(Closed) We are going looking for my engagement ring tomorrow! :D

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@sapphire–stars:  Yay! I would say that if we were going to do it again we’d be a little more discerning and leave stores where we felt uncomfortable. Some sales people are really pushy and make the experience a little less fun. Also, sometimes I picked out rings that I thought I might like, but I’d also suggest trying on rings that I wasn’t necessarily drawn to and found that I liked some of them as well. Good luck!


Post # 4
2742 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I fell in love with an online vendor πŸ™‚ but we picked the stone together.

Post # 5
2689 posts
Sugar bee

If you feel like they’re pushing you to buy one or pick one out, please make a polite excuse and leave the store. Find another store that sells a ring you like or find a new ring. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate people who helped but didn’t push. SO and I went ring shopping a couple months ago and we went to Kay Jewelers and another one….and then Wedding Day Diamonds. At the first two I felt like they were just trying to push me to pick something and they weren’t as willing to help me find something. At Wedding Day (the time we went a couple months ago) the girl was helpful in explaining things and whatnot……I had fallen in love with a ring that was very expensive without the diamond and I told SO there that if we found something similar that I’d be just fine and love it the same. She did not suggest any other rings, which would have been helpful.

Fast-forward a couple months to last week. I had been looking at the jewelers that have their rings at Wedding Day and found a ring that is similar through a less expensive jeweler company. I wanted to go look at it but did not push the issue of going to see if they had it in person (more than half the cost of the first one….no diamonds all the way around the band but I’m getting a single wedding band – one on each side of the engagement ring that are full of diamonds anyways). Sooooo he decided after we went out to eat that we should stop at Wedding day because it was so close  to where we went to dinner……they ended up not having it at the store currently but the wonderful lady showed me about 50 other rings that were similar and noticed details I loved in the first one I fell in love with and again in the second one. We found one that was the most similar to the second one, and then she told me I needed to step away so they could talk…..today he went and had a “diamond date” to talk about finances and try picking a diamond. EEEEEKKK I have a feeling it’ll be within the next few months!


Sooooo I guess what I’m saying is if they’re not helpful in trying to find styles similar, or you feel uncomfortable, etc…go somewhere else. Try on bands you didn’t think were originally your style – you might end up loving it! AND don’t be afraid to be super picky….this is something you’re going to be wearing for the rest of your life — say what you do/don’t like and WHY. It helps them help you find the one πŸ™‚

Post # 8
1862 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Don’t make a decision or buy ANYTHING tomorrow. Just browse. If you guys both fall in love with something, that’s great, but keep looking and keep whatever ring you liked in the back of your mind. If I had gone with the first ring that I was madly in love with and “knew it was the one the minute I saw it”, I would be extremely upset and regretting my decision right about now. But after I kept looking at more rings, I began to realize that the particular ring style that I THOUGHT I loved, wasn’t what I wanted at all in a Forever Ring. Now I am wearing the ring that I completely love, which I was just given two days ago!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Post # 11
4710 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Take a camera and get the info on the ring on a card from the store (the 4 c’s the price etc) and then write the number of the pic on the card so then you can scroll thru the cards and have corresponding pics…super helpful…

if it is a weird shape that wont take a band without a gap then make sure they have a matching band and that it isnt being discontinued anytime soon. If you want to rock the gap ignore the last tip…

Never buy a ring without taking it outside in natural light or without warrenty and once you get it get insurance…good luck

Post # 12
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Get sized, and then try a half size up to feel it out, and decide which fit you like better.

Post # 13
2689 posts
Sugar bee

@sapphire–stars:  Haha thanks. Yeahh I’m still more in love with the first one but I love the second one I fell in love with too. BUT it costs more than four times the amount (probably closer to 5 times the amount) of the second one I fell in love with, and that’s WITHOUT the diamond. We only went to one town….could have gone to a couple other jewelers but I have looked online at some of them and wasn’t in “like” with any rings i HAD to see lol, so we stuck with one town and didn’t go to all the jewelry stores. But please do be picky….when you’re picky and voice it, it helps them find rings that have those details to better serve you’re liking.

The design I actually thought I wanted back like a year ago ended up not being what I loved once I tried them on. The only thing I’ve always wanted and still love love love love is a princess cut diamond…..always will. Beautiful. But some people love the round, cushion, etc….so pick what you love πŸ™‚

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