maybe I should hit up a store at some point and try to find a ring similar to try on! 🙂

I’d prefer to go WITH my guy obviously, but we’ve never talked about actually physically going into a store to try rings on. He’s just asked I email him the ones I like, so he has them.

Hmph. And there’s totally no way to just slyly throw that out there to him, so I’ll probably just go by myself.

Post # 16
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I went to the mall and tried on rings by myself before. Given, my SO and I had already started looking together, so I wasn’t worried about being “caught” by him or something. However, it did feel weird going by myself lol! 

I would suggest you go… chances are you won’t be at the mall at the same time and even if he is, he probably wouldn’t see you inside the store. If you’re really paranoid, you could try going to a mall you don’t normally go to?

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