(Closed) Who has sent their SO ring ideas?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine was car shopping in the last couple months before he proposed. Every time he showed me a car he wanted I showed him a pic of the ring I wanted. I’m not really that subtle :/. I got the ring I wanted though so it worked.

Post # 4
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I sent my Fiance several (10 at most) pictures of rings that I liked in a word document. These were examples. He didn’t react badly, but he stressed to me that he wanted the ring and the proposal to be secret, and that he would just get me the best that he could afford. I kept hinting that he should go on the Pricescope.com forums (diamond nerds) because they were SUPER helpful and very informative for me, and I wanted him to get a really good deal on a ring, but he didn’t go on the forums at all.

I got something close to what I included in the word document. He added milgrain, which was nowhere in the examples that I sent him, though. I am afraid that he overpaid for my diamond 🙁 I love it, but I wish he wasn’t scalped when he bought it!

Post # 5
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I work a retail job at the mall on weekends and after I got off work we were planning on catching a movie. He was late meeting me and he said he was at the jewelry store looking at engagement rings. We had time before the movie started so we went to the jewelry store together. We discovered I’m picky and there wasn’t a single ring there I liked. We have gone to a few different stores together since then and I have told him which rings I liked. I’m a big believer that I am the one wearing the ring every day so I should like it. I told him what I liked and what I didn’t like and the rest is in his hands. Good luck!!

Post # 6
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My SO was very insistant that we didn’t go ring shopping and he shop for the ring by himself. However, I gave him pictures of rings that I liked and sent him a message with specifics (simple traditional solitare, no side stones, but not a center stone that sticks out too much, etc.).

He took it all into account and I have a ring that I’m in love with! 

Post # 7
699 posts
Busy bee

@purpleginger:  i posted some pics on facebook and he liked them but i think he’s still saving his stupid car lol

Post # 8
1402 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I pinned a bunch of rings on Pinterest and had him look at them with me, so my SO has probably seen 100+ rings.  He wants me to find something I love, so no complaints there.  He actually encouraged me to go look at e-rings with my mom after I showed him some ring shopping stories with incredibly pushy salesmen.  I took a picture of the ring I fell in love with, and we’re going to go back and look at it in October!

Post # 9
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My SO asked for 3-4 pictures of rings that I liked so he could get an idea. Which was 4 months ago and he still hasn’t picked a ring LOL.

Post # 10
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We had our own ‘snowflake incident’ so my SO told me to see what I liked. Then we started looking together and are winding it down now!

Post # 11
3420 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

Back in April my SO asked me to send him stuff that I liked. I sent him 3 links to Angara.com for my dream ring. I want a sapphire middle stone. size 5. He took that very well since he wanted to get me a ring with blue in it. I told him i would prefer a sapphire to a blue diamond or any other blue gemston. I like diamond Halo or diamond side stones as well.

Since then I have developed a pintrest board on rings. So when we revisit the toppic when he is a little more serious and ready to buy (within the next 2-3 months) I will just tell him to go to the pintrest board. everything there is acceptible and within his price range.

Post # 12
2025 posts
Buzzing bee


We’ve always been pretty open.

Post # 13
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

MEEE! He knows exactly which ring I want. I have it bookmarked on his tablet, shown it to him, emailed it to him, left it open for him to see… Oh yeah. Everything from subtle to HERE THIS IS IT! Hahaha. 🙂

Nothing is kept from the other. We have a hard time not spilling what awesome gifts we got for the other. I just hope he doesn’t give too much away come time for the proposal.

Post # 14
123 posts
Blushing bee

I sent him some photos… and it wasn’t exactly at his request, it was after I suggested I do it. I’d already told him a few times that I’d checked out a local jewelry store, and I was feeling desperate to move things along (editorial note: this didn’t really speed things along AT ALL as far as I can tell), so I volunteered one day “you know, I’ve looked a bunch at rings when I’m bored at work, and if you ever want to see what I like just let me know.” He agreed, and told me to send him a few styles, with a little description of what I like about each. I got SOOOOOO excited and did it rigth away, and then he told me to calm down it wasn’t like he was going out to buy a ring that night or anything. So… that’s where we are at, that was a month ago, and since then things have been very up and down emotionally about getting engaged, having a wedding, being married. But, yeah, I did it. I think I would have liked it better if HE was the one to inititate/ask for it, but I was getting too impatient. There’s my fantasy of how it’s supposed to go, and then there’s the reality of me being a very active, type A, go-get-em person, so I guess that’s why it’s going this way.

Post # 15
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@purpleginger:  Don’t feel bad. I think he wants to get it right. I don’t think you overstepped or anything.

I feel like marriage is a 2-way street and it annoys me how ladies are supposed to tiptoe around the idea of marriage, rings, etc.

Yeah, demanding something he can’t afford and never shutting up about it is one thing, but what you’re doing is hardly pressuring him.

I wouldn’t feel bad, and I wouldn’t bring it up again – ball is in his court.

Post # 16
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It’s definitely been an open process for us. I showed him a ring on etsy a while back and he didn’t seem put off (we were already talking about engagement and whatnot) so when I found another I liked I sent that to him too, at which point he had the exact same reaction as your SO (laughed at me, said I was silly). We thought that was the one until he confessed that although he had been going along with it, he just wasn’t 100% ok with getting me moissanite. Then we went to the jewelry store and I tried on a bunch of different styles, which confused him, and then I send him one last one online. That was about a month ago and I happen to know that he now has that last ring in his possession! 

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