(Closed) Went to look at rings, found out I don’t care a whole lot

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did you *really* care what type of engagement ring you got?
    Nope, as long as it's from my FH, that's all I care about! : (4 votes)
    7 %
    I strongly preferred a certain cut, but was neutral on settings : (4 votes)
    7 %
    I strongly preferred a certain setting, but was neutral on cuts : (9 votes)
    15 %
    I strongly preferred a certain cut and setting : (26 votes)
    43 %
    I sort of had some preferences but didn't voice them too strongly : (6 votes)
    10 %
    I didn't have (m)any preferences but now I wish I had... : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I knew what I DON'T like and that was about it : (8 votes)
    13 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I strongly preferred princess cut but other than that I had no idea. I had never gone to try rings on, I just knew that I liked princess cut. Had I gone to try rings on I would have seen many different settings that I dont like the look of (or like the look of on me) but that didnt matter because Darling Husband designed the perfect ring for me.

    Post # 5
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I chose my ring, I know that not everyone cares but I do- I love my ring!


    Note: I didn’t dictate stone size or anything- I just told him “I like this ring” and thats what I got! He was really thankful that he didn’t have to make the decision himself!

    Post # 6
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We picked the ring out together AFTER he proposed…I really had no clue what I was looking for, I’d never really did the whole “what if…” imaginary ring shopping thing. I knew I liked the “antique looking” rings and that I didn’t want anything too blingy. I am also frugal (cheap), so I was highly swayed by the price tag as much as the appearance. 

    Post # 7
    3775 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    I knew I wanted a tiffany style solitaire.  I wanted a round or oval shaped diamond.  When we looked, he prefered the round and I loved both so we went with a round tiffany style solitaire.  I love it.

    Post # 8
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I knew I wanted a halo with some diamonds in the band, but didn’t really care what cut the stone was. Fiance doesn’t like round stones, so I knew it would be either a princess, assher, or radiant. I didn’t get my dream ring at first, but Fiance was okay with us going back together and look. The stone was perfect so once I got the setting that I really had my heart set on I wouldn’t trade my ring for anything. lol

    Post # 9
    2422 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I told Fiance I wanted white gold, blue sapphire center stone and either diamonds on the band or sidestones. I wanted him to pick out the style and he did an amazing job.

    Post # 10
    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I knew I wanted a round brilliant solitaire. I have a simple setting now, but we may upgrade the setting on an anniversary.

    Post # 11
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We also picked out my ring together after he proposed (he did propose with a placeholder ring that he never intended to be my ring but is still absolutely gorgeous).  I knew I wanted a halo ring and I wanted it to be more vintage looking but besides that I was pretty open.  It all worked out in the end because I found a setting I couldn’t stop thinking about that was for a round diamond and he happened to want to offer me his grandmother’s round diamond from her ring (he said he knew the setting wasn’t really my style). 

    Post # 12
    3521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I voted “other”–I knew I did NOT want a diamond, but nothing else mattered all that much. We decided on a princess-cut stone because around here, it’s the most common cut for engagement rings (and we didn’t want my ring to be mistaken for anything else, though of course it is anyway–it’s a garnet).

    Post # 13
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I didn’t have any preference other than it being white gold/platinum/palladium and we never really discussed rings at all before he proposed.  I knew all along that I wanted him to pick it out and knew he would do a great job.  He did 🙂  Mine is a princess cut solitaire with a palladium band and I love it.  I’m so glad I didn’t have to pick it out myself…I have no idea what I would have picked!

    Post # 14
    14656 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My tastes are very simple.  I wanted a round cut, and something on the band.  I didn’t need to much detail on the side or anything like that.  While I think Tacoris and Verrigos are beautiful, its just too much going on for me.  So I was pretty simple to shop for, but still specific with what I wanted.

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