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WeddingWire Administrator October 2016

Ring Shopping: Modern or Traditional?

Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Parties and Events 177

Who picked out your engagement ring? Were you involved in the shopping process, or was it a complete surprise? 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...

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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177 Comments

  • Emily
    Devoted December 2021
    Emily
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    Definitely nontraditional! His proposal was so spontaneous he didn鈥檛 have a ring yet. We later went and got one together.
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  • Kayla
    Beginner April 2019
    Kayla
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    We went ring shopping together! Found the perfect ring 馃槏 So glad we went together, I loooove my ring.
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  • M
    Dedicated May 2019
    Maybride2019
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    Modern. I was fully involved in picking my E-ring and my wedding band.
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  • Morgan
    Beginner September 2019
    Morgan
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    We were Modern and picked out our rings together! It was such a great experience and that way we knew we got something both of us would like for a long time!

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  • Charity
    Devoted December 2021
    Charity
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    I showed him what I liked, from there he picked one out
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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H
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    Modern, I suppose鈥 FH and I went to look at rings together in December, 2017, and I fell in love with this gorgeous Neil Lane set. However, I had no idea he went back to the store and purchased it just three weeks later and then popped the question at the end of February, 2018.

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  • WifeyPoo
    Devoted July 2019
    WifeyPoo
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    100% traditional. I knew nothing and was pleasantly surprised! Although we had talked of marriage and had been together 4 years, I didn't think it was happening any time soon. He did a great job picking out something unique and I feel like this is becoming a lost tradition. I knew I would love anything he chose because it would come straight from his heart. I think there's something sweet about that.

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  • Laura
    Master October 2019
    Laura
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    I had no input because I had no idea he was planning to propose. He didn't want me to pick it out, because he knows i'm frugal, he says cheap LOL, and he wanted me to have something special. We had never even talked about rings, yet he somehow got in my head and picked my dream ring, from for setting, to color, everything!

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  • Rachel
    Super July 2019
    Rachel
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    Modern! I fell in love with a specific ring and he wanted me to choose anyway since I鈥檒l be wearing it every day for decades!
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  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD
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    I think a mix. I had showed him pictures before, and we had gone into a jewelry store a few months before and I showed him which ones I liked. I had no idea he'd be proposing when he did, so he picked out the specific ring himself.

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie Online
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    That's awesome!!

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie Online
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    Same here!! We were saving and planning for a ring together, and when we got close to proposal time we went ring shopping together!

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  • Nona
    Expert November 2019
    Nona
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    My FH picked it out by himself, and he did a very good job. Which I鈥檓 not picky at all since I don鈥檛 get to wear my rings except on weekends when I don鈥檛 work. He also picked the wedding band out by his self as well.
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  • Lisa
    Expert April 2021
    Lisa
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    I鈥檇 say both! He asked me what my ring size was and preference of stone and he designed the rest himself 馃榿
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  • Angerra
    VIP August 2019
    Angerra
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    I was not involved. My fiance asked for help from my parents to customize a ring he held on to from when we were teenagers and he wanted to propose. 馃槉
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  • C
    Super January 2020
    Cassie
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    He asked me to go shopping with him and I kept pointing out styles I liked. He kept asking me to pick a specific one so I narrowed it down to 2 very similar ones and for the next week he hounded me about which one was my favorite so I finally gave in and told him. Lol he went and got it and didn鈥檛 propose till 9 months later.
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  • Waldy
    Devoted October 2020
    Waldy
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    I picked my ring out myself! Smiley laugh my FH has absolutely no style sense, plus I really didn't want a diamond or anything crazy extravagant. We also got engaged together! No surprise proposal, and we're completely ok with it. We went to the store together to try on the ring I had picked out online, but it was 'online only.' So I tried on other similar rings, but we ended up ordering the original one I had picked. It arrived at the jewelry store a week later, and he put it on my finger.

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  • Jessica
    Expert October 2019
    Jessica
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    We went together to a bunch of different jewelry stores to look. FH wanted to know if I wanted anything specifically. I was trying on modest rings and he pointed to one and asked me to try it on. It was astonishing. Much more than I'd ever imagined, not even the cut I thought I liked. But he said it looked beautiful and told me that the style reminded him of me with some super cute heartfelt details. 鉂 I told him he did -not- have to spend that much but it was certainly beautiful. We left after trying others on as well.
    Well unbeknownst to me he went back and got all the details, saved up money, and then purchased it in May of last year. Proposed in July at the beach in Galveston. I absolutely love it. Mostly because of the thought and feeling he put into it.
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  • Iva
    Super September 2019
    Iva
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    My proposal was a complete surprise! FH & I never discussed rings, let alone looked at them. He only knew that I鈥檓 against diamonds for ethical & environmental reasons (I sometimes rant about diamond industry on social media haha) & that I love moissanite jewelry. I never told him my ring size, so he secretly measured my rings when I wasn鈥檛 around. He custom designed an amazing, one of a kind ring with his friend who is jewelry designer & I鈥檓 still blown away by how perfect my ring is 馃槏 I鈥檓 a hopeless romantic, so the amount of effort, thought & planning he put into the ring & proposal just makes me appreciate him even more!
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  • Katie
    Devoted September 2020
    Katie
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    Traditional - he picked it out by himself and surprised the heck out of me when he proposed!

    Shane Co gives 60 days to exchange, and he was soo nervous I wouldn't like the ring and told me like 3 times we could return it and pick a different one. But I absolutely love it, especially because it's what he picked, it means so much to me!
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