(Closed) We’re going ring shopping today!

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah! How exciting. Have fun and take some pics! Wink

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yay have fun!!!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

yay!!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Claxton Farm

Have fun! I have no suggestions– we bought my ring online! Hah!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ahh have fun! This is for your wedding bands I assume?? Im sure whatever jewler you go to will have plenty of suggestions. My only tip would be to explore independent jewelers in addition to the chain stores like Kay and Tiffanys etc. A lot of times you can get a better deal at an independent store and better customer service. You also might have more options in terms of customization/personalization. I dont know for sure, but I would just check it out. Fiance said he had the best experience with independent jewelry stores.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

SOrry! I just noticed you posted this in waiting!!! But anyways, that is so much MORE exciting!!! What style do you like?? There are so many different rings out there its insane! So now that you are going ring shopping you know the proposal cant be too far away!!! 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@KMSull- My only advice is be practical. I had all these notions in my head about what I just had to have and my ring turned out different. I wanted a 1 CT Princess Cut center stone with plain band, I got a .65 CT Brilliant Cut center stone with diamond band…which I love SO much better as it suits my everyday life. A 1 CT looked dumb on my small pudgy finger, also my Fiance was awesome enough to have them make my setting as low as humanly possible with the diamond since he knew I hated getting rings caught on sweaters, coats etc. I guess just think about your everyday life and what you do. Do you want to have to take off your ring everytime you do this or that normal activity? I hardly ever take mine off because it doesn’t get in my way of my activities.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Enjoy it – ring shopping was one of the most exciting things we did pre-engagement. I have very fond memories of our experience, especially since it was at the Tiffany’s on 5th avenue where they give you champagne and truffles! Of course, Fiance ordered the diamond from Blue Nile for less than 1/2 the cost (and better quality) than the Tiffanys ring.

My advice would be to try on everything – even if it’s not what you think you want. I was so shocked that I loved the Lucida (think Sweet Home Alabama). Also shocked that anything with side stones looked weird on my finger. We ended up going for the round brilliant solitaire in a 6-prong ‘tiffany’ setting. Simple, classic.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Claxton Farm

We used Blue Nile…great experience! We didn’t shop in-real-life b/c I wanted something really simple (solitaire and a simple band), but had I not been certain, we would have visited some jewelry stores.

Oooh, can’t wait to hear about it!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

YAY! That’s awesome!!! We’ve been going to some local jewelers & chains (the source & heritage-not sure if they’re local chains or not) to see what’s best. We’re not going to the mall-they’ll just rip you off. GOOD LUCK! Can’t wait to hear about it!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We tried to start with the local jewelers, but they were all closed the Saturday after New Year’s. Bah. So we lost patience and went to the mall that night, just to do some research.

And we found The One, and it happened to be an AMAZING deal. So, um, yeah– my suggestions are to GO. Look. See what’s out there at as many stores as you can to get a better idea of what’s realistic. And then prepare to be blindsided by something that’s totally not what you had in your head.

We went to 8 or 9 different stores that night. We went into each one and told the people what we were looking for (at the time it was very specific) and they showed us what they had. At first, I wasn’t seeing what I wanted, so I learned to change what I was saying until I was being shown what I wanted. Then we ended up getting a ring that really was almost nothing like what I thought I wanted.

My point– and several other bees’ points– is that you will have an idea of what you want, and then there is the ring you will end up with. They may or may not be the same thing. I hope this helps AT ALL, and I hope you figure out what you need to do! Good luck 🙂

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That is awesome!!!!! So exciting!!!!! 🙂 have fun!

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