(Closed) What’s the story behind your engagement ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My Fiance Picked out the ring.. He pics out a 3 stone to represent our “past, prestent, and future” he loved the look, and incorperating our son into it.

Post # 4
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

My e-ring is FI’s great grandmother’s from the 1930s.  His great grandfather purchased it on the Atlantic City boardwalk for $100.  It’s a platinum ring with a perfect diamond.  I love it.

Post # 5
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We picked out my ring together.  He is a self-professed “non-care-er” when it comes to jewelry and I’m a touch OCD about things so he wanted to make sure I loved it πŸ™‚  We actually ended up going to a very upscale pawn shop (it’s also a jewelry store) and got an amazing deal – I fell in love with a diamond and then a different setting so they switched it around for us AND came in under budget!!!  I’m that ‘crazy coupon lady’ so getting a deal was paramount!!!

Post # 6
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

When Fiance and I started talking about getting married he asked me to email him some rings I liked and then ask that I don’t mention it again since he wanted the proposal to be a complete surprise.  So I sent him an email with a few rings I liked and what I liked about each one…  He ended up getting my favorite one. And took 6 months after he bought it to propose! πŸ™‚

Post # 7
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

My Fiance picked out the ring. He knew I wanted a 3-stone ring and that I have allergies to some metals. He took that info and ran with it. He did amazing.

Post # 8
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

When we first start talking about marriage (over 2 years ago), Fiance asked me if there was any particular ring that I liked. I mentioned that my grandmother was leaving all of the cousins a ring in her will and that I would love to have an heirloom. When we went of a vacation, my grandmother brought up marriage and I asked her about the rings. She was kind enough to give me the ring and I was so excited. Flash forward to Christmas Eve and Fiance had the ring resized and I was so happy. I love that the ring hold a piece of my now deceased granfather and will be something that my son can pass on, if he chooses to. 

Post # 9
732 posts
Busy bee

The diamond in my e-ring was given to Fiance by his grandmother, so it’s very sentimental to us. Fiance had the diamond re-set in a white gold solitaire setting because the original yellow gold setting was damaged. It’s actually kind of scary, because the ring is not insured yet and I would be DEVASTATED if I lost/broke a family heirloom. I probably need to get the ring appraised and hop on that soon!

Post # 10
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I always new I wanted something different and small (for me I hate seeing a huge diamond just siting all lonesome on a band). So Fiance and I started looking a couple of years ago at rings just to get ideas and wishful thinking (we have been together for 10 yrs- HS sweethearts). Then one day I was at our local farmers market and looking at some antique jewelry and wha la! There it was…1928 diamond and platinum wedding band with beautiful filagree engraved & cut outs on the band. It is only a lil over 1/4 c. but it was love at first sight. When I told Fiance I had found the one and told hiim the place he was like “What!” He was a little leary about purchasing it from the farmers market, but they gave him all the correct paperwork with it and a written guarantee if it turned out to not be what they said, all money back. Lucky for me…it’s exactly what they said and more (2nd “reputable” jeweler told us- it has a rare cut on the diamond). Love love love it!

Post # 11
3175 posts
Sugar bee

My husband really wanted to use his mom’s center diamond rather than trying to stretch and buy a lower quality ring on our budget. So in order to compromise, we used his mom’s center diamond and reset it from this

To this:

This was my all-time favorite setting and we just couldn’t find anything that I loved better….so it was the best of both worlds! Old and new πŸ™‚ I’m so glad I got to help him pick it out…I think that it is important for both parties to like the thing that they will have for a lifetime (I don’t like the idea of upgrading).

Post # 12
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My grandma inherited what became my ring when her aunt died (so it was my great-great aunt’s). Grandma LOVED Mr.ND (she’d always tease me that if anything happened to grandpa, she’d steal Mr.ND, lol). She became sick, and let me know that there were things she wanted to split up among the kids and grandkids. So I told Mr.ND to talk with her, and they got to have a special moment where they planned things out and she gave him the ring. He even planned a surprise proposal that allowed her to be there before she passed. My ring makes me smile every time I see it πŸ™‚

Post # 13
579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am a traditional girl but like things with a bit of a twist. For the last 7 yeara ive always wanted my ering to have a pave band. At that time nobody i knew was wearing them and all my friends seemed to have simple solitaire. Though beautiful and classic they all are the same. In the last 3-5 years i was starting to see more ering with pave or channel set bands. Sooo when Darling Husband and i were seriously looking for an ering i knew i wanted something similar but again wanted some sort of

detail to make it unique from

Everyone elses. It was a wonderful day when i came across my tacori bloom and it was love at first sight for me. Exactly what i was looking for and no other ring compared to me. It is that nice inbetween of a solataire and a halo. I’ve always liked square ish stones so the reason why i wanted a princess cut stone. My Darling Husband calls my ring a princess ring and it is so KC3636 like!!

Post # 14
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

A few months before we got engaged, I found the ring I knew I wanted. It was like lightning struck me – the “rightness” of it was startling. I emailed ScottSouth with the following:

Hey, sweetheart.

A few weeks ago you and I were out shopping and we stopped off at the jewelry counter. Before we went on with our errands, you mentioned that we really should take a serious look at rings. We haven’t talked about it since, but I’ve been thinking about it. And even though I know we aren’t supposed to be talking about our totally hypothetical wedding, I thought I should drop you a line about this.

I’ve been looking at jewelry online, and I’ve found something that really appeals to me. Take a look, and then I’ll explain.


I’ve looked at pictures of so many rings and just couldn’t envision them on my finger, but I can so easily imagine wearing this. It’s beautiful, of course, but that’s not what makes it feel so right. This ring doesn’t have a large central stone, and it isn’t going to drive anyone mad with jealousy, but I love it because it reminds me of the way I love you, and of the way that I should. When I think of you, and when I think of our lives together, I never see us as a fairy tale. When I think of how I love you, it’s very warm and quiet, and it endures. It’s the glow of embers. This ring feels the way we do.

If you look closely, you’ll see that the surface of the band isn’t glassy smooth. Its brushed metal is uneven, and it is clearly handcrafted. In fact, each one is made to order and takes six to eight weeks from order to delivery. While some women might look at it and sneer at its imperfections, for me the imperfection is what makes it so wonderful. If you and I are going to spend our lives together, then we need to remember that imperfection is inevitable. A love that lasts won’t always be perfect. And a love that is expected to remain perfect can never last. If it’s real, then time wears it down, but it’s the aging and the weathering that give it meaning. I don’t ever want to look at my ring as something I have to keep in perfect condition. I don’t want to be worried about every little scratch or ding ruining something that was supposed to stay unblemished forever. I want to look down and see something that is humble, and beautifully flawed, and unlike any other – because that is what I want our lives together to be. I don’t want to flash a piece of jewelry to make other women jealous. I want to be reminded that I have a good man who loves me, and that we go through life’s bumps together.

I don’t know what your plans are, and I don’t know what arrangements you’ve already made. In fact, I don’t know that you even have plans or arrangements at all. This whole thing is VERY presumptuous, and we don’t need to talk about it tonight. I just wanted to let you know what I was thinking. I love you, and I can’t wait to see you.

And he promptly bought it for me, but I had no idea until the day that he proposed. I love it.

Post # 15
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We were holidaying in Melbourne, just shopping one morning of our trip and I was doing my usual looking in jewellery shop windows when out of the blue my now Darling Husband said ‘you need to show me what you like – I’m thinking I’m ready to be engaged’. Next shop window I pointed at one I loved, he made me try it on, it was perfect and on sale sooo that was it. Then he called all his friends when we got back to the hotel to say he bought a ring lol. They were like ‘So you’re engaged?’ and he was all cute saying “no… but I bought a ring!’ Then he recreated our first date a month or so later and proposed πŸ™‚

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