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Ring Shopping: Modern or Traditional?

Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Parties and Events 0 177
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Who picked out your engagement ring? Were you involved in the shopping process, or was it a complete surprise? Smiley diamond

Traditionally the bride had no input on her new rock, but nowadays 20% of couples pick out the engagement ring together! Did you take the modern or traditional approach to ring shopping?


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Latest activity by Sweetness, on December 25, 2020 at 1:28 PM
  • Future Mrs. K
    VIP June 2019
    Future Mrs. K ·
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    Kind of a mix I guess. I had shown FH what I liked so he had the general idea of what I wanted but then he picked one out on his own that was similar to some of the elements I liked.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I showed her a variety of rings that I liked, not expecting her to choose one of them, but to use them for ideas. She did ultimately buy one of the rings that I sent her.

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  • Katherine
    Expert July 2019
    Katherine ·
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    We went together, and when we discovered we had the same taste, I was like okay -- you take it away from here!

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    Modern, we went together but he picked it out himself and was exactly what I wanted!

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Modern! He proposed with a temp ring to surprise me, then we went shopping together so I could pick my own. Yay.
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  • Kristen
    VIP June 2020
    Kristen ·
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    I went shopping with FH and we saved 2 rings on our file at the jeweler. He picked one on his own and his dad went with him the day that they picked the diamond.
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  • OnCloudRawls
    VIP June 2019
    OnCloudRawls ·
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    I told my fiancé what type of ring I wanted and we looked at rings just so I would know my ring size, but he completely surprised me when it came to him designing my ring. No regrets!!

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    It was a complete surprise. Traditional!

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  • Alyrae
    Super February 2020
    Alyrae ·
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    He gave me his mothers ring so we didnt go shopping at all so modern
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  • Jessica
    Super May 2019
    Jessica ·
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    Modern. We didn't do the proposal traditionally at all. We had been together 8+ years with 2 kids. We've talked about marriage on and off for years but never agreed it was the right time. After we did agree in more of a conversation than proposal, then we went ring shopping together.

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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
    Talia ·
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    I mean, he crept on my Pinterest wedding page and knew what I wanted lol

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    Traditional. My ring was a complete and total surprise.

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  • Caitlin
    Dedicated November 2019
    Caitlin ·
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    Definately modern. We went together to look at rings and I absolutely fell in love with a bridal set so he purchased it then and there.

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  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K ·
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    Both kind of

    my e-ring is his great grandmother's ring. after she passed away his grandmother sent him a picture of the ring and said granny wanted him to give it to me when he was ready. him and I had already talked about wanting to get married. he showed me the picture to make sure I liked the ring.

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  • Sarah Eliza
    Dedicated May 2022
    Sarah Eliza ·
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    I told him what I wanted and he surprised me with it.
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  • Tara
    Dedicated September 2019
    Tara ·
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    I picked it out completely. Buying a ring is very expensive and I wanted the ring to be exactly what I wanted.
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated August 2021
    Ashley ·
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    We went to multiple stores together but we only found one ring that was even similar to what I wanted so I gave him a picture of what I wanted and he’s getting it custom made with a few personalized tweaks. I actually still haven’t seen it yet!! Ahh!!
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  • Amanda
    Expert October 2019
    Amanda ·
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    We went shopping together. I picked out 2 that I liked & he picked the one he liked the best from those 2 & that's the one I got.
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  • Justine
    Dedicated August 2019
    Justine ·
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    Modern. He proposed with a family ring which was just a band. So he proposed with the wedding band and then we went and picked my engagement ring together
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  • Victoria
    Super May 2019
    Victoria ·
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    Mordern. We both went out and picked our rings together. ☺️
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