(Closed) Who got to pick their own E-Ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 76
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2019 - New York City

I gave my Hubs (gotta get used to call him Husband!!) an idea of what I considered my ideal ring – solitaire 2.5ct cushion cut diamond in rose gold. I might have even sent him a couple of links online….. Boy did he come through though! it’s perfect and lovely and more perfect than what I dreamed. 😀

Post # 77
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

My fiance and I originally went to jewellry stores to look at rings. We quickly learned that we were on two different pages. He liked simplistic and I liked bling. He decided that it is best for me to pick it out and he would get that because I’m the one that has to wear it every day. 

I ended up giving him a few different options but I definitely had a favourite and he knew it. I wouldn’t change what we did. I didn’t care that I wasn’t surprised by the ring. 

Post # 78
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Sugar Beekeeper

Fortunately I had seen it earlier in a shop and commented how nice it was , it was not a traditional engagement ring .

I say fortunately because  he had (and has) no clue at all in jewellery and I would have worn whatever he bought.  As I have with earrings and stuff over the years ..sigh……bless him. .

Post # 79
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Shiiit I didn’t only pick it, I designed it haha. Husband provided the rock (inherited actually) and voted for a solitaire, and I designed the solitaire setting. I’m more picky about setting style than about the stone so this worked great for us. That was only the first of many traditions that were not applicable for us, so no big deal haha. 

Post # 80
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26 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We went ring shopping together and both had input on general style, but once we narrowed it down to 8 or so I picked my favorite 3 settings (he picked the center stone). I definitely had a favorite of the 3 though and ended up telling him so as we were leaving lol. So picked the setting but only saw what it looked like with a round brilliant, not with the final oval he chose <3

Post # 81
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Newbee

We went to the shop together and picked out this diamond together! I wanted a plain platinum band, but Fiance ended up surprising me with the micro pave band. I think its a nice touch 🙂 

 

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Post # 82
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2019

We designed it together using heirloom stones from his side and mine. Wouldn’t have it any other way. The proposal wasn’t a surprise but it was hella romantic. 

 

Post # 83
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Kind of!  I gave him 5 to choose from and some details on the type of diamond I would like and set him free.  With the help of a consultant he ended up picking out the perfect one!  He choose quality over size with regard to the diamond, and panicked when he got it thinking it was too small.. a 1 carat is not small, and the thing is a sparkly dream.  I gave him a side-eye for spending what he did, but it is truly beautiful and I am thankful. 

Post # 84
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

DH and I picked all rings out together and it was fun. We both love our rings and feel we got a deal! I told him once he brought up marriage that I did not want a diamond because they cost to much for me to be comfortable with and I did NOT want a blood diamond. He proposed without a ring because he had no clue what I’d might like and I didn’t either to be honest. He asked if we could pick it out together and we did. After doing a lot of research we considered man made diamonds, used vintage rings, white sapphires and Moissanite. I ended up going with Moissanite and I LOVE my ring. Got it from MoissaniteCO online. Got hubs a Tungsten band from Etsy.  

Post # 85
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

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darlingmichelle :  i was originally wanting to give him options to pick one, but then I fell in love with one ring in particular so that’s the one we got! Proposal was still a surprise, but even that I kind of saw coming because we had a timeline and we’re long distance, so there’s only so many times we see each other and chances to propose lol 😂 it was perfect and I love my ring but most of all I love HIM!!! Here it is ☺️

Post # 86
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Newbee

My husband was way too nervous to pick out the ring 100% by himself. So I went with him to pick out the setting and then walked across the street to get a coffee while he picked out the center stone. I thought it was a nice compromise because while I knew what the style of the band was I had no idea what the final product was going to look like.

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