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Just Said Yes August 2021

Did you pick out your own ring?

Bella, on June 25, 2020 at 3:34 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 126
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I’m curious how other couples picked out their rings. Did you find what you wanted and send it to your FH? Did you give him an idea of what you wanted and then just cross your fingers? If you picked it out together did he propose first without a ring? It feels like a big deal to just hand off to FH and just be like - “Good luck!” 😂

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I sent my wife photos of rings that I liked, mostly just to use for inspiration, but she ended up buying one of the ones I sent her.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    My hubby wanted it to be a surprise so he proposed with a temp ring and then we went shopping together! Loved it. Some couples start asking each other or shopping ahead of time. It just depends.
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  • Bella
    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Bella ·
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    That makes sense. She’s smart to use one of the ones you sent for inspo. There’s no way to get it wrong that way 😂
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  • Mrs. S
    Super November 2019
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    My husband completely picked it on his own. It’s not necessarily what I would have picked, but I absolutely love it. It’s a gorgeous ring and I wouldn’t want another one.
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  • Bella
    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Bella ·
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    That’s so sweet!
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  • Bella
    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Bella ·
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    This is brilliant! I’ve never heard of anyone using a temporary ring. It needs to be a thing.
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    We went ring shopping together and pretty much all of our friends did with their boyfriends/girlfriends before they got engaged. That was how they got an idea of budget, ring size, style, etc. I actually don't know of someone who just picked out a ring with no direction haha!

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  • Onya
    Devoted April 2021
    Onya ·
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    We talked about marriage early on so when ring convo came into play I️ gave him options and he chose the one I️ loved Most but added touches to it like getting it rose gold and adding two little diamonds besides the aquamarine center. It’s handmade. Even though I️ knew He was getting the ring of my dreams I️ still Cried like a baby when he proposed. Still genuinely shocked and in awe of actually seeing my ring in person!
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I picked my own aha I think he wouldn’t have ever guessed what I’d have wanted
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  • Kerin
    Rockstar February 2021
    Kerin ·
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    FH would casually ask me (made easier by our oldest daughter working in a jewelry store) what I thought of everything we saw when we were out together, but I am not into the normal stuff LOL so he started showing me pictures of black diamond rings, and I loved those (and A LOT less expensive, too!!). He bought one of the ones I liked that he had shown me and, we were already living together, so I felt a lot better knowing he didn't spend a whole paycheck on my ring Smiley laugh I'm also an accounting professional, so always thinking in terms of numbers. Anyway, he held on to it for a few months and proposed on our dating anniversary.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    I know, right?! That way the proposal is a total surprise and yet the recipient can choose his/her own ring!!!
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  • Kimberly
    Devoted October 2020
    Kimberly ·
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    Fiancé came with me to shops and had me pick 2-3 options that I loved and then surprised me with one of those. He was confident in his choice and I still had that element of surprise I wanted.
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    VIP January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    I sent my husband 4 rings I liked. 2nd and 3rd were very similar.
    He picked my ring on his own though and used my pictures as a guide. My ring is perfect! He picked something like my 2nd choice.
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  • Tiffany
    Devoted October 2021
    Tiffany ·
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    I sent him pics to give him ideas. He ultimately picked out one himself that looked nothing like my ideas, but it was absolutely gorgeous.
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  • Kayla
    Devoted November 2020
    Kayla ·
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    My FH picked it out completely on his own. We had talked a little about what I wanted, but I never showed him any photos or anything. He spent like 4 hours in the jewelry store with a consultant custom designing it. And I honestly wouldn't have it any other way. I absolutely love what he designed and wouldn't have been able to do it better myself. We've had some issues with the jeweler and sizing and them messing up my ring, so our only wish is that we had gone through someone else. The proposal would've been a completely surprise, but neither him or my mom are subtle about secrets!

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  • A
    Expert December 2020
    Anais ·
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    He picked mine out and completely surprised me with it. I actually never showed him what I’d want and he did such a good job. I would have picked the same ring myself.
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  • Caitlin
    Devoted January 2021
    Caitlin ·
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    Agreed! I gave my husband an idea about what I want, but he knows my style pretty well as we were high school sweethearts and talked about marriage years before getting married when we were still in highschool lol. He did an excellent job! It is my dream ring, no doubt about that. Mine is also custom as it's a pretty rare design. He did great and I couldn't have done better myself! Inspiration photos are definitely helpful for the guys. I agree with the gal above though - my hubby gave away the proposal because he's awful at keeping secrets so I was basically expecting it 🤣 I'm sure your significant other will nail it! Good luck 😊
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  • Molly
    Rockstar September 2020
    Molly ·
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    I sent my FH picture and links to rings I liked. He pick one (my fav) and went to a local jeweler to have one custom made just like the photo with a family diamond. He proposed as soon as he paid it off lol.

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  • Jasie
    Savvy September 2020
    Jasie ·
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    I just told him anything but gold and nothing big. I told him I prefer silver. It was really important to me that it was something he picked out himself. He was very nervous but I told him I'd love it no matter what and I do. It's perfect. We picked out our wedding bands together. Smiley smile
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  • C
    Beginner September 2020
    Cristina ·
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    I think he wanted to pick it and surprise me, which was awesome! We had already discussed getting married and I would drop some very obvious hints lol. Like if we were out shopping I might try a ring on and comment if the size was too small or too big. Also at the time several people we knew were getting engaged so I would comment on what styles I liked and didn’t like. So I never gave him an exact “dream ring”, but he knew a general idea of styles I liked (and even more important what I didn’t like! Lol). It felt way more special having him pick it out and make it a true surprise.
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