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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

  • Katie
    Devoted September 2020
    Katie
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    Are you me?? Lol exact same story, 4 years and everything 馃槉
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  • Karissa
    Dedicated August 2020
    Karissa
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    Traditional. My fianc茅 picked my engagement ring out, it was a surprise
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  • L
    Expert June 2019
    Lori
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    Picked out together and I love my ring! He was thinking solitaire which is beautiful, but a little plain for my taste. However, if that's what he chose on his own I would have loved it.
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  • Jennifer
    Super December 2019
    Jennifer
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    Mostly traditional. She only asked me my favorite stone (we both didnt want a diamond and prefer colored stones) and I gave her my top 3, then she asked if I preferred white or yellow gold, and tried to sneakily measure my finger (I ended up telling her my size) and then she designed it herself with a jeweler and surprised me with how it looked (and when she proposed) but I knew she had it because I was the one home to sign for the delivery (I was really good and didnt try to sneak a peek).

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  • D
    Super September 2019
    Dana
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    Traditional. I was completely surprised but we were dating for 7 years before we got engaged so i have sent pictures to him of what i liked
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  • Maggie
    Savvy December 2020
    Maggie
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    He picked it out and surprised me. I absolutely love it!
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  • Shannon
    Savvy November 2019
    Shannon
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    We went to try some on because I had no idea what I would want... he ended up designing his own very similar to the things I said I had liked and I loved it. I can鈥檛 imagine not having an input in something you have to wear for the rest of your life! I oftentimes don鈥檛 trust him to pick out clothes to wear 馃槣 kidding, kind of.
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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
    Anna
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    Traditional
    We both believe that an engagement ring is a gift from the one who is proposing.
    It was a total surprise. The ring and the proposal.
    I'm happy with both Smiley smile
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  • Lc
    Super September 2018
    Lc
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    Traditional. No idea or input whatsoever!
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  • Marlena
    Expert June 2020
    Marlena
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    Modern we picked the ring out together
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  • Amanda
    Master December 2020
    Amanda
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    Modern!!!!
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
    Rebecca Online
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    I did. Found it online, shared it with friends... My MOH finally just sent him the link, saying, "HERE. BUY THIS."


    He did, lol, but never told her.

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  • Mrs.
    Super May 2019
    Mrs.
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    Modern - I was involved and told him I wanted rose gold and a moissanite, not a diamond. He picked the rest, but it wasn't a surprise to me because I knew what his taste was like

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  • Paula
    Super September 2019
    Paula
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    Modern, we went shopping, he pointed one out, I tried it on and fell in love, it was saved to his profile. 1 1/2 yrs later he proposed
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  • Alisha
    Super April 2021
    Alisha
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    Modern. We went to the mall and he said let鈥檚 go in here (meaning the jewelry store). I was like ok because we have gone to jewelry stores before looking for rings. We went in and he talked to a representative about getting a ring. Once he received the info, he said to me 鈥済o pick out the ring you want鈥. And I did and that鈥檚 how I ended up getting my engagement ring.
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  • Fenja
    VIP August 2021
    Fenja
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    Traditional! I was completely surprised!
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  • Future Mrs.W
    Dedicated June 2019
    Future Mrs.W
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    It was a mixture, we were looking around so he could get a feel for what I like. I also sent him some ideas of what I liked. But he went out and picked the ring all by himself Smiley laugh
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  • Iris
    Expert May 2019
    Iris
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    Modern- while I had no say on my engagement ring, since it was a surprise, he made it very clear that he was calling it a 鈥減laceholder鈥 so we could go shopping and get whatever ring I wanted. Once the wedding date was set, we went shopping for rings and I got a new e-ring along with the wedding band. I got to keep my placeholder too, which I love and will always be very special.
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  • J
    Master 0000
    Judith
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    Traditional, a complete surprise with no previous discussion. And a perfect choice, not a diamond I would never have worn.
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  • Lexi
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Lexi
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    We went together and designed it. It was really fun, romantic and I felt like a princess. 鉂
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