(Closed) Who chose your E-ring?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Who picked out your engagement ring?

    I did!

    He did, and I love it!

    He did, but I wasn't crazy about it!

    I gave him suggestions!

    Someone else (IE mom, sister, MOH, etc.) gave him ideas!

    Other (please comment)

  • Post # 84
    108 posts
    Blushing bee

    Disappointed. I have been looking forward to ring shopping with my partner for years, his brothers have taken their wives and so have his friends. I just thought that this was the norm just to make sure it was the perfect ring and to look at all the cuts and designs. I don’t really have any jewelry so looking on the internet just isn’t the same as seeing it in the flesh so to speak. I know he has been planning on proposing for a little while now so it wouldn’t be a shock surprise proposal which is why I thought we would go ring shopping eventually. 

    I just found out that my partner has had a ring made for me, we have NEVER looked at jewelry before and I know he has asked my mum who I have also never been jewelry shopping with. We did however look in a few windows in some lovely shops whilst shopping in London last year but she was picking out everything opposite to what I liked.

    I know I should be excited but I just feel a little deflated that I am missing out. I have had my heart set on an emerald cut but I know they are not as popular as a princess or a round and now I wont get the chance to tell him. I know that he would put a lot of effort into creating a ring for me so I do feel a little guilty about posting this and if I don’t like it I wouldn’t have the heart to tell him. 

    Has anyone ever had this happen? I guess I just want to justify why I am feeling a little down about the ring when I have been looking forward to the experience for such a long time. 

    Post # 85
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We went and chose a new setting together; the center stone was a family heirloom but Future Mother-In-Law wanted to keep the setting since it is a ring she wears all the time; she put a new stone in (not a diamond and it suits the ring much better, actually) and we re-set the diamond.

    Post # 86
    5653 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    We chose it together. We both love it.

    Post # 87
    7691 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    He did, with the only input from me being that I prefer princess cut, and I love it!

    Post # 88
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I choose mine. My BF said I don’t know jewelry and he didn’t want to go ring shopping together. So I ended up picking out a Laurie Sarah ring that I wanted modifications to. I gave her the information what I what done and handed her over to my BF. He handled the rest of it. He bought and has the ring, I only saw very briefly a picture of the finished ring. Now I am just waiting for him to propose. >sigh< lol.

    Post # 89
    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We had ours made. My friend is a jeweler so we went straight to him.

    Post # 90
    5109 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We went together. I didnt even see the ring he did. He asked he guy to pull it out and it was my favorite as well as his.. So I guess technically he picked it out, and Im so happy he did, Its perfect for me!

    Post # 91
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We went to Kay Jewelers together and he let me pick out my engagement ring cuz we both agreed that since I have a non-traditional taste in jewelry that he wouldn’t be able to pick out something that would fit me as well on his own.

    I am so happy with my black and white diamond e-ring. We also got a matching wedding band with white diamonds across it.

    Post # 92
    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I am surprised at the results (more people picking it out themselves!) which makes me happy because when we were first looking I felt like we werent doing it “properly” .. but I need to look at that baby for the rest of my life! so I wanted a say! and we were going with a moissy/mira which took my imput & convincing as well! Well we got a mira moissy and designed the custom setting together . We did go ring shopping in person together so he could see what he liked and what he would pick out if it was just him – luckily we had the same taste in a ring – although I picked out the specifics that he likely would have overlooked  like prong style and exact mm width ..ect  – love it and cant WAIT to have it on my finger 🙂 

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