(Closed) WAITING BEES: Answer this survey while you wait! :)

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 91
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Busy bee

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emilypaige:  Ya I think lotsa women are attached to their ering so upgrading can be sticky. If its not for you thats fine. Was just askin bc you need to do you and not be unhappy w your choice. Priority numero uno shud be to go to the biggest jewelry store & try rings. Don’t have to buy from the store but you wnt the large selection to try stuff. Then can say what you like & dont and youll know for sure.

Post # 92
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Hunting Hill Mansion

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anxiousbee323:  You’re so right! I live in a small town but I will go to every store that we have until I find an oval stone!! I might have to take a trip to “Jeweler’s Row” or whatever it’s called in Chicago to look at a larger range of styles. James likes going into the city every now and again so I’ll have to drag him into some stores. He will never admit this to anyone but he did actually have fun the last time we went to look at rings! 😛 

Post # 93
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

 1. How long have you and your SO been dating?

We have been together for 14 months. 

 2. How old are both of you?

We are both 31 years old. 

 3. How long have you been waiting?

We haven’t been together *that* long, so not long at all!! But we’re very happy and we’ve discussed marriage so I guess that makes me ‘waiting’. 

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

Likely before the end of the year. 

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

Yes. We’ve bought a diamond and setting. It is being made. 

It will be a 2.23 Round Brilliant Diamond in a Michael M setting. It has shared prong side diamonds, 4 claws (sister had 6 so trying to be somewhat different). Its rather simple but classy. I haven’t seen it in person. I’m pretty happy to just wait for him to suprise me with it.  

 

 

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Post # 94
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Oh and by ‘I haven’t seen it in person’ thats kinda misleading, I haven’t seen it with *my diamond in person – just the setting with a 1.7 ct stone. So i’m a lil excited!! 🙂

Post # 95
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Helper bee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating? 11 years. We’ve been together since we were 16 years old.

2. How old are both of you? We are both 27

3. How long have you been waiting? You’d be surprised may be a year and a half. I’m very anxious now.

4.  Do you have a timeline? I do but I won’t tell him what my timeline is. I’ve gotten hints though.

5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? Yes we’ve talked. When we were 21 we both decided we were okay waiting. I want him to pick my ring. The only thing I’ve done to give him ideas is find engagement ring brochures from jewelers and cirlce things. lol.

6. What ring do you want? I love vintage style rings. white gold or rose gold.

Post # 96
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Helper bee

 1. How long have you and your SO been dating?

We have been dating for 3 years and 10 months.  

 2. How old are both of you?

I am 27 and he is 30.  

 3. How long have you been waiting?

I have been waiting for about 8 months unofficially, but I have officially been waiting a month.  He finally told me it is time to start ring shopping a month ago =)

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

He plans to propose sometime in the first quarter of next year!

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

We have discussed that we should go ring shopping, but we haven’t managed to do it yet.  He knows I like “those rectangular shaped rings.”  However, I have  been changing my mind all over the place, so we really need to go shopping so we can see what I actually like since the only engagement ring I have tried on is my mom’s ring.  

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want*

This is where the struggle comes in.  We are saving for a house, so I want a moissy to save money.  He likes the concept behind a moissy since I am a science nerd, but he is traditional and thinks it should be a diamond.  The ring I keep coming back to is this one, a cushion cut moissy with a tapered band:<br /><br />

Post # 97
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016 - RattleSnake Point Golf Club

1. How long have you and your SO been dating?<br />

Almost 5 years

 2. How old are both of you?

I am 27 and he is 30.

 3. How long have you been waiting?

I dunno… a year?

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

I guess? Last time we talked he had plans for April… that I ruined… so now, idk?

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

He wants to pick one himself… I used to not care, but I have become very specific so this kind of worries me. I trust him to have some sense of style tho… so fingers crossed?

6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want*

Solitaire (tiffany style knife edge, half round, or comfort fit) with an excellent cut diamond, VS2 or higher clarity, half carat to 1 carat center stone, J or higher colour. I dont care what colour gold the ring is because I want to mix metals with my band.

Post # 98
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Blushing bee

 1. How long have you and your SO been dating?

A little over 3 years!

 2. How old are both of you?

I’m 27, he’ll be 34 next month.

 3. How long have you been waiting?

Openly discussing it for 2 years, officially waiting since we moved in together 2 months ago!

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

Ideally by our 4th anniversary next May.

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

We’ve discussed my ring size and love for princess cuts, and recently I’ve been emailing him some gemstone beauties I created on Gemvara.

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want*

I’m obsessing over some Amerthyst center stone/diamond halo or accent stones. But honestly anything he comes up with I’d be over the moon about! Except for yellow gold. :/

Post # 99
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Blushing bee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating? 6 years 5 months

 2. How old are both of you? Mr. is 36 and I’m 31

 3. How long have you been waiting? Since after year 2. I’ve always been honest and open with him that someday I wanted to get married. When he looked into my eyes  and told me that it would happen for us I believed him.

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? Yes, I refuse to purchase a home with my boyfriend. I personally feel like if I agree to buy a home with him then it will NEVER happen.

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? Nope, we have never looked together. I don’t even think he would take into consideration what I like for the ring.

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want* Cushion, no halo. Something simple and small I have tiny fingers (3.25) and I don’t want it to be overwhelming.

 

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Post # 100
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Newbee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating?

3 years and 4 months

2. How old are both of you?

I am 24 he is 48.

3. How long have you been waiting?

About five months. I went to Asia with my dad to visit family and when I got back we have been planning ever since.

4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

No timeline, see below.

5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

The ring is bought! I am hoping for a late October engagement.

6. This is my ring:

 

Post # 101
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21 posts
Newbee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating? We’ve been together 2 years

2. How old are both of you? 28 and he just turned 30

3. How long have you been waiting? He took me to a jewelry store back in March to design a ring together. I now know that the ring is here, even though I shouldn’t. So I have been waiting seriously waiting since last March. He has asked for parent blessings and all.  

4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? Yes, by November 1st! 

5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? Yep : )

6. What ring do you want? We designed my dream ring together. Blue sapphire, bezel set, split shanks with a diamond halo and diamonds around the outside of the halo too – just for a little something extra special. Sorry it is so huge. I haven’t mastered the resize yet. 

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Post # 102
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Newbee

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emilypaige:  I walked passed that when I was home in Chicago last Christmas. It is intense. But if you can go to the Chicago area check out Paolucci in Joliet. My mom and my grandma both got their rings there and my mom also got her gold ring made white gold there and a new band. They are great and a famiy business. 

Post # 103
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2019 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Post # 104
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2019 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

haha MEGA PHOTO! Sorry gals… That’s the ring we’re going to get reproduced at a local custom jeweller 🙂 Very excited, thinking we’re actually going to go with an Amora Gem instead of a moissanite.

Post # 105
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

1.) How long have you and your SO been dating? 2+ years

2.) How old are both of you? I’m 21, he’s 24. 

3.) How long have you been waiting? Personally, I was sorta waiting the moment we moved in together. But a month or so ago, he started talking about details like the timing and getting my papaw’s blessings so it feels a little more like officiallly waiting now. 

4.) Do you have a timeline? Yes. After Christmas but before spring term of next year ends (I’m still in college..he’s graduated).

5.) Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? We’ve never looked together. He told me to send him pictures of things I like. Really though, he knows I’m very simplistic with jewelery and the jewelery he’s purchased for me before I’ve loved so I’m not too worried about this haha. 

6.) What ring do you want? No clue, I will be surprised!

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